Forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku – the Japanese therapy for inner peace, restful sleep and a strong immune system), practiced for over 20 years in Japan and now supported by numerous scientific studies, is an extremely remarkable form of preventive medicine. When taking a bath in the forest, you do not take a bath in the forest, but take in the nature and the atmosphere of the forest at close range with all your senses.
Take a mindful walk through our forest, directly from our nature resort Gerbehof, the nature aware true. Feeling the earth and the leaves under your feet, the crackling and breaking of small branches on the way, the light falling through the treetops here and there, the chirping of the birds. Smell and taste the unmistakable scents of the forest, the earth, the plants and the wood. Take a deep and conscious breath and consciously absorb all this.
Forest bathing is a natural therapy that uses a preventive approach to reduce stress levels and improve quality of life. Intuitively, we feel that we feel relaxed in nature.
Nature as medicine – a walk in the woods? It may sound simple, but the health benefits are extraordinary. In today’s stimulating world, we are in a state of permanent stress, aggravated by the rapid spread of computer technology. Always faster, higher, further, better. Get out and take time for a walk in the woods, let the regenerating power of the nature work its magic on you. The nervous system relaxes and the stress level drops. Forest bathing is relaxing at any time of the day or year. Recharge your batteries with the power and beauty of nature, strengthen your body and mind – here at the Gerbehof. For the strengthening of your soul and deeper stress reduction we recommend the Philippi-methode, which you can also book here at the Gerbehof.