|Many people may feel that there is no forest nearby, but Forests account for 67% of Japan's land. Among the developed countries, Japan has the highest forest rate after Finland. About 20 years ago, the word "forest bath" was born as an act of seeking healing by the "Forest office" at that time. Forest bathing is considered to be good for the body, and in Europe and the United States, forest bathing is actually put to practical use in the medical field as "forest baththerapy" and "natural therapy", and in some countries, insurance is applied. Forest bathing is very healthy and is expected to have the following effects:
Stress hormone reduction
Parasympathetic activity is active
Active inhibition of sympathetic activity
Blood pressure, pulse rate decrease
Increase dimmunity to diseases
It is also being chemically proven why forest bathing is healthy for the body. The secret of the beneficial effects that forest bathing brings to the human body is a substance called phytoncid. Phytoncid is the fragrance of the forest in a word. Phytoncid's etymology is in Russian, and phyton means "plant" and chid means "kill and kill other creatures." When a plant is damaged by insects, a volatile aromatic compound with a bactericidal power called terpenes is released. This substance consists of an organic compound called terpenes. Phytoncids not only refresh the body, but also have various effects such as antibacterial, insect repellent, and deodorant, and it is possible to make our lives healthy and enriched by using phytoncide well.
The fragrance of phytoncid has been proven to have the following effects:
Improvement of stress conditions such as "tension", "depression", "anger", "fatigue", "confusion"
"Liveliness" and "vitality" motivation, energy recovery
Improvement of subjective symptoms such as "body pain"
Improvement of mood such as "overall health" and "mental health"
Improvement of autonomic nervous system, such as reduction of "maximum blood pressure" and "minimum blood pressure" and decrease in pulse
"Improvement of constitution" and rehabilitation effect
Bathing in the air of the forest is beneficial for us. There is no minus. Phytoncids (bioactive substances) that the trees diverge from have the effect of fatigue recovery. In addition, when the sound of the forest is analyzed by spectral analysis, it is said that 1/f fluctuation that gives a sense of relaxation by making alpha waves appear in the brain. You can also spend time in the forest to help prevent diseases and improve your health. In other words, spending here is to improve your natural healing power.
In addition, we are implementing alternative medicine that is one step further by adding traditional medicine treatment to forest bathing. It is a level beyond your imagination, such as relaxation effect, stress reduction effect, immune activation, cancer prevention effect, etc. There are other ways to enjoy forest bathing here. Stroll around the facility, touch trees, observe plants, observe creatures in the forest, meditate, and so on. Please enjoy the forest bath before and after receiving the treatment. Spending time in the forest itself is a preventive medicine and alternative therapy for being healthy.