In our roles as massage therapists and bodywork professionals, it is our job to be sensitive to the needs and unspoken words of those in our care. When we are able to quiet the chatter in our minds and tune into what is really important in the moment, we stand a much better chance of being able to touch on a deeper level. This gives rise to a better mind-body connection and to a fuller engagement of the bodies’ own natural, self-healing processes.
We believe in bodywork that makes a difference because, well, bodywork can make a big difference. We have an array of techniques in our skill set, some of which require more direct communication between client and therapist. If you are looking for a massage experience where “checking out” or “going away” is encouraged, then we are probably not the therapists for you. As one of our best teachers always said, “You can’t change a lightbulb if nobody’s home!”
John Morgan, LMT (406) 570-6169
Sabine Morgan, LMT (406) 570-7689
607 Professional Drive, Suite #2, Bozeman, MT 59718
By Appointment Only
Please allow 24 hours notice for cancelled appointments.
John & Sabine Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork opened in Bozeman in 2006. A husband and wife team, we are licensed massage therapists, nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and members of the American Massage Therapy Association.
In 2009 we moved to our current location at 607 Professional Drive, Suite 2. This new location offers convenient access and easy parking. There are two quiet and relaxing treatment rooms with specialized treatment tables for your comfort. Our combination of life experience and practical experience, together with dedication and focus, allow us to create and maintain an environment of excellence in bodywork and therapeutic massage.
John is a 2002 graduate of the Montana Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT). A past instructor with MIMT, he now enjoys explaining muscle anatomy and body awareness to his clients. In his practice his strengths include deep tissue massage, Myofascial Release Techniques and soft tissue manipulation. He is also a skilled palliative care therapist, serving privately and as a contractor with Rocky Mountain Hospice.
A note from John:
I enjoy the problem solving aspect of therapeutic massage. Whether the problem arises due to injury, over-use, or poor postural habits, there are many different parts of the body that can come into play as the treatment unfolds. At times my massage can be very relaxing, however my main focus is in encouraging the soft-tissue to make a therapeutic change.
In my approach to palliative care, my focus is to slow and soften my presence as well as the touch in order to better connect with my client. Every day can bring on new and different circumstances. With awareness and openness, we meet the discomfort with loving hands. It's been my experience as a bodyworker, that if we can quiet the chatter in our own mind, and get out of the way of our agenda, we stand a much better chance of creating trust. This trust allows us to touch on a much deeper level and say without words, “We are all in this together. I am here for you. How can I help?”
Sabine is a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois, with a degree in graphic design and minor in art history. She comes to therapeutic massage after years of travel, work and adventure in England, Germany and Arizona before Montana - and husband John - won her heart. She is a 2005 graduate of the Montana Institute of Massage Therapy. Her gentle touch and intuitive nature lend a calming presence to her work. Her first-hand work experience with Alzheimer's care is the foundation of her palliative care work. She is a skilled hospice massage and palliative care massage therapist, serving privately and as a contractor with Rocky Mountain Hospice.
A note from Sabine:
I came to massage therapy because I wanted more time for my art and painting. What I have discovered is that the process I enjoy as an artist is the same process I enjoy as a therapist. Each session is like a blank canvas, and by keeping an open - and creative - mind, solutions come from a much deeper space. After these many years in practice, my favorite three words are now “I feel better.”
This journey as a therapeutic massage therapist has brought me into very moving experiences, especially when in the company of those at end-of-life. We should never, never underestimate the power of touch for it’s ability to communicate and to soothe.
Continuing Education is an on-going requirement and vital part of being a successful professional in the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork. Most recently we have had the great pleasure of studying with the following instructors and programs: