Tom Cobian LMT, CWT

Bodywork Classes

Classes include bodywork on land and in a therapy pool.

Basic Watsu - This 18-hour course introduces you to Watsu and aquatic therapies. Taught in a relaxed environment, this class is limited to six students and each student is given individualized attention.

To ensure my students retain the necessary information, I use lectures, handouts, and gives hands-on water practice exercises. These methods are designed to deepen your meditation skills, your relationship to the water, and your sensitivity to touch through bodywork practiced in warm water.

Tom Instructing Class in Pool

If you are or want to become an aquatic therapist, you'll find that Watsu techniques are helpful when treating clients with chronic pain. You will also learn about:

  • Contraindications
  • Experiencing the Work
  • Resources & Certification
  • Ai Chi as a Base for Doing Watsu
  • How Aquatic Bodywork Has Evolved
  • Body Mechanics for Practitioners
  • The Benefits of This Treatment for Various Conditions
  • How Watsu Can Be Used to Treat People with Severe Disabilities


"This Basic Water Class provided an opportunity for an amazing amount of hand-on experience, giving me the confidence and skills to feel more comfortable while working with people in the water." - Regan   "I really appreciate Tom's method of teaching. His thorough demonstration of technique and his approach of working with each student individually gave me a good foundation for continuing my study of Watsu." - Chris

Self Care Class - Massage techniques are combined with back toys and tools to help each student address individual concerns for a wholesome lifestyle.

Caregivers & Patients - These can be land or water based classes teaching caregivers how to handle their patients using massage and Watsu skills.