Anatomy for Aquatic Bodyworkers

A 6-day course, mainly on land with parts in the water.

A basic knowledge of anatomy is required for a Watsu practitioner, working with a client’s body in many different ways. This course offers a theoretical and experiential overview of a model of traditional anatomy for Watsu, focusing on planes and axes of movements, mechanics of articulations, physiology, metabolism, and on muscles & their lengthening.


Theory and practice take place on land and in water. Through massages and specific exercises, you learn the functionality of various body structures and the possible applications in Watsu.

About one-third of the course is dedicated to theory, one-third to practice on land, and one-third to practical applications in water.

Prerequisites: Watsu 2 plus 100 hours of aquatic bodywork training or Watsu 1 plus 200 hours of aquatic bodywork training.

Credits: Anatomy for Aquatic Bodyworkers is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) as part of the Watsu training program and gives 50 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India.

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