Did you know there is a scientific reason why a shower feels so refreshing? It is the same reason why people flock to lakes, oceans, and waterfalls for vacations. Falling water from fountains, waterfalls, and even your morning shower, releases negative ions into the surrounding atmosphere, and these ions have a profound effect on our physical well-being.
When you are in an environment where the concentration of negative ions is greater than positive ions, it will have a positive effect on your body and mind. There is an increase in blood flow and oxygen content to your cells. It lowers blood pressure and stabilizes respiration creating a calming effect. Increased oxygen content in your blood is critical for all metabolic functions which in turn effects your mood.
Hospital patients who have a view of natural landscapes recover faster from surgery and require less pain medication. In addition, heart rate, blood pressure, and other measures return to normal levels more quickly when people view natural rather than urban landscapes after a stressful experience.
It’s no secret that ponds and water features provide soothing sights and sounds that help you relax and de-stress in today’s busy world. Now more than ever, with a lingering pandemic on hand, we need the healing effects that water provides. Whether you are dealing with stress, an illness, or wanting to improve your overall outlook on life, consider adding a pond, waterfall, or fountain to your outdoor living space. Experts agree it can be extremely therapeutic! Click here to check out our completed installations.