Watsu is a gentle form of body therapy performed in our warm mineral waters, (around 95 degrees). It combines elements of massage, joint mobilization, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. The guest is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of our warm mineral water and nurturing support, combine with Watsu's movements, stretches, massage and point work, to create a bodywork with range of therapeutic benefits and potential healing on many levels.
Moments of stillness alternate with rhythmical flowing moments, which free the body in ways impossible on land. The warm mineral waters relax the muscles and support the spine. With this support and without the weight of the body, the spine, joints and muscles can be manipulated and freed in a way unique to water work. The effects include very gentle, yet deep stretching and a release of muscular and joint restrictions, along with a state of deep relaxation, which encourages the release of stress and tensions.
Similar to Watsu, Swiss Water Massage is more massage therapy specific. Developed in Switzerland, this water therapy soothes aches and pains, softens tight muscles and frees up restricted joints.Guests emerge in a state of bliss and deep relaxation from their treatment
Applied to a guest floating comfortably in our indoor mineral water pool, Swiss Water Massage mobilizes joints and soft tissues and includes myofascial stretches and European, manual therapy techniques. This water therapy is indicated for specific clinical symptoms as well as for general well-being. Indeed, many guests will come with a specific focus (e.g., pain syndromes, post injury or post surgery, specific movement restrictions) while others seek Swiss Water Massage therapy for the experience of relaxation, blissful letting go, and the quiet meditative stillness it can induce.
Sessions now being offered at Lido Palms Resort & Spa in its indoor mineral water pool. Advanced reservations required. Call (760) 329-6033 for appointment.