The word “Watsu” comes from the words Water and Shiatsu.
While most forms of bodywork use either a table or floor to providesupport, Watsu® is unique in that it uses warm water and your own natural buoyancy for support.
What is Watsu?
During a Watsu® session, you will be floated, massaged, and gently stretched. While Watsu® is best experienced to be understood, this video
demonstration filmed by the King5 news program Health Link does a great
job of showing how Watsu® is practiced. Gary Jaeger is the feature Watsu practitioner.
Thetherapeutic benefits of warm water, combined with elements from suchdisciplines as Zen Shiatsu, yoga, dance and meditation, make Watsu®effective in treating a wide variety of conditions.
Watsu® is considered a form of massage, so it is covered by most insurance policies, especially for injury recovery., and pain management. Read more about physician referrals for specific conditions.