Workshops & Events
HEALTH AND STRESS MANAGEMENT | DAY RETREAT
GALGORM MANOR SPA AND GOLF RESORT
WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE 10 AM – 1.30 PM
An uplifting day retreat in the luxurious surroundings of the Four Seasons Suite at Galgorm Manor Spa and Golf Resort. Saltwater Nutrition will be partnering with several local Artisan food producers to deliver a unique Wellbeing Event incorporating, not only a workshop offering professional advice on health, nutrition and lifestyle but also an offering of expertly prepared dishes best showcasing the amazing delicious foods locally available.
The event will commence with refreshments of herbal teas, fresh smoothies, and a light healthy breakfast followed by an inspirational and informative morning workshop which will allow you a comprensive overview of the focus for the day.
Debbie will discuss the physical and emmotional implications of contending with relentless daily stresses of modern day living and will explain how stress, poor nutrition and unhealthy lifestyle choices can subequently disrupt biochemical pathways and homeostasis in the body. This can potentially results in the diagnosis of many chronic health issues and diseases common of today.
Debbie will share some valuable nutrition and lifestlye information to help manage stress, reduce anxiety, maintain an ideal weight, boost energy, cut cravings, balance hormones, adopt healthier sleep patterns and rediscover a sense of joy and fulfilment. So many of us, at some stage in our lives, have been suppressed by poor health issues which subsequently has a negative impact on our moods, energy, relationships and lifestyle choices. As a Nutritional Therapist, Debbie recognises that good health and nutrition is paramount but more importantly, the impact of finding and maintaing a healthy balance of everything that life throws at us has a profound effect on our whole being. As a registerd and fully insured therapsit her advice is always backed up by research and scientific evidence.
Finding space in your life, emmotionally and physically, just for you, is such a necessary piece of the puzzle. The concept of successfully combining Lifestyle with Nutrition far reaches any individual quick fix. There is no “one size fits all”.
A delicious and nutritious lunch will be served in the comfort of the Four Seasons Suite followed by a closing discussion from a guest speaker on best ways to implement a lasting structure of stress management and relaxation into everyday life.
Your day need not end there … gain access to the Thermal Spa Village for 2 hours, avail of this optional extra (an additional charge of £30 paid directly to Galgorm) and experience the ultimate in relaxation and luxury wellness at the World Luxury Spa Hotel of the year 2018.
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