Measurement of Relaxing Effects from a Visit to the Beach

Author: Miamoto M 1//Shigeeda M 1//Sugiyama S 1//Oshima A 2////
Affiliation: River Division, Construction Department, Ymaguchi Prefectural Government [1]//WORD Laboratoroies Inc. (Urayasu, Japan)[2]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 38-42 , Word Count: 83

It was reported at the sixth conference in September 1998 that a healing effect can be obtained from the pleasant stimulus provided by a river breeze. To investigate whether similar effects can be expected from sea breezes, nine indexes were established and measured at Kasai Seaside Park in Tokyo, Yakeno Beach in Yamaguchi and in an urban area, respectively. Relaxing effects were confirmed on seven items of the nine indexes measured at Kasai Seaside Park, and on six of the eight at Yakeno Beach.