Forest bathing for fibromyalgia is a Japanese technique to help relieve the stress and depression of struggling with the painful symptoms.
What is Forest Bathing?
Forest bathing is a Japanese practice known as Shinrin-yoku. This practice, found in the 80s, forms the foundation of preventive healthcare and healing in Japanese medicine. Despite its name, this practice does not actually require getting into a hot tub. It is about immersing yourself in nature, surrounded with its relaxing, sight, sound and smell. Some people who practice this will also apply essential oils in order to heighten the experience.
Benefits of Forest Bathing for Fibromyalgia
The practice of forest bathing provides several health benefits. Some of these benefits are reducing blood sugar level, blood pressure, depression, stress and confusion as well as improving one’s general health. Although it does not directly treat your fibromyalgia symptoms, having an improved overall well-being is good for those with fibromyalgia.