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Watsu at Anamaya Resort

Watsu with Ana Laura at Anamaya Resort

We are very excited to offer our guests Watsu.

Watsu is the principle form of Aquatic Therapy for rehabilitation. It promotes deep relaxation, quieting the sympathetic and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous systems. It has profound beneficial effects for trauma, both physical and psycho-emotional, with therapeutic application for neuromuscular injuries, stress, chronic pain, discomfort during pregnancy, and special needs.

Watsu is a unique and powerful form of bodywork for the physical, emotional and mental bodies. The water can open and heal us in ways we never imagined…in body, mind and spirit.

This integrated form of bodywork invites you into a space of deep relaxation, connection and healing. In the gentle weightlessness of warm water, your body can open into a new freedom of movement, stretching and release.

Watsu Practitioner, Ana Laura Quesada

Ana LauraFrom Costa Rica, Ana Laura Quesada is the Founder of Amara Healing Therapies. She is passionate about bodywork, energetic work, and water healing therapies as well as breath work. As a graduate of Therapeutic Massage from the National University of Costa Rica, she has been giving bodywork since 2001.

Her healing modalities include: Relaxation, Swedish, Therapeutic, Thai Yoga massage, Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology, Acupressure, Moxibustion and Reiki. Ana Laura combines all of her knowledge to create a unique and personal synthesis for each individual session.

She also became a licensed WATSU provider from the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Registry and is excited and looking forward to taking you into the Water Flow therapy experience. The Watsu therapy will be performed at a beautiful tide pool, where you will be completely surround by nature and totally immersed into the healing power of the ocean.

Watsu is the principle form of Aquatic Therapy for rehabilitation. It promotes deep relaxation, quieting the sympathetic and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous systems. It has profound beneficial effects for trauma, both physical and psycho-emotional, with therapeutic application for neuromuscular injuries, stress, chronic pain, discomfort during pregnancy, and special needs.

Watsu is a unique and powerful form of bodywork for the physical, emotional and mental bodies. The water can open and heal us in ways we never imagined…in body, mind and spirit.

This integrated form of bodywork invites you into a space of deep relaxation, connection and healing. In the gentle weightlessness of warm water, your body can open into a new freedom of movement, stretching and release.

Come and enjoy the magic of Watsu !!!

Ana Laura Watsu Treatment

What Our Guests are Saying About Watsu

“Just came back from Montezuma, Costa Rica after spending a week at Anamaya Yoga Retreat; Ana works there, but also does the Watsu Therapy. In had never heard of this until I went here, so I was open with no expectations. I’m so glad I was open to this experience as this was a life changing one! Ana took me to the tide pools of the Pacific Ocean early morning. She led me through what can be explained as floating and movement in the water. I felt such joy, love, kindness, acceptance, and mourning; all things I didn’t know would happen. Ana is loving, safe, and connected; her energy is positive. Take a look at her video on Facebook, and if in Montezuma, book a treatment with her. Your life will be changed forever.” – Kris, Visited August 2016

“Ana is a Healer by heart and energy. I have met her years ago as i stayed at Anamaya Resort and started my journey as Yoga Retreat leader about 8 years ago. Ana’s love and passion for the art of waste has made her an incredible practitioner and anyone whom I have referred to get a Watsu session with her wasn’t disappointed and quite the contrary, was Inspired and empowered through a deep sense of nurturing, flow and lightness. I not only recommend a session with her, but most especially urge anyone interested in self-love, Self-healing and self-awareness to flow with Ana in the warms waters of The pacific protected by the Powerful and Blessed energies of Yemanja through Ana’s hands and abilities. Namaste my dear Water Goddess and thank YOU for practicing your gifts!!!” – Cristiane, Visited August 2016

“I never knew what Watsu was until Anamaya and can best describe it as a trauma releasing therapy done in the calming waters. Ana was INCREDIBLE, so nurturing understanding and kind. The time I spent in the water was unlike any other experience and I truly felt healed and prepared for whatever the Universe had in store for me when my session was over. After my watsu treatment, I needed to spend more time with Ana and so a few days later I continued treatment with a massage and reiki session. This was also a wonderful experience. I’ve had dozens of massages prior to but never expiramented with reiki. I am forever grateful for my time at Anamaya and for all of the wonder people I met. I would reccommend watsu massage or reiki for anyone looking to be healed!” – Lindsay, Visited March 2016

Booking Your Watsu Appointment

This treatment is dependent upon the tides so it’s first come first serve as treatment spots are limited. All bookings can be done through Ana Laura after you’ve checked into the Resort, or if she’s unavailable then you can speak with a receptionist to schedule your Watsu appointment.

We look forward to having you as our guest!

Pura Vida.

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