The Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol group is thinking about the upcoming summer season and offers stay and wellness packages that include outdoor activities in direct contact with nature; in particular, the practice of forest bathing and meditation initiatives that give benefits for the nervous, immune and hormonal systems.
Originating in Japan in the early 1980s, the practice of forest bathing has become a real therapy for relieving anxiety and tension, thanks to studies that have scientifically found its benefits for mental and physical well-being at the immune and hormonal levels.
A simple practice: in fact, it consists of a quiet, slow walk in the woods with the purpose of consciously experiencing nature, relating to the elements in one’s path. By paying attention to the small details, it is possible to listen to the surrounding nature with all the senses: breathing in the clean air, touching and hugging a tree, holding a stone, brushing against the soft moss even while walking barefoot.
Actions that are seemingly trivial but instead contain a strong healing power that allows one to reconnect with mother earth and reconnect to one’s most natural and instinctual part, often repressed due to the modern, hectic lifestyle; a true medicine for mind and body.
A bath in the green world of the alpine forest is able to give vitality and beneficial energy through contact with the organic substances produced by the trees, first and foremost the new oxygen.
Other activities involving nature are the stretching, yoga, Qi Gong and meditation appointments offered by the hotels. Those who participate in these experiences included in their stay at hotels in the Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol group can take advantage of classes led by qualified experts trained by international masters of these practices.
The gardens, terraces and outdoor pools mirror the quality of the indoor environments of the group’s hotels, making outdoor activities an even more exclusive experience with unique views of the surrounding mountains.