One Earth Tree Spa

Forest bathing is known by the Japanese as Shinrin-yoku, which means taking in the forest through your senses, or immersing oneself in the forest.

Tree Spa

Shinrin-yoku was developed in the 1980s in Japan. Although people had been taking walks in the country’s forests for centuries, new studies showed that such activity could reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels and improve concentration and memory. A chemical released by trees and plants, called phytoncides, was found to boost the immune system.

Forest bathing can be framed as an opportunity for people to take time out, slow down and connect with nature. Thus, it’s essentially just quiet time amid the sounds, sights and smells of unadulterated nature. The idea is to leave all your screens behind, find a spot where you can’t hear the traffic or see a manmade structure, and just sit on the earth and empty your mind.

Tree Spa

There are no set rules to how one goes about forest-bathing. But the practice of shinrin-yoku – literally, forest bath – has the power to counter illnesses including cancer, strokes, gastric ulcers, depression, anxiety and stress. It also lowers blood pressure and aids sleep.

The Tree Spa in Moratuwa is only a small land area that consists of a variety of trees to generate the idea of being in a vast forest, and mask the feeling of being in an urban environment. It represents an escape from the busy lives we lead everyday and allows one to just focus on the present moment and just be in nature.

Tree Spa
Tree Spa
Tree Spa
Tree Spa

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Here is a list, If you wish to know more about the tree species that make up our tree spa:

Go to this link to learn more about each tree species that exists in the tree spa
https://www.dilmahconservation.org/arboretum/plants-and-trees.html

  • Wallapatta- Gyrinops walla
  • Gon Kaduru- Cerbera odollam
  • Mee- Madhuca longifolia
  • Kurundu- Cinnamomum verum
  • Maa dan- Syzygium cumini
  • Nil Weralu- Elaeocarpus ganitrus
  • Kumbuk- Terminalia arjuna
  • Ehela- Cassia fistula
  • Munamal- Mimusops elengi
  • Ankenda- Acronychia pedunculata
  • Karanda- Pongamia pinnata
  • Marang- Syzygium zeylanicum
  • Nelli- Phyllanthus emblica
  • Erabandu- Erythrina variegate
  • Kohomba- Azadirachta indica
  • Naa- Mesua ferrea
  • Palu- Manilkara hexandra

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