Imagine experiencing three-dimensionality and weightlessness. Impossible
on land, but possible in the water with Waterbliss - Aquatic Bodywork.
With the support of your therapist you float comfortably in a pool
of 33-35-degree warm water. Your spine is free in this weightless
environment and it can relax and can move in ways that are impossible
on land. While being stretched, massaged, swished and swayed gently
through the water, you are able to reach a deep meditative state
and enhance the natural healing benefits of warm water.
the benefits of traditional massage and bodywork with the natural
healing benefits of warm water, this soft form of bodywork is effective
for a wide variety of physical problems. Arthritis, muscular tension,
chronic pain and insomnia are problems that can be addressed.
Bodywork has been around since the 1980's and has been developed
in different forms.These
include WATSU® (WATer shiatSU), AQUATHERICS® bodywork, Waterdance,
Healingdance, Oceanic Bodywork and more.
modalities are practiced in warm water, as in therapy pools, mineral
springs and spas. Aquatic Bodywork is holistic, acknowledging that
a human being is not only physical, but emotional, energetic and
spiritual at the same time.
Bodywork is widely practiced in clinics and hospitals in Europe and the USA. There
are only very few practitioners in Australia. It
is possible now to experience Waterbliss aquatic bodywork in Cairns with Claudia
is Waterbliss so effective?
Scientific research regarding antigravity shows that weightlessness
frees the brain and musculaskeletal system, liberating vast amounts
of energy in large areas of the brain to deal with matters of mind
and spirit. This in turn enhances awareness of the internal state.
Brain wave studies have shown that floatation increases the production
of theta waves for up to 3 weeks after a session.
Theta waves are known to
stimulate free association, significant insights, creative inspiration and a feeling
of serenity and oneness with the universe. The theta wave state of experience
is usually only attained by advanced meditators.
Tests indicate that floating reduces the levels of a number
of stress-related Neuro chemicals that cause tension, anxiety, irritability, and
are relate to aliments such as heart disease, hypertension and high levels of
While floating in the water the body returns to a state of equilibrium
as there are fewer external stimuli. With no pressure to adapt to outside events,
the body can devote all its energies to restoration.
2005 Claudia offers regular treatments in her private heated pool, in a safe and peaceful tropical ambience. Claudia did
her initial training 2003 in New Zealand when it was not yet available
in Australia at all. More training courses in the USA followed soon.
In 2004 Claudia became a registered practitioner for WATSU®
(Water Shiatsu) and OCEANIC BODY WORK. Since 2006 she is a qualified
Assistant Instructor for WATSU® and she offers introductory
courses. Further training in different aquatic therapy modalities
followed including AQUATHERICS®, Water Dance and Clinical WATSU®.
"1994 I moved to Australia and worked as Instructor in various
dive schools in Cairns. When I heard of Aquatic Bodywork and WATSU®,
I immediately knew that this will be my new path.Passion for the
water is an ongoing process in my life. Scuba diving had a strong
effect on me when I strated diving many years ago. The incredible
beauty of the tropical underwater world changed my life and I became
a scuba dive instructor.
The experience of total weightlessness is very profound for everybody
and even more so for people with physical issues which impair on
their movements in gravity. I trained physically disabled people
how to dive and accompanied many on their Scuba dives. I was part
of a research team which designed a special open water dive
course for insulin - dependent diabetics.
Aquatic therapy (WATSU®) was almost naturally the next step
for me to work with. The weightlessness environment offers fantastic