Watsupath

Manager: Elisa Munoz Blanco
Sevilla la Nueva Ma ...spain
email: elisa.mb@watsupath.com
Watsupath™ Training Institute is one of the few schools of Watsu® and Aquatic Therapy managed by, and aimed at health professionals.

It was born of the need to provide therapeutic tools to health professionals committed to the support and facilitation of people with special needs. It arises, therefore, with the objective of recognizing the value of Aquatic Therapy as a complete therapeutic entity, first option in some cases, and essential in many others.

All Watsupath™ collaborators are highly qualified professors and practitioners, with a specialized clinical practice and teaching experience, who put their knowledge and skills at the service of the student, contributing to an outstanding personal and professional growth.

The Expert in Watsu® and Aquatic Therapy Training program for Physiotherapists, and the Watsu® Practitioner Training program for Health Professionals, both accredited by Watsupath™ Training Institute, include the Watsu® educational program, and another educational options in water and on land: Cranio Sacral Therapy in Water™, Aquatic Integration™, Waterness Journey™, Fluid Presence™, Water Dance®, Healing Dance®, Shiatsu, First Aid, Ethics and Communication, Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics applied to Aquatic Therapy, Global Postural Reeducation, and Traditional Thai Massage.

Approaching this high level training to different countries of Europe, North America, Central America and South America, Watsupath™ Training Institute offers tailored courses that make its training programme a reference in what Aquatic Therapy is concerned.

History
Watsupath™ is created by Elisa Muñoz white in 2007, after starting her Watsu® training in Asia. Develops a connection network that soon became a platform of communication between professionals, teachers and students, not only of Watsu®, but of all disciplines of aquatic bodywork known in those days.

The main activity as a physiotherapist developes in her hometown, Talavera de la Reina, and in several facilities in Madrid. Her activity as a teacher, from Madrid, little by little, goes beyond borders...Hungary, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, United States, Argentina... combining several disciplines on land and in water to the service of the patient and the student.

The term Watsupath™ is registered in July 2012 together with Cranio Sacral Therapy in Water™,
as a trade mark for advertising, management and business administration, concerning the establishment of franchise business consulting services, sales, education, training, sports and cultural activities, and medical services.

In 2014 Watsupath™ Training Institute is created and added to the training institutes of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Registry, and its training programme is adapted to the requirements of the Continuing Education Commission for Health Professions, accredited by the National Health System.

WatsuPath™ - CST in Water™ is a registered service mark of Elisa Muñoz Blanco.

Upcoming Classes

2018 Nov 1-4 Craniosacral Therapy in Water™ 1 with Elisa Munoz Blanco in Madrid...
2018 Dec 5-9 Watsu 3 (Adapted) with Cameron West in Madrid...
2019 Apr 18-22 Watsu 1 with Elisa Munoz Blanco in San Sebastian...
2019 May 1-5 Fire and Water with Shinzo Fujimaki in Madrid...
2019 Jul 10-14 Craniosacral Therapy in Water™ 2 with Elisa Munoz Blanco in Madrid...
2019 Jul 17-21 Craniosacral Therapy in Water™ 3 with Elisa Munoz Blanco in Madrid...
2019 Aug 7-11 Watsu 1 with Elisa Munoz Blanco in San Sebastian...

Program

TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR HEALTH PRACTITIONERS:

Training Programme for Physiotherapists: Expert In Watsu® and Aquatic Therapy

Note: the time needed to advance the Path depends on approve each module. Students get a lot of benefits to repeat a course ( "auditor" those who repeat the course, normally with discount), or receiving a supervision, or registering additional practice sessions. The instructors will indicate when it is appropriate to continue with the next step. Since Audits and Supervision hours added as training credits, these usually do not extend the total duration of the training.

Training Path for Physiotherapists: Graduated physiotherapists that have attended at least 50 hours of Shiatsu or equivalent, can add Watsu® And Aquatic Therapy as an additional modality to its current practice, as a complement to their professional practice, upon completion of modules 1.1 to 1.5, 2.1 to 2.5 and 2.8, 3.1 and 4.1 (below indicated), to achieve a minimum of 300 hours of training.

Level 1/ Phases / Courses
1.1. Watsu®-1(50 h). It is advisable to attend before a Watsu®-Basic (16 h) and then perform the full W-1(50 h) tot. 66 h
1.2. Minimum 10 sessions of free practice (to give to any receiver)
1.3. Minimum 5 professional sessions to receive from a cerified Practitioner
1.4. CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 1 (20h) and/or Healing Dance® 1 (50h) and/or Water Dance®1 (50h) and/or Aquatic Integration Introduction (20h) and/or Aquatic Integration 1 - Foundation(42h) and/or Waterbase© (15h)
1.5. Ethics and communication (20 h)
1.6. Optional: Shiatsu (or Traditional Thai Massage) (50 h)
1.7. Optional: Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics applied to Aquatic Therapy(50 h)
1.8. Optional: repeating Watsu® 1 and/or Supervisions

Level 2/ Phases / Courses
2.1. Watsu®-2 (50h)
2.2. Minimum 10 sessions of free practice (to give to any receiver)
2.3. Minimum 5 professional sessions to receive from a cerified Practitioner
2.4. CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 2 (40h) and/or Healing Dance® 2 (50h) and/or Water Dance® 2 (50h) and/or Aquatic Integration II - Sensory Integration (40 hrs) and/or Aquasphere© (15h)
2.5. Basic life support, CPR, First aid (20 h)
2.6. Optional: Shiatsu (or Traditional Thai Massage) (50 h)
2.7. Optional: repeating Watsu® 1 or Watsu® 2 and/or Supervisions
2.8. Demonstration of Proficiency (min 2 h)

Level 3 / Phases / Courses
3.1. Watsu®-3 (50h)
3.2. Optional: Elective classes of those approved by Watsupath™ Institute to achieve a minimum of 300 hours of training.
- CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Módulo 3 (50 h)
- Watsu® -3 Adapted (50 h)
- Watsu® for Pregnancy (min 34h)
- Halliwick® Therapy
- Healing Dance® 3(50h) and/or Water Dance® 3 (50h)
- Aquatic Integration III - Professional Development (40 h)
- Waterness© (20h)
- repeating any Watsu® course and/or Supervisions

Level 4 / Phases / Courses
4.1. Final Exam (min 4h)

TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR OTHER PROFESSIONALS:

Training Programme for Health Care Professionals: Watsu® Practitioner

Note: the time needed to advance the Path depends on approve each module. Students get a lot of benefits to repeat a course ( "auditor" those who repeat the course, normally with discount), or receiving a supervision, or registering additional practice sessions. The instructors will indicate when it is appropriate to continue with the next step. Since Audits and Supervision hours added as training credits, these usually do not extend the total duration of the training.

Training Programme for Health Care Professionals: Those health care professionals who are approaching aquatic therapies without having any previous training techniques of aquatic bodywork related, will have to finish the full programme below indicated (modules 1.1 to 4.1), to achieve a minimum of 500 hours of training.

Level 1/ Phase / Courses
1.1 Watsu®-1(50 h). It is advisable to attend before a Watsu®-Basic (16 h) and then perform the full W-1(50 h) tot. 66 h
1.2 Minimum 10 sessions of free practice (to give to any receiver)
1.3 Minimum 5 professional sessions to receive from a cerified Practitioner
1.4 CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Module 1 (20h), Healing Dance® 1 (50h) and/or Water Dance®1 (50h) and/or Waterbase© (15h)
1.5 Ethics and communication (20 h)
1.6 Shiatsu (or Traditional Thai Massage) (50 h)
1.7 Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics applied to Aquatic Therapy(50 h)
1.8 Optional: repeating Watsu® 1 and/or Supervisions

Level 2 / Phases / Courses:
2.1 Watsu®-2 (50h)
2.2 Minimum 10 sessions of free practice (to give to any receiver)
2.3 Minimum 5 professional sessions to receive from a cerified Practitioner
2.4 CranioSacral Therap), Healing Dance® 2 (50h) and/or Water Dance® 2 (50h) and/or Aquasphere© (15h)
2.5 Basic life support, CPR, First aid (20 h)
2.6 Shiatsu (or Traditional Thai Massage) (50 h)
2.7 Optional: repeating Watsu® 1 or Watsu® 2 and/or Supervisions
2.8 Demonstration of Proficiency (min 2 hours)

Level 3 / Phases / Courses
3.1 Watsu®-3 (50h)
3.2 Elective classes of those approved by Watsupath™ Institute to achieve a minimum of 500 hours of training.
- CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Módulo 3 (50 h)
- Watsu® for Pregnancy (min 34h)
- Healing Dance® 3(50h) and/or Water Dance® 3 (50h)
- Waterness© (20h)
- repeating any Watsu® course and/or Supervisions

Level 4 / Phases / Courses
4.1 Final Exam (min 4h)

TRAINING FOR QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS

PROVISIONAL QUALIFICATION: 'WATSU® PROVIDER'
Professionals who already work in SPA, clinics or sports centres may offer Watsu® sessions to the clients of the Center under " Provider Contract" explained below, upon completion of the minimum requirements:1.1 1.5 modules and 2.1 to 2.5 and 2.8 (above).


'WATSU® PROVIDER'
“Provider Contract” is agreed to complete the courses required at a rate of 50 hours per year and to complete all other requirements, as you register the 10 professional sessions received, thus completing the training.
The provider contract must contain a clause in which the direction of the Centre, offering sessions, sign an acceptance of mutual agreement that stipulates that employment continued the supplier is subject to the fulfillment of this contract.


REGISTRY
Once completed the applicable requirements, the student may request to be registered as WATSU® PRACTITIONER or 'WATSU® PROVIDER' costs provided for registration at the time of registration. Professional obligation required a continuous training of at least 50 hours of water courses in less than 3 years.