Aquatic Bodywork – what to expect

Before your session of Aquatic Bodywork

  • Meet Thomas at the front desk of the Episcopal Homes 10 minutes before your appointment.
  • Allow a ‘good hour’ for a session, generally 45-60 minutes of this is spent in the water.
  • Please bring a towel, swimsuit and toiletries.   There are lockers that you can use.  It’s best if the suit doesn’t tie behind your neck but if it does, just double knot it.  Your neck rests on my elbow and sometimes the ties work loose due to the rocking back and forth.

In The Water

  • Thomas will outline the course of the session and answer any questions/concerns you might have.
  • In the water, he may wrap small ‘floats’ around your legs to add bouyancy to your legs.
  • He will support under your head and either low back or knees. You will be gently moved through the water in a continuous flowing motion, with Thomas adding stretches, point work, stillness and massage as appropriate.
  • Your ears will be mostly under the water, nose and mouth above. Earplugs may be an option for some.
  • Some drift off to sleep, others will remain aware of everything during a session, both are fine. There is no right or wrong way to receive Aquatic Bodywork.
  • At any stage you have had enough for what-ever reason, you can ask to stop. (Although usually the opposite happens and people want a session to go on and on!)


  • At the end of a session Thomas will bring you to an upright stable position and stay with you until you are ready to support yourself. Some people like to sit quietly at the wall, or float in the pool on their own, others like to talk a little about their experience of the session.  Either is fine.
  • Make sure you have planned time to rest quietly after your session (rather than rushing off to work!) and drink a little extra water.
  • Contact Thomas if you have questions later on…or would like another session!

Please notify Thomas of any cancellations 24 hours prior to your appointment, or a session fee will be charged.

Gratuities accepted but not expected.

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