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Take a Two Minute Staycation in the Cigna Virtual Relaxation Pod

Stress happens. And it is no secret that it can take a toll on your health, from impacting how well you sleep and what you eat to raising your blood pressure. With that in mind, Cigna has been on the front lines of the effort to combat stress and control stress, exploring how technology, specifically virtual reality, might soon provide a solution and unlock new ways to stress less and be more present.

Familiar with Virtual Reality (aka VR)? It’s been hailed as the next thing in immersive gaming but the fact is its applications (and implications) go way beyond the gaming world. In fact, Cigna’s experts explain “some virtual reality therapy programs help with depression, quitting smoking, decreasing pain, sleeping better, and drug or alcohol addiction.”

Curious? Join us at STORY where the Cigna Virtual Relaxation Pod™ is making its public debut! This innovative two-minute virtual reality experience uses Oculus technology to transport you away from the stresses of everyday.

Here’s how it works: The Oculus goggles immerse you in one of three soothing environments – a tranquil beach, a lush woodland campsite, a Zen garden, while an expert guides you through a brief meditation. After two minutes in the pod, odds are you’ll emerge feeling a lot more relaxed and ready to take on the rest of you day. Stress happens, Cigna wants to help you take a deep breath and say ahh.

Sources: Cigna, WebMD