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What is a Watsu® session?

Watsu®, is an extremely gentle form of therapeutic massage conducted in warm water. Watsu® is a passive form of Yoga, Shiatsu and Hydro-therapy and combines elements of massage, joint mobilization,  muscle stretching and dance.

Watsu® is used around the world by professional body workers, physical therapists and psychologists, in aquatic physiotherapy programs and at International Spas.
Watsu® helps increase motion range and has profound effects on the neuro-muscular system. It also soothes the Sympathetic and enhances the Parasympathetic Nervous Systems.
In a session… You will experience a uniquely nurturing combination of massage, yoga-like stretches and point work carried out in skin temperature (96 degrees F or 34 C.) water.
The weightless environment of the water allows for graceful, fluid dance-like movements that free the body.
Smooth movements, vary with deep massage and moments of stillness, freeing the body in ways impossible on land. This induces a state of deep relaxation, encouraging the release of stress and tensions unparalleled by any other healing method.
The benefits include gentle, yet deep stretching into all ranges of the spine and extremities. When these joints are unloaded there is a release of muscular, joint restrictions and from compression forces in the joints.

While being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched, a range of emotions can arise and be released into the process of continuous flow.
Watsu® quietens the mind, relaxes the body and opens the heart.You leave a session able to face life out of the water, reprogrammed, with greater equanimity and flexibility.