The Benefits of Ocean Therapy

The Benefits of Ocean Therapy.

So what exactly is ocean therapy?

Sober Sailing RetreatOcean therapy as we like to call it, is a scientifically proven chemical reaction that we experience when we are near water. This happens when negative ions are created by the motion of salt or fresh water and being aboard a yacht, one is certainly surrounded by water.

The ocean typically has 1000 positive but more importantly 2000 negative ions. The force or energy of the splashing water causes the splitting of neutral particles of the air which free electrons that attach themselves to other air molecules, which in turn cause a negative charge.

The normal ion count in fresh country air is between 2,000-4,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. However a large water fall can generate over 100,000 negative ions which is quite staggering. On the other hand, polluted air that we find in some of our cities large cities might can have less than 100 ions.

Studies have shown that ions which are odorless, tasteless & invisible can affect how we feel and positive ions are certainly the bad guys. They cause us to feel drowsy, unmotivated, and depressed.

On the otherhand negative ions reverse the feelings generated by the positive ions. According to researchers at Columbia University who researched ions, when they reach your bloodstream, they produce a biochemical reaction. This increases the levels of the mood chemical serotonin. This has the effect of boosting energy levels, relieving stress, and generally creating a more positive state of mind.

Therefore our use of ocean therapy together with yoga, meditation etc helps all of our guests from those in recovery to individuals simply looking to recharge their batteries as it were.

 

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