Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Unwind your Body/Mind with Watsu During Pregnancy
Watsu, a portmanteau of water and shiatsu, is a form of body massage performed while lying in warm water (around 35 °C or 95 °F). The receiver of Watsu treatment is continuously supported by the therapist while he or she rocks and gently stretches the body. Because it is performed in the water, the body is free to be manipulated and stretched in ways impossible while on the land.
The benefits of water therapy for the expectant mother are many, including deep relaxation, the ability to tone and stretch the muscles and joints in a gentle manner with lower risk for injury, less edema, the practice of learning trust, less anxiety, better sleep, improved immune response and pain and tension release.
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Posted by Kathryn at 9:38 AM