'Travel Therapy': Could a Vacation Help Mental Health and Well-Being?

'Travel Therapy': Could a Vacation Help Mental Health and Well-Being?

Summary: Vacations may not just be an opportunity for recreation, they may also provide mental and overall health benefits. Source: Edith Cowen University Many of us will have likely heard of music therapy and art therapy — but what about ‘travel therapy’? A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University (ECU) proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits. The collaboration between ECU’s Centre for Precision Health and School of Business and Law found many aspects of going on holiday could have a positive impact on those with mental health issues or conditions. Lead researcher Dr Jun Wen said the diverse team of tourism, public health and marketing experts investigated how tourism …
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