Massage in warm water allows a range of motion and flexibility that is impossible on land. When receiving aquatic bodywork, one floats effortlessly while receiving gentle, water-assisted massage and yoga-like stretches. Physical release invites deeper healing on the mental emotional planes. Thoughts melt away. The pool becomes a metaphor for the womb, where one feels nurtured and knows they are safe. The Balinese concept of Tri Hita Karana comes to life with human and elemental harmony and sense of the deeper connection to life itself.
At Fivelements we offer Watsu and Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork. Watsu is the founding father of this tradition of bodywork. Inspired by Shiatsu, it features a acupressure and passive joint movement to free up muscular holding and open meridians. A characteristic of Watsu is its close nurturing holds that instill a feeling of safety, timelessness and peace in the receiver.
Healing Dance is the next generation in aquatic bodywork. A departure from Watsu's stillness, Healing Dance emphasizes graceful movement, as the therapist glides through the water, traces circles and figures eights, dancing with the receiver. Sessions are dynamic and intuitive as the therapist follows unconscious cues from the receiver. Guests enjoy the feeling of graceful movement while gliding through the water with a sense of lightness, freedom and exhilaration.