The scientific basis that supports the use of the forest as a therapeutic agent is a core focus of the Forest Therapy Center in Poland. The idea that the forest can have a healing effect on the body and mind has been proven by numerous studies and research. Forest medicine as part of healing and preventive medicine is becoming increasingly important again worldwide.


Forest air is rich in phytoncides , substances released by trees that have been shown to strengthen the immune system and reduce stress. Additionally, forest air contains a higher concentration of negative ions, which can improve mood and promote mental health. These natural elements help our guests relax, regenerate and rebalance in the forest therapy center.


Also the phenomenon of “forest bathing”, known in Japan as ” Shinrin Yoku ” is used here. This practice of conscious, intensive immersion in the forest atmosphere has been scientifically researched and shows positive effects on the immune system, blood pressure and general well-being. Forest medicine can be used to help with a variety of health problems. Regular forest bathing strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
It improves concentration and creativity. Particularly for stress, anxiety disorders and depression, positive effects of spending time in the forest have been observed. Relevant specialized books recommend staying for at least 3 days and 3 nights.


At the Forest Therapy Center in Poland, we use these findings to offer our guests a holistic and effective therapy experience. A healing in harmony with nature, based on scientific knowledge and using the transformative power of the forest to nourish the body, mind and soul.

Shinrin Yoku
The trend for the stressed city soul

The book “The Art and Theory of Forest Bathing” by Dr. Qing Li is a comprehensive compilation of his many years of experience and research in the field of forest medicine. Dr. Li is a respected expert in public health and has worked extensively on the positive effects of nature and especially the forest on human health.


Dr. Li describes how the special atmosphere and energy of the forest has a positive effect on our body and mind. He explains that the forest is rich in phytoncides, bioactive substances produced by plants and trees, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and have anti-cancer properties.
The book includes numerous scientific findings and research results on the positive emotional and psychological effects of spending time in the forest and the effects of the forest on our cardiovascular system.