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Our bodies and our environment are the most important resources we will ever have, making sure they are healthy should be our number one priority in living a joyful and successful life.


Considered to be one of the oldest healing arts in the world, massage therapy can benefit anyone and everyone of any age and from all walks of life.

Whether the goal is to treat chronic illness and discomfort, physical injury, anxiety and stress, or simply to aid in relaxation, Massage Therapy is an effective approach to discovering and nurturing a healthier lifestyle. 

We offer professional registered massage treatments on site.


Best to book ahead of time

Blackbird Retreat Massage Therapy

Student: How do you see so much? Teacher: I close my eyes.


Classes can be arranged ahead of time, please talk to Michelle if you are interested. Look for a schedule of classes in the future!

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of the air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." Robert Louis Stevenson

forest/nature therapy

Spending time within a forest setting has been studied and proven to reduce psychological stress, depressive symptoms and hostility, while at the same time improving sleep and increasing both vigor and a feeling of liveliness.

Effects of forest/nature therapy are lowered levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), lowered blood pressure, pulse rate, as well as increased heart variability allowing the body to cope better with stressful situations.

Furthermore, research has shown that several days spent within a forest can boost white blood cell counts in the immune system by up to 50% for up to one month afterwards!

Come walk, ski, run, snowshoe our 10 kms of woodland trails. Or simply find a peaceful spot, listen to the birds, the rustling trees, and breathe.

Blackbird Retreat Cape Breton


Our Sauna is located next to our spring water source. The sauna is a wonderful escape from the cold winter days or cool Autumn nights. Just outside we have a plunge pool in the refreshing overflow from the spring water itself. The combination of hot to cold is guaranteed to make you feel alive, clear your head and rejuvenate your muscles and joints.

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