When I got in the pool, I jumped a bit expecting the pool to be cooler rather than the warm water that it was. Janelle Muse, Glen Ivy's amazing Watsu therapist, went over what to expect and asked me if I had any issues that she should be aware of during the session. After we got that out of the way, she put the floats on my legs and then we began.
It took me about one minute (literally) to get comfortable and almost instantly after that, I fell into a different level of consciousness. It is one of the hardest things to explain. I felt like I was sleeping but I know I wasn’t. I was so at ease and relaxed; nothing concerned me at that moment in time. I was floated while Janelle used various massage techniques during the 50 minutes of my service including stretching of the muscles with long strokes, reflexology and my favorite: a head, neck and shoulder massage. It was an incredible feeling!
Janelle sure was right about Watsu being an enhanced sensory experience. After the service, I felt just as peaceful and rested as a traditional massage, which pleasantly surprised me. I wouldn’t say that I had doubts, but I really wasn’t sure how I would feel afterwards compared to a traditional massage. I had heard how incredible and spiritual a Watsu massage is but experiencing it was one of the most unbelievable feelings ever.
Long story short, I sure am glad I was WATSU-fied! I felt like a new person afterwards - I was rejuvenated, relaxed and felt amazing all around. I thoroughly enjoy trying new things so getting the chance to experience something that I have heard such great things about was a joy. I am very, very excited that Watsu is now offered at Glen Ivy!
Our wonderful Community Relations Coordinator, Elizabeth, took some video footage of my Watsu adventure. Check it out!
If you are interested in experiencing Watsu yourself, call 1-888-GLEN IVY for more information or to book an appointment.