Like Hawaii, relaxation can be a challenging state to reach. Ensnare elusive serenity with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $30 for one 60-minute Watsu massage (a $60 value)
- $80 for three 60-minute Watsu massages (a $180 value)
During a Watsu massage, the client reclines in a pool of warm water as a certified Watsu practitioner works to reduce stresses and chronic pains with floating, rocking, and stretching techniques.
- $55 for one couples Watsu massage (a $120 value)
The couples massage can also be used for two consecutive 60-minute massages. Alternatively, the massages can be shortened to 45 minutes each with 30 minutes of Watsu instruction.
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.