Kotera, Y., Richardson, M., and Sheffield, D. 2020. Effects of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) and Nature Therapy on Mental Health: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 20: 337-361.

This paper explored the impact of Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress. The authors analysed already-published studies conducted in Asia or Europe that used different types of bathing approaches (e.g., breathing, walking, and yoga). The findings suggest that Shinrin-yoku can have a positive impact on mental health, and in particular on anxiety.

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