Aquatic bodywork is valued by pregnant women for several reasons. Foremost
of these is the freedom of movement it provides. The body-temperature
water is perfect for supporting homeostasis of body temperature. The feeling
of weightlessness provided by the buoyancy is a welcome relief. Women
report the experience gives them a sense of being held in the womb themselves.
This is a wonderful psychological support for coming into the mother role
and the rapid transformational processes of pregnancy, both emotional
Women in their first trimester may be drawn to waterwork, although problems
with nausea may make it unappealing. It is especially helpful in the last
4-6 weeks to help discover nuances of space and mobility within the three-dimensional
bouyancy, that may go un-accessed otherwise.
Agua Alma brings the stations of the four-directions to the work to help
individualize the experience. Although the nurturing and slow-paced "West"
session is most commonly visited by pregnant women, all the other directions
are possible, even in late stage pregnancy, within an abreviated range
The soul-focus of Agua Alma can provide a beautiful context for bridging
on a soul-level from mother to child.