Wave Academy is dedicated to expanding the role of Aquatic Bodywork Therapy as a powerful tool in the healing and advancement of individuals, communities, and the human condition.
Wave Academy fulfills its mission by providing:
- Aquatic Bodywork Services — Individuals in critical need of therapeutic treatment may apply for sessions on a reduced fee basis. Focused populations include military members with PTSD and their care providers, as well as hospice patients and their care providers.
- Aquatic Education Services — Wave Academy actively conducts outreach and educational programs among institutions and service organizations whose populations validate the effectiveness of aquatic bodywork therapy. Scholarships are available to qualified, committed individuals living in State of California seeking a career in Aquatic Bodywork Therapy.
- Research Programs — Data collection through ongoing commissioned research studies provides scientific substantiation of the restorative and transformative benefits of Aquatic Bodywork Therapy.
The Value of Aquatic Bodywork Therapy in Treating PTSD Patients and Caregivers
Wave Academy is positioning itself as a premier provider of aquatic bodywork therapies for those military veterans and active personnel living with PTSD, their family members and other caregivers. This is a top priority for Academy Founder and Executive Director Dave Towe, who has over 10 years of experience providing aquatic bodywork therapy to a wide range of individuals and special-needs populations. His passion for Wave Academy was born through witnessing countless lives transform in his arms, and he is putting that passion to work in our community.
Dave’s commitment is driven by the knowledge that PTSD among U.S. military personnel has reached crisis proportions. Today, one in four U.S. military veterans is diagnosed with PTSD and more than 350,000 service members have been afflicted to date as a result of their wartime deployment.
Wave Academy is finding that when individuals with PTSD 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 family members and other 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.
As part of a major study now under way at the Academy, we are recruiting PTSD-diagnosed active and retired military personnel to receive a complementary package of 8 one-hour Aquatic Bodywork therapy sessions – one per week – over a two-month period. We are also offering the same complementary package to family members and other caregivers supporting those living with PTSD.