Why Is Water So Soothing?
The simple act of being by water can have a healing power over us.
Posted on Fri 1 Oct 2021 · by Jane McCarthy
Whether it’s a small pond in a park or a 5-storey tall waterfall, the simple act of being by water can have a healing power over us.
There are many scientific reasons for this. Research shows that water can help reduce stress and anxiety, increase happiness and lower your blood pressure. There are also evolutionary links that explain the power of water as our ancestors have sought water for survival for many generations. Studies also show that the sound of water brings calmness to people.
The benefits of being around water include promoting a meditative state, improving creativity and boosting fitness efforts.