In water’s heat ancestral memories of contacts with amniotic liquid can be activated; the patient gradually relies on the therapist who sustains and helps him to enter into a deep contact with himself and with the other participants of the experience.
In water body weight feels approximately six times reduce and this permits the one that helds as well as who is held, to feel light like during the very first months of life.
The movements that therapists apply on patients when sustaining them have as a model the alternation of contractions and relaxations of the womb which produces a harmonic rythm of contacts and detaches of the uterin wall from the body’s surface of the foetus, always mediated by amniotic liquid.
In amniotic therapy the alternation of contacts and detachments is experienced by the patients together with the therapists.
The group communication is based on typical gestures of parental care called by Winnicott (1945) “holding and handling” (two words that include the concepts of containing, holding in arms, manipulate, cradle, caress, approach and remove from ones body).