Here in Moray we are lucky to have many forests accessible for all to enjoy and to enhance our wellbeing. Around the world it is recognised that spending time in the outdoors is good for us. Japanese and South Korean researchers have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Now their research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world.
‘Shinrin Yoku’ is Japanese for “Forest Bathing” and the idea is simple: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved.
If you would like to know more about shinrin-yoku and forest bathing principles have a look at the shinrin-yoku website.