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WATSU (Water Shiatsu)
is a gentle form of body therapy performed in warm water (around 35 degrees).
The mother of aquatic bodywork was created by Zen shiatsu therapist Harold Dull in the early 1980's in the US and Japan.
Watsu has evolved into what many consider the most profound development in the field of bodywork in our time. While other modalities are based on touch, the holding that working in water necessitates brings the receiver to a new level of connection and trust. This, combined with the therapeutic benefits of warm water and the greater freedom of movement it encourages, creates a modality that can effect every level of our being.
It combines elements of massage, joint mobilization, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. Moments of stillness alternate with rhythmical flowing movements which free the body in ways impossible on land.
The warm water relaxes the muscles and supports the spine. With this support and without the weight of the body, the spine, joints and muscles can be manipulated and freed in a way unique to water work.
The effects include a very gentle, yet profound stretching and release of muscular and joint restrictions, along with a state of deep relaxation, all of which encourages the release of stress and tensions.
combines elements of light movements and stretching, massage and mobilization of the articulations of connections with breathing and energetic work conducted both on the surface and underwater.
The specific movements of both techniques allow the spine to move softly and allow your energy to flow naturally.
You can experience the healing energies of water in a new way. Physical pain as well as emotional tension may be eased.
It is a journey back to your origins, back into the endless blue depth of your inner ocean.
You might dive into the wondrous world of memories, of floating weightlessly in the protective womb of your mother.
While receiving Aqua Wellness you float right back into that very space where you were surrounded by soft warm water.
Aqua Wellness invites you to experience again the nurturing qualities of being held and loved, to rediscover trust and peace within yourself and to rekindle a sense of homecoming.
Aqua Healing Touch
AQUA HEALING TOUCH
Relaxation and body awareness in water.
Massage and aquatic handling
of the body.
Meditation, creative visualisation, breathing techniques.
Aqua Healing Touch is a gentle and loving method to help all of those who are afraid or feeling uneasy of being in water.
Aqua Healing Touch facilitates our awareness of how we relate in an aquatic environment either in ocean waters or a swimming pool.
Aqua Healing Touch is not focused on swimming skills.
Depending on the client's progress it can take several sessions to become confident in water, to really enjoy getting the face wet, even becoming playful underwater. Its main focus is to build up confidence in water and to bring a sense of freedom into our aquatic experiences.
Delphiris offers the following sessions intuitively, working to the individual's need. Delphiris blends aspects of Watsu and Aqua Wellness into her Water Therapy sessions.
Dates for warm Pool sessions
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