Healing Waves

What is Blue Mind & Ocean Therapy?

“A mildly meditative state characterised by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. This is not hippy dippy stuff, this is neuroscience.” Wallace J Nichols 2017

Ocean Therapy is a relatively new but internationally recognised natural form of therapy.  This is done by harnessing the ocean and water sports as a medium, to better the lives of those that are living with neurological and physical disabilities and/or conditions.  These can vary from, but are not limited to: Low muscle tone, ASC, ADHD, Cystic Fibrosis & PTSD.



What We Do

We enable individuals to access the ocean in a safe way to participate in water sport activities. This is so they can experience the therapeutic benefits of the ocean.

Why We Do It

We want to better the lives of others and provide them with opportunities for new meaningful experiences, that they might not be able to do otherwise. Whilst providing respite for all.

How We Do It

We currently deliver Ocean Therapy through surf, paddle and flowrider sessions. Please click on the services tab to find out more and book your first session!

Healing Waves was the literal ‘brain wave’ by friends, surfers and support workers in Jersey Channel Islands.

Matt Porteous

The Studio_M, 1-3 La Colomberie, St. Helier

As a young boy, Matt showed an unusual interest in photography and in his parent's photo albums. His first yellow, underwater Minolta accompanied him everywhere. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature.

Matt’s love and delight in his surroundings is evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye. His images are alive with emotion and movement; he enters the world of that image and allows us a glimpse of his excitement, his humour, his soul.

His mentors, close friends and travel opportunities have all influenced his approach to his work over the past 20 years. He is passionate about his photography and always has been. The love he has for his work, the people and places that he encounters along the way is apparent in the detail and perspective, in the stories he tells in his photographs.

Matt Porteous has won UK awards for Sports, Travel and Wedding Photography....