Marine biologist, Wallace J. Nichols, believes that humans have a “blue mind.” This means that the sound or presence of water is subconsciously soothing to the human psyche. Your ideal vacation is likely to include water in some form, perhaps a beach day or lakeside cottage. The element of water in your vacation can increase peace, calm and reconnect you with nature.
The sound of water is less likely to overstimulate like city noises or human voices. You may have realized that massage therapists will use ocean waves or trickling water sounds to soothe you during an appointment. While you may feel relaxed at the end of the massage, returning home to the normal insanity can wash the calm right off you. Utilize these tips in your home and life to harness the soothing power of water. [Read more…]