During our formative memory making years (about ages 16 – 21), it is common for many people to spend some amount of time near the ocean, forming memories in their hyper-relaxed state, according to biologist Wallace J. Nichols, who studies the relationship between humans and the sea. Later in life, even a recording of the ocean can trigger the brain’s nostalgia of those peaceful times, allowing you to slip back into that mellow state.
It’s no wonder that floating weightless in the ocean is bound to alleviate the heaviness that life sometimes throws on our shoulders. Swimming in the ocean reduces inflammation of muscles due to its hypertonic nature. The higher levels of magnesium in the water also soothes and helps maintain the health of the nervous system — a stress free brain is a happy brain.