forest bathing experience to wash away life's stresses and pain

There are no bath towels, soap or candles in sight, because this involves slow and tranquil walks through pristine wilderness.

Australia now has three accredited guides in forest bathing, including Alex Gaut from SA's Conservation Council.

"[The Japanese] have this word, karoshi, which means death by overwork," she said.

"It was so bad they started working on ways to deal with the problem, so they were really the first to start developing this practice."

The ABC joined a session at Belair National Park, outside of Adelaide.