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Watsu/Aquatic Shiatsu

Transforms gentle Shiatsu techniques and stretches by taking them into a warm aquatic environment. Watsu promotes flexibility while the client experiences tranquility while floating. The origins of watsu were at Harbin Hot Springs where Harold Dull brought his knowledge of Zen shiatsu into a therapeutic pool environment. The water amplified the effects of the shiatsu techniques and with profound results. Not only by the warmth increasing flexibility of the stretches but the energy release experienced along the meridians where the life force flows. The client is relaxed and floating in warm water which provides ideal support for freeing the spine. The whole body is in continual movement, each move flowing gracefully into the next. Also see aquatic massage. 


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