Water Therapy For those in need of physical therapy, International Swim has a variety of aqua therapies depending on the person’s circumstances. Some of these are:
ARTHRITIS AQUATICS ®
The word arthritis means joint inflammation (arth: joint; itis: inflammation) and refers to more than 100 rheumatic diseases. Arthritics may affect one or more aspects of the joint depending on the type of rheumatic disease. The rheumatic diseases are an inflammation or degeneration of the connective tissue structures of the body, especially the joint and structures such as muscles, tendons, and fibrous tissue. The soothing warm waters make a safe, ideal and comfortable atmosphere in order to relieve pain and stiffness.
The word “Watsu” comes from the words Water and Shiatsu. This is a lovely technique in which we use our own buoyancy and it is performed in warm water where you will be massaged and stretched.Watsu is the world’s first form of aquatic bodywork: In Watsu we encounter well being through motion, stretches and smooth gliding. Watsu brings relaxation to our mind, spirit and physical bodies while being held and floated in the water.
Watsuers experience an unforgettable journey reconnecting with their innate relationship with the water and breath. Being embraced by the warmth of water, the holding and understanding of a professional Watsu practitioner allows us to discover our deep internal emotions for the benefit of its growth and potential. In Watsu you will not only receive calmness, gratification and well being, yet you will reciprocate. Go Watsu-Be a Watsuer
Flowing aquatic energy. Ai Chi is a simple exercise and relaxation program performed using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs, and torso.
Water Dance ®
In Water Dance you will experience the feeling of being back in the womb now as an adult. Commencement of a Water Dance is through Watsu warm-up where the client starts slowing down the breath and therefore, the mind. The warmth of the water along with rocking and rhythmic movements will nourish your spirit while the touch of a professional practitioner will awaken your sensory systems for thereafter have you fly on a magic and unique underwater experience While interacting with the surface of the water to breathe you will start to crave the need to be submerged in more unexpected poses. Water Dance can be a session for simply relaxing to nurture mind, body and soul or for those in an emotional transition as well as for rehabilitation.
Bad Ragaz Ring Method
This technique originated in Germany in 1957 and was introduced, by a German therapist, to the therapeutic thermal pools of Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. The technique has since become more clearly defined as the Bad Ragaz Ring Method. This is a method of muscle re-education utilizing specific patterns of resistance, endurance, elongation, relaxation, range of motion, and tonal reduction.