Each session is an unfolding,
a surrendering
to the wisdom
of the body

"Thank you again for the aquatic session. I have been enjoying the memory of floating like a leaf while being guided by your gentle touch. I can't remember ever having felt more safe. Afterward I felt both peaceful and energized. My dreams were also less troubled last night. It was a phenomenal experience and I will tell others about it".

-Megan, Client


General Benefits from Receiving Bodywork

Everyone will have a different experience from their session. And each session is tailored to the clients needs.

Overall, clients' comments reflect less pain, increased sense of well-being and clarity of belief in the healing process, frequently reducing states of depression and fatigue. Generally an increase in range of body movement, joint flexibility and muscular-structural alignment is noticed, influencing balance and coordination.

Detoxification of lymph, organs, meridians and circulatory systems is inherent in the work; it is usually not noticed right away from clients, but over time, clients often notice a general sense of heightened health.

Aquatic Integration™ (AI)
Developed by Cameron West, Aquatic Integration is a warm water, holistic therapy rooted in Watsu/Zen Shiatsu, Somatic Experiencing and Neuro-Structural Bodywork. AI bridges Eastern and Western approaches to healing, and is an effective treatment for conditions of both physical and emotional trauma. The healing properties of water with the practitioner’s support cultivate an atmosphere where the client can access positive resources within, promoting a healthier integrated self.

Watsu ®
Watsu (water shiatsu), developed by Harold Dull, is one of the founding forms of aquatic bodywork. With its lineage in Tantra & Zen Shiatsu, Watsu has proven to be one of the most affective mediums for releasing general tension and stress.

Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Developed by Dr. Peter Levine (author of Waking the Tiger), Somatic Experiencing promotes awareness and release of physical tension that remains in the body in the aftermath of trauma that may take the form of fight, flight or freeze, not fully discharged after the traumatic situation has passed.  The result is an acute or chronic dis-regulation of the nervous system, which can affect posture, mood, behavior and inhibited resilience to normal daily situations.   A session may be done in a sitting position, lying on a massage table or on a mat on the floor.

Zen Shiatsu
Zen Shiatsu is a form of physical manipulation that was developed in Japan in the twentieth century. The fundamental purpose of Zen is to achieve enlightenment through the discovery of one’s self. Therefore, the purpose of Zen Shiatsu is to assist the client to feel and deepen their experience of themselves through pressure, rocking, and stretches.

Neuro-Structural Bodywork (NSB)
NSB is a somatic therapy which combines fascial release, neuromuscular re-education, cranio-sacral and breath-work. Although traditionally performed on a table, this work can also be done in warm water.

T’ai Chi
Classes are held on a regular basis at Dancing Deer Farm. All levels of experience are invited. Yang style (Tung School) long form is taught and practiced, suggested donation is $7-10 a class. Please see for more detailed information.

EASY (Energetic Aquatic Shiatsu Yoga)
is held regularly at Dancing Deer Farm from May-October. This system of breath-centered exercise is performed in 96 degree water and helps to educate and align the meridian system of the body. Each class breaks down the 5 Elements and meridian system so the participant can experience first hand the power of the knowledge and the holistic benefit of performing QiGong on a regular basis.
This type of exercise is good for all ages; building balance, coordination, breath and range of movement.


Feel new pathways of movement


Invite deep relaxation, fluidity and sensory integration


Increase clarity, self-awareness and insight

Reconnect, Renew, Revitalize
"My favorite parts of the session were the stretches and circular movements in the water. I felt like those really opened up my body and particularly my back. And the part where you did some bodywork on my neck definitely released something too". Thanks, Mark- Client

 

Once you’ve made an appointment for a session, you will be sent an intake form, information sheet, and directions. When you meet your practitioner you will be invited to have a conversation about how you're feeling, share personal or medical history, and about what supports you and what does not. This conversation is in confidence and helps provide the choreography, nuance, and foundation for your treatment.

What to bring
For aquatic bodywork sessions, please bring bathing suit, towel, flip flops
(optional: robe, earplugs)
For land treatments and tai chi please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

Appointments
Cost: Sliding scale from $75-125
Payment Options: cash, check
Duration: First sessions allow 1.5 to 2 hrs. Ongoing sessions 1 to 1.5 hr
Cancellation: 24 hours notice or $25 cancellation fee
Locations: Templeton, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, CA

Contact:
Cameron West 805-217-1583
Email: cameron@aquaticintegration.com

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