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Clinical Watsu is a passive form of aquatic therapy where the patient is supported and gently moved through water in mostly fluid movements.  

 

15 + 30 minutes per session

WATSU

Watsu has profound effects on the neuromuscular system and these changes benefits patients with a wide variety of orthopedic, neurological and   rheumatic impairments.  The gentle rocking movements coupled with the water temperature changes in the autonomic nervous system through quietening the sympathetic nervous system and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

PRIVATE AQUAROBIC SESSIONS & HYDRO FACILITATION SESSIONS

An exercise program in the aquatic environment can provide benefits not found in other areas and can assist individuals in regaining fitness and mobility sooner.  Water Moves can provide the ideal environment and assistance to facilitate such a program and/or activity after rehabilitation and with medical consent.

Some of the benefits include:

  • The warm water's massaging effect on muscles assists in distributing and promoting blood flow.  
  • The water allows you to get a full body workout without putting undue stress on the joints.  In shallow (chest deep water) you will remain in contact with the floor while submerged in deep water you will have no impact.  People with knee, hip or back injuries can participate in both without aggravating their condition.
  • People with arthritis often experience swelling, immobility and pain.  The American College of Rheumatology reports that water may be one of the only environments that offer pain-free movement for people with all type of arthritis.  
  • Aquarobics increases arthritis patients’ aerobic capacity and endurance by 24%.
  • Seniors or injured people with decreased mobility or joint pain on land experience a higher quality of life and better ability to perform daily tasks. 
  • Post-menopausal women participating in Aquarobics, were found to experience a positive effect on their bone density by a study published in the September 2008 issue of “The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness”.
  • Water provides a cushioning effect, which makes it extremely beneficial to people with risk of bodily stress, particularly those recovering from soft tissue injuries.
  • Buoyancy, resistance and warmth of  water can all be used in a positive manner to maximize the physical and mental benefits to the participant.  
  • Many of the above advantages are applicable to people with special needs and passive exercise can be used if active movement is not possible.
  • The hydro environment benefits Asthma sufferers.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  

No client will be allowed to participate in a program without medical consent.  No medical treatment is given at this facility and  REHABILITATION AND THERAPY PROGRAMS are facilitated only.  Obtaining the correct medical guidance & instructions and implementing them will prevent further injury.

 

  What you should bring along:

  • Firstly, your physician’s or health professional’s consent, prescribed program and/or recommendations.
  • Any medications (if applicable).
  • Swimming costume (board shorts or leggings can be worn if preferred).
  • Water in a plastic water bottle. (NO glass allowed!)
  • A low-fat chocolate milkshake is recommended to restore your equilibrium after a strenuous session.
  • Lycra/Silicone/shower cap and earplugs if so preferred.  (Optional)
  • Diving/Water shoes if preferred. (Optional)
  • Beanie and/or hoody is recommended during winter months to cover your ears and head.
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