Watsu is a form of aquatic bodywork done in a warm water therapy pool. The client passively receives a very mindful and breath-centered version of the massage therapy, which is strongly influenced by Shiatsu, a Japanese style of massage that works with acupressure points and energy meridians.
In Watsu, the client is fully supported and passively receives bodywork with dynamic and breath-centered movements and stretches. The body is gently cradled, rocked, stretched, and massaged while flowing effortlessly in warm water. The experience of receiving Watsu is profoundly and deeply relaxing. Truly an experience that is beyond words, and very much like being in the womb, a non-verbal experience of soothing breath and motion. This experience can bring deep healing and integration to all levels and layers of being.
We have been practicing Watsu for over 5 years, and we love incorporating movement repatterning and a gentle aquatic yoga practice into the Watsu sessions.
Watsu is especially delightful during pregnancy. The experience of being weightless, breathing easily, getting range of motion soothing to the hips and lower back, relief from swelling and increased blood pressure, and an easy connection to, and awareness of baby within, while relaxing in the water environment are just a few of the many benefits of this beautiful experience.
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