Forest bathing

Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) has been practised by businesses and individuals in Japan since the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. The idea is simple: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved including deeper and clearer intuition, improved relationship skills and reduced stress.

Forest therapy approaches such as Shinrin-yoku have roots in many cultures throughout history.