WHAT IS FOREST BATHING?
and how does it benefit us?
Forest Bathing originated in Japan when scientists found that time spent in forests, slowing down and tuning into senses was both beneficial to physical health as well as improving emotional wellbeing. They call it Shinrin-Yoku.
Proven health benefits of Shinrin-Yoku include;
Reduced blood pressure
Concentration & memory improve
Increase in anti-cancer protein production
Lowered blood-sugar levels
Improving feelings of depression
Increased pain threshold
The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls stress the health epidemic of the 21st Century, and explains that finding ways to manage stress is the most significant health challenge of the future.