Relax and unwind with Watsu at L’Atelier Aquafitness

L’Atelier’s Aquafitness classes have been taking Dubai by storm since their launch in 2013, and now the studio has added Watsu to their arsenal of wellness activities to ensure stress reduction and deep relaxation.

Watsu, also called Aquatic Shiatsu, is an alternative technique that involves manual pressure applied to specific points on the body in an attempt to relieve tension and pain. It combines elements of massage, joint mobilization and muscle stretching. It is characterized by one-on-one sessions in which the receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocket and stretched.

The benefits of Watsu are multiple:


  • Fuller breathing
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduction in anxiety and stress levels
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Improved digestion and sleep


  • Lower rate of respiration
  • Lower heart rate
  • Increased peripheral vasodilatation
  • Enhanced immune system response


The 45-minute class is perfect for everyone including expectant mothers or for those of us who require extra rest and relaxation.

L’Atelier Aquafitness is located on Al Wasl Road in Dubai. A single session of Watsu is available for AED380, with packages also available. Sessions are offered on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm for ladies only. Advance booking is compulsory. For further information, please visit or contact us on 04- 338 8323.