Wellness seekers everywhere are retreating to the wilderness. The Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' - spending time in a forest or green space - is trending globally as a natural antidote to the stresses of modern life. Here at Quintis, we are converts.
Studies have proven that forest bathing can reduce anxiety, boost the immune system and lower blood pressure. And recent research indicates you might not even have to leave your office to feel the benefits.
In a study from Netherlands’ Vrije University Medical Centre, 46 participants were shown images of either urban or green settings before and after stress. Meanwhile, their parasympathetic activity like heart rate and breathing was monitored. The results were astonishing: after just five minutes of looking at greenery, participants felt less stressed, thanks to the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system which controls certain rest functions.
As you immerse yourself in our lush Indian sandalwood forest from a 360-degree view, see the dappled sunshine peek through a lush canopy of leaves, and hear the sounds of birds and wildlife it sustains. By digitally weaving through our Kununurra plantation – just a fractional glimpse of the 5.2 million Indian sandalwood trees Quintis grows – you’re reaping the benefits of this ancient mindfulness practice.
To explore this natural wonder further and obtain samples or information about our oil or wood products, contact us.