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Harold Dull
Harold Dull working with a student during a class in Chicago

This Aquatic Therapy technique called Watsu was created and pioneered in the 1980's by Harold Dull at Harbin Hot Springs in Middletown, California at the School of Shiatsu and Massage. As a Massage therapist and Zen Shiatsu Practitioner studying in Japan, Dull derived the eastern healing benefits and principles of Shiatsu and incorporated them into warm water creating Watsu or Aquatic Shiatsu. More information can be obtained about the origin and practice of Watsu at


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