'World's most relaxing room opens' to calm nerves
Feeling a little cranky this morning? Then hot-foot it to Hertfordshire where the ‘world’s most relaxing room’ has been created by scientists to ease your mood.
In the current climate of economic doom and gloom, experts have created the ideal relaxation room to calm the nerves and escape from the daily grind – just as the perpetual winter nights begin.
Featuring soft green lighting, artificial blue skies, wafts of lavender passing through and the soothing tones of a low frequency lullaby, creator psychologist Richard Wiseman (right) claims to have created the most relaxing room in the world.
‘The pace of modern-day life, credit crunch and financial crisis is making many people feel very stressed and so we have created this space to help them relax.’
The multimedia environment is being opened up to the public as part of its Health and Human Sciences Research Institute Showcase, so frazzled visitors can unwind with a 15-minute session in tranquil surroundings and undergo ‘milk sensory deprivation’ that benefit ‘students facing exams and businesses wishing to lower their employees’ stress-related absenteeism’.
Professor Wiseman championed the relaxation room saying: ‘Previous work has shown that these colours, sounds and smells all help people relax, but this is the first time that they have been combined in this way, and it will be fascinating to look at the effect on visitors’ relaxation levels.’
So if you’re feeling beaten down by winter evenings drawing in and the looming clock change this weekend, make a beeline for the University of Hertfordshire – the exhibition ends this Friday.