Forrest Bathing to Calm Your Nerves?!?

An old Japanese treatment for anxiety is getting new patients…

The Japanese practice of “Forest Bathing” has been around for ages and now modern science is showing it truly works. The basic principle is to take walks in nature paying extra attention to the smell and feel of the trees around you. These mindful walks have been found to lower blood pressure and ease stress. The best part of the new study is that they found mini “Forrest Bathing” has its benefits too. Wood therapy works by having people touch pieces of pine, oak, or cypress (Hey shout out, Louisiana trees!) and keeping wood scented essential oils in the home and office. 


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