Trees are Poems that the Earth writes upon the Sky
Why do we feel so much better after spending time amongst trees?
Researchers have found that spending mindful time in forests or woodland can boost mood, reduce stress and anxiety, lower cortisol levels and improve sleep. In Japan it is called Forest Bathing - Shinrin-Yoku and has become an approved clinical therapy which can be prescribed as an antidiote to stress and anxiety.
Trees release antimicrobial essential oils into the surrounding air which protects the tree from germs and parasites.These essential oils are known as Phytoncides which not only protect the trees but can also have profound benefits to forest visitors....think of the scent of Pine, Cedarwood and Sandalwood.I certainly have strong memories of walking through pine forests in France one very hot afternoon - the smells and sounds were amazing.The Phytoncides amonst many things are anti inflammatory,anti depressant and antioxident.
Sensory but grounding stimulation.
Listen to the birds, the sound of the wind through the leaves.Look at the shape and colour of the tree trunks, the tiny perfect mosses on the branches and the sunlight filtering in through the canopy of leaves.Feel the warmth of the tree trunk and the texture of the bark - and of course breath in the wonderful scents emitted by the forest
Calm Soul Aromatherapy Treatments
I would definately advise spending as much time as possible in nature but as a trained Aromatherapist I can also mix blends of essential oils for massage or reflexology treatments. They can be mixed to boost mood, reduce stress and promote calmness and relaxation.Aromatherapy treatments can help with the symptoms of many conditions such as menopause, pre menstual tension, headaches, fibromyalgia and there has been some research to suggest that they can help with symptoms brought on by long Covid
Woodland oil treatments are available and definately a popular choice
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