According to Harvard Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, the Centers for Disease Control and numerous other research centers, there is one source for up to 95% of all illnesses and disease and that is stress. The remaining is due to genetic predisposition which, in turn, is triggered by stress.
"Too much stress for too long creates what is known as ‘chronic stress’ which has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and may also influence cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. And illness is just the tip of the iceberg. Stress affects you emotionally, as well, marring the joy you gain from life and loved ones.” Harvard Medical School.
Aquatic Healingwork, in its many forms and variations (including Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance, Watsu Jahara, etc) are passive forms of Aquatic Therapy & Bodywork intended to achieve profound levels of relaxation in the client.
They are characterized by one-on-one sessions, in which the practitioner or therapist gently floats, cradles, moves, stretches and massages the receiver in chest-deep warm water (around 35°C = 95°F).
The client is continuously supported while being back-floated, rhythmically cradled, moved, stretched, and massaged. These modalities combine elements of muscle stretching, joint mobilization, Shiatsu, massage, yoga, meditation and even dance.
Watsu & Aquatic Healingwork are deeply nurturing and healing modalities which resemble our familiar and intimate experience of being held as an infant, floating weightless, in the total safety of our mother’s womb.
Aquatic healing practices, such as Watsu and Waterdance, can be deeply transformative and re-birth like experiences that can help to rewire the brain and reset the parasympathetic nervous system. This can lead to a deep healing state that is regenerative on multiple levels, including physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. The result is often a sense of Wholeness and total well-being.
"Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness." - Lao Tzu
Floating weightless in body temperature water allows the central nervous system to relax to the point that it doesn't need to compensate for external stimuli, such as temperature differences. This creates a state of deep relaxation that is enhanced by the therapist's gentle cradling, leading to a feeling of safety and relaxation that is similar to the safety and Oneness experienced in the womb.
As the body and mind relax into this state, tensions, unconscious defenses, and stored traumas can easily melt away, leading to an expansive and blissful experience of wholeness and oneness. It is in this state of surrender that old holding patterns, emotions, and traumas can be released effortlessly, allowing for healing and repair to take place.
Watsu and Aquatic Healingwork can be particularly helpful for reducing stress, slowing the effects of aging, and providing transformative healing. These practices offer a variety of potential benefits
Here are just 10 of the Benefits that Watsu and Aquatic Healingwork provide:
We're located in Hollywood FL, only 30 minutes north of Miami, and 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, in a very quiet neighborhood, where you'll only hear the sound of birds and wind gently passing through the palm trees, Ideal for your R&R quiet retreat.
We're very health conscious and proud of offering a state of the art filtration & sanitation system for the water in our pool. You won't be smelling any chlorine during your session.
Our secluded, outdoor, in-ground salt warm water pool has pristine body-temperature water at around 95°F and our water sanitation system consists mainly of Ozone (O3) and UV light with a small amount of residual chlorine generated by our salt system. Body temperature water is perfect for regenerative water therapy.
Our salt level is similar to that of an intravenous saline solution, which is less than 10 times the amount of salt in ocean waters, so it's very mild.
All of our healing and bodywork sessions include the use of our facility including hot shower, bathrobe and fresh towels.
If you'd like to dive-in and stay with us you customize your Healing Retreat Experience here.
Otherwise noted or requested, our sessions are given by Alejandro who has over 28 years of experience as an aquatic therapist, bodyworker and healer, and over 33 as a psychotherapist. You can read his bio at the About Us section.
Call us to make an appointment at 1-754-273-5510.
Please bring a one piece swimsuit although tank tops and shorts also work. Please also remember to bring a towel and a water bottle.
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