Your Tropical Paradise is Right Around the CornerEvents
There is always a sense of renewal and rejuvenation obtained from visiting a tropical destination. The combination of the salty air, the crashing waves and the warm weather elicits a feeling of relaxation and euphoria. I had the privilege of participating in a company success cruise last week, which sailed to Nassau in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk. During my visit, I learned that the life expectancy on these islands averaged 80 years compared to the United States average of 79.38. When conducting additional research, I found that science supports that visiting the ocean is good for your physical and emotional health.
The term “blue mind” coined by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols describes the mildly meditative state we fall into when near, in, on or under water. “It’s the antidote to what we refer to as “red mind,” which is the anxious, over-connected and over-stimulated state that defines the new normal of modern life. Research has proven that spending time near the water is essential to achieving elevated and sustained happiness.” Additionally, there are proven studies that suggest breathing ocean air heals specific types of ailments, including certain lung diseases. In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Ferkol mentions that a study taking place in Australia tracked the effects of the ocean air on surfers suffering from cystic fibrosis. The study lasted 48 weeks and produced evidence that the salt air helped to clear the lungs of the patients. Furthermore, exposure to sunlight helps to stimulate the body’s production of Vitamin D, releases serotonin and can boost the immune system through the increased production of white blood cells. With such profound studies proving that contact with the ocean decreases stress, builds your immune system and improves air quality, it comes as no surprise that a tropical vacation is always at the top of the vacation wish list.
If you are preparing for an upcoming tropical vacation this summer, visit your local Planet Beach spray & spa to look and feel your absolute best before slipping into your swimsuit and digging your toes in the sand. Planet Beach is on a mission to help change the way the world rejuvenates through automated spa services and products that truly restore your mind, body and vitality. Visit Planet Beach year-round to sustain that healthy glow and the ultimate feeling of relaxation that you would experience during a visit to the beach. Visit planetbeach.com to learn more about the variety of services offered and to find a location near you. Join during the month of June and receive a 50% discount on your enrollment. Remember, before you pack your bags to get lost in Margaritaville, stop by your local Planet Beach to Relax, Glow & Renew.
Written By: Jodie Mateu, VP of Special Events & Productivity, and Franchisee