Aquatic bodywork ... - coming soon
In the early 1980s, Harold Dull adapted Zen Shiatsu for use in warm water pools at Harbin Hot Springs in northern California, with emphasis on connecting with the breathing patterns of the receiver and establishing a meditative state during sessions. Dull observed that people receiving Watsu treatments entered a deep relaxation state, with strong physical and emotional effects. In the early years, massage therapists were the main practitioners of Watsu, offering sessions as a new category of aquatic therapy called aquatic bodywork. By the late 1980s and early 1990s, physical therapists and other healthcare providers began applying Watsu to treat diverse orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Watsu is now practiced worldwide in spas, clinics, and hospitals, and utilized as an aquatic rehabilitation technique.
Watsu is performed in one-on-one pool sessions in chest-deep warm water (32-34 degrees). Movement patterns including gentle cradling and rocking, more dynamic stretching and mobilization, stillness, and specific mobilization techniques focused on the needs or condition of the receiver. A session may last anywhere from a few minutes to longer than an hour. During a session, the provider continually monitors the state of the receiver, mindful of subtle changes in muscle tension and respiration, and responsive to adapt the treatment accordingly.
I started training in aquatic bodywork in 2012, initially in the modality "Watsu" (water shiatsu), in workshops with Oliver Moehwald and Harald Schmidt under the German Aquatic Bodywork Association "IAKA", official training under the umbrella organisation "WABA" (Woldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association). After my return to Australia in 2013, I started continuing my training, but leaning more towards the modality "Healing Hance" and started training with Michael Hallock, equally official training under WABA.
As I am now not far away from qualifying as a Healing Dance Practitioner I am able to offer training sessions at reduced rates. A typical session takes about an hour, with a short intro, the floating and a short debrief. The client is asked to fill in a consultation form before the session as well as a feed-back form after the session.
I am looking forward to seeing you in the water!
60min = 60$
All payments are made out in AUD and include GSt. Payments to be made in cash only.