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Embrace the Joy of Missing Out with Indoor Forest Therapy

At JOMO Studio, we believe in the power of plants to transform our living spaces into sanctuaries of peace and tranquility. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, we want to help you create your own indoor forest therapy experience.

What is Forest Therapy?

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Forest therapy, or forest bathing, is a practice that involves immersing oneself in a forest environment and engaging all senses to connect with nature. It has been shown to have significant health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and boosting the immune system's natural "killer" cells that fight viruses and cancer cells.

The Science Behind Forest Therapy

Research has shown that forest therapy can significantly reduce cortisol levels, a stress hormone. This reduction in cortisol levels can lead to a decrease in stress levels, enhancing activity in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain linked to decision-making and cognitive function. Forest therapy also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for relaxation and rest. Psychological evaluations have demonstrated that forest therapy can decrease tension and depression and increase feelings of well-being and vigor.

Forests are significant due to their complex ecosystems and the presence of natural chemicals in trees and plants that can have physiological and psychological effects on humans. These include phytoncides, terpenes, and negative oxygen ions, which have various health benefits.

Bringing the Forest Indoors

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In big cities, we often lack access to forests and their benefits. However, by carefully selecting indoor plants, we can create a calming, natural environment that offers many of the benefits of forest therapy right in our homes and offices.

Our Plant Recommendations

Here are some plants from our collection that can help you create your indoor forest:

  1. Monstera Deliciosa: Known for its unique, split leaves, the Monstera Deliciosa is a tropical plant that can bring a touch of the jungle into your home.
  2. Parlor Palm: This small palm is perfect for indoor environments. It can purify the air and create a calming, tropical atmosphere.
  3. ZZ Plant: The ZZ Plant is known for its shiny, dark green leaves and its ability to thrive in low-light conditions, making it a perfect addition to any indoor forest.
  4. Sansevieria Laurentii (Snake Plant): This plant is a great air purifier and requires minimal care, making it a great choice for busy individuals.
  5. Pilea Peperomioides: Also known as the Chinese Money Plant, this plant has round, coin-shaped leaves that can add a unique touch to your indoor forest.
  6. Sansevieria Zeylanica: Another variety of Snake Plant, the Sansevieria Zeylanica is also a great air purifier and is very easy to care for.

Reaping the Benefits

Just like forest therapy, having plants in your home or office can help reduce stress, improve mood, and boost your immune system. Plus, caring for plants can be a mindful practice in itself, helping you stay present and focused. By creating your own indoor forest, you can bring the benefits of forest therapy into your everyday life, enhancing your well-being and vigor.

At JOMO Studio, we're here to help you find the perfect plants for your indoor forest. Explore our collection today and start experiencing the benefits of indoor forest therapy.

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