Shinrin-yoku, developed in Japan during the 1980s, is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing” and has become a major part of health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Forest Bathing is as simple as stepping outside and connecting with nature to better the body and soul. (source: http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/shinrin-yoku.html)
“Never have we been so far from merging with the natural world and so divorced from nature. By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. According to a study sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of his or her time indoors.”
– Time Magazine
Studies and scientifically-proven research, dating back to Forest Bathing’s beginning, show positive health benefits such as improved mood, reduced stress, decreased blood pressure, increased energy levels, boosted immune system functioning, increased focus, accelerated recovery, improved heart rate, and overall well-being. In our fast-paced and heavily media-focused society, it is sometimes hard to make the time to get outside. Taking a bit of time to unplug from our day and connect with nature through forrest bathing will leave your body and soul feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
“This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world.”
– Time Magazine
The Inn at Honey Run represents a truly private lodging experience, perfect for unplugging from everyday life and finding tranquility amongst nature. With 56 acres of breathtaking landscape and serene forests, there is no better forest bathing destination in Ohio than The Inn at Honey Run. With over 3 miles of walking trails surrounded by tranquil treetops, including the region’s only Open Air Art Museum, there is always something new to discover while bettering your body and soul through forest bathing.