Aquatic Bodywork

Aquatic Bodywork

Course Description


Aquatic bodywork is a form of passive healing work intended to achieve profound levels of relaxation and healing in the client. This protocol will teach you how to provide a one-on-one session, where the client is continuously supported while being back-floated. The therapist gently cradles, moves, stretches and massages the receiver. The sessions take place in chest-deep, body-temperature water. 

This is a deeply relaxing treatment that has therapeutic benefits including increased mobility, stress relief, decreased pain levels and an overall state of well-being. The therapist will also benefit from the environment and the mindfulness of the service.

In this class:

  • You will learn the science and history of aquatic bodywork and how it affects multiple levels of healing. 
  • You will understand the basics of water safety as it applies to an aquatic bodywork protocol.
  • You will learn about the indications and contraindications of working with clients in an aquatic setting.
  • You will learn various methods to support your clients while they are receiving this treatment.
  • You will learn a basic full-body routine and be able to incorporate this service into your practice immediately.
  • You will learn various treatment protocols so you will be able to help clients with specific conditions. 


Locations Offered

This is series is also offered as part of our Adventure Learning program at Pura Vida in Costa Rica where students will have access to a dedicated aquatic facility specifically suited to the needs of this class. This is part of an all-inclusive package. Please view the Costa Rica page to enroll.



This course offers 30 massage contact continuing education hours for NCBTMB and in the State of Florida.


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Please enroll early to ensure your place in class. Our class size limits are strictly enforced.

Additional classes will be added shortly.

Massage Education Vacation Pura Vida in Costa Rica - April 23-30, 2022 This class is part of an all-inclusive education vacation package at Pura Vida in Costa Rica. Please visit the Costa Rica page at for more information.

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Aside from special events such as Success School and Education Vacations, we do not typically arrange sleeping rooms at our host hotels for weekend classes. If a room rate is not specifically noted in the class description below, please check your favorite discount travel website (,,,, etc.) to see if better rates are available at the host hotel. Oftentimes the rates on travel websites are lower than what we are able to negotiate and our room block rates, if available, are subject to expiration. If a class location is not already listed, it will be added to this page as soon as it has been finalized. Enrolled students will receive an email reminder one week prior to the class with the location. 

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