In 2006 a study was carried out by an renowned research Institute in Austria with quite astonishing results. It was the first time any such study had been carried out about the subjective perceptions of the Alpine residents regarding the health promoting and healing effects of the stone pine.
With the help of the latest sensor technology 30 adults were tested on the effects of the stone pine in relation to stress and recovery rates.
The scientists focused on measuring stress and recovery phases in daily routines. Both male and female participants were given a series of normal everyday tasks to perform in a stone pine wood room and in a wood décor room.
The scientists were surprised to detect some remarkable changes, especially in relation to heart rates and quality of recovery.