Forest Bathing, or shinrin-yoku, originated in Japan, where it is part of National Health Care. With all the benefits of forest bathing like reduced stress and blood pressure, improved mood and immune system (you can read more about the scientifically proven benefits of forest bathing here), it is no wonder that the concept starts to increasingly appear in the media!
We were very surprised to hear that forest bathing is now widely practiced and luxury hotels and spas in the states as a health and wellbeing treatment – “luxury hotels like Blackberry Farm and the Mayflower Grace in Connecticut featuring it as a wellness experience”.
You can read more about the experience in the article below.
While our Nature Therapy Walks include forest bathing, this is by far not the only practice that we offer as part of our walks. Our Nature Therapy Walks combine elements of mindfulness and meditation, aromatherapy, breathing, stress relief, and many other health and wellbeing promoting exercises.
You can read more about Nature Therapy here, about the science behind the practice and the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in nature here, about the history and origin of Nature Therapy here, and about the schedule of our upcoming Nature Therapy Walks in Surrey here.