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New to BodyHoliday Saint Lucia this January, Watsu Therapy (Water Shaitsu), in our mineral rich warm water Thalassotherapy pool.

The body is floated and supported in warm water by the practitioner, gently moved, cradled, rocked and stretched with smooth, flowing, tai chi like dance movements. The joints are gently mobilised, the muscles stretched and softly manipulated with pressure points, providing deep relaxation to mind and body. It quietens the sympathetic (flight and fight), and enhances the parasympathetic (balancing/relaxing), and has profound beneficial effects for trauma, both physical and psycho-emotional, with therapeutic application for neuromuscular injuries, stress and chronic pain. This therapy can include cranio-sacral therapy in water and underwater techniques.

Benefits of Watsu include: Deep relaxation for Body, Mind and Spirit, Joint mobilisation, Pressure Point Muscle Release, Treats Muscle Injuries and Chronic Muscle Pain and Tension.

Our resident Watsu practitioner is  Holistic Therapist John Hopkins