Forest Bathing or "shinrin-yoku" is common practice in Japan, where it was discovered in 1980. In Japan, much research has been funded to prove the benefits of this practice, and there are many paths dedicated to “forest therapy”. Our holiday farm naturally surrounded by the chestnut and birch groves of the Cervo Valley, offers our guests the possibility of trying this experience of walking the forest paths so that they can enjoy the benefits that the “forest bathing” offers to those who want to immerge themselves in the nature.
Late spring is the best time of year to practice Forest Bathing. The trees are plentiful with leaves and guests can admire the greenery of the forest while listening to the sounds of nature. Walking for at least two hours among the trees brings numerous benefits to our health. It reduces stress, tiredness, and anxiety, and improves our immune system. The benefits of Forest Bathing are due to the effect of monoterpenes, the aromatic substances released by the leaves of the trees, as well as of the phytochemicals of the essential oils found in the wood.
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_bathing