Villa Sargiano Wellness and Forest Health
CNR Medical and Scientific Trials
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- Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) and Nature Therapy: A State-of-the-Art Review.
- Psychological Benefits of Walking through Forest Areas.
- CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
VILLA SARGIANO Immersed in the Bosco di Sargiano Protected Natural Area, an uncontaminated oasis overlooking Arezzo like a lookout over the city. On the northern slopes of Monte Lignano, you can immerse yourself in the secret and cosy Bosco di Sargiano, a Natural Area protected for centuries by the walls of a former Franciscan Convent. At 397 m above sea level, among olive trees, oaks, cypresses and holm oaks. The Villa and the summer swimming pool are surrounded by the 10 hectares of the Protected Natural Area. Villa Sargiano with its 7500 metres of exclusive woodland and garden park testifies to the deep respect for nature. The Sargiano Wood is also protected as a Site of Community Interest for the presence of oak (quercus petraea), which is particularly luxuriant here. A further 19 species of trees - in addition to the prized oak - 49 species of shrubs and herbs have been recorded. Less stress, more relaxation and a better immune system. In Japanese Shirin-yoku (森林浴 in Italian 'to benefit from the atmosphere of the forest' or 'bathing in the forest'). View and choose rooms with photos and videos -
il 05.01.2021 Il CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) publish a book review: "Terapia Forestale", published by Cnr Edizioni, the result of a year and a half completed in 2020, a joint effort between the Cai, on the initiative of its Tuscan Scientific Committee, taken up and extended by the Central Scientific Committee (Cai-Csc), and the Institute for BioEconomy of the National Research Council (Cnr-Ibe), with the scientific collaboration of Cerfit at Hospital Aou Careggi Firenze, which for the first time systematically collects and extends the state of scientific knowledge on Forest Therapy. A discipline that originated in the Far East and has now spread all over the world, so much so that it is to all intents and purposes a complementary medicine available to the National Health Service. The title 'Forest Therapy', in its simplicity, emphasises the intent to fill, on the basis of scientific rigour and the multidisciplinary contributions of physicians, biologists, foresters, physicists, psychologists and other professionals, a gap temporarily occupied by widespread and growing initiatives that are not always based on objective criteria and verifiable standards. "We wanted to create a scientific framework of the evidence gathered worldwide during thirty years of research, and hundreds of scientific publications, on the direct effects of forest environments on the mental and physiological health of visitors," says Federica Zabini of CNR-Ibe, editor of the work.
Forest Therapy, we read in the book published by the CNR (National Research Council) is the result of research from the spring and summer of 2020: "With respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, a further active and beneficial role of forests in containing the spread of the infection and especially its lethality has recently been proposed. In particular, these effects would refer to the emission into the atmosphere by forest plants and soil, and consequent inhalation, of certain biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs), in particular certain terpenes endowed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and psychologically and cognitively beneficial activities'. The unexpected Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world in the early 2020s raised several important questions. Firstly, 21st century man, even in the fortunate developed countries, suddenly realised his vulnerability not only as an individual but even as a species, despite all the technological and medical advances accumulated since at least the first industrial revolution. In the face of the global threat, the reaction of scientific research has been impressive and quite moving in its effort, both in the search for effective treatments and in the direction of avoiding further pandemic events. In the latter field of research, the primary role of forests has emerged very clearly. "is now rightfully among the many valuable ecosystem services provided by forests. Forest immersion produces direct and measurable effects with a wide-ranging action that affects, among others, the psychological, neurological, cardiovascular and immune spheres." You can download the CNR (National Research Centre) book for free "Terapia Forestale" click
VILLA SARGIANO to sleep immersed in contact with nature, unplug from technology and slow down the pace of life. Villa Sargiano is Tuscan country elegance, understated, unostentatious, set in a particularly rare habitat. A paradise 5 minutes from the centre of Arezzo. Sleeping and breathing at Villa Sargiano has a poetic name Japanese: Shinrin-Yoku in English Forest Bathingh Therapy (森林浴 'to benefit from the atmosphere of the forest' or or 'bathing in the forest'). VILLA SARGIANO relieves you stress and promotes relaxation, with all your senses immersed in air and pure forest spring water at 23°C. Studies scientific studies show that people who
sleep and breathe in a more natural environment with lots of trees have an increased immune function. At VILLA SARGIANO you can breathe deeply, drink well spring water at 23°C and enjoy numerous benefits. Scientific studies confirm: concentrations lower concentrations of cortisol, lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduced stress and depression. Stimulation of creativity. Increase in cells Natural Killer cells, able to recognise and fight viruses and cancer cells. Improved sleep, increased ability to concentrate, even in children with ADHD, accelerated recovery after surgery or illness. The British research team from the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia conducted an in-depth statistical study on data from as many as 290 million people from several countries, including Spain, the USA, France and Japan. The researchers, co-ordinated by Professor Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, collected information from 140 different studies, which confirmed the long-term positive result of breathing and sleeping a weekend surrounded by plants: reduced diastolic blood pressure, a lower heart rate, and better sleep quality. A reduced concentration of salivary cortisol, a physiological indicator of stress, was also found. Click and read RELATED RESEARCH REFERENCES, in the links at the end of the article. Studies confirm that sleeping in contact with nature is a panacea against stress, illness, early mortality and premature birth.
The credit for these benefits? The phytoncides, monoterpenes from the wood of trees, which, by releasing special substances in the air to protect against rot and insects are of great benefit to people due to their anti inflammation and stimulating the immune system. Benefits that can be prolonged over the long term. Sleeping and breathing here at VILLA SARGIANO, immersed in the Protected Natural Oasis of Community Interest, you will discover true well-being, the result of over 40 years of research by Professor Qing Li,immunologist and one of the world's leading experts in forest medicine. For over forty years, he has been working on shinrin-yoku and its benefits. Since 1982, his conclusions have also been confirmed by researchers at the University Clinic of the Presidio University Hospital 'Santa Maria della Misericordia' of Udine, of national importance and high specialisation: 'improvement of cardiovascular and metabolic health, depressive state and stress; an enhancement of the immune system, increased production of anti-cancer proteins, an improvement in mood and a sense of energy and well-being that pervades the whole body, a valuable aid in weight loss.
At VILLA SARGIANO, there is no forced urbanisation, which generates stress, anxiety, headaches, depression, mental fatigue, eye and neck pain, insomnia, frustration, irritability and fits of rage. You will breathe and sleep intoxicated by the many scents of flowers and the forest: daisies, cyclamens and shrubs such as laurel, hawthorn and oak. The heart of the forest may hold little surprises in store for you. Trees forged by the beak of the green woodpecker. Cute squirrels. Porcupines in love with pheasants, deer, fallow deer. Barn owls, owls and tawny owls are also present. There is a rich and diverse presence of butterflies, favoured by the many species of grasses in the forest. Dense hedges await you, like curtains, behind which the reddish tail of the fox disappears after fleeting appearances.The Sargiano Wood is protected as a site of Community interest for the presence of oak (quercus petraea), which is particularly luxuriant here. A further 19 species of trees - in addition to the prized oak - and 49 species of shrubs and grasses have been recorded. At the entrance to VILLA SARGIANO, you can admire the imposing 'Leccio' (Holm oak), linked to the story of the Arezzo brigand Federico Bobini, known as Gnicche, who, it is said, used to organise his ambushes right next to this majestic tree, which is about 200 years old. In 5 MINUTES you arrive at Arezzo Centro or Arezzo Equestrian Centre. In 40/60 MINUTES you can visit Florence, Perugia or Siena. In 25/30 MINUTES you are Under the Tuscan Sky in Cortona, Valdichiana, Valdarno, Valtiberina, or in the Casentino Park. Come.... come....... and discover!!! The chirping of the birds that set the alarm in the morning. Five minutes from the deafening roar of the city!!! Oxygenation is healing, promotes good sleep and positive thoughts. A natural stress reliever. It is no mystery that being in contact with trees, nature, and greenery has a positive effect on our health, but it is now scientifically validated.