We are all too well acquainted with the sense of calmness and relaxation that proceeds after spending a day at the beach.
Taking time off to be near water, regardless whether it is a lake, the sea or an ocean, makes people blissful and tranquil. Doctors have noticed this sensation as early as the 18th century, and have started prescribing a visit to the beach as a cure for many illnesses.
The proximity of water, or more precisely the smell, the sound and the vast view influence our brain and make us feel restored and full of energy.
To really paint the picture, we can say that it actually brings the whole organism in a state of peace and harmony.