Forest Bathing: Popular Press


It's the End of the World and I'm Forest Bathing

Leave it all behind and walk into Beacon Hill's forest and everything in your body will change.

The Stranger, September 2017

The practice, long-popular in Japan, is gaining traction in the U.S. as a way of harnessing the health benefits of being outdoors.

The Atlantic, June 2017

The un-hike: Forest bathing for beginners

Boston Globe, June 2017

Forest bathing: Walk in the woods to shed worldly woes

USA Today, February 2017

Why Forest Bathing Is the Hottest New Mind-Body Trend

We're not suggesting you take a bath in the woods, but soaking up nature could be the most relaxing thing you ever do.

Reader's Digest, December 2016

‘Forest bathing’ is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. — ‘Where yoga was 30 years ago’

Washington Post, May 2016

Forest bathing

Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons explore deep woods therapy in Japan.

New Internationalist, April 2016

Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors.

The Atlantic, October 2015

Studies show shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing or time spent in green spaces, can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and increase your immune defense system.

Mother Earth News, January 2013

These days, screen-addicted Americans are more stressed out and distracted than ever. And nope, there's no app for that. But there is a radically simple remedy: get outside. Florence Williams travels to the deep woods of Japan, where researchers are backing up the surprising theory that nature can lower your blood pressure, fight off depression, and beat back stress.

Outside, November 2012

Green is good for you

Psychologists' research explains the mental and physical restoration we get from nature--and has important implications for how we build our homes, work environments and cities.

American Psychological Association, April 2001