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All Soothing Waters services are provided in a warm, salt water pool.


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April 22, 2021 Update: Soothing Waters 23rd year of providing warm water service will begin on July 6th. I will be abiding by Skagit County Health Department and CDC recommendations. A vaccine, for all who are eligible, will be required to receive a Watsu session and participate in Swim School. I am fully vaccinated.

I am currently scheduling Watsu sessions on Tues and Wed afternoon at 1:00 and 2:15 beginning July 6th and through July 28th. August Watsu days will be on Mondays.

*** SWIM SCHOOL 2021 IS FULL! It is with regret that i am unable to provide this service for all who are interested. Swimming is an important skill! I encourage you to find another program to attend. Thank you for your interest.***

(Watsu information on this website has been updated. The Swim School information currently on this website reflects the 2020 plan, not the 2021 plan. )

Please contact me if you would like to receive Soothing Waters e-letters to stay informed (sent almost monthly during the Soothing Waters season of operation).

Warm Wishes to All


A variety of warm water services are offered at Soothing Waters. These services include WATSU® sessions – a form of aquatic bodywork beneficial for body, mind, and spirit; Aqua Babies/Parent-Child classes with an emphasis on water enjoyment and sharing a special time with your child; and Beginning Swim lessons for all ages specializing in assisting those who are cautious, fearful, have experienced water trauma and/or require adaptive swim skills.

The Soothing Waters outdoor, salt water pool is privately located and is heated to between 90 – 95 degrees depending upon the service provided. Soothing Waters is a seasonal business operating from April into September. Please click on the links on the left for further information about each service.

Soothing Waters is located on beautiful Samish Island, WA in what was a 2 acre filbert orchard until recently. Samish Island is an approximate 30 minute drive from Mount Vernon, La Conner, and Bellingham, WA. It is approximately 1.5 hours from Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. Bed and Breakfast accommodations are available on Samish Island.

"As a young child growing up on Long Island, I had an immense passion for water. Upon reflection, I realize that it was the lighthearted, free feeling that captivated me as I swirled, twirled, and tumbled amongst the waves. My love of water has remained with me throughout my life. I, also, now value the healing and relaxing quality of water. It is no wonder that throughout the eons, many cultures have utilized water for this purpose. It is an honor and pleasure to share my passion with you."

To Waves of Health and Happiness,
Liz Bart


Soothing Waters • 5207 Filbert Lane Bow, WA 98232
Phone: 360.766.8403 • FAX: 360.766.5094


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WATSU® is a registered trademark assigned to Harold Dull.