Wood burning stoves can help you de-stress

wood burners for Christmas

Here at at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And with Christmas just around the corner, we know how stressful this time of year can be. But did you know, wood burning stoves can help you de-stress and relax? But why is this so comforting and soothing? And what kind of benefits does this bring?

Unwind in front of a log burning fire

With so many log fireplace relaxation videos to choose from on YouTube, it’s clear that a lot of people share the view that nothing is more relaxing than a real fire. And it’s true. Not only is watching a fire calming, but building and stoking your small stove can help you unwind too. But how? Well, research has suggested that this is related to blood pressure.

How can wood burning stoves help you de-stress?

Scientists have proved that the longer people sit in front of a roaring fire, the greater the relaxing effect it has on them. This is because watching the fire actually reduces blood pressure. In fact, brain scans showed that even when the flames and noise of a small stove or fireplace are simulated in a laboratory they reduce blood pressure.

The evolution of a species

As a species, fire is something that would have been crucial to the first humans. And this prehistoric connection to fire, and all it symbolizes (light, heat, food and shelter) still has a calming effect on the humans of today, thanks to evolution.

For a stylish, efficient stove for your home this winter, why not get in touch with the team here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves today?