Consider this a sign to take the beach trip.
Do you feel better after a day at the beach? There's a *scientific* reason for that. There is a form of water therapy that dates back to the Ancient Greeks that's called Thalassotherapy. It's where salt water is used for healing and it's backed by science! According to a 2021 scientific review:
"Thalassotherapy can be associated with symptomatic improvements in some health conditions"
They found that this kind of therapy is particularly helpful for various health concerns including: skin conditions and inflammatory diseases. On top of the physical benefits, there are mental health benefits. Dr. Elliot Dinetz, told Insider:
"On the mental health front, being near the ocean, a phenomenon often referred to as the 'blue space effect,' has been linked to reduced stress levels and overall mental well-being."