Watsu Therapy Goodyear AZ

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Gardner Chiropractic
(623) 223-8540
6544 W Thomas Rd # 37
Phoenix, AZ
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Contact Gardner Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Arrowhead Lakes Chiropractic
(623) 432-8570
20329 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ
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Get free computerized Thermography scan before starting treatment.
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Personal Injury

Treasured Hands Massage Therapy Wireless Phone
(623) 229-5891
12533 W Solano Dr
Litchfield Park, AZ
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Massage Practitioner

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Litchfield Park Chiropractic
(623) 935-1999
549 E Plaza Cir Suite B
Litchfield Park, AZ
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Massage Practitioner

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Massage Envy
(623) 872-3689
9744 W NORTHERN AVE
Peoria, AZ
Industry
Massage Practitioner

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Helvig Health Clinic
(623) 432-8280
103rd Ave. and Grand Ave,
Sun City, AZ
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Cash patients only $39 all visits, includes therapy...
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury

Azure Reflexology Massage
(623) 925-2777
15557 W Roosevelt Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Reflexologist

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Lavender's
(623) 547-0204
13000 W Indian School Rd
Litchfield Park, AZ
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Health Spa, Massage Practitioner

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Blu Sol Massage Spa
(623) 907-8818
9897 W Mcdowell Rd
Tolleson, AZ
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Massage Practitioner

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Oasis Therapy Massage & Bodywork
(623) 698-5236
11222 W Alabama Ave Ste G5
Youngtown, AZ
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Massage Practitioner

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Watsu: Cirque du Soleil for Your Body and Mind

As I waited at the side of the outdoor Watsu pool for Vince, my Watsu Therapist, I sat and thought about what was to come. Unlike most other massage therapies which take place on a massage table, a massage chair or on the floor, Watsu (derived from the words Water and Shiatsu) is special in that it is a type of massage that takes place in the water. Because of this unique format, anyone interested in trying Watsu should not have a fear of and must be totally comfortable in the water; they need to be capable of trusting and letting go; and they need to be comfortable with intimacy.

For as long as I can remember, I looked for any opportunity to spend time in the water…whether it was body surfing in the ocean, scuba diving with tropical fish and sea turtles or dancing under our backyard sprinklers as a child, water in any form was something I enjoyed…something fun. I don’t know, maybe it’s the Aquarius and Pisces in me, but I always had a special relationship with water.

When Vince arrived to the Watsu Pool, he was warm and disarming. After exchanging a few pleasantries, we entered the pool, and although the winter Sonoma air was quite cool, the pool felt familiar and soothing: held at a strict temperature of 98 degrees, the 4’ deep Watsu pool creates a womb-like environment for its visitors.

Once we entered the pool, Vince proceeded to put soft Velcro ‘floaties’ on my ankles, explaining that they would help me with my buoyancy during the session. We then stood together, I, with my back against the side of the pool, knees slightly bent in a squatting position and he, facing me in a similar stance. Taking slow, deep, breaths, we stabilized and synchronized our breathing patterns. He explained that it is really important to continue breathing throughout the session…that holding my breath would make it difficult to stay relaxed and benefit from the session. He also reminded me that ‘letting go,’ and letting him do the work was vital, for ‘helping him’ would be a hindrance and would make it difficult for him to do his job.

After a few more deep breaths, Vince inquired if I had any concerns, health issues, or fears and then reminded me of the level of intimacy that I would experience…that Watsu is more intimate than most other types of massage and that he would be cradling my body and holding me close throughout the treatment. After I assured him I was ready, we then embarked on an hour long journey that was unlike anything I had ever felt.

All sense of time was lost as Vince created an experience reminiscent of a Cirque du Soleil performance, featuring me as the main event. The structure of the session was truly organic, flowing from one move into another, seamlessly like a dance, making it easy to relax and forget about the minutes passing.

And indeed, Watsu was one of the most intimate treatments I had ever had. Cradling my body with one arm under my knees and the other around my back, while resting my head next to his on his shoulder, V...

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