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10 Benefits of Watsu and Aquatic Healingwork

by Alex Medin January 01, 2023

Watsu

If you're looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that can provide a wide range of health benefits for mind, body and spirit, Watsu may be worth considering.

Also known as water Shiatsu, Watsu is a form of bodywork in which the practitioner or therapist gently floats, cradles, moves, stretches and massages the receiver in chest-deep warm water. It has gained popularity in recent years as a novel method for deep relaxation and stress reduction, and it offers a variety of potential health benefits for those who try it.

Here are just 10 of the Benefits that Watsu and Aquatic Healingwork provide:

  1. For Stress and Stress Related illnessesWatsu is a helpful tool in the management of stress and stress related illnesses, as the relaxation and stress reduction provided by the treatment can help to alleviate and sometimes resolve symptoms.* Read more about it here. 
  2. For Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Depression)It can be a helpful treatment for those with anxiety, panic attacks, depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as the relaxation provided by the treatment can help to resolve deep seated trauma and release repressed emotions. Click here for a testimonial from a veteran.*
  3. For Improved Sleep: Watsu can also be a helpful treatment for those with Insomnia and Sleep Disorders as it can resolve underlying conditions that may be preventing the nervous system from fully relaxing. It's common to hear reports of "sleeping like a baby" after a Watsu session.*
  4. For Improved Immune Function: It can help to improve immune function by reducing stress and promoting relaxation, which can have a positive impact on overall health.
  5. It can also be a helpful treatment for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as the relaxation and stress reduction provided by the treatment can help to improve energy levels and restorative sleep.*
  6. It can be a beneficial treatment for those with Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia, as the relaxation and stress reduction provided by the treatment can help to alleviate symptoms such as muscle pain and fatigue. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2006 examined the effects of Watsu on a group of individuals with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition often associated with trauma. The study found that Watsu treatment was associated with significant reductions in pain, fatigue, and depression in participants.*
  7. Watsu can help to Improve Flexibility and Range of Motion by stretching and massaging muscles while they are supported by the buoyancy of the water.* This study showed statistically significant improvements on those with Arthritis in physical functioning, disability index, distress index, and functional health status after treatment compared to conventional hydrotherapy.
  8. It can also help to Improve Digestion not only by the massaging of the digestive organs and relieving muscle tension but because Watsu resets the nervous system, stimulating the Parasympathetic nervous system which stimulates digestion.*
  9. It can help to Improve Cardiovascular Health by improving circulation and reducing blood pressure. Watsu resets the fight & flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, stimulating the parasympathetic (or autonomous) nervous system.*
  10. It can also be a Beneficial Form of Exercise for those who have physical limitations or disabilities that make traditional exercise challenging.*

It's important to note that Watsu should be performed by a trained professional and that individuals should consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new treatment regimen. Watsu may not be suitable for everyone, and it's important to consider any potential risks or contraindications before starting treatment.

To learn more about Watsu click here.

When you're ready to experience the benefits of Watsu give us a call or book your appointment online. 




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