You might be far from us in kilometres, but you can be close to us on our virtual tour! Join Riitta on a one-on-one live forest trip of admiring the Arctic nature, calming your senses while tree hugging and relaxing in a hammock during Arctic Cocooning. Experience how cold snow crunches under our fingers, how the tree bark is cold and yet warm, how the treetops sway in the wind and how safe the forest makes us feel. You will hear the story of our forest, learn about the plants and traditions and share your own experiences. You can interact as much or little as you want, the experience will be carried out according to your wishes!
This online tour takes about 30 minutes and will be carried out via Zoom (or other preferred service), you will be contacted after purchase to agree the time & other practicalities.
Finnish people have been drawing their health from the forests for centuries. We have been going into the woods for stress release and healing even before the modern research into the medicinal qualities of trees. Nowadays we know that the phytoncides emitted by pine trees take down the cortisol and adrenaline levels of the body, decrease the blood pressure and increase the white cell count. However, studies show that even a virtual tour in the forest can bring significant health benefits. See for instance this article by Luke, Natural Resources Institute Finland (in Finnish): https://www.luke.fi/virkistavan-luontoelamyksen-voi-saada-myos-virtuaalisesti/