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The Benefits
of Forest Bathing

The positive effects of Forest Bathing have been scientifically studied at universities around the world for several decades. More research is needed,

but here are some of the health benefits this practice can generate:

Reduced stress levels

Immersing yourself in a natural environment triggers relaxation responses in your body, leading to a decrease in stress hormone production and a sense of calm.


immune system

Breathing in phytoncides released by trees during forest bathing can give your immune system a natural boost, helping your body defend against illnesses.


Lowered blood pressure

Spending time in nature, particularly forests, has been linked to a reduction in blood pressure. The lower pressure can remain for several days after a forest bath.


Reduced depression symtoms

Being surrounded by the tranquility of the forest and engaging in mindfulness activities can prevent and treat depression and anxiety symptoms.


 Improved quality of sleep

Regular exposure to nature through forest bathing has been shown to positively influence sleep patterns and contribute to better sleep quality.

Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness

Exposure to nature- or forest stimuli has been shown to boost weakened immune functions to promote a faster recovery. (It even helps to have a green view from your hospital bed.) Research

Boosted creativity and
increased focus

The meditative quality of forest bathing can clear your mind and stimulate creative thinking, allowing for fresh ideas and improved mental clarity. Research

Heightened sensory perception and awareness

Forest bathing prompts you to engage your senses fully, leading to heightened awareness of the sights, sounds, textures, and smells around you.

Digital detox and
screen-free time

Forest bathing encourages participants to disconnect from digital devices and enjoy a break from the constant demands of technology. Research

Improved mood and emotional well-being

Forest bathing has a positive impact on mood, often leading to feelings of happiness and contentment. 

Many regain a sense of belonging and feel part of a larger whole.

Reduced trauma-related symptoms 

The positive effect of forest bathing on the mental health and wellbeing of those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has been proven. Research

Greater appreciation for natural beauty and ecosystems

Through forest bathing, individuals often develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and intricacies of the natural world, fostering a desire to protect and preserve it.

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A holistic approach to
health and wellness

In essence, forest bathing is designed to restore various facets of human well-being, recognizing the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, and physical health with our relationship with nature.


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