Forest Bathing It Really Is A Thing

Forest Bathing – It Really Is A Thing

As we enter the final quarter of this year, we are grateful for the busy year filled with challenges, surprises and a lot of growth. Having a space free from chaos and the usual rat race has been critical to our growth as a small business as well as humans. I love being on the island, working with the land, nurturing its spirit as it nurtures mine right back. 

Forest Bathing is what we specialize in here on the island. Imagine living in a forest with an ocean view. You get the best of both worlds. Fortunately, we don’t need to try and sell you on the benefits, we can simply give you the research.

Here are 12 reasons why it's so important.

  • Walking in nature could improve your short-term memory.

  • Being outdoors has a demonstrated de-stressing effect.

  • Spending time outside reduces inflammation.

  • Enjoying the outdoors helps eliminate fatigue.

  • Outdoor experiences may help fight depression and anxiety.

  • Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues may all be eased by some time in nature — especially when that's combined with exercise.

One study found that walks in the forest were associated with decreased levels of anxiety and bad moods, and another found that outdoor walks could be "useful clinically as a supplement to existing treatments" for major depressive disorder.

  • Being outside may protect your vision.

  • Spending time outside lowers blood pressure.

  • It could improve your ability to focus.

  • You may perform better on creative tasks after being outside.

  • Outdoor sessions may even help prevent cancer.

  • Forests also might boost your immune system.

With all this, it's not surprising that outdoor time is associated with a lower overall risk of early death.

We have a forest bath with your name splattered all over it. So, what are you waiting for? Come on!