Forest Therapy

What is Forest Therapy?

Developed in Japan during the 1980's Shinrin Yoku a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" has become pivotal in the healing and preventative health care in Japan medicine. Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Therapy, is simply the natural medicine of being in the restorative and protective realm of the forest. 

Physical benefits of Forest Therapy:

There is now a wealth of research and subsequent data collected by Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, that proves that shinrin-yoku can:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Lower and even relieve stress
  • Improve cardiovascular and metabolic health
  • Lower blood-sugar levels
  • Improve concentration and memory
  • Lift depression
  • Improve pain thresholds
  • Improve energy
  • Boost the immune system with an increase in the count of the body's natural killer (NK) cells
  • Increase anticancer protein production
  • Help you to lose weight

Forest Bathing in Yorkshire

Join us around Yorkshire for guided forest therapy sessions amongst our ancient woodlands and forests. Let the primal power of nature help you to reconnect with your inner self and appreciate the innate beauty of your surroundings.

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