Kandis Hill is a Watsu® Practitioner and a Watsu® Basic Instructor in the San Antonio and Austin, Texas area.
What is Watsu®?
Water Shiatsu; a type of bodywork (massage) done in a warm shallow pool, body temperature. Using the principles of Zen Shiatsu, working with the meridian systems…lung meridian, heart meridian, spleen meridian, stomach meridian and so forth, these lines of energy are compressed, stretched, points held, to bring about harmony within the body.
Add to this the heart breath connection, Watsu’s flow, interweaving dynamic movement and suspension.
The receiver is gently rocked, expanded, cradled, twisted, stretched, folded, swirled, and floated. Supported in warmth and safety, the muscles and fascia are free to give up their long-held patterns of holding, tension, and pain.
The mind is now free to quiet itself and receive.
Watsu’s physical and stress-reducing effects are deep, long-lasting, and profound.
When you consider all the qualities of the element of water, you have all the dualities. There is powerful movement, and stillness. There is shallow and deep. There is illusion and clarity.
Water can be an incredible vessel for holding sacred energy, or it can assist with amplifying or multiplying energy. Transitions and change can be fluid and smooth. When a body is floated, there is an element of weightlessness. Every tendon, ligament, joint is free to move and articulate in ways it cannot on land or a table.
Watsu® works on more than just the physical body… it works on all the bodies, the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Whatever the client needs may unfold divinely during a Watsu® session. And the practitioner may use any or all of the things in their toolbox to enhance the session as needed. Both giver and receiver benefit.
To truly know what Watsu® is, it must be experienced.
What others say about Kandis’ work
“Each vertebra decompressed. Very, very wonderful!” – E.D. – Houston
“What a relaxing treat! I love being in the water…I think I ‘let go’ of both physical and mental stress so much more quickly than in a massage ‘on land.’” – E.W. – Austin
“Kandis Hill is a supremely skilled aquatic therapist, a superb teacher, and a devoted mentor. In Kandis’ amazing, aquatically guided hands, my body was able to achieve an astonishing level of pain release that blew all other therapies over 30+ years out of the water. :) As a teacher, Kandis exhibits the qualities that true teachers aspire to: she ignites the mind, hearts, and souls of her learners to learn more and, more importantly, to be more. As a mentor, Kandis demonstrates extraordinarily professional and emotional generosity by staying connected with her learners and sharing an impressive array of resources for lifelong learning. The net result of my experiences with Kandis have been nothing short of life changing: transformational change in all aspects of who I am – my body, my career, and my life.” – M.K. , PhD, OTR – Houston
“Total relaxation… freedom from pain… mind free to float… spiritual.” – B.L. – Georgetown
“Kandis’s Watsu session is a healing full experience. It aligns the subtle bodies. It nurtures the nadis and as a result, your feelings, thoughts, and soul end up in alignment.” – Starr Fuentes – Hot Springs, AR
Some words frequently used to describe Kandis’ Watsu® sessions
“The most relaxing body work in the whole wide world”
“W O W!”
Kandis’ current certifications include
- Certified Watsu® Practitioner
- Watsu® Basic Instructor
- Texas Licenced Massage Therapist
- Texas Massage Therapy Instructor
- Texas CEU provider
- Advanced Energetic Healer and Teacher
- Divine Intervention Facilitator
- Divine Intervention Instructor
- Reiki Master
Also, after working in a Montessori School 15 years, Kandis enjoys drawing upon that philosophy. Other modalities she draws upon include Jin Shin Jyutsu, Ortho Bionomy, Reflexology, Wood Magic, Energetic Face and Body Lifts.
Kandis has 14 years experience as a Watsu® Practitioner, 17 years experience as a full-time massage therapist, and over 40 years experience on a path of personal and spiritual growth.
If you are a Texas LMT, who needs CEU’s, check out Basic Watsu® Class (16 hours). It is amazing, fun, and truly something never before offered in Texas… you get to receive equally with giving, and working in warm water… awesome. Also available, just for Texas: LMT Ceu’s a 6 hour introduction to Watsu®.
For further descriptions and information about Watsu® and classes offered by Kandis, please visit her website.