WIND RIVER is a huge believer in spending time in Nature but it has a more formal name and great healing background. Shinrin-Yoku, translated into English as ‘forest bathing', means taking in the forest atmosphere during a leisurely walk. It is a therapy that was developed in Japan during the 1980s, becoming a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
Researchers, primarily in Japan and South Korea, have conducted studies on the health benefits of spending time amongst the trees, demonstrating that forest bathing positively creates calming neuro-psychological effects through changes in the nervous system, reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the immune system.
Every study conducted so far has demonstrated reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness amongst the participants. In fact after just 15 minutes of forest bathing blood pressure drops, stress levels are reduced and concentration and mental clarity improve.
Here's the blog with more information and 5 simple steps to Forest Bathing:
5 Simple Steps to Forest Bathing
And here is a link to sign up for our Forest bathing onsite opportunities over the next month: FOREST BATHING opportunities for survivors and loved ones to come and enjoy the property.
Click here for Forest Bathing Sign-Up at Wind River this fall.