13th Jun '15

In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called Shinrin-yoku, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest.

Studies support claims of the benefits of Shinrin Yoku. These have demonstrated that exposure to nature positively creates calming neuro-psychological effects through changes in the nervous system. […]

Every study so far conducted has demonstrated reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness amongst the subjects who have participated. In Japan there are now 44 accredited Shinrin Yoku forests.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fore...

13th Jun '15