While spending the 4th of July weekend with my family in Sea Island I had the pleasure of engaging in something so seemingly simple, yet amazing and life-replenishing: complete water immersion. Let me explain…..
Our beach house has a pool in the backyard, and when I went for a swim I realized something that I had taken for granted years ago. When I completely immersed myself underwater and came back up I felt so alive and refreshed. I then began to wonder why something so simple made me feel so great.
I began to think about the last time I had been fully immersed in water, and then realized I couldn’t remember. It must have been before I moved to NYC when I lived in Atlanta, and had a human sized apartment with an actual bath tub. Good times. I hadn’t been to a pool recently either, and all of the times I had been to the beach in the past few years I never went in further than ankle deep because I am deathly afraid of sharks (apparently in my opinion knee deep is too risky). Needless to say, this was the first time in a while I was able to connect to my mermaid roots (yes, I descend from a long line of mermaids, didn’t you know?). I must have been eaten by a shark in a past mermaid life, that would explain my fear of them.
Aquatic therapy is a “thing” whether you’re a mermaid or not. There are many different techniques and treatment methods (which we will get into later). Hydrotherapy is used to treat chronic pain, regulate blood circulation, relieve arthritis, and much more. Stay tuned for our coming articles on hydrotherapy methods! In the meantime, you should definitely go immerse yourself fully in water, as a simple splash is a quick way to clear your energy and cleanse your soul.