Watsu Massage Sessions

Watsu is performed in a private pool in chest-deep warm water (about 35°C). With the goal of releasing blockages along the body’s energy pathways (also known as meridians or chi), Watsu massage uses many of the techniques found in acupressure and Shiatsu. It also combines elements of joint mobilization, muscle stretching, and dance. Backfloating and supporting the receiver in the water, the Watsu therapist massages, rhythmically moves, and stretches the receiver into a variety of positions designed to loosen the muscles and induce a deep state of relaxation. With its focus on deep breathing while the body is held weightlessly in the water, Watsu massage has also been dubbed the Water Breath Dance.

Watsu Shiatsu Benefits

  • Increases circulation
  • Induces deep state of relaxation
  • Improves range of motion
  • Reduces Stress
  • Aids in a restful sleep
  • Easier breathing
  • Better digestion
  • Increased Body Awareness

Conditions Treated by Watsu Massage

Watsu massage is safe for children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In addition, this popular form of aquatic bodywork is used to treat:

  • Muscle tension
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Stress
  • Rehabilitation of injuries
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trauma

If you are recovering from an injury or surgery, suffer from chronic stress or muscle pain, or simply want to revel in the luxurious feeling of floating on the water to a relaxing massage, you will no doubt enjoy the soothing and calming effects of a Watsu massage.