It’s no secret that being by the sea somehow elevates your mood and makes the day that much better. There’s just something about being by the sea, sand and sun that makes you instantly happier. As it turns out, the Zen we feel by going to the beach is real. The Sea has therapeutic effects that we probably didn’t know about!
The healing power of salt water has been known since ancient times. ‘Thalassotherapy’ is actually a form of therapy that is conducted using seawater to promote health and well-being. The term ‘Thalassotherapy’ actually comes from the Greek word ‘thalassa’ which means “sea.” For a long time now people have been using seawater to promote various areas of well-being; among the benefits of seawater are:
More Oxygen To The Brain
Swimming in the sea helps pump blood to the abdominal region, which in turn brings in more oxygen to the brain making it more alert and active.
The Sound Of The Waves Relaxes The Body
The sound of the waves crashing into the shore repetitively actually creates a pattern that soothes the mind and body and creates the “relaxed” state we feel by simply being next to the ocean.
Great For The Skin
Various studies have proven that salt water, applied consistently, can help in the treatment of various skin disorder such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Reduces Inflammation In The Body
Salt water contains certain minerals that have the properties to reduce any inflammations, pain or soreness in the muscles & joints.
Balances Serotonin Levels
Just by being around the ocean, the air is charged with negative ions that help our bodies absorb more oxygen as well as balance serotonin levels, which in turn improves our mood and helps reduce stress levels. This is why we are overcome with feelings of serenity and peace just by sitting by the beach.
71% of the earth’s surface is made up of water, 60% of the human body is made up of water.
We are water, and within water, we find peace and solace.