The Heart of Watsu(r): Therapeutic Applications in Clinical Practice (Hardcover)

The Heart of Watsu(r): Therapeutic Applications in Clinical Practice By Ingrid Keating (Editor), Harold Dull (Editor), Peggy Schoedinger (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Ingrid Keating (Editor), Harold Dull (Editor), Peggy Schoedinger (Contribution by)
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WATSU(R) is an innovative water-based therapy with roots in Japanese Zen Shiatsu. Each chapter in this book enlightens practitioners on the ways in which WATSU(R) is being used clinically by experts across the globe in a variety of therapeutic settings.

Its primary purpose is to provide anecdotal, practical and clinical tools to integrate the heart and science of WATSU(R) for special needs populations. WATSU(R)'s unique movements, breathwork, intention, embodiment and heart are steeped in a unifying theme of adaptation across a plethora of therapeutic spectrums.

Using frameworks that are within the realms of aquatic rehabilitation, integrative medicine and wellness program models, the authors discuss the current research that is being documented. They explain how therapists can dive into practice with a deep understanding of this unique form of water therapy and use these techniques with clients with PTSD, chronic pain and neuromuscular disorders, as well as in palliative and hospice care and pediatric settings.

About the Author

Harold Dull was the creator of WATSU(R) and founder of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA). He was the author of several self-published poems and titles on WATSU(R). He lived in Berkeley, California. Harold Dull co-authored this manuscript with Ingrid Keating until his death in July of 2019. Many people will be interested in this book as a part of his legacy in the water.Ingrid Keating is a licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Occupational therapist and WATSU(R) Practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults and pediatrics within Rehabilitative Medicine and Integrative Medicine fields in land and water therapies. She is currently in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781787755109
ISBN-10: 178775510X
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Publication Date: April 21st, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English