Hot Spots: Watsu means wetter, better bodywork
riving down a busy street in Oceanside, you'd never suspect that behind one of the ordinary-looking 1950s houses is a tropical lagoon, a veritable Watsu heaven.
What's Watsu? It's a form of aquatic bodywork created in the 1980s by San Francisco massage therapist Harold Dull. Combining stretching techniques from Japanese shiatsu with the comforting weightlessness of floating in body-temperature water, he developed a system that relaxes both body and mind, and is now used around the world in clinics and spas.