WHAT IS WATSU?
Watsu is a form of deep relaxation and passive motion in an aquatic setting. This aquatic technique is performed with one-on-one sessions in which the therapist gently holds rhythmically moves, stretches, and massages a individual in warm water. Watsu along with the effects of the warm water allows for muscle relaxation to reduce muscle spasms and to help an individual recover from an injury or disability.
Bad Ragaz helps to stretch myofascial tissue and restore join mobility while improving muscle function. This is a one-on-one technique performed in the aquatic setting in which the therapist aides an individual in strengthening and mobilizing exercises while the individual lies horizontally with support from floatation devices. The therapist guides the individual through specific patterns of resistance and movement to allow for specific muscles to elongate and to further allow the weak muscles to function again.
Specific indications for these, but not limited to, include scoliosis, post Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), post shoulder surgery, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other soft tissue injuries.