Aquatic bodywork is basically a kind of passive massage intended to reach deep levels of healing and relaxation in the patient. This typically takes place in one-on-one personal sessions, whereby the individual is frequently supported whilst the therapist gently massages, stretches, cradles and manipulates the receiver. This technique enables the recovery process to move more rapidly towards the desired results with much less disturbance or distress for the patient. The therapist also utilizes tools such as hydrotherapy, weight-bearing exercises, stretching exercises, and massage. These assist the patient relax the muscles, increase flexibility and range of movement, relieve anxiety and pressure, and accelerate the healing process.