My watsu experiences with Laurie are magical. I have been several times and have not been able to achieve the depth of relaxation through any other healing modality. Each time I finish a session I am much lighter and happier. The best part is the incredible creativity I am able to achieve, as well as the clarity of thought I benefit from afterward. In fact, due to the meditative state I achieve after Laurie's sessions, I have gained a lot of clarity into the challenges that I face at that time. I have been so blessed to have Laurie because she is the most caring practitioner I have ever been with. She truly listens and cares for my needs. Not only has she become my friend, but also a mentor because she is a woman with many talents and rich life experiences that I continue to learn from. Most importantly, I believe a watsu experience is founded on the energy the practitioner themselves brings to the session. Laurie is a natural healer and without her, I would be at a huge loss. It has been a privilege to receive her high-quality care. Marisol Wolf, Davis 2018
"Laurie and Russell's AirBnB space was super clean and very relaxing. They are both real friendly and respectful of giving you your own space. I got the pleasure of a big healthy Sunday breakfast cooked for me before I headed off to finish my travels. I highly recommend you gift yourself a Watsu appointment. It was my first time with that mode of healing, but I still carry with me the surrender and flow that I felt during the session. Laurie has a soft and strong way, like she becomes the water, that holds and moves you. Great experience! I hope to stay there again." Elaine S. Ashland, OR, 2018
Watsu with Laurie is a complete experience that begins the moment you enter her watsu pool oasis. Before you even get in the water you will feel relaxed and welcomed. Laurie herself, aside from her watsu skills, is a naturally nurturing person with an awesome laugh and happy way about her. Her good vibes will start working on you immediately. But then the watsu. Oh my goodness the watsu. Serious massage combined with the transformative power of water. In the water, my body can stretch in ways that it can't otherwise and yet it's never forced or strained. Laurie is an expert at guiding the dance between body and water while still maintaining all of what I love about traditional massage. Robin Frank, Davis 2017
I loved my Watsu experiences with Laurie. She helped me to feel so relaxed in my body, and the warm water is heavenly! It's the perfect opportunity to let go and allow your body to stretch and release. The pool is also incredibly beautiful and serene and I can't wait for my next session! Michelle M. Sacramento 2017
Laurie is a amazing Watsu practitioner. As a massage practitioner myself (and the daughter of a CMT), I am very careful and selective of who I go to for massage/bodywork. Watsu (shiatsu + warm water!) is a great combination of in-water stretches and relaxation and healing of the mind and body. I have been a client for almost two years now and definitely recommend Laurie to anyone interested in Watsu!
Jazzmin G. Sacramento 2016
I’ve been getting watsu massage every month from Laurie Loving for almost four years. My sore muscles and joints get gently massaged in the soothing warm water. I find watsu a very enjoyable, relaxing, and nurturing way to support good health. And I love being gracefully swirled in the water! Nan R. Davis 2016
"I had never experienced Watsu before and it's hard to describe how amazing the experience was. Laurie is incredibly calming and her touch is very therapeutic -- mentally and physically. Having a massage while being weightless in warm water takes relaxation to a whole different level. For a period during the massage I wasn't even aware of where I was -- just floating in space. After the massage, I was so relaxed and all the tension from working on a computer 40+ hours a week was completely gone. I definitely recommend Laurie to anyone who has physical pains or would just like an unbelievably relaxing massage experience. Thank you and I can't wait to come back!"
Erin Pace-Molina, Davis 2016
The time spent with Laurie in her beautiful Watsu pool is so restorative to the body and the soul.. Her pool is like a little oasis, a perfect getaway to recharge and relax. I always feel transported to a peaceful, tranquil place during a session with Laurie. I leave there with a sense of wellbeing and wholeness. Thank you Laurie!
Danielle F. Davis 2015
This is by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. I've never felt so calm, content, and comfortably vulnerable all at the same time. Laurie was so amazing, she is grounded and very confident in her movements. I can not wait to go back for my second session. Thank you so much Laurie for providing a self-healing environment for me.
Kellie G., Massage Therapist, Davis 2015
"I celebrated my 60th birthday by treating myself to a session with Laurie. It was my first Watsu massage. Best birthday present to myself, EVER!"
Sandra Dolber-Smith, CranioSacral Therapy and Reiki Practitioner, Davis 2015
Thank you again for your gifted work and your ability to receive me where I am with kindness. All evening, I felt so sensitive and in touch with my heart, and I am still feeling (good, important) shifts and changes in my physical and emotional body. I have never had bodywork/energywork done before that has opened me up so profoundly!
M.C., Davis 2015
Laurie Loving is just that! She provides the most loving, soothing, relaxing water experience that you could possibly imagine. She brings calm to a stressed body and mind. Laurie intuitively knows just what to do to foster trust and bring you peace and relief. It's pure bliss in a comfy and cozy environment. My son with special needs looks forward to each session with a big smile on his face. He returns home serene and relaxed. I dream of a world where we all felt that way.
Charmaine J., Davis 2014
"I've been bringing my wife Cynthia twice a month for almost two years. Cynthia has dementia but she doesn't forget that she loves her Watsu sessions! I've noticed that after her sessions she walks easily and has a brighter look in her eyes. Dementia also decreases the patient's ability to feel emotions, but Cynthia often says, "I love you, Laurie Loving". I'm so appreciative of the caring way Laurie has with her, and Cynthia also looks forward to the post-session dish of applesauce!
Nancy Peden, Davis 2014
"Just a quick note to say thanks for the session the other day and thanks for the posture advice. I realized that my posture was partly due to years of playing classical guitar, so I did some reading and re examined my posture. I found out that I had been playing guitar the wrong way for years and as soon as I corrected my posture everything felt so much better! My back was less sore, my neck was less tense and my playing was automatically much more free and expressive. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks very much!"
Patrick Shearer, Davis 2013
"My watsu session was an amazingly beautiful experience. Laurie's energy is very nurturing and the environment she's created is the next best thing to being in Hawaii. I felt more relaxed, refreshed and clear that I ever have after a table massage."
Deja Kjoller, Sacramento 2013
"THAT WAS AMAZING !!!!! I have had massages but never like this. I had my first Aquatic Massage with Laurie Loving, and I LOVED IT...It is done in a heated pool and her float devices makes her work limitless on your body, I had no clue. I told her when we were finished, I think a traditional massage, the table really limits the massage."
Mark Fifer, Rio Linda 2013
"I was given a session with Laurie as a gift. Being a macho construction man I wasn't about to do some "sissy water massage" but my wife encouraged me strongly to go. Wow!!! This was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in a long time. After a long week of hard construction my body was aching in places I didn't even know I had. Laurie did a wonderful job of informing me what to expect, then did her "magic" on me. Not only did I leave pain free but but was in a whole lot better mood. This is going to be my "reward" from time to time."
Don Arneson, Woodland 2013
"I've had the luxurious experience of watsu with Laurie Loving four times now:
March 3 - My second session proved to be even more awesome than the first. Laurie's watsu is very nurturing. I'm totally relaxed & confident in her care. If you're thinking of getting a watsu massage, you have to get in touch with Laurie!
April 7 - Come in achy, leave like you've never felt before. Yes, a watsu session is that great and Laurie is that good!
May 4 - Relaxing, peaceful, blissful - some words that best describe a watsu experience with Laurie.
As you can guess by now, I'm looking forward to my next watsu session with Laurie. "
Gil Sancha, Sacramento 2013
"I'm not sure how to describe this experience other than it was completely amazing. I had heard of Watsu massage for years and it sounded at best neat, but this seriously was one of the most soothing experiences I've ever had. Laurie has such a gift, and as someone who has always loved water, this was a special treat! This really is just what it sounds like- shiatsu (acupressure) in the water. The combination of compression, stretches, and soothing touch totally loosened up my spine. I could feel how much my system needed this kind of work. Only a few minutes into the experience I was having deep sighs and drifting off. I'm a massage therapist myself and I've experienced many modalities from lots of fellow MT's over the years, but this was the best experience I've had in a long time because it took all the compression off the areas that are chronically tight. I could feel my whole torso open up which is difficult to experience on a massage table.
I also felt like Laurie's intake process made the whole Watsu experience very enjoyable. I had a lot of questions but she walked me through the whole deal in such a way that I didn't have any questions about my comfort level or experience- she as an intuitive, peaceful manner that just set me at easy right away.
I'm hooked and I'm signed up for regular sessions!"
Lily Starling, Davis 2013
"This was one of the most relaxing experiences I've ever had! The warmth of the water and the freedom of movement was such a great addition to the traditional massage table feeling. My muscles relaxed so quickly and all of the tension left my body right in the beginning so I could bliss out for the rest of the hour!"
Rachel Pettit, Davis 2013
"One of the signature attributes receiving a Watsu aquatic massage is the experience of being lovingly cradled and supported in a nurturing way by both the water and the practitioner. I have received a number of Watsu sessions, even at Harbin Hot Springs where Watsu originated, and Laurie Loving's style is the most nurturing and unconditionally loving that I have ever experienced. Her last name fits her! She is a master at creating a feeling of safety that allows one to let go and drift in to a deep state of peaceful reverie. Her beautiful pool is inside of a womb like dome structure which when entering, feels like stepping in to some far away warm tropical world. Your stress literally floats away. You don't want it to end! "
Karen Khamashta, Davis 2013
"Hi Laurie, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful experience yesterday. Very balancing, not to mention relaxing. I totally appreciate your strength in working with people on such an intimate level. And, yes, I did sleep good last night!!. May you be happy, healthy and safe."
Andrea H., Sacramento 2013
"Laurie, after my watsu treatment I was having a little trouble with movement as you saw but once I got out of the car and reached home the Whole (!) day was flawless. I walked straight, not hunched and my movement was smoother. Thank you very much for all that you do. See you Monday!"
Diane O'Mara, Sacramento 2012
"Congratulations! I read the beautiful article about you and the Watsu therapy in today’s paper, Laurie. I’m so glad for you. It pleased me to read the statement that you can do wheelchair transfers, because I think my experience was what proved its potential. Right? May both your work and your home life be blessed.
Yours, Kathie Elliot, Davis 2012
"The Watsu massage experience is the most relaxing experience; it allows you to fully and completely relax in a way that is not possible out of the water. The stretches feel wonderful!"
Dani Volk, RN, Davis 2012
"My experience with watsu has been amazing. My first session brought me a sense of relaxation that I haven't felt in years. I would recommend watsu for anybody. If you have a physical ailment it helps. If you want to feel relaxed and calm with less stress, this is the best experience."
Mary Ann Jung, Davis 2012