The Japanese call the practice of forest bathing shinrin-yoku, which means ‘forest shower’.
Forest bathing, which is becoming another popular method of managing stress in our hectic lives, is all about immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and textures of a woodland ecosystem.
Scientific studies have shown that walking in a very natural environment has additional positive effects on both mental and physical health. It is said to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and even help ease anxiety, depression and trauma. Forest bathing can also help aid more restful sleep, increase positivity and reduce stress, anger and fatigue. It’s a great way to unplug and unwind and the end of a busy day.