Watsu and Tantsu
What is Watsu? It’s a form of water therapy originated by Harold Dull. Watsu is effective
with chronic pain and a wide range of conditions. People who have used Watsu say that they have a greater sense of unity between different parts of their being. In addition to the physical benefits derived from the movements and stretches warm water facilitates, Watsu’s power to reduce stress underlies both its effectiveness and those conditions in which stress is implicated. Watsu’s popularity is growing among the general public, and it is welcomed as a primary modality in rehabilitation by Aquatic Therapists. With Watsu, a therapist holds someone in the water level with the heart. If you don’t have access to a pool, you can explore Tantsu. Tantsu brings Watsu’s nurturing holding, connection to inner movement and stretching back on land. Tantsu is whole body movement and stretching. It is a new way to access and share our creative joy in the interplay of breath, movement and stillness.