An infinity pool is a gorgeous water feature and recreation area. But did you know that an infinity pool also contributes to a healthier you? Consider these aspects of infinity pool design and how they affect the human psyche to improve overall health and well-being.
Infinity pools are often integrated into landscape design, becoming part of an organic green space. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have released their key findings on how green spaces affect us:
- Lowers stress levels.
- Increases physical activity.
- Enhances feelings of safety and security.
- Promotes relaxation.
An infinity pool is a blue space within a green space. Recent studies conclude that blue spaces are calming, lower stress levels, distract from irritating stimuli and soothe. They also enhance problem solving abilities and promote an overall positive mood. A separate environmental project found the following linked with blue spaces:
- Greater feeling of happiness.
- Improved Vitamin D absorption.
- More engagement in green living behaviors.
- Lower levels of stress.
The strongest stress-relieving conditions are created by spaces that feature a blue-green combination. Such a feature is desirable because stress is so destructive. Stress causes the brain to overproduce cortisol which destroys certain synaptic connections. This contributes to a person becoming even more susceptible to stress and anxiety, elevating the risk of stress and anxiety becoming a chronic condition. The soothing effects of a blue-green space are effective as a natural stress treatment and preventative.
All this time you thought an infinity pool was just an indulgence. It turns out it is an investment into your entire household’s physical and psychological health. Take the first step toward wellness, please contact us to partner with an experienced professional who can design a healing blue and green space for your home.