Wellbeing and Mental Health

Research has shown that aquariums offer a number of positive benefits when it comes to an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing. That’s right, watching fish swim helps to calm us down and relax.

So, how does it work? According to studies, aquarium therapy helped to reduce an individual’s heart rate by as much as 3% in just 10 minutes. This led to the individual feeling calmer and more relaxed, leading experts to believe that aquarium therapy could massively help sufferers of anxiety and panic disorders.

Watching fish swim has also resulted in people’s blood pressure lowering by as much as 4%, their muscle tension decreasing – great for anyone suffering from chronic pain or anxiety, and it also helps to boost our mood, which is essential in today’s day and age.

As highlighted in our ‘Aquarium Therapy: A natural Way To Keep The Stresses At Bay‘ blog article, more children than ever before are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression, and this was before the days of Covid-19. According to the Mental Health Foundation, nearly one in 10 children and young people aged five to 16 are affected by a mental health problem with reduced levels of quality family time being one of the main reasons due to the digital age that we now live in.

When you consider the difficulties that many of us face in our day-to-day lives, especially children, it is not surprising to learn that more and more schools, care homes, doctors, dentists, and other places of work and education, are now investing in aquariums to help boost the mood and relaxation of individuals.

Aqualease are proud to have installed aquariums in a wide range of schools throughout the Lancashire area, which will have helped the wellbeing and mental health of students and teachers alike, whilst many care home residents have also benefited from our aquariums too.

Learn more about our aquariums for hire, as well as our range of educational aquarium experiences, which includes the hugely popular Aqua Explorer Rock Pool Experience and the Happy Habitats Marine Reef Project for schools.