Who is WATSU for?
Taking time out for you!
We all need to silently step out of the race from time to time; to re-center; to let go; to release tension; to rest; to recharge and to experience a renewed sense of fluidity and heart connection to self. Water healing therapy is for anyone who wishes to experience themselves in a different dimension and take some time out from the busyness of life, to connect to a space of stillness.
Post-traumatic stress disorder!
Trauma rewires the brain to put people in a constant state of stress or numbness, leading to a host of physical problems (Van der Kolk). Watsu has recently been shown to produce great results in treating patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) syndrome and people in situations of psychological and emotional stress: abuse victims; veterans (ongoing studies, U.S.A).
Chronic pain and physical disability!
Water healing has a profound therapeutic effect on the body. It helps decrease muscle tension and increase range of motion. The support of the water provides relief from compression forces in the joints. The movements through the water provide gentle stretching into all ranges for the spine and extremities while these joints are unloaded.
Prenatal and postnatal care!
Watsu therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression and alleviate muscle aches and joint pain. The water neutralizes the body's weight and may relieve pregnancy-related low back pain as well as relax hypertonic muscles. The treatment is especially beneficial for prenatal mums who have body aches, sleepless nights, leg cramps and backaches.
Regaining balance and inner strength!
The immediate relief we experience while being supported by a therapist in warm water can also serve as a gateway to our inner world; the encounter with silence, the release of tension, and the freedom to let go and be rested in the deep essence of being can sometimes give access to unprocessed emotional energy stored in the body.
Therapeutic benefits of watsu!
As a therapeutic treatment, watsu is used to alleviate pain and tension. The session will be adapted to your specific condition and will involve massages, stretches, and movements designed to alleviate your symptoms.
Watsu may provide relief for people with stress-related conditions; muscle tension; low back pain; chronic pain; fibromyalgia; depression; sleep disorders etc.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have
What people say
"Working with Lee has been so very deeply profoundly nourishing, soothing, healing and supportive for me. She has such a tangible stillness and presence and holds a very solid trustworthy container. Lee has listened to my stories with understanding and care. She has also nurtured me beneath the stories into a deep silent place where my body gets to unwind, rest and reset. Booking regular water healing sessions with Lee is one of the most loving things I have ever done for myself, and I totally and thoroughly recommend her services."
"I have had profound experiences during my watsu sessions with Lee. It feels like we enter a compassionate bubble of warm water, where a wordless conversation happens. Just going inwards, through floating, stretches and specific movements, it is safe to let go of pain, stress, and tension. Lee intuitively and gently guides this dance of unfurling and I feel very connected and safe in her hands. By the end, I often feel myself like a young child, like being cradled and truly held. It is a profound and sacred feeling, of freedom and wholeness."
"I can’t remember the last time I checked in with my body and it wasn’t tense. My nervous system has been in fight or flight mode by default for so long. Rewiring it to feel safe is at the bottom of so many of my health problems. When I discovered Lee combining movement, acupressure, and shiatsu in warm water, I felt relief for the first time in years. I felt surprisingly energized after as if my nervous system had finally been given a break. It takes a very healing, gentle but strong spirit to make someone feel safe in such an environment and I trusted Lee the moment we got in the water. I’m so excited to have found her and look forward to taking this feeling of safety back into life outside the water."
"Just had the most wonderful experience with an incredibly talented woman and her business. Water-Healing Brisbane is amazing if you are going through any emotional turmoil right now.
It was far better than I thought it would be. Lee is a Ph.D. qualified professional who really knows what she is doing. So much came up for me during the session, I literally felt like I was transported back to the womb!
I could not recommend this service enough. I did not know Lee beforehand, I'm just impressed with the service.
Book a session with her today."
"Thank you for yesterday. I was very spaced out for the rest of the day, I think I still am!
I slept very well and I haven't had any painkillers since yesterday morning.
That's the longest I've gone without meds in months."
"The resistance of the water acts like a compression bends against my limbs, holding my form and taking the load of gravity which seems to want to pull me down. To lose that load is soothing within itself.
The watsu offers a whole other level of mindfully learning how to relax. To let your body trust and not to be so defensive.
It feels like a reset to the nervous system. A reset so desperately needed for healing."