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Watsu Syllabification: Wat·su
Pronunciation: /ˈwätso͞o/

Definition of Watsu in English:


A form of shiatsu massage that takes place in water.
Example sentences
  • It's large for a city spa, superbly designed and offers a vast range of therapies, many of which - Watsu, Shiatsu, Balinese synchronised massage - draw on the traditions of the East.
  • All offer programs beyond the blissful soak in mineral water: from Swedish and Shiatsu massages to wraps and Watsu.
  • For matching spa services try sound and color therapy, energetic massage like Reiki, many water therapies like Watsu, floatation tank work and saline pool therapies, are also a good match.


1980s: blend of water and shiatsu.

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