There’s more to the beach than what meets the eye, and it’s more beneficial than just enjoying the natural beauty and fluffy, white sand. It turns out it’s a good place to retreat and good for your whole being – body, soul, and mind. If you are looking for a wellness retreat to help you reset from the inside out, choosing a beach setting might be your best choice. Here are a few reasons the beach is such a great location to spend your health and wellness retreat.
In our hectic lifestyles, we’ve become more disconnected from nature. Connecting to the Earth by something as simple as a walk can help reduce fatigue, chronic pain, and countless other ailments many people deal with today. “Grounding” is the term used for connecting to the ground underneath us. If you can walk barefoot, there are many vital life-giving health benefits. The soles of your feet have more nerve endings and sweat glands per square cm than any other place on the body. Walking barefoot along the sandy beach can stimulate these nerve endings while grounding you and restoring a natural flow of energy in your body.
Big Dose of Vitamin D
Another benefit of planning your health and wellness retreat near the water is that you’ll get a good dose of Vitamin D. The best way to increase your vitamin D levels is direct exposure to the sun. There are many physical benefits for your body when you get plenty of sunshine, plus it can be a great mood booster. Your good health depends on vitamin D, and those who find themselves deficient can be at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, elevated blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and more. No matter what time of year you choose to be seaside or ocean side, the exposure to the sun provides essential vitamin D and boosts your mood and your health.
Big Dose of Vitamin Sea
A nice swim in the sea or the ocean can be life-affirming and replenishing. Not only is it beneficial for helping fight off infection, but there are also many benefits for both mind and body. If you attend a wellness retreat near the sea and enjoy a swim, seawater has lots of essential minerals such as iodine, potassium, and magnesium. It also has a therapeutic effect and helps the body detox and heal itself. Just visiting the beach and being able to immerse yourself in the ocean air can be beneficial for your health. The air fills you with negative ions which molecularly attach to lung tissue and boosts your metabolism. Swimming in the salty ocean opens the skin’s pores and detoxes while absorbing minerals.
A Boost to Creativity and Productivity
Wellness retreats near the ocean can be more calming as the ocean has a mildly meditative state, which means you are calm and peaceful. It leads you to a sense of happiness and satisfaction. Beside the ocean or the sea is called blue spaces. Not only does it have a grounding effect, but it also helps you clear your mind. Being able to clear your head lets you tackle the big problems. Guided meditation near the water is an effective stress reliever. Wellness retreats at the beach encourage calmness and you can tune out all the negativity and busy-ness and spend time reflecting on the things that really need your focus.
Indirectly Improves Relationships
Being close to water or on the beach provides you with a rest restful, contemplative state. It’s very likely you’ll have a sense of awe. Who wouldn’t, right? There are stunning views, the enormity of the sky, and the vastness of the ocean that provides you with feelings of being connected beyond yourself. This transfers you to a “we” state of mind. No wonder there are so many honeymoons, marriages, and proposals that occur in coastal locations.