BENEFITS

PHYSIOLOGICAL

  • Reduced cortisol levels

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased sympathetic nerve activity

  • Increased parasympathetic nerve activity

  • Improved immune system function

  • Improved heart rate

  • Improved blood pressure

  • Facilitates convalescence
    after an illness

PSYCHOLOGICAL

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety

  • Perceived restorativeness
    ("perceived restorativeness")

  • Improved mental health

  • Decrease in depression
    and negative emotions

  • Improved mood

  • Increased vitality,
    decrease in fatigue

COGNITIVE

  • Improved cognitive function

  • Restoration of attention

  • Reduction of mental fatigue
    and confusion

  • Mental recovery

RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF AND OTHERS

  • Greater sense of well-being
    and peace of mind

  • Increased social cohesion and
    and social support

  • Creation of new social relationships

  • Improved spiritual well-being

DURATION AND FREQUENCY

According to an English study, people who spend at least 120 minutes each week in nature are 59% more likely to feel healthy and 23% more likely to feel good than others.

The benefits of a forest bath are felt from the very first bath. As the baths progress, the practice becomes more fluid. The disconnection from our daily worries and the reconnection to ourselves and the forest becomes faster and deeper.

 

We recommand one forest bath per month, or at least one per season.