Forest Therapy - Nature's Medicine

Forest Therapy - Nature's Medicine

How does being in nature make you feel? When you walk in the forest, what impact does the smell of the trees, the clean air, the feel of the spongy earth under your feet have on you?  What mood does it stir up?

Numbers of studies have concluded that forest bathing has real health benefits. In Japan, they practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” It has little to do with taking a dip in the water, and more to with being immersed in the forest air and taking in nature through our senses. Forest therapy can help boost your immunity and mood and reduce blood pressure and stress.

Mountain Girl Soap Forest Therpay

The next time you’re in nature close your eyes and just breathe. Be still. Smell the trees. Open your ears and tune in to the sounds. Experience the ambiance of the forest through your senses. Relax, be energized, get clarity.

It’s nature’s medicine. 




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Mountain Girl Blog

Potem Falls - Montgomery Creek, California
Potem Falls - Montgomery Creek, California

Spectacular, and lesser known, Potem Falls is a hidden gem! I can’t believe this stunning waterfall is only 15 miles from my house.
Soap That Won't Make Me Itch
Soap That Won't Make Me Itch

Why do I itch after a shower or bath? Itching after a shower is pretty common. It can be caused by dry skin. I want soap that won't make me itch.
Top 10 Natural Care Tips For Winter Skin
Top 10 Natural Care Tips For Winter Skin

This time of year, skin can be dry, red, rough and raw. Itchiness and irritation are common. Winter is a good time to change up our skincare routine to help our skin stay healthy and glowing.