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  • Forest Healing and Foot Bath at World Cup Park

  • Welfare, Health & Security News SMG 6447

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government will operate a series of therapeutic programs at the World Cup Park between April 1 and November 30, 2017 to offer healing to citizens using the natural environment and facilities at World Cup Park.

    At the World Cup Park, you can experience various programs under the guidance of forest healing experts at forest paths, soil paths, grass plazas, and foot bath facilities.

    Customized programs are provided for adults, families, and the handicapped with varied contents depending on the therapeutic goal and characteristics of the target group.

    • Family Program, which aims to ‘strengthen the body and mind while promoting bonding between family members,’ incorporates elements of forest healing therapy to various outdoor activities for families. Classes will be carried out on Saturdays between 15:00 and 17:00.
    • Adult Program, which aims to ‘prevent habitual diseases and resolve stress through physical and psychological stimulation,’ offers therapeutic classes such as walking correctly (Nordic walking) and scent bag-making to restore the health of the body and mind of city-dwellers. Classes will be carried out on the first and third Thursday of each month between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
    • Program for the Disabled, which aims to ‘recover the body and mind of handicapped people while enhancing their social skills through outdoor activities,’ offers customized classes such as listening to sounds through a stethoscope and discovering fragrances in the park through consultation with the participant according to the type and level of disability.
      Regular classes are offered on the second and fourth Thursday of each month between 10:00am and 12:00pm but the time and date can be adjusted through consultation. Group reservations are only accepted on the phone and can be made to better prepare for classes according to the type of disability.

    Therapeutic programs for families and adults are available for reservation starting at 10 am on the 20th of the month for reservations for the following month on the Seoul City Public Service Reservation site (yeyak.seoul.go.kr).Up to 16 people are allowed in each class for a fee of 3,000 won per person. Therapeutic classes for the disabled are free of charge. To make a reservation or for inquiries, please contact the Parks and Recreations Division at the Western Parks & Forests Office (300-5574).

    < Photos of Healing Programs at the World Cup Park >

    stretches forest Rope Game
    Stretches Forest Rope Game
    Nordic Walking foot bath
    Nordic Walking Foot Bath