Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker. Breathe2Relax now uses HealthKit and your Apple Watch device to measure your heart rate throughout your breathing exercise to help provide an even more complete picture of the relaxation experienced.

What’s New

Version 1.7.7

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

You can now take advantage of your Apple Watch and HealthKit to help illuminate the impact of a breathing exercise had by tracking your heart rate while you breathe.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

Dunksterr ,

Everyone should have this app

My assigned PTSD psychologist at the VA recommended me this app. I was very skeptical at first but wow. This app improved my quality of life just with simple breathing techniques. Just follow on screen guidance and audio directions. The app talks to you in a calming tone and takes you step by step through each breath.
This app is really awesome but I gave 4 stars instead of five because I wish instead of music one could select a nature soundtrack like jungle sounds or a thunderstorm for example. That would be really neat. But all in all wonderful app, would recommend.

Lane1713 ,

Alannah S- Breath2Relax Review

I downloaded this app with the hope it would help me when dealing with anxiety/stress. It helps with breathing. The app makes it so you can speed the breathing up and slow it down as well. There is a voice narrating, telling you when to breathe in and when to breathe out and the number of breathing cycles you have gone through. Very relaxing voice and helps get to sleep as well! Would recommend!!
In my Abnormal Psychology class, we learned that deep breathing relaxes, helps to relieve stress, and lower heart rate. You learn to focus on your breathing, making sure you are taking slow, deep breaths.

RachelKuhneal ,

Fantastic except videos

This app has a simplistic layout, which breaks down the information into easy to understand preset categories. Providing reason and relevance as well as practical guided skills for managing stress through breathing. As a community mental health case manager I will be encouraging my transition age youth clients to use this tool. It will also help me to practice self care in my daily life. My one fault with this app are the missing instructional videos. “Show Me How”, How to Breath, Biology if Breathing, and Effects of Stress on the Body” all have an error stating “No Video by that ID”.

App Privacy

The developer, National Center for Telehealth & Technology, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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