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Leigh Downing, LMT, Watsu Therapist, Aquatic Therapist

Leigh Downing is a native of Texas and has lived in Austin since 1991. Her passion is Watsu therapy and Cupping massage. As a Watsu Therapist with over 1000 hours of training, Leigh is keenly observant of her client’s breath and pays close attention to any signs of overstimulation or holding. From the first time she received a Watsu session, she knew this was the path she was meant to follow.  Leigh has taken every class offered at the School of Shiatsu and Massage in Middletown, California to be certified as a Watsu Therapist.  Her additional certifications include Aquatic Bodywork Therapist, Shiatsu Practitioner and Waterdance Practitioner.  She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with certifications in Cupping Therapy, Colorpuncture and Orthobionomy.
Before following her path to Watsu and Massage, Leigh managed the Acupuncture Medical Centre for 18 years and had a 12 year career as a DJ. She also works part time for an online cultural art magazine managing their social media sites.
“When you experience Aquatic Bodywork therapy, you will giving yourself a profound gift of blissful relaxation and healing.” ~ Leigh
Business Name
AustinWatsu Massage & Cupping
Provider Name
Leigh Downing
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This Sol Practitioner is a good fit for you if:

have back pain, headaches, mobility issues, emotional upset, stuck energy, shoulder pain and all other types of pain.  Also, if you are looking to work with someone that can hold space for you and understand what you are going through, I’m your person.  In the water, especially, we can let go of the “story” by finding where you stored it in your body and begin to let go of the stuck pain, emotional energy as well as the psychological pain.

Modality & Method

Watsu Therapy~ Watsu is a dynamic therapy in which a provider (therapist or practitioner) gently cradles their client in chest-deep warm water while coordinating with the breath and providing massage, stretching and movement.

Reiki, Ortho-bionomy, Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, Colorpuncture, Aquatic Bodywork



Massage Therapist 13 years

Watsu Therapist 10 years

Cupping Massage Certification 12 years

Ortho-bionomy 10 years


My passion is helping people free themselves of physical pain, emotional pain, stuck energy and immobility.  I have been offering Watsu and Massage with cupping at Sol for the past 5 years.