Throughout the world, you will find aquariums in hospitals and medical offices. A beautiful aquarium in this environment totally makes sense and we will tell you why.
The American Psychological Association’s yearly APA surveys show between 50 – 58% of Americans report being stressed or very stressed, including 38% of children – since 2005. (APA.org)
Do a search on stress relief or managing stress or relieving stress and websites will describe their treatments and then show pictures of nature, ocean scenes and laughing with children.
A recent article written by Allan N. Schwartz, PhD
Dr. Schwartz writes,
“What owning and caring for an aquarium offers is the chance to bring the calming effects of nature right into the home. Once an aquarium is established and decorated with rocks and plants, watching fish swim back is stress and anxiety reducing. The gurgling sound of the bubbles add to the therapeutic effect of looking at the tank. Also relaxing are the colors of both the fish and background inside the tank. Studies show that it can reduce blood pressure and emotional agitation. That is why they are displayed in such diverse places as dentist offices to nursing homes, restaurants and doctor offices.”
So, don’t delay, act fast and call or email Aquarius Aquarium today to start the process of adding this wonderful feature to your hospital waiting rooms, clinic or waiting room.