What Is Forest Therapy?
🌲In 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.
🌲Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “Forest Bathing.” But don’t grab your towel, just yet, folks!
🌲Forest 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 on…for now!😉
Benefits of Forest Therapy
Research has shown that nature connection activities like forest therapy and forest bathing can:
🌲Boost immune system
🌲Accelerate recovery from illness
🌲Improve cardiovascular and respiratory health
🌲Reduce stress and depression
🌲Lower heart rate and blood pressure
🌲Improve feelings of happiness