My water name is Sulis and I invite you to join me in the flow...
I hope you'll find much to interest you, especially if you are:
- a practicing or aspiring aquatic bodyworker
- interested in receiving aquatic bodywork
- researching the healing properties of water
Aquatic bodywork is exquisite touch and movement performed in a warm-water pool. It is now part of spa leisure and alternative health services, in addition to its physical therapy applications. In these different settings, it has different purposes and values.
I call my aquatic bodywork practice AquaPoetics: an aquatic art form designed to encourage creative inspiration and personal transformation. It draws on Watsu® and its derivatives, and focuses on encouraging each person to dance the body poetic, to listen to their own body's poetry.
For more on Creative Aquatic Bodywork see the left-hand sidebar.
Aquapoetics: a poetic approach to water as a medium for creative expression and healing; and the name of my warm-water aquatic bodywork practice. This name is unique to my practice and should not be used in any other context. Thank you.
Images: taken from charcoal drawings by Sara Firman (Sulis)
Aquatic Bodywork in Motion
If you've never seen or experienced aquatic bodywork, here are two short videos from two masters of the art: Harold Dull, creator of Watsu®, and Alexander Georgeakopoulos, creator of Healing Dance®. For descriptions of other taught forms read more here.