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Celebrating our fantastic forests
In honour of International Day of Forests on Tuesday 21st March, we’d like to take the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful forests. Our forests are more than just a setting – they’re a fundamental part of our brand.
How does spending time in the forest benefit you?
The theme for International Day of Forests 2023 is “Forests and health”, which feels very fitting for us! It’s no secret that spending time in nature and green spaces such as forests can bring major benefits for both your mental and physical wellbeing. It can improve your mood and self-esteem, and lower stress and anxiety. Physical benefits include boosting your immune system, lowering blood pressure, improving sleep quality and much more.
The next time you go for a stroll through the woodland, try to take the time to appreciate the natural world around you. Breathing in the fresh forest air and listening to natural sounds such as birdsong, bubbling water or the wind rustling through the leaves can have a profoundly positive effect on your sense of wellbeing.
How do we take care of our forests?
We do our best to treat them with the respect they deserve. As part of our commitment to biodiversity, we work hard to maintain and enhance the wildlife and habitats at our villages, participating in local and national conservation initiatives.
We actively manage our forests’ health, taking a proactive approach to reducing the threat of diseases. We use sustainable materials from living sources (such as wood, plants and compost), and invest in our colleagues to ensure they have the right knowledge, skills and resources to care for the forest. We have a responsibility to protect our woodland so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do.
How can you experience the forest in Aqua Sana?
Each of our Aqua Sana spas have a variety of nature-inspired spa experiences, featuring the sights, sounds, scents and sensations of the world’s most breath-taking forest environments. Walk through a monsoon with the Forest Rain Walk, gaze up at the magical ‘dawn to dusk’ sky of the Forest Meditation room, or enjoy the soothing cherrywood essence and hydrating mists in the Forest Glade steam room.
You can also discover exclusive forest-inspired experiences at some of our spas, from the Treetop Sauna at Sherwood Forest to the atmospheric Forest Cavern at Longleat Forest. With nature-inspired spa experiences and striking woodland views beyond the windows, an Aqua Sana spa escape in the forest will stimulate your senses, calm your mind and heal your body.