AQUASOMA®: Aquatic Bodywork Courses for Professionals and Amateurs
All aquatic bodywork trainings belong to the set of non-regulated professional education.
The team of the International School of Watsu has been providing watsu aquatic bodywork training for professionals and amateurs since 2003 guaranteeing unbeatable experience in this field.
Today the International School of Watsu offers the official Aquasoma® training.
A New Perspective on working in the water element
The Aquasoma® training is aimed at all people who wish to explore the aquatic environment from a new perspective and discover the potential therapeutic advantages it offers.
A professional training in Aquasoma® is often a natural step for all health professionals (for example physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, psychomotor therapists and special education teachers) who want to acquire the necessary skills to work in the water element and wish to offer their patients the benefits of aquatic therapy.
For wellness professionals and holistic therapists
Many professionals in the field of wellness and complementary holistic therapies, such as shiatsu or Thai massage therapists, professionals in the Spa and Wellness sector, find in Aquasoma® a way to deepen and broaden their understanding of the aquatic world, enriching the palette of healing techniques that they can offer at their workplace.
Personal trainers and professional coaches, working with high-performance athletes, can trust in Aquasoma® to reduce their recovery time after competitions or between training sessions.
Aquatic bodywork is recognized and used to increase levels of concentration and maintain an optimal balance between mind and body, cultivating a proactive and winning attitude.
It is part of the training program of some Eastern European Olympic teams.
A very powerful tool to overcome traumas
Aid-relationship professionals such as psychologists, psychotherapists, Gestalt therapists, family mediators and perinatal psychologists also choose the Aquasoma® Specialist training.
The support of the Specialist, the physical contact in the water, and the fluidity of this element are very powerful tools for accompaniment in difficult times and the transformation and healing of trauma of various kinds (see recent studies on the use of watsu bodywork in the accompaniment of orphaned children, war veterans, victims of violence and abuse, and persons suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, PTSD).
To accompany pregnant women
Midwives, doulas and all practitioners in the maternity field: water is the ideal environment to work with pregnant women and Aquasoma® provides the tools to do it effectively and effortlessly.
On a physical level, immersion in warm water, the light and invisible support of the Aquasoma® Specialist and the consequent sensation of weightlessness, allow the expectant mother to experience a great sensation of lightness combined with ample freedom of movement.
On an emotional level, the bond with the unborn child becomes more vivid through the aquatic environment. Our embryonic experiences are “stored” on a cellular level.
The experience of giving and receiving support in the water activates this cellular memory and with it, our ability to bring back to the conscious level what moves on the unconscious level.