The Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association oversees aquatic bodywork training and certification programs and their ethical application; coordinates research; and helps provide access to the benefits of a aquatic bodywork. Practitioners, Instructors, and Training Institutes are members of WABA. Other individuals and organizations who want to help are welcome to become WABA members.
WATSU® is the abbreviation for “Water Shiatsu” and is the world’s first form of Aquatic Bodywork. It is a deep relaxation technique based on zen shiatsu and developed since the 1980s by the poet Harold Dull.
WATA is the abbreviation of the German “WasserTanzen” (Water Dance). WATA is a technique in which the receiver (wearing a nose clip) is gradually guided underwater in a three-dimensional gravity.
Healing Dance is an holistic, aquatic technique developed by Alexander George in 1993. It consists of ten trainings. In seven of these, techniques are taught in which the receiver remains on the surface of the water. The three remaining trainings are subaquatic, featuring a variety of submergings.
Oceanic Bodywork is a tecnique that proposes 3 very gentle but extremely effective methods of body treatments, one on land , another in water and the latest one inspired by the air. These methods were developed in the late 80’s by Nirvano Martina Schulz and Kaya Femerling.