Have you ever wondered why people are attracted to water, whether it be the ocean, a lake, waterfalls, or even the shower? There is actually a scientific reason behind this. 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. Consider adding a water feature to your landscape, not only for the beauty, but to lower blood pressure, improve physical and mental health, or lower stress.