I don’t know about you, but by March I’m feeling a steady combination of being sluggish and restless, and wanting to shake things up to feel more vibrant and energized. You know, like that feeling you get when you go to the beach. Why is it that we associate the sea with feelings of relaxation, serenity, and being alive? Is it a coincidence or is there more to it?
Turns out, there are proven health benefits to going to the beach. The air is especially packed with health boosters that affect our mood and energy, and seawater is the ultimate healer – here are a few highlights:
The sound of the waves are relaxing + sea water is rejuvenating: according to research, the sound of crashing waves changes the wave patterns in our brain, lulling us into a deeply tranquil state. When we are relaxed, our mind and body rejuvenates. Also, when floating in water, your blood gets pumping and it brings more oxygen to our brain, making us more active and alert.
Sea air boosts the immune system: according to a study conducted by the University of California, the sea air has a lot of free electrons that neutralize free radicals in our body, and the negative ions in it kill bacteria. That makes for a healthier immune system as you inhale!
As this article points out, there is no greater healer than salt water. Swimming in the ocean enhances the immune system, hydrates skin, and boosts circulation. Seawater that is rich in magnesium also has been shown to relax muscles and helps induce sleep. Plus, the salt water is a miracle treatment for mild acne and wonderful for a deep cleanse.
Salt air combats depression and mood disorder – speaking of the negative ions in salt air, studies show they are also beneficial for improving one’s emotional state, especially those suffering from mood disorders or depression.
Fresh sea air boosts our ability to absorb oxygen: Those negative ions balance our serotonin level, a body chemical that affects mood and stress in the body, making us more relaxed, yet alert and energized.
The sun helps heal skin and also relieves stress: lying on the beach is a great way to reduce stress. The heat of the sun on our skin affects our endocrine system. This secrets endorphins in our body — and that makes us feel less stressed and more relaxed too. Plus, the UV rays are beneficial to people who suffer from skin conditions such as psoriasis, as they help make skin dry and flake faster, allowing for new, healthy skin to form.
If, like me, you love the beach but can’t get there on a regular basis, you long for that feeling of being submerged in the salty water and enveloped in its healing, rejuvenating properties. But lucky for you, you are reading this! Because that euphoric feeling is at the heart of the Salty Bath soak. When you can’t get to the sea, we bring it to you in one neat little box packed with all the essentials you need for a blissful experience. In fact, our salts are sourced from the Dead Sea in Israel and part of our proprietary mineral salt blend formula designed to restore, relax and rejuvenate you – body, mind, and soul. Many of the healthy benefits that you experience by a dip in the ocean, you can experience whenever you want right in the convenience of your own bathtub. The best part? It’s an affordable, hassle-free luxury you can access anytime. Bye-bye, Sloth!