A.K.A. Watsu. Probably the most natural high you will ever experience!



Watsu is the world's first form of aquatic bodywork developed by the late Harold Dull in the early 1980's in Harbin Hot Springs in northern California. Essentially we apply the principles of Zen Shiatsu in warm water, with unconditional holding and "seeing" the body as a whole while creating a safe space to access another level of being. It's a form of aquatic bodywork used for deep relaxation, performed in one-to-one pool sessions where the neuromuscular system is profoundly benefited with an extremely positive effect on the central nervous system. Certainly a unique healing experience.


What is it good for?

What is it good for?

By receiving a Watsu session you will experience a great sense of alleviation of pain and tension as well as enhance physical movement and joint mobility. You will experience relief from muscle tension, lower back pain, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, discomfort during pregnancy, PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, stress-relatied conditions, neurological conditions (eg: multiple sclerosis), spinal cord injury, injury rehabilitation.

How does it work?

How does it work?

During your Watsu session your body will be gently moved in warm water (35C) which is similar to your body temperature. It is a passive hydrotherapy because you literally have to do NOTHING! Your body will be gently twisted, cradled, stretched and massaged on the pressure points according to the principles of zen shiatsu. The goal is to release tightness in your muscles and fascia tissue as well as promote a healthy flow of energy or chi.

What are the benefits?

What are the benefits?

To date, evidence based benefits include: Decreased pain - the effect of water lowers pain receptors (nociceptors), reduced anxiety and stress, improves mood and promotes a general sense of wellbeing and deep relaxation, emotional release, increased joint mobility, improves quality of sleep, improves digestion. It's also has excellent therapeutic applications as well as quieting the sympathetic and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous systems.


Highly Qualified Practitioner

Tania Mather

Tania Mather

Tania had the priviledge of training with Harold Dull in California in 2001 and 2002.
She has over 650 hours of training in Watsu (levels 1, 2 & 3), Waterdance (levels 1 & 2), Water Dance (1, 2 & 3) as well as many hours of practice and sessions.
Tania loves water and found the perfect medium where she truly connects with her clients and provides a positive impact in their lives and wellbeing.

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Maximum Self Care

After your watsu session you can enjoy, in your own time, over 1000m2 of pools and spa facilities, including contrast pools, sauna and much more. 

Life will appear very different when you finish this experience.

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During my Watsu session I felt safe and secure and this allowed me to let go of any kind of control. Tania moves you through the water with great care and attention and it was such a gift to observe my body floating in warm water. After the session I felt really relaxed and motivated. Hours later I noticed an enormous relief in my whole body as if everything unnecessary had magically left my world. What a wonderful experience!


What an incredible experience! The space that was created between Tania, the water and my body was something sacred! My whole body except my face was immersed in warm water and I felt immediate relaxation. The sensation of letting go in Tania’s hands was like going back, to a place where I have already been, a familiar and cosy place, loving and warm. It was a gift to have one hour while I enjoyed being completely inactive and at the same time taken care of, moved, stretched, massaged… It was a true gift that everyone should give themselves.



No, you will be floated in a warm jacuzzi.

Bring your bathing suit, flip-flops, towels, personal hygiene products (shampoo, body lotion, etc.)

Not at all, the only thing you have to do is NOTHING!

Yes, you should avoid receiving a Watsu if you have: 

  • uncontrolled epilepsy
  • open wounds
  • skin infections
  • serious urinary tract problems
  • bowel incontinence
  • fever
  • respiratory disease
  • allergy to pool chemicals

Extra precaution should be taken if you have: 

  • difficulty with your balance
  • severe spinal problems
  • osteoporosis

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