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Forest bathing means to return
to the old, forgotten home.

Shinrin-yoku: forest wellness in South Tyrol

The leaves of a tree are like the pages of a book – you can read the stories of life on them. Spruce needles sparkle in the sunlight, while the subtle, delicate smell of resin and fresh soil mixes with the scent of fir needles. At the same time, the treetops communicate with the help of fine invisible substances. This nonverbal language can be sensed by other plants, animals, and humans. Every week, guided by experts, you can go into the forest and experience this miracle of nature with your five senses. Breathe in the forest air and feel this incredible force up close. Close your eyes and touch the moss, listen to the wind that sways the branches while you find your inner peace. While forest bathing in the spruce forest, on the Salto/Salten and larch meadow, you can train your senses in a health-promoting mountain climate. Forest bathing is one of the many translations of the Japanese word “shinrin-yoku”. It means to experience the forest consciously. Research has shown that being mindful surrounded by trees and greenery reduces stress and lowers blood sugar levels.

It also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, regulates blood pressure, and improves the heart rate variability. In other words: We simply feel good after forest bathing. Bioactive substances, including phytoncides and terpenes emitted by the trees, which also increase the number of our killer cells by up to 40%, help take care of this. These killer cells counteract harmful organisms in our body. The effect lasts up to seven days. Forest bathing is wellness for all your senses. With us, you can learn mindfulness exercises and strengthen your ties to nature in one of the most beautiful forests of South Tyrol. After your holiday in San Genesio/Jenesien, you can even continue to enjoy forest bathing with the techniques you take home.

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Natural wellness
Forest bathing in South Tyrol

Our relaxation programme is an invitation to experience pleasure in a new way and to embrace nature. You can follow along whenever you feel the urge. We see wellness as something accessible to everyone. Paying attention to what does us good, gives meaning to our lives and promotes our health in a careful and lasting way – according to the philosophy of salutogenesis. At the Hotel Saltus, we will give you valuable knowledge that will reveal the world of natural wellness to you. We’ll help you create a wellness routine that you can easily integrate at home whenever you want.

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Nature-loving offers for you.

Like everything in the eco Hotel Saltus in South Tyrol, we have carefully put together our offers and packages. They are so inviting that even we are tempted to book them. Our packages are complemented with seasonal and regional cuisine, our Forest Spa, the Sky Pools, the view of the Dolomites, and our relaxation programme with yoga, forest bathing, and much more.

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