What is Water Dance Therapy?
Three-dimensional underwater journey, where time and space lose their meaning
Aquatic Therapy Technique, Developed by Arjana Brunschwiler & Peter Schröter in 1987
Water Dance Therapy (also known as WATA and WasserTanzen) is a form of thermal aquatic bodywork characterized by dynamic movement therapy above and below water, in which you are guided through various movements while wearing a nose clip.
Water Dance Therapy begins at the surface of the water where you are gently floated and moved through a series of stretches to warm up the body. At this stage the practitioner’s focus is to guide you into a state of deep relaxation as preparation to go under the water.
Extensions, stretches, flexions, dolphin-like movements and snake-like rhythms are performed in body temperature water. The nose clip is necessary to prevent water from entering the nose and allows the Water Dance Therapy practitioner to take you on a profound weightless, three-dimensional underwater journey, where time and space lose their meaning.
During the session the Water Dance Therapy practitioner follows your breath signaling manually before each submerging. At first you are focused on your breath, but gradually you are able to let go and surrender. It becomes the Water Dance Therapy practitioner’s meditation to empathetically tune in, support and encourage you to relax into a deeper awareness of body and breath.