forest bathing
n. Time spent in a forest or similar natural setting.
Other Forms
One study published in January included data on 280 healthy people in Japan, where visiting nature parks for therapeutic effect has become a popular practice called ''Shinrin-yoku,'' or ''forest bathing.'' … The scientists found that being among plants produced ''lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate, and lower blood pressure,'' among other things.
—Anahad O'Connor, “The Claim: Exposure to Plants and Parks Can Boost Immunity,” The New York Times, July 06, 2010
According to Gibson, "We've lost our sense of belonging and our reverence for nature." … In his view, it's time for human beasts to get back to where we once belonged. You can start by visiting a forest and experiencing the therapeutic effects of what is called "forest bathing."
—Martin Knelman, “Beasts get their due in Gibson's book,” The Toronto Star, December 16, 2009
1984 (earliest)
How about a "forest bathing" wedding ceremony? These are the dreams of Arayama.
—Asahi Shinbunsha, “Vox populi, vox dei, Volume 59,” Hara Shobo, January 01, 1984