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Aquatic Therapy

[Not updated since Trump Victory 2016]

This new page is being developed to illustrate my presentations about Body Psychotherapy. Water is basic to life, and floating in warm water is the most primal of experiences. Warm water therapy can become a major way of renewing one's physical impression of what it can be to be gently treated and cared for in a safe environment. Aquatic Therapy is consistent with the latest in the recently developing field called Neuroscience. [My intro to New Brain Science.] Note -- Pictures may only appear on this page when the template is for www.NaturalConnectionsHealthcare.com.

See also my plea to government that veterans and trauma survivors be taught Warm Water Therapy in the Sibley Memorial Pool here in DC. [Go to my teaching site for this Warm Water Healing page]. Next is a video reminder: 


Further below you will see pictures showing what I know is helpful for Wounded Warrior military veterans, and anyone who has experienced traua -- warm water therapy. Immediately below is a video that I include to emphasize the deep meaning of the Sacrifice that is made by those who serve in uniform.
 
 
This video is recently compiled at the Washington National Cathedral -- an unexpectedly clear look at what Sacrifice means to those who have sacrificed in many ways:
 

Here is a video introduction to the practice and teaching of Peggy Schoedinger:

Here is a video by aquatic therapist Kathleen Christ:

Here are some pictures from my efforts to get the Sibley Memorial Hospital to include aquatic therapy or Watsu to treat trauma and autism: http://naturalworldhealing.com/warm_water_healing.htm. [Below are some pictures from that page.]

Here are pictures from Peggy Schoedinger's site: link to her site, Aquatic Therapy Today




 

Diane Tegtmeier's site [link]

Kathleen Christ's Site [link]


The Original Watsu organization [link]
Their description from their site:

Since 1980 when Harold Dull first floated and stretched people in warm water and started developing Watsu, the number of those that benefit from it continues to grow. Today, in more than 40 countries, Watsu is proving its effectiveness with chronic pain and a widening range of conditions. It has been welcomed as a primary modality in Rehabilitation by Aquatic Therapists and is taught in universities around the world. In addition to the physical benefits derived from the movements and stretches warm water facilitates, Watsu's power to reduce stress underlies both its effectiveness with those conditions in which stress is implicated and its growing popularity among the general public.

Many come out of a Watsu saying they were more relaxed than they have ever been. Some say it was one of the most powerful experiences in their life. More and more are choosing Watsu at spas. Recently an Asian spa association voted Watsu the best of all treatments offered in Asian spas.

The lasting benefits of Watsu for special needs have been confirmed by many reports and studies. That its benefits for the general population can also be long lasting was demonstrated by a study

at a university in Brazil in which 10 subjects from everyday life were, at the end of their tenth weekly Watsu, asked what Watsu meant to them. All spoke of the positive effect it had in their lives. The common element in all their reports was a greater sense of unity between different parts of their being.

The greater sense of connection that most feel with Watsu results from the fact that in order to be moved and stretched in a Watsu you must be floated in someone's arms. Our trainings focus on how to make a safe enough place for everyone to let go in our arms. The Watsuer learns to connect all the movements and stretches to the breathing of those they float. Because every level of our being can be effected in a Watsu, they also learn to not try to lead anyone into any particular level or state, but to just be with them.... [ link to their site 

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