Japanese Forest Bathing Comes to Maine

The Japanese therapy, also known as shinrin-yoku, now has certified guies in New England.

Photo: Catherine Burston

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Forest bathing, which combines meditative practices with long walks in the woods, started in Japan in the 1980s. And now the trend has hit Maine—complete with certified local guides. “Helping people communicate with trees helps them to communicate with themselves,” says one.

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