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Shinrin-yoku is Japanese for "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers in Japan have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. 


Nature therapy appears to have existed since the dawn of time in many cultures and tribes.Now research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku forest therapy throughout the world. 


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. 

The scientifically proven benefits of Shinrin-yoku include:

  • Boosted immune system functioning

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Reduced stress

  • Improved mood

  • Increased ability to focus

  • Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness

  • Increased energy level

  • Improved sleep

  • Overall increase in sense of happiness


Go to a forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses.
This is the healing way of
Shinrin-yoku forest therapy.