What is Aquatic Integration?
Eliminate Pain, Restore Motion and Helps Overcome Stored Tension or Trauma
Aquatic Therapy Techniques, Developed by Cameron West
Aquatic Integration™ (AI) is a thermal aquatic bodywork that allows your body to achieve it’s full movement and alignment potential aim to promote healing in ways impossible on land.
Aquatic Integration™ (AI) technique focuses on body intelligence, combining eastern meridian and point work, Myofascial Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and breathwork, performed in body temperature water.
Aquatic Integration™ (AI) is highly effective in restoring sensory perception and motor control as well as increasing range of motion and reducing muscular spasticity. Aquatic Integration™ (AI) technique is proven to be a very powerful tool in pain management used for clinical rehabilitation, emotional and somatic trauma release.
Aquatic Integration™ (AI) practitioner may use holds, soft collar and leg float to achieve the most comfortable and affective positioning. This allows both receiver and practitioner to be in a state of complete relaxation.
- Reducing pain.
- Decreasing insomnia and fatigue.
- Decrease stress and anxiety.
- Encourage natural detoxification, remove metabolic waste.
- Re-vitalize energy.
- Promote profound relaxation, peace and joy.
- Reducing inflammation.
- Restoring sensory perception and motor control.
- Improving flexibility, range of motion and general mobility.
- Reducing muscular spasticity and relaxing contracted muscles.
- Releasing soft tissue and increasing joint mobilization.
- Stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.
- Increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage.
- Stimulating blood supply to all body organs.
Alcohol and smoking are prohibited during activities.
There are several precautions you need to consider before participating the thermal aquatic bodywork:
- confusion or disorientation
- after ingestion of alcoholic beverages
- under the influence of narcotic
- respiratory problems
- medical condition affecting the spine
- spinal disc herniation (slipped disc)
- limited strength, endurance, balance, or range of motion
You can not participate if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
- incontinence diarrhea, bowel/bladder incontinence
- vomiting (emesis)
- seizure (epilepsy) disorders
- open wounds or non-healing ulcers
- contagious skin condition
- high fever
- hepatitis C
- infectious diseases
- ear infection (otitis)
- urinary infections
- perforated eardrum
- eye infection
- heart disease (abnormal heart function), cardiac failure
- blood pressure disorder (untreated)
- pregnancy (after the 17th week, with your physician approval)
- chemotherapy and radiation therapy (after the 3rd month)
- allergies or sensitivities to pool chemicals
- excessive fear of water
- colostomy bag/catheter use by patient
Aquatic Integration presentation by Cameron West
Aquatic Integration™ can Assist with the Following Health Conditions
- Back pain.
- Pelvic Pain.
- Neck Pain.
- Sports Injuries.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
- Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
- Restless Leg Syndrome.
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Aquatic Integration (AI) was developed by Cameron West, a Certified Massage Therapist & Adapted Physical Ed teacher, who has practiced somatic therapies and water based rehabilitation for more than twenty years.
Cameron has been very influenced by her studies of Watsu and the Jahara Technique and is a practitioner and teacher of such modalities as Watsu, WaterDance, Adaptive Aquatics and Aquatic Rehabilitation Therapy.
She has combined her knowledge, her experience and skills of working with a large variety of dysfunctions in creating a simple framework of clinical alternative based moves that work well in any kind of Aquatic Therapy setting.