Watsu® is Aquatic Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork based on concepts in traditional Chinese medicine such as the use of chi meridians. Harold Dull developed this combination of using principles of Shiatsu in warm water with the receiver floating on their back. Warm water, and the continuous support it provides, is ideal for freeing the spine. It takes the weight off the vertebrae and relaxes the muscles. The support from the water allows the body to be stretched and moved in ways impossible on land. A new flexibility and freedom is possible in the water.
A main principle of Shiatsu is connecting with the breath. This takes on a new dimension in Watsu®. I breath with you and sink into your unique rhythm. Holding and supporting you, I move with your breath and allow the water to do the work. I follow your breath and the stretches and movements come from that connection. When movements coincide with your breath the nervous system calms and a deeper relaxation is attained.
I am not doing something to you. I am meeting you, then moving with you and the water (our silent partner). I am offering you to the water and getting out of the way for the magic to happen. You are welcome here and it is my intention to make everyone feel safe and welcome.
Sessions are $125/hr. I offer 60 and 90 min sessions. To avoid a 50% cancellation fee, cancel at least 24 hours in advance. I take cash, Venmo, and PayPal.