At the crux of every overused saying is an element of truth. “Nature is the best medicine” is the perfect example. Who hasn’t felt better after a walk outdoors or a dip in the sea?
Forest therapy is a wellness practice which at its simplest, means spending time in the forest or nature as an antidote to the overwhelm of sights, sounds, and smells of city life. Just some of the many forest therapy benefits scientists and academics have discovered include; reduced blood pressure, anxiety, anger, depression and stress, restored focus, improved sleep, increased energy and creativity, a calmer nervous system and greater clarity of thought.
However, getting outdoors isn’t the only way to enjoy the power of nature. Here are a few simple ways to bring nature into your home:
- Indoor plants - enough said! Plants inject positive vibrational energy into your space and provide a wealth of wellbeing benefits.
- Incorporate wooden furniture and decor with texture and raw elemental materiality. For example; an oak table or woven baskets.
- Embrace aromatherapy with natural essences. Better yet, take a mindfulness moment with More Than Skin’s Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil.
Take a Mindfulness Moment
As you apply the soothing Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil, take a moment to visualise basking in nature. Imagine you’re standing under the most beautiful waterfall or bathing in a crystal clear lake. Repeat to yourself, “I inhale the future, I exhale the past”, breathing in and out slowly and deeply, embodying the sentiment.
We hope you make the most of our great Kiwi backyard this summer and remember that if you ever feel like you need a reset, nature really is the best medicine.