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A group of aquatic practitioners support disabled children in water during a Musical Hydrotherapy training session

Musical Hydrotherapy training

Musical Hydrotherapy is an innovative therapy combining listening to sound inside the water alongside aquatic body therapy techniques to

  • relax body and mind

  • inspire movement, stretching, vocalisation and stillness

  • enhance well–being

  • develop an appreciation to sound and music.

 

How it works

Underwater speakers are placed inside a hydro-pool and specially created underwater music/sound is heard when the head is placed in the water. The vibrations travel through the water and stimulate the inner ear directly, resulting in a perception of sound that is incredibly detailed, immediate and personal. The vibrations can also be felt in the body, and when experienced alongside guided movement through aquatic body therapy, participants experience a deeper state of relaxation. The practice can also help to improve communication, emotional development and motor and sensory skills.

The training

The training for practitioners is very practical and skills-based, covering how to work in the water to support people with a variety of disabilities, from severely movement-challenged individuals to hyperactive people who are more anxious about physical contact in the pool. 

Read a blog about Musical Hydrotherapy training and our aquatic practitioner Steph Hodgson here.

Group training for schools or 8-10 pool staff

Place: Hydrotherapy Pool

Duration: 6 x half days​

  • Between 8 - 10 trained staff members with CPD accredited certification for Musical Hydrotherapy practice

  • At least ten students benefitting from Musical Hydrotherapy during the training

  • A suggested protocol for the school and guidance to music staff and teaching staff on how to deliver musical hydrotherapy sessions based on needs

  • Learning how to extend the benefits of Musical Hydrotherapy into the classroom and throughout the school day

  • High quality underwater speaker system imported in wholesale price, installed and operational

  • Provision of hours of specially created music to play underwater, continuous support and sharing of practice

  • Free membership with many benefits and support to help you to keep the practice going:  for example, marketing support, free annual refresher training sessions, free equipment maintenance and more.

We can train additional groups of 8 at very little extra cost: please enquire if this is of interest

Download our school/pool group training brochure here

Individual training

  • 2-day courses: 1 day in London, 1 day at your pool

  • Training covers all aspects of Musical Hydrotherapy delivery

  • Cost: £1075 per person, plus £1600-£2500 (cost price) to purchase and install underwater speakers in your pool

  • Cost includes membership package including annual refresher training and technical support

 

Next Day 1 training dates for individuals:

Saturday 21 October 2023 and Saturday 10 February 2024 at Marjorie McClure School in Chislehurst, South London

Find out more about our individual training days here and register your interest here

Musical Hydrotherapy training in pictures

A group of swimming teachers are shown how to support a disabled child in the water during their Musical Hydrotherapy training

Grounding 

Swimming teachers and aquatic therapists support disabled children in the water during a Musical Hydrotherapy training session

Following

A female aquatic practitioner supporting a disabled child in the water during a Musical Hydrotherapy session

Listening 

A female aquatic practitioner supporting a disabled child in the water during a Musical Hydrotherapy session

Exploration

Swimming teachers learn how to support a disabled child in the water during a Musical Hydrotherapy training session

Stillness

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