Nature therapy

by | Jun 1, 2022 | Health Hub

Nature therapy or shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) emerged in Japan in the 1980s to offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom city burnout and to inspire us to reconnect with local forests.

And the benefits are reduced stress, improved happiness and creativity, but also lower blood pressure and heart rate, boost in the immune response and a quicker recovery from illness.

Research has shown we need to spend at least 4 hrs per week in nature, which could be your garden, local park, woodlands or nature reserve.

This is my “go to” place to de-stress and feel calm.

Are you feeling inspired to re-connect with nature near you?

Watch video: Nature Therapy.