Forest Bathing, according to Wikipedia, in Japan is called Shinrin-yoku.
"Studies support claims of the benefits of Shinrin Yoku. These have demonstrated that exposure to nature positively creates calming neuropsychological effects through changes in the nervous system. In addition, the level of the hormone serum adiponectin is also increased. When this hormone is present in low concentrations it is linked with obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome, among other bodily disorders.
Every study conducted so far has demonstrated reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness amongst the subjects who have participated. In Japan there are now 44 accredited Shinrin Yoku forests. " ( Wikipedia)Read More