Wave Academy joined as a Live Well San Diego Recognized Partner on June 30, 2017. Wave Academy’s mission is to expand the role of warm water therapy as a powerful tool in the healing of undeserved individuals who have experienced trauma, with a focus on active duty military and veterans who have post-traumatic stress. Wave Academy’s program specifically supports the Live Well goals of improving the health of residents and cultivating opportunities for all people to enjoy the highest quality of life.
Wave Academy recognizes that the need is great to provide healing for our veterans. About 25 percent of our clients have a combination of challenges, such as PTS and TBI, or PTS and military sexual trauma (MST). Our non-talk, warm water therapy allows clients an opportunity recover through the process of weightlessness and the release of stress present in the central nervous system. By the end of 8 sessions, 75 percent of our veteran clients have a reduction in post-traumatic stress by at least 24 percent over their level at the start of the sessions. Clients describe positive health outcomes that will help them thrive. This includes: letting go of stress, improved self-worth, improved relationships with family members, improved sleep, and decreased pain. Our program is free or low-cost to most clients.