Ben­e­fits

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Parenting -

Be­ing out­doors; con­nect­ing to na­ture is good for the soul and dis­con­nects us from ev­ery­day stresses

Pro­motes so­cial in­ter­ac­tion and team­work

De­vel­ops in­di­vid­ual life skills that im­pact a per­son pos­i­tively into the fu­ture

For peo­ple phys­i­cally re­stricted, float­ing can be lib­er­at­ing — in a way they re­claim au­ton­omy

Ther­a­peu­tic in terms of sen­sory stim­u­la­tion: mo­tion of wa­ter, con­tact with it, sen­sa­tion of wa­ter on the body — all can be calm­ing/play­ful

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