Cold Water Therapy Project – Sunderland University
Female Conditioned Dippers/Needed as Part of New Science Study.
You will be required to dip in the sea (upto the shoulders) and remain in the water for 5 minutes wearing only a swim costume or bikini (no gloves or boots).
Saliva samples will be taken before and after your 5 min dip.
We’re so excited about this, all of the science relating to cold water therapy has generally used male subjects! This one is focused on women (both over and under the age of 50).
This project is going to be professionally documented by the amazing Film Maker Dan Prince.
One of our lovely Wild Sea Women dippers (Bridie Hodgson) is in her final year at University of Sunderland studying Biomedical Science.
Bridie has chosen to dedicate her final year to a project based on cold water therapy and she’s going to be using saliva samples as part of her research to look at particular proteins in the body and how cold water impacts them, and we’d LOVE to know more about this and to support Bridie with this work (which could be published in science papers if the evidence is strong enough!)
Wild Sea Women’s Hayley Dorian has been liaising with Bridie’s lecturer Dr Katrin Jaedicke since spring time this year and so here’s how you can get involved.
Dr Katrin and Bridie would like to invite you to attend Seaburn Beach (near Little Italy) on Friday 25th November between 6am – 8am where we will be collecting samples.
To be part of this amazing science project then please follow the link below to book your spot. (More information about the project will be emailed to you upon sign up).