I am feeling blessed yet again with the opportunity to be at Rancho la Puerta for a week of Watsu, music, guests and weather! This week I've been honored and privileged to be able to serve an 80 year young grandmother and her collegiate granddaughter with Watsu sessions. Grandma received first and had a profound experience, stating, "I have never experienced anything like that. I can't comprehend it."
Her kind and sweet granddaughter arrived just before the session was complete with papaya smoothies for all of us. Grandma was so pleased with her experience that she offered her loved one the gift of a session! Aquatic Bodywork can be a very transformative experience. 'Erica' also very much enjoyed her treatment and we talked about the experience from both of our perspectives.
"I recently got certified in scuba diving, so I had the image of kelp flowing in the currents. I felt like a mermaid!" 'Erica' was inquisitive and insightful, curious and observant in her conversation. I very much enjoy doing my best to explain what is happening when I facilitate an Aquatic Bodywork session. One thing I repeatedly state is that it's impossible to capture the essence of the experience with words... that words cannot do it justice.
During our conversation 'Erica' said, "You obviously love what you do."
This much I know is true.
Today two clients cancelled due to the thunder heads and rain. Although I would've kept my appointment if I were receiving, I understand. Me? I took the opportunity to be out in it. My first Watsu experience was at Harbin Hot Springs; in Northern California, in the winter, at night, under very large drops of cold rain while being floated in very warm water... I LOVED it! That experience changed my life, truly. It was a sample, a quickie. In under 5 minutes I relaxed more and my body let go more than I ever had on any massage table for an hour! I knew this was it... profound, deeply transformative and effective Aquatic Bodywork.
Why the pomegranate? Because it's one of the beautiful things I see here at my office. enJoy!