Forest Bath Therapy- A discovery of your innerself

Forest Bath Therapy

Nature has always been a great healer. Being with nature always boosts your mind and makes you feel energetic and relaxed. There are many naturopathies used by therapists  and doctors which proves the fact that importance of nature in our lifestyle  can not be denied.

Forest bath therapy

Forest bath therapy is also known as Forest Therapy or Forest Bathing . This has been taken from a Japanese term SHINRIN YOKU which means – taking in the forest atmosphere. This therapy has been originated in Japan in early 1980s. It is a form of nature therapy.

How is it different from other natural  therapies ?

Forest Bathing

It does not including trekking through a difficult path or doing a forceful excercising or doing a long hours meditation without your wish. It includes simply walking through the forest in a calm and relaxed way connecting all our senses with  the environmentfully.

It is not like having a spa in an open area  surrounded with lots of trees with some soothing music for your mind. Rather you have to make your senses active to hear the sounds in nature like moving wind , chirping of birds, noise of all those small insects and watching them siliently as silent spectator.

Science behind the scene


Many scientific studies have been conducted in the past decades which prove the positive and healing effects of nature. Research by Dr Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Chiba University has proved that stress level decrease significantly by just  walking 40 minutes in forest. There are some chemicals and oils which boosts our immune system . They also increase the number of disease fighting cells thus decreases the chances of chances of falling sick. The D- limonene found in some forests reduces the lung inflammation , helping in breathing problems like lungs.

You can experience the impact of nature in your life. Just seeing the trees or watching the small insects moving in a garden gives you a different kind of happiness which you can never get in four walls  of your room.

Benefits of Forest bathing

Forest bath therapy benefits

There are end number of benefits of forest bathing if done in a proper way. These can help you to discover your innerself  leading to self healing.

  • It boosts your mood and make you feel happy.
  • It decrease the depression level.
  • It reduces your stress level.
  • It increases the capacity of the levels.
  • It improves the working of cell mechanisms.
  • It improves your sleep.
  • It decreases the inflammation .
  • It connects you with the nature.
  • It makes you feel more energetic .
  • It develops the positive outlook towards life.

How to get maximum benefit of it ?

There are some good practices that you can follow to get the maximum benefits of this therapy.

  • Try to simply observe what is happening around.
  • Take a walk barefoot. ( Make sure road is safe to walk like this)
  • Take a nap whenever you feel without exhausting much.
  • Strictly no electric gadgets.
  • Keep a smile on your face.

Are you interested in Forest bath Therapy ?

Here is complete guide to it where you can explore it through  Forest Therapy starter kit that includes FREE 10 invitations alongwith  ,printable PDF guide and other resources. You can also become a CERTIFIED FOREST THERAPY GUIDE   and their various programmes.


You can join the club here to find out more people who are already done it or planning to do it. You can also find few Forest Guides through this locator.

You can find the 5 best places for forest bathing here. So pack your bag and get ready for a new adventure of your life.

As a parent ,with daily job and family responsibities if you can not go for it , atleast you can enjoy few of the benefits by going for a walk or spending sometime in the garden near by. You can create even a small garden in your house. Seeing them while walking or doing your household work gives you an immense pleasure and relaxation .

How do you feel when you are with nature ? Do share your views in comment section .

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37 Responses

  1. Fall in love with nature and you will find a new self within You. I love nature and love to watch with the naked eye. It gives me happiness n I feel wonderful.
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  2. Unique & interesting walking experience, I stay near woods and had experienced it a many times but never realized it this way. Thanks for sharing

  3. I came across this term – Forest Bathing sometime back. And your post gave me detailed information about it. And the Forest Bathing free guide is much helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow…didn’t know something like this existed. I mean of course, when you walk in woods or green cover, you feel calm and happy, so a forest bath therapy shoulnd’t come as a surprise. Let me check out the link you have provided and see if such thing takes place near Mumbai. 🙂

  5. Interesting. I do a lot of nature walk and hiking in forests. The focus of all this is to unwind and enjoy nature. I would love to do that alone but given the fact that we don’t have hiking trails it is not safe to go alone.

  6. This is a new concept although I and hubby try to connect with nature as we are in Sindhudurg – Nature Heaven which has some hidden deep forests, green paths, and

  7. This is a new concept although I and hubby try to connect with nature as we are in Sindhudurg – Nature Heaven which has some hidden deep forests, green paths, and secluded clean beaches.
    #vigorousreads #MyFriendAlexa

  8. Very interesting! Forest Bathing is a new concept for me. I never read or heard about it before reading your blog. Thanks for sharing. #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

  9. I’ve read about “forest Bathing” few years back and that was not so vivid and informative like you described it here. Special thanks for providing the club0link. Very useful.

  10. Nature is Home… And everything associated is a blessing.I thank heavens for giving me birth in such a green and aptly sunny place.

  11. This is interesting, more so because I have been doing this without realising that there is a term for it. I visit Ranthambore often, for the tiger safari’s and my visits always manage to refresh me. Thanks for sharing this and letting me know the right term for it.

  12. I never knew something like this existed… okay, I am probably the 154th person commenting this… but honestly, interesting idea to explore… picnic and therapy rolled into one

  13. Aah. No wonder I always felt great in a forest. Went to one in Manali. It felt so beautiful. Such a beautiful therapy, didnt really know about it. #LiveItYoungReads #MyFriendAlexa

  14. Walking in the woods has been always alluring, but never knew about ‘Jungle Bath Therapy’. Thankyou for introducing this interesting concept that brings a whole new perspective to healing with nature!

  15. This is indeed an interesting concept. Nature does heal and has a way of calming the mind. Really enjoyed reading the post and looking forward to more from you.

  16. I have never heard of the Forest Bath Therapy but I know inside that going to a forest, even if just for a walk calms me down immensely. If it can become a therapy, nothing can be better. Thank you so much for writing this!

  17. This is interesting. Sounds like a great way of self healing. Thanks for sharing the info. Very informative post.

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