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Soothe the Senses for Elemental Stress Relief

Wall Fountains and Waterfalls

Relieving stress naturally can be as simple as soothing the senses.  Wall fountains and waterfalls — which come in tabletop, wall mounted, and free standing varieties — bring the soothing sounds of flowing water into the home, but they also bring a visual element. Not only are waterfalls and wall fountains beautifully conceived and able to fit into any home’s decor, the water itself lends another dimension of stress relief to the equation. Watching the dance and trickle of water as it flows across rocks, down textured surfaces, and into a basin at the bottom enhances our auditory experience. When we listen to sound machines or audio recordings of nature sounds, we may feel the need to close our eyes to block out visual distractions around us that take our minds away from the goal of relaxation. In contrast, the visual attributes of wall fountains and waterfalls transport us toward that end by giving us something beautiful and elemental to focus on with our eyes as we listen with our ears.

Tabletop FountainFurthermore, the water that flows in a wall fountain or waterfall changes its sounds subtly at every moment. This dynamic quality keeps our listening experience from becoming tedious or repetitive, which can easily happen if we listen to sound machines or audio recordings regularly. We can also choose to dramatically change the “song” of the water in our wall fountain or waterfall simply by rearranging rocks or other features in the basin or by adding a new element — such as a seashell, leaf, or small piece of wood — along the water’s path. We can even place our own fingers in the water’s flow to change the sound of the water as it moves; feeling the water stream across our skin would bring yet another sensory element to our experience.

Enjoy the Soothing Sounds of Indoor Waterfalls

Indoor Water Fall

This can be a stressful time of year. Children in school with constant homework, busy days and nights, and Christmas right around the corner all lead to added anxiety for most adults. When you do get to enjoy your time at home, why not make it as peaceful and tranquil as possible? An indoor water fall is the perfect addition to your home to make that peace and tranquility possible. Listening to the gentle sound of flowing water is a soothing way to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Unlike sound machines, which have become popular in recent years, indoor waterfalls give you both sound AND sight features that guide you toward your ultimate goal of rest and relaxation. You can stimulate your senses by running your finger tips under the cool water or change the sound of the waterfall by rearranging rocks in the basin or by adding new elements, such as seashells or small pieces of wood, along the water’s path. Whether you choose a small table top piece or a wall mounted fountain that is beautiful enough to work as a piece of art, you will get to come home to the relaxing sounds of nature year round – no babbling brooks required!