Hand reflexology for Digestion
Digestion can really alter our overall happiness, wellbeing and health. So how can we improve and maintain healthy digestive health? Here are tips alongside hand reflexology to aid digestion.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and living a healthy lifestyle all work towards a healthy digestive system. Unfortunately, stress is a key trigger for digestive upset therefore it is important to reduce stress if we are suffering with digestive issues. We can do this through exercise, relaxation, mindfulness and through mindful eating.
Studies have shown that mindful eating can reduce stress and the symptoms of IBS and digestive issues. Here are ways in which you can begin to eating mindfully and improve digestion;
- Eat slowly
- Focus on your food by turning off your TV and putting away your phone
- Notice how your food looks on your plate and how it smells
- Select each bite of food consciously
- Pay attention to the texture, temperature and taste of your food
More information about MINDFUL EATING here.
Hand reflexology for digestion:
Attached is a self-help hand reflexology for digestion film to help you achieve this at home. Use this alongside regular breathing exercises . Be aware that, like any new skill, it takes time and patience to see benefits. Regular use can really help! Alternatively, find a reflexologist in your area on the Association of Reflexologist website. They will be able to give you a thorough and balanced foot treatment. Importantly, as a member, you can be reassured that your therapist is of a high standard.
What are your top tips for healthy digestion? Please share them with us in the comments below.