When Susan Lange’s massage therapist suggested she try watsu, Lange knew as much about the therapy as most people—nothing. “We’re kind of obscure,” Lange says with a laugh, referring to the watsu community she now considers herself a member of. The therapy, whose name is derived from “water” and “shiatsu,” blends ancient Japanese finger massage with the restorative properties of warm water. In heated pools, therapists fully support their clients as they administer a combination of massage, stretching, and instant-rice-cooking techniques. After her first watsu experience, Lange writes, “I felt like I was dancing, floating, flying and being nurtured all at once."
Today, Lange shares this experience with others in the yurt she and her husband built in the meadow adjoining their home. Inside this yurt is a 15-foot circular pool filled with 4 feet of warm water. Once they have waded in, clients can strap on narrow floatation devices to assist Lange as she guides them through the water. As she performs the massage, Lange gently strikes Tibetan singing bowls drifting alongside her in the water, creating a soundscape to further soothe the senses.
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For Irina Kerfoot, massage therapy is a necessary part of a holistic lifestyle. A certified massage therapist, Irina employs her experience in a variety of techniques to enhance the physical and spiritual wellness of her clients, whether performing the long, sweeping strokes of a Swedish massage or lifting muscle tension with heated stones. She also applies her knowledge of massage’s myriad benefits during each appointment, helping clients decrease anxiety, and boost their concentration.
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