Did you know there’s a scientific reason why a shower feels so refreshing? It’s 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’re in an environment where the concentration of negative ions is greater than positive ions it will have an effect on your body and mind. There’s 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.
It’s no secret that water features provide soothing sights and sounds that help you relax and de-stress in today’s busy world. The therapeutic effects of water in the landscape help to lower blood pressure and improve physical and mental health.