The Spa at Travaasa Austin is a retreat to reconnect and find inner peace and solstice. Not only does finding time to relax help in overall happiness, it also benefits the body’s overall well-being. Our Watsu Spa Program is the newest addition to the spa menu and an innovative method to heal the body. The spa treatment uses the warmth and buoyancy of water at 96 degrees to help improve circulation, help lessen everyday stress, arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain and relieve pressure of nerves.

Imagine yourself floating in a weightless bliss, cradled on all sides by one of the world’s most steadfast elements: water. The world melts away and the only thing left is you.

No, this isn’t heaven, but it’s pretty darn close! This experience is ideal for anyone who just wants to relax and is extremely beneficial for those seeking relief from sports injuries, surgeries, or other inconvenient ailments.

The treatment is simple:  As your body is supported in a shallow pool of warm water, a trained therapist moves and adjusts your joints, limbs, and muscles to reach a deep, meditative state of mindful stillness. This special technique uses the unique properties of full-body submersion in comfortably warm water to relax the muscles as the spine is supported by buoyancy.

While in a nearly weightless state of being, your muscles can be manipulated and relaxed through methods which can’t be practiced on land, leading to the glorified release of muscle and joint restrictions. This technique will leave you feeling tension-free, allowing you to focus on mindful personal insights and leave you with an overall calmness in your daily life.

Watsu treatments at the Travaasa spa include:

  • Watsu® Sessions – A combination of unique stretches and natural movements of the body in a private, secluded pool is designed to help to free the spine and open energy pathways for improved physical mobility. (60 minutes)
  • Waterdance® Sessions – An expansion on the Watsu® treatment, this practice slowly introduces stretches and movements that completely submerge the entire body underwater. The dynamic experience allows the body to move limitlessly, and is profoundly meditative and effective for deepening emotional awareness. (60 minutes)