Watsu: Aquatic Bodywork and Therapy
Watsu is the principle form of Aquatic Therapy for rehabilitation. It promotes deep relaxation, quieting the sympathetic and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous systems. It has profound beneficial effects for trauma, both physical and psycho-emotional, with therapeutic application for neuromuscular injuries, stress, chronic pain, discomfort during pregnancy, and special needs.
Watsu involves stretches, massages, and acupressure in warm water (95 degrees). The term “watsu” comes from the words “water” and “shiatsu.” Shiatsu is a type of traditional Japanese massage that uses acupressure to promote relaxation. In Japanese, shiatsu means “finger pressure.”
What to expect
You will be exposed to a relaxing therapy pool with a stunning waterfall. The watsu therapist will gently twist your body while stretching and rocking you. The therapist will also be massaging pressure points. The goal is to release tightness in your muscle and fascia tissue. It’s also meant to promote a healthy flow of energy. You will leave your session feeling completely rejuvenated.
Participants feel all their aches disappear and go into a state of complete relaxation.