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 bodywork including Watsu and Waterdance are forms of passive healing-work 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 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 & Waterdance 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.
An New Approach to Healing...
Aquatic Healing-work, including Watsu and Waterdance, are truly a transformational & rebirthing experience which rewire the brain, resetting the parasympathetic nervous system and stimulating a deep healing state which is regenerative on profound levels, physically, emotionally, psychologically, allowing us to recover and regain a profound sense of wholeness and wellbeing.
Being floated weighless, in body temperature water, allow our central nervous system to relax into an expanded state of consciousness since it doesn’t need to over compensate for the temperature difference or any other external stimulation. This allows it instead to redirect that energy into other areas needing healing and repair.
Being floated by a trained Aquatic therapist allows a deep feeling of safety and relaxation, often resembling the safety and oneness felt within our mother’s womb. It’s in this deep state relaxation that a profound feeling of surrender and letting go arises. Any tensions, unconscious defenses, holdings or traumas, often stored within our body’s memory, slowly melt away into an immensely pleasurable and expansive experience.
As our unconscious defenses melt away and these old stored holding patterns, emotions and traumas get released effortlessly, our consciousness expands into a limitless and blissful experience of wholeness & Oneness, allowing up to restore our union in body, mind and spirit.
They are particularly helpful for Anti-Stress, Anti-Aging and as Transformational Healing-work for conditions like:
- Chronic Stress
- Psychological and/or Emotional Trauma
- Arthritis, Chronic Pain and
- All Stress Related Chronic Illnesses where the immune system or parasympathetic nervous system may be compromised.
About our facility:
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.
About our practitioners:
Otherwise noted or requested, our sessions are given by Alejandro who has over 25 years of experience as an aquatic therapist bodyworker and healer, and over 30 as a psychotherapist. You can read his bio at the About Us section.
Call us to make an appointment at 1-754-273-5510.