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Shinrin-Yoku, first established in Japan is a growing global wellness movement backed by 30 years of scientific research on the physical and psychological benefits of immersing yourself in nature. 

Known as forest bathing, forest therapy can lower blood pressure and trigger a dramatic increase in the activity of natural killer (NK) cells produced by the immune system to ward off infection and fight disease.

Spending three days in the forest has been shown to increase NK activity by 50 percent. The natural chemicals secreted by evergreen trees, collectively known as phytoncide, have been associated with improvements in health focusing on reducing the effects of chronic stress.

Walking in a forest is known as Prescription Green and the benefits are enormous for overall mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.


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