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them get out of “stress mode and calm down.” She continues, “We don’t give our bodies the time to heal because we are always running in a million different directions, and all that stress wreaks havoc on our bodies. In our busy lives, we are bombarded with stimuli on a continual basis. This leaves little time for our brains to shut down for the rest and repair it needs to function. In Watsu, the stimuli is greatly reduced. The mind is able to quiet itself which is similar to meditation. Watsu has been termed by some as instant mediation. The body knows how to heal itself, if we just give it a little time.” While Watsu can play a role in decompressing, relaxation, and better sleep at night, it also has many other benefits. By improving circulation and flexibility, it is especially helpful to people with chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and neuromuscular conditions. Audrey recently did a session with a young man with cerebral palsy. The warmth and support of the water relaxed the rigidity of his muscles and she saw the comforting relief in his face. She says Watsu is also perfect for pregnant women who are so appreciative for the feeling of weightlessness and release of pressure on the body, something any women who has been pregnant can truly understand. When I asked her what most of her clients get from it, she answers; “Whatever the body needs, the body will get from this.” She says some people sometimes connect with deeper feelings inside and have actually teared up during their sessions. “It is a profound experience for many people; a weightless environment, warmth of the water, and a sense of awareness takes them to another whole level.” Used around the world by massage therapists, professional bodyworkers, physical therapists, and psychologists, Watsu was recently voted the best of all treatments offered in Asian spas by the Asian Spa Association. According Watsu.com, “Many come out of a Watsu saying they were more relaxed than they have ever been. Some say it was one of the most powerful

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