A Japanese Practice of Wellness
Forest Bathing is wellness practice that originated in Japan in the 1980's. The term is a direct translation of the Japanese Shinrin - Yoku.
The practice originated as a government program to protect people from rising physical & mental stress. Modernisation, urbanisation, echnological intrusion & longer working hours had led to rising levels of physical & mental sickness in Japanese society. Doctors began prescribing people with walks & mindful excursions into the Forests instead of prescribing pills and a new practice was born.
In the 30 years since the practice was born there have been numerous studies conducted. Here are some of the benefits of this practice that were found in this study & have been felt by participants since:
Reduced blood pressure & risk of cardiovascular disease
Reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression & ADHD
Better regulation of blood sugar levels
Improved cognitive functioning
Improved concentration ability
Overall vitality enhanced
Immune system strengthened
Greater sense of belonging
Enhanced sense of community & connection
Interested in finding out more or giving it a go?
Then get in touch today. We are officially accredited with the Forest Therapy Institute and would love to answer any questions that you may have.
Or you could book in for a session at our site, an Ancient Irish Native Woodland along the Wild Atlantic Way.
We are open to bookings for individuals & groups.