What’s a Watsu? A Relaxing Water Massage

Published: 21st June 2011
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Do you like to swim? Do you want a massage? Are you stressed out and in need of relaxation? Then check out Watsu. Watsu combines the words water and shiatsu. This massage is performed while floating in a pool of water heated to between 94 to 97 degrees.

During a Watsu session, you will be floating in the arms of your Watsu therapist, who will gently stretch your limbs without the pressure of gravity. The sense of being held like a child is important to the Watus experience. Most people find it very relaxing. Watsu is a gentle massage suitable for almost anyone (well, perhaps not the pool-phobic).

Wear a bathing suit to Watsu and bring earplugs. Avoid eating for two hours prior to Watsu sessions. Watsu massages need to take place in approved pools, and practitioners should be certified through the official Watsu association, WABA.



Do you like to swim? Do you want a massage? Are you stressed out and in need of relaxation? Then check out Watsu. Watsu combines the words water and shiatsu. This massage is performed while floating in a specially designed pool of water heated to between 94 to 97 degrees.



During a Watsu session, you will be floating in the arms of your Watsu therapist, who will gently stretch your limbs without the pressure of gravity. The sense of being held like a child is important to the Watus experience. Most people find it very relaxing. Watsu is a gentle massage suitable for almost anyone (well, perhaps not the pool-phobic).



What should you know and do before your Watsu appointment? Wear a bathing suit to Watsu and bring earplugs if you're sensitive to getting water in your ears. Avoid eating for two hours prior to Watsu sessions. Watsu massages need to take place in approved pools, and practitioners should be certified through the official Watsu association, WABA.



Watsu can only be performed in special Watsu pools, not any old swimming pool or bathtub. If there are no Watsu pools nearby, try the on-land version of Watsu, called Tantsu.



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