Warm Water Healing (also known as Aquatic Therapy or Watsu) was created in the early 1980’s in California and Europe. Resting back into the arms of the practitioner you are floated, stretched, massaged, cradled and moved through warm water (34.5°C). With the use of nose clips you may also be submerged underwater.
Warm Water Healing is particularly beneficial during pregnancy. Mothers are able to relax deeply while experiencing a similar environment to their baby. This opens up another level of communication between mother and child.
There are four profound ways that Warm Water Healing nourishes mothers-to-be.
- Being held and moved in warm water offers a profound way to connect with your baby. Cultivate communication during this pre-birth time and track each developmental stage in the womb using movement, intention and visualisation.
- Create buoyancy and ease in your body by reducing the force of gravity and relieving compression on the spine and joints.
- Soften the pelvis and hips and open up the lungs and diaphragm with deep and expanded breath.
PREPARATION FOR LABOUR
- Soften and open your body and connect with natural fluidity and micro movement that allows weighted, suspended sensation through the pelvis and legs in preparation for labour.
- Experience trust and surrender in your body echoing the trust and surrender needed during labour.
- The warm water environment and mother’s fluid movement invite the baby to move freely and find its optimal fetal position.
- Affirm your natural capacity to sink into a relaxed, intuitive, right brain state full of oxytocin.
PREPARATION FOR MOTHERHOOD
- Warm Water Healing offers profound support for the immense rite of passage of becoming a mother.
- As you surrender into being held, and relax into a deep state of presence, unresolved or unconscious material may come to the surface for healing.
- This may include the relationship with your own mother, body memories of your own birth experience or any unresolved attachment patterns.
- Warm Water Healing offers a gentle environment to explore birth trauma from a previous labour experience, intergenerational trauma and sexual abuse.
- It is now recognised that trauma resides in the body and nervous system, and that somatic healing can repattern the traumatic experience into something more life affirming.
- In a Warm Water Healing session the nervous system relaxes deeply and you experience feeling safe.
The receptivity and openness experienced through Warm Water Healing may also enhance the benefits of other healing practices such as yoga, land massage, visualisation, meditation and fetal positioning practices.
Your practitioner, Rebecca Czapnik, is trained in numerous Warm Water Healing practices such as Watsu®, WaterDance™️, Fluid Presence® and Aquatic Integration™️. Rebecca skillfully integrates these practices into water-led sessions that find, hold and witness each person’s present needs.
Sessions are held in a heated hydrotherapy pool (34°C) in Hawthorn. Rebecca will email full details at time of booking.
p: 0403 864 121