Life is a delicate balance between happiness and sadness, success and failure, love and hate, health and wealth, and then movement and stillness. Watsu is a tool that encompasses a balance of emotions and physical wellbeing and therapeutic benefits. Receiving a Watsu session is an experience, learning the technique is another. Both the processes deeply impact our body and soul.
Giving is a virtue, which very few people possess. And giving without expectations of receiving is rarer. Learning Watsu is a transformation to understand what it is to give another body what it needs and not what we want to do for it. To stay connected with another body throughout the session and then become disconnected without any emotional attachments is a process for the therapist to develop after many sessions of practice. Watsu is not a tool that can be learnt in just one workshop or over one course, it is a metamorphosis of the therapist to connect and develop a synchrony with the receiver that takes insight, practice and some element of compassion. To be emotionally vulnerable yet remain stable, to be physically strong to move the body through the water, to be grounded, to be empathetic and to be non judgemental are some of qualities that needs to be possessed or developed as a Watsu practitioner
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