Breast Cancer Research & Therapy

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The Purpose This study investigates how well wave motion can reduce stress in cancer patients who may experience limitations to other stress intervention methods.

To participate, you need to be a women with Stage II or III breast cancer who is not pregnant, age 21 or over, ambulatory/walk with or without cane, has no history of seasickness, and no recent operations (within 2 weeks of the research session)

A participant will experience natural occurring wave motion aboard the research boat, where she will recline fully clothed upon a bed and rest for one hour. On board will also be three other participants, a research nurse, and technician. Each participant will have a volunteer to assist, and a snack on the HADO back deck after the wave motion session with choice of juice or water and yogurt or non-dairy treat.

How wave motion works
Wave is both motion and powerful early memory of a stress free time. As a memory it can be used to replace recent stressful moments. The aroma of apple pie or a similar pleasant scent is an example of a strong memory that interrupts a stressful moment. Wave motion memory has been used successfully for premature infants and by adults with speech difficulties.

What may happen?
The same as any method helping to release stress: such as tears, emoting, deep sleep and feeling lighter. Tissues, bottled water and a trained professional are there to support the experience.

The important indicators tested are how much mood, and perceived stress is affected by the use the wave motion method. Your answers on a Profile of Mood and Visual Analogue Scale stress questionnaires before and after the session lets the researchers know how much wave motion has helped reduce stress.

Who benefits?
Anyone with stress, in particular those who have difficulty using:
  • Meditation techniques,
  • Therapeutic Massage,
  • Exercise or
  • Yoga

The only real risk is seasickness. The research boat will remain at dock so that if a participant cannot continue or wishes to leave she can be escorted off the boat immediately.

Participants might experience enhanced relaxation and relief from the stress of being breast cancer patients.

What to Wear:
light clothing, jacket/sweater, rubber soled shoes, hat or cap

What to Bring:
The participant brings just herself. There is no need for a cell phone, music player/ earphones, or radio during the session.

The research Site is at Pilots Point Marina 333 Boston Post Road (Rte 1), Westbrook, CT dock 6, in the North Marina.

There is no cost to participants

Our research has been concluded and published. 
We are providing free therapy from the research studied, 
all cancer survivors are welcome to inquire, come aboard, and enjoy.

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