The power of a smile for your health

13/06/21

The 2021 wellness trends lead us to rediscover smile. To live well, we must be able to laugh, and to do it heartfeltly.

Smiling is an innate ability, we’re all capable of it and it brings extraordinary benefits both for ourselves and for others. It is disarming, it cheers people up, it helps to be forgiven and liked, it extends life and keeps love relationships alive.

The beneficial effects of a heartfelt laughter have been studied and are now a certainty in both psychology and medicine. Wellness trends become, in this case, actual natural medicine to strengthen the airways, to produce endorphins, to release tensions and even trigger the production of painkilling substances.

 

How do you trigger a smile?

A smile is simply the result of the contraction of some muscles of the face.

The signal, transmitted from sound or sight to our brain, triggers a « laugh stimulus ». The thalamus, together with the brain lentiform and caudate nuclei, transports the stimulus to the face nerves. These, in turn, stimulate the muscles involved in smiling.

The greater the impulse, the more the laughter will reach into the diaphragm and abdomen muscles (the famous “stomach ache from laughter!”)

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When laughter is over, it leaves you with a diffused sense of relaxation and well-being.

 

What happens when you smile?

Laughing triggers the production of adrenaline and dopamine and releases our natural morphines, like endorphine and enkephalin.

Endorphin reduces stress, inducing relaxation and easing pain. Enkephalin, on the other hand, supports the immune system, helping to reduce diseases and infections.

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Moreover, it stimulates the muscles of chest and abdomen, with positive effects on the functioning of liver and intestine. A heartfelt laughter activates up to 15 different muscles in the face, and it has an impact on both the abdomen muscles and the sphincters.

And that’s not all of it ! Laughing favors deep breathing. When you laugh, the alternation between exhalation and inhalation is three times as fast, increasing the gas exchange. This promotes the elimination of lactate and reduces fatigue. In addition, the deep breathing generated by laughter favors  blood oxygenation and circulation. The subsequent tissue regeneration and the balance of physiological functions make the body stronger in fighting infections.

 

Did you know that…

… When you laugh your eyes shine because the blood supply to the pupils is increased ?

… When you laugh your nostrils are dilated, cleaning out the nasal cavities and keeping colds at bay?

… Smiling extends life and makes your face look younger ?

… Smiling projects confidence and is the key to success, even at work ?

 

Smile with Nuvola Experience

You surely know that the frenzy of daily life and constant worries can make your life complicated. The only way to regain the innate smile in you is to make a good habit of it.

How to do it – that’s up to you! What makes you smile? What triggers your good spirits ? Find an answer to these questions and look for those answers in your everyday life.

Starpool has always been attentive to wellness trends, and is taking the extraordinary power of floatation in your wellness center. An effective and innovative solution to encourage the « habit of smiling » in your guests.

 

Dry floatation regenerates body and mind; it triggers good mood, reducing cortisol and favoring deep relaxation. If combined with the traditional beauty treatment, it enhances its effects ensuring health and beauty at the same time.

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Moreover, the Mindfulness and breathing techniques multimedia contents train your mind to positive thinking. Greater awareness and mental presence help to rationalize problems and see them with different eyes. And prevent them from annihilating your natural smile to life.

 

Lastly, let’s not forget the extraordinary effect of Nuvola on the quality of sleep. It’s no news that good sleep is fundamental to charge your batteries and face life with positivity!

 

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If you run a spa or a beauty center, choose Nuvola Experience and help your guests train their smiling!

It is a more and more important wellness trend in the life of all of us!

 

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