What is Watsu Water Therapy

Here’s a little information for anyone who might have heard about our watsu sessions, but aren’t quite sure what they are exactly.

Combining fundamentals of massage, joint mobilization, shiatsu and muscle stretching techniques, Watsu is a gentle therapeutic session available at Pure Float in Vancouver, British Columbia. 60 minute sessions are run by Obediya W. Jones-Darrell a local Aquatic Therapist. Watsu is performed for 45 minutes with the assistance of an aqua therapist, and for the remaining 15 minutes, clients are left alone to float in savassana.

Performing Watsu in our advanced float rooms allows the aqua therapist to have increased mobilization to perform stretching and massaging; as the high concentration of Epsom salts allows to the patient to float effortlessly. The movements through the water provide gentle stretching for the spine and extremities.  The rhythmic, gentle rocking motions in warm water is a therapeutic experience that can not be replicated on land.

Benefits of Watsu Water Therapy:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased joint and muscle pain
  • Decreased muscles spasms
  • Regulates healthy digestion
  • Boosts immune system
  • Promotes relaxation by reducing the stress hormone cortisol

 

Additional benefits from performing Watsu in Epsom salts:

  • Absorption of magnesium sulfate
  • Decrease in muscle cramps
  • Eliminates toxins from the body
  • Soothes sprains and bruises
  • Exfoliates and cleanses skin
  • Treatment for restless leg syndrome
  • Combats depression, anxiety and insomnia