The mission of Wave Academy is to expand the role of warm water therapy as a powerful tool in the healing of underserved individuals, with a focus on providing therapy to active duty military and veterans who have experienced trauma.
We fulfill our mission by providing:
Aquatic Bodywork Therapy — Individuals in critical need of therapeutic treatment may apply for sessions on a reduced fee basis. Our stigma-free, no-cost or low-cost treatments are available to eligible applicants. Focused populations include military members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and their full-time care providers.
Career Pathway in Aquatic Therapy — Wave Academy provides a career pathway program to qualified, committed individuals living in California who are seeking a career in Aquatic Bodywork Therapy. Scholarship recipients must show a need for funds and demonstrate a strong interest in being a practitioner. Wave Academy also conducts outreach among institutions and community service organizations.
Research Opportunities — Data collection through ongoing research studies provides empirical evidence of the restorative and transformative benefits of Aquatic Bodywork Therapy.
Wave Academy is a premier provider of aquatic bodywork therapies for military veterans, active duty personnel, and caregivers living with the debilitating impacts of post-traumatic stress. Through research and compelling personal client accounts, we are finding that when individuals with PTS receive aquatic bodywork therapy, the results are often immediate and profound. Reduced stress, better sleep, the ability to think more clearly, minimized physical pain and an overall sense of well-being are just some of the powerful healing effects of treatment on PTSD. When the same therapy is given to their caregivers, they report many of the same benefits, often feeling revitalized and thus better able to support their loved ones in their own recovery process.
Wave Academy is a leader in program design to support holistic health training and to support students of ABT and those diagnosed with PTS. It has set high standards for screening qualified practitioners in the field. Wave Academy has also led the way in capturing viable research data to quantifiably demonstrate the healing powers of this Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) modality.
Working together, we can reverse the alarming trend of PTS and suicide plaguing our friends, neighbors and communities and create brighter futures.