Water Works

Working in the water with clients has significant benefits.

In our modules you will learn how to manage the environmentals; safety, temperature, flotation, body mechanics whilst maximizing the contextual setting of the water and applying therapeutic touch required by the client to facilitate their process.


Introducing Zen'su
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Zen’su is the natural evolution of the aquatic bodywork system known as Watsu, itself an evolution of Shiatsu a traditional form of Chinese bodywork performed on dry land.

Zen’su combines the five basic principles of Watsu, Water Assisted Massage Therapy, and incorporates the Principles of Craniosacral Therapy and Acupressure.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. 

Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through ‘meridians’ in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.

The work has been pioneered and verified by Anthony McGrath HHP CST-D with the Upledger Institute of Florida USA. 


Zen’su has the following key benefits:

  • Expansion of key joint and mobility fulcrums in the whole body

  • Mobilization and rebalancing of the entire Spinal Complex 

  • Balancing of the Vestibular and Proprioceptive systems of the body.

  • Release of key diaphragms in the connective tissue system of the body. 

  • Balancing of the Central Nervous System.


In sessions of a duration of 30-40 minutes, clients have reported the following:

  • Relief from long term morbid fears of the water.

  • Better and more natural sleep cycles.

  • Greater physical and mental flexibility.

  • Relief from aches and pains.

  • Increase sense of well being and wholeness.

  • A sense of increased integration of mind, body, and spirit.

Many of the techniques for CST and Acupressure

can be applied to table work as well

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