Welcome Aqua4Life Aquatic Bodywork to the MJCC!
Victor Barreda Pazos, LMT, (# 22189) is the owner and sole Watsu professional of Aqua4Life Aquatic Bodywork and he offers sessions at the MJCC Warm Pool
Aqua4Life combines WATSU with other massage therapy techniques for a unique bodywork experience that aims to restore well being and balance to the four interrelated elements of the human body: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Watsu is the world's first form of Aquatic Bodywork offered in a pool heated to near body temperature. The therapeutic effects of bodywork are multiplied by the low-gravity, three-dimensional movement, and the warm, full-body embrace of water.
You will be gently and safely floated, rhythmically moved, stretched, and massaged. The body melts into the water. The weightlessness and warmth of the water decompress the spine, loosen joints, and relax muscles. You will feel a freedom of movement that liberates tension. Thoughts and feelings flow freely and are cleansed. A feeling of peace and wellness overcomes the body and spirit.
Your session will include a detailed health interview and assessment, the Watsu session, a discussion of the treatment plan, exercises, referrals to resources as needed, and the usage of the spa-like locker rooms with a whirlpool, dry sauna, and steam room.
Watsu is ideal for young adults, pregnant women, seniors, athletes, children, and infants.
Victor was born and raised near Valencia, Spain. He has always been fascinated by the human body and it’s interconnected workings. This passion led him to a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005, in Spain. After years of working in different realms of healthcare as a Physical Therapist in Europe, he became a Watsu professional in 2012 (www.iswatsu.com) and eventually a Licensed Massage Therapist in Oregon in 2016. He is trained in different bodywork techniques including Prenatal Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Maitland Australian Manual Therapy (gentle joint manipulation and mobilization), and Ayurvedic Massage.
Victor views health holistically and incorporates his western understanding of the human body with eastern medicine. With over ten years of experience as a licensed bodyworker, Victor has utilized hydrotherapy and aquatic bodywork to help treat various conditions such as: physical disability, rheumatoid arthritis, stress and anxiety, chronic and acute pain, and common ailments during pregnancy.
Aquatic therapy has been his passion since the beginning of his career. Victor considers this vocation a lifelong journey of service, growth, and self-discovery. In each session with Victor, his clients can depend upon his full presence, intuitive touch, and connection to their specific aims and needs.
Victor enjoys his time in the PNW with his wife and two boys exploring the beauty of what this beautiful city and its surroundings has to offer. He also loves cooking, gardening, dancing, playing drums, biking, hiking, and connecting with old and new friends.