Looking for a real nature boost? You needn’t travel to Japan to discover the amazing benefits of shinrin yoku or as we call it, forest bathing. Escape the hustle and bustle and let the forest work its magic. It’s time to find your Forest Feeling.
Forest bathing is an easy form of mindfulness anyone can try. It simply means slowing down and soaking up the forest atmosphere. Listen to the birds in the trees. How do the leaves feel underfoot? What does the air taste like? Breathe deeply and discover a new-found connection with nature. Dive in and let the calming sensations wash over you.
With 80% of us living in towns and cities, it’s no wonder we feel detached from nature. But as studies show, nature really is the best remedy. From improved heart health and respiration, to reduced stress and depression - the health benefits of nature are endless. That’s why forest bathing is one of the cornerstones of Japanese healthcare. When we connect with the wildlife around us, we connect with our mind and body.
We all love to hibernate in winter, but forest bathing can be even more uplifting in colder months. Wrap up warm and head out on a bracing forest bathing experience in January. You’ll be amazed by all the wildlife in action, tune in to the robin’s song and take in all the amazing shapes in the trees. Start the new year right. Calm your mind and lift your spirits in nature.
The amazing thing about our holiday cabins is that you’re always sure to get a full dose of nature. Whichever location or cabin type you choose... Wake up to birdsong in your very own log cabin and spot wildlife from a private outdoor hot tub.
You can book a Forest Bathing experience if you’re staying on a mid-week break. Sessions are available on Tuesdays and last one hour. Our Forest Therapy guides are qualified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT) and are also trained by GIFT.