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Are you feeling bloated and sluggish after the festive season?

After the festive season, it’s not uncommon to experience feelings of bloating and sluggishness, often attributed to indulgent eating habits and changes in routine.

During celebrations, we tend to consume larger quantities of rich, high-calorie foods, often high in salt, sugar, and fats. These dietary shifts, coupled with potential overeating, can lead to bloating as the digestive system works harder to process and break down these heavier meals.

Additionally, festive occasions may involve increased alcohol consumption, which can contribute to dehydration and further exacerbate feelings of lethargy.

The deviation from regular sleep patterns and an uptick in stress levels associated with holiday preparations can also impact digestive function and energy levels.

To alleviate post-festive bloating and sluggishness, it’s essential to:

  • Reestablish a balanced and nourishing diet
  • Hydrate adequately
  • Prioritise restful sleep
  • Gradually reintroduce physical activity into the routine
  • Focus on the good things
  • Get outside and be in nature

Reflexology has the potential to help with bloating

Reflexology can address bloating due to its targeted approach in stimulating specific reflex points on the feet linked to the digestive system.

By applying pressure to these reflex zones, reflexology aims to enhance blood circulation and nerve function associated with organs involved in digestion, such as the stomach and intestines.

This stimulation can help regulate and optimise digestive processes, potentially alleviating bloating. Additionally, reflexology is renowned for its ability to induce relaxation and reduce stress, both of which can contribute to improved digestion.

As the therapy promotes a sense of overall balance and well-being, it may indirectly address factors like tension and anxiety that can exacerbate bloating. While individual responses may vary, the holistic nature of reflexology makes it a holistic and non-invasive option worth exploring for those seeking natural solutions to bloating concerns.

If this is an avenue you wish to explore please feel free to get in touch, via message, email or telephone.

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Helen McDonald – Reflexologist & Reiki Therapist
Reflexology and Reiki in Falmouth Cornwall

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