MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ — Minneapolis-based rehabilitation and resource center Courage Center celebrates World Watsu Week by offering free 20-minute introductory sessions, April 19-24. The sessions are for those who have not previously experienced Watsu or Aquatic Bodywork.

Watsu is a gentle form of aquatic bodywork therapy performed in warm water. It combines elements of massage, joint mobilization, muscle stretching and dance. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support, combined with movements, stretches, massage and point work, creates therapeutic benefits and potential healing on several levels.

Benefits of Watsu include:

Decreased pain and spinal pressure
Improved sleep patterns and reduced anxiety
Increased joint mobility and muscle relaxation
Renewed sense of alertness and mind/body connection

To schedule your FREE 20-minute trial session, contact:

    Courage Center Golden Valley, 3915 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley
            Mary LeSourd,  763-520-0485, mary.lesourd@couragecenter.org
            Derek LaBerge, 763-520-0484, derek.laberge@couragecenter.org

    Courage Center St. Croix, 1460 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater
            Paula Simpson, 651-351-2326, paula.simpson@couragecenter.org

To view a video about Watsu, visit Courage Center’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZp0VqWA9Gw&feature=channel_page

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offers advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit www.CourageCenter.org.