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The Next Big Thing in Wellness – Costa Rica 2018

The Costa Rica Tourism Board has launched a new tourism strategy for 2018 – ‘Wellness Pura Vida’ – a new ethos that redefines what it means to look after the body and soul.  According to the World Health Organization, “burnout”, the state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress, is now a global […]

The Medicine of the Forest

Walking on stones, smelling the trees, lying on log beds and gazing at leaves- this is Shinrin–yoku, meaning “forest bathing”, a medicine derived from simply being in the forest. The concept was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. With many forests […]

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