What Is Forest Therapy?

šŸŒ²In the 1980s, the Japanese culture was feeling the weight of business expectations, busy lifestyles, and hustle culture. This is a feeling that many of us can relate to in the United States.

šŸŒ²Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to ā€œForest Bathing.ā€ But donā€™t grab your towel, just yet, folks!

šŸŒ²Forest Therapy is a practice of immersing oneself in nature using our five senses: sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing. It is a structured and research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness. So, keep your clothes onā€¦for now!šŸ˜‰Ā 

Benefits of Forest Therapy

Research has shown that nature connection activities like forest therapy and forest bathing can:

šŸŒ²Boost immune systemĀ 

šŸŒ²Accelerate recovery from illnessĀ 

šŸŒ²Improve cardiovascular and respiratory health

šŸŒ²Restore attention

šŸŒ²Reduce stress and depressionĀ 

šŸŒ²Lower heart rate and blood pressureĀ 

šŸŒ²Improve feelings of happinessĀ