Forest Therapy, which emerged from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, has nearly thirty years of medical research supporting its efficacy as a preventative Public health practice. Participating in guided Forest Therapy walks has been shown to regulate blood pressure, lower stress, support mental health and even boost the immune system.
President of the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance, Susan Joachim, explains:
“Forest Therapy is taking us back, reminding us of who we are as a species and the need to stay connected to nature. We are intrinsically connected to nature, even in the air we breathe. It’s in us – we just have forgotten that.”