Wata is the short form of the German “WAsser TAnzen” (Water Dance).
Wata was created in Switzerland from Arjana Claudia Brunshwiler and Aman Peter Schröter.
This technique is mainly done underwater with the use of a nose clip, necessary to prevent water from entering the nose.
It begins on the surface, where the client is gently floated and moved through a series of stretches to warm up the body. The practitioner’s focus is to sensitively guide the receiver into a state of deep relaxation, through the massage and conscious breathing, as preparation for the underwater journey: one of grace, fluid motion, weightlessness, time suspension, and altered realities of movement. The light is dimmed, sounds are muffled and gravity becomes a slow-motion dance, offering physical freedom and the possibility to renew connection to the heart and to reach a deep meditation.
When the practitioner feels that the client is relaxed and ready, they are offered the nose clip and the underwater journey can begin. After a deep inhalation, the client’s face is slowly turned toward the surface of the water and gently allowed to submerge. A phenomenon known as “divin reflex” begins to take effect as the water brushes across the client’s face. This causes the heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism to slow down contributing to the ability to stay longer under water without apparent effort. When the client is ready to re-emerge, a “natural signal” is transmitted and the client is effortlessly brought up to the surface before remaining without oxygen. Inhalation is once again triggered with the contact of air on the face and plenty of time is given to re-oxygenate and complete the experience before being submerged again.
Gradually the practitioner will be able to submerge the client for ever longer periods, moving them through a variable dance of movements which will change for each single person depending upon the capability of the body. This sense of freedom is an ideal state to release any holding patterns, whether physical, mental or emotional, and reconnect with the joy of one’s essential nature which is in all of us, and feel the sensation that many describe as, “coming home”.