Beach Therapy - 4 Psychological Factors that make the sand & waves the BEST SELF THERAPY
Hello friends! 💚🤙🏼🏄🏻♂️ Have you ever wondered why beaches specifically are considered to be a relaxing Paradise? Why do humans love the beach so much? Why do some people feel like the beach is therapeutic?
There are 4 psychological factors that make the sand & waves the ultimate free therapy! 💚🧠💚
The first is visually! 👀
The colors blue/green psychologically have been reported to produce a calming and creative feeling stemming from chemicals released or blocked by the brain such as melatonin.
The second is through smell! 👃🏼
Studies have shown that negatively charged ions in oxygen atoms that are commonly found around beaches and waterfalls send signals to the brain that contribute towards your more soothed state of mind. Now take a deep breath and let those vacation vibes flow!
The third is through hearing! 👂🏼
Hearing the Eb and Flow of the waves crashing and the tides rising and dropping de-stimulates the brain. This coupled with the blue/green visuals helps activate your parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for slowing us down and allowing us to feel more calm, focused and engaged! I fall asleep every night to the sound of waves!
The last reason we feel so great at the beach on a sunny day is FEEL! 🤌🏼
The physical sensations of the warm sand or the cooler water releases feel good chemicals like dopamine into your brain and further allows you to relax and breath deep! Nothing beats soaking up some Vitamin D at the beach with an ice cold beverage!
So now you know why our brains love the beach so much psychologically!
What’s your favorite part about going to the beach? Leave a comment below! YEW! 🤙🏼💚🙏🏼