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TESTIMONIALS

AQUATIC BODYWORK ~

The nervous system plays a fundamental role in both health and dis-ease.

 

Aquatic Bodywork can activate powerful innate  movements called Central Pattern Generators (CPG) or Body Waves  that act as a self healing mechanism in the nervous system.

 

The body waves feel like inborn swimming and crawling moments that spontaneously arise, dissipating tension and restoring movement and coordination to the body, thereby reliving pain and creating deep relaxation.

 

The neurophysiological mechanism appears to be related to the post traumatic release of stress that animals develop experience when they shake and vibrate to release trauma after a fight flight or freeze response to an overwhelming stressor. This shaking discharge of the sympathetic flight or flight prevents the development of PTSD. The watsu body wave acts to discharge this stress locked in the autonomic nervous system thereby mitigating the effects of sympathetic dominance such as suppression of the parasympathetic ‘rest and digest and rebuild’ division of the nervous system.

 

Overactivity of the the sympathetic ‘fight, flight or freeze’ nervous system ultimately results in many of the dis-ease states of modern life such as high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol and insulin resistance and high blood sugar. Not to mention anxiety and depression.

 

I have been receiving Aquatic Bodywork from various practitioners for 25 years. It’s my favorite form of bodywork. The warm water and floatation support allows the body and mind to deeply relax and unwind.

 

Constancia is a master of Aquatic Bodywork having trained with the developer of Watsu ( Water Shiatsu )the late Harold Dull, at Harbin Hot Springs in Calistoga. I highly recommend her care.

 

Zail Khalsa, DC MS

 

Inner Health Chiropractic

Beverly Hills, CA

DrZail.com

FAMILY WATSU ~

An out of body experience. You are floating into relaxation. With every curve, turn, pull, and push your body is letting go of all the burdens of the world. My husband and I both were able to receive a water massage and also spend time with our baby while the other is receiving. You feel the presence of your partner and child while also feeling safe in the hands of Constatia. I left feeling that I discovered the secret of joy and was ready to share this with every person I know. An amazing way to feel your body in the body in a new way.

~Nicole

AQUATIC BODYWORK ~
Transformative. Constantia's work is like nothing I have ever experienced. It reaches far beyond words to go to the roots of your old patterns. Through phenomenal intuition and insight, she is able to guide through the waters to places you didn't know you needed to go to heal. She's kind, attentive, respectful and helped me access parts of my body where I stored old and destructive emotions. Through our work I was able to release them in a way traditional forms of therapy weren't able to. You're in the best hands. Literally and figuratively.

~Alexandre

BABY AQUATICS ~ 

A magical oasis in which babies, kids, and parents feel safe. I felt held by Constatia as I was getting to learn each one of my babies. We brought our kids and saw them connect with water in such a unique way. Love without fear. We somehow skipped with our second daughter and we regret it. At 4 years of age she is now really learning to be in harmony with the water. Give your child a gift for life and learn together how to be in the water- just be.

We started younger. The earlier they are there the earlier you learn to implement the language and behavior that will become muscle memory.

~Nicole

HAWAII RETREAT ~

We have attended two of Constantia's family retreats in Hawaii.  The island itself is so serene and magical, and made even more so with the aquatic sessions.  It is also a great experience to connect with other like minded families and a bonding experience as a family.  We loved discovering the local's favorites spots too!

~Nathaly

Some of the best times of our lives were spent with Constantia on the FamilyAquatics retreat in Hawaii! She leads a family friendly insiders tour of wherever she goes. The balance of activities and family time is ideal. We would go somewhere every year with her if we could! 

~Alison

Dolphinsgate retreats have been a life-changing experience for me and for my family. The experience is unlike anything you could do on your own. This is beyond a vacation. There is culture, community, education, music, celebration, and of course, the healing and magical aspects of the water that are incorporated into each retreat experience. We have made lifelong friends having gone on these adventures with Dolphinsgate, and we love Constantia and her vision for connecting families through the water and these amazing retreats. 

Mahalo- 

Kristi Hadix 

FAMILY CLASSES ~

Nestled in the middle of the city, you are transported to a beautiful Oasis the moment you walk through the gate and take an unconscious deep breath.  Constantia's magic is felt all around, from the lush green surrounding to the womb-temperature waters, where both parents and infants surrender to each other's presence and parents learn to let go of agendas and allow for their babes to take the lead.  We cherished every class with both our girls, and I always joked that I could keep having babies just to be able to attend the classes. There was a noticeable difference between the person I was when class started, to the final song at the end of class. I could feel myself floating for the rest of the day.  I am so grateful for Constantia's holding space for this bonding experience that we still carry with us. 

~Nathaly & Felix with Cassis (10yo) and Oceami (6yo)

BABY AQUATICS ~

My daughter is now nearly 13 years old and to this day swimming with her in Constantia's lovely pool is among my most cherished memories.  Beyond being a cherished memory it also played a huge role in shaping how I think about parenting.  Go slowly and let the child lead and show you what they are ready for, what they want, and what they can do.   Don't hold on too tight.  Pay attention to your own mood, and breathing, and responses, because your child will respond so much more strongly to how you are than to what you say.  We are now taking our toddler to swim with Constantia at DolphinsGate and are re-experiencing those same vitally important lessons again.   

~Ted Skillman

BABY AQUATICS ~ 

The Dolphinsgate community feels like home. Just being in the space brings a sigh of relief from the bustle of society.

I asked Pierce this morning how he felt about Dolphinsgate and swim class, and he said, “ I always knew how to swim.”

That right there is the massive proof of what this community has brought into our lives. A joy and respect for the power of water, but also the the seamless integration of swimming into one’s life. Pierce is now almost 12 years old and is so connected with nature and the ocean. His sense of self is strong and… well, he said it himself… He always knew how to swim!

~Kristin Anderson, Pierces mom

I always knew how to swim. I always feel welcome at Dolphinsgate. I think you should take this class too.

~Pierce Anderson Hart, age 12

Water transmission from Constantia

TOUCHED

I AM TOUCHED 

DEEPLY TOUCHED 

BY THE RAWNESS OF THIS MOMENT

WHERE PAIN SORROW AND GRIEF 

FEEL ALMOST ESTATICALY RIGHT 

CAUSE ITS REAL 

CLEAR

LIFE

 

I AM REMINDED 

DEEPLY REMINDED OF THE BEAUTY

OF LIFE 

WHEN I SEE A NEWBORN BABY

KNOWING IT’S DIVINE PURPOSE

HERE

WHEN A FATHER GETS  IT THE MOMENT 

HE SEES HIS CHILD FOR THE FIRST TIME

COMING OUT OF THE WOMB AND SAYS ;

THIS IS WHY IM HERE 

MY LIFE MAKES SENSE FOR THE FIRST TIME 

IN A LONG TIME

THAT PRIMAL INSTINCT THAT 

WANTS TO HOLD AND  PROTECT THIS INNOCENT BEING

WILL NOT GO TO SLEEP 

TO WATCH OVER MOTHER AND CHILD

 

I AM HONORED DEEPLY HONORED

TO WITNESS THIS LOVE IN 

MOTHER FATHER AND CHILD

BEING REMINDED 

ONCE AGAIN

THAT YES 

LOVE WILL SUSTAIN US 

ALWAYS FOREVER AND EVER 

Water Transmission from Pharaoh

STARGIRL

pure divine nature I am

pure exquisite beauty I am 

pure celestial energy I am 

pure crystalline sensitivity I am

pure vibrational symphony I am

pure curiosity I am

pure innocence I am

pure intelligence I am

pure wisdom I am

pure extreme joy I am

pure spontaneous  energy I am

pure outrageous excitement I am 

pure total aliveness I am

pure  unlimited possibility I am

pure happiness I am

pure sweetness I am

pure kindness I am

pure gentleness I am

pure constant motion I am

pure total stillness I am 

pure gratitude I am

pure light I am 

pure truth I am 

pure trust I am

pure peace I am 

pure harmony I am 

pure LOVE I am

let me be 

so I am free

to see

all that I  

am 

meant 

to be 

as

ME !

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