What is a colonic?
A colonic is a gentle bathing of your colon, also known as the large intestine. It is a safe and effective method for cleansing the colon of toxins, hydrating and supporting the release of physical, energetic and emotional tension by repeated, gentle flushing of the colon with filtered water.
What happens during a gravity colonic session?
Water enters the intestine because the tank is located 3 feet above the level of your body, allowing the water to flow in and out through a rubber tube without any pressurized machine. The natural peristaltic motion of the colon is prompted once the water enters it. You will not need to push! Simply relax and I will work with the rhythm of your body. I am with you in the room throughout the entire session and will utilize abdominal massage to assist the flow and momentum of the session.
How often can I have a colonic?
Having a colonic is like going to the gym with a trainer. Every time you do a treatment your colon gets stronger. Frequency depends on your goals, diet, and health history. There is really no limit, however, it is important to listen to your gut. Everyone is different and unique and I will suggest what frequency works for you best.
What is the purpose of having a colonic?
When stagnant waste is removed from the colon, absorption of your nutrients from foods and supplements is improved, leading to a boost in the immune system. More energy and a feeling of well-being is restored. It is one of the best ways to prevent disease, since all illness is caused by toxins traveling throughout the blood stream. Of course constipation and associated problems are alleviated, but also every system of your body is renewed due to releasing of toxins, cleansing the blood. Another benefit is a feeling of renewal, giving you more strength to manage life's ups and downs.
Will a colonic clear up my skin?
Your skin is an important organ of elimination of waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver and kidneys are functioning poorly, the skin will be required to make up the difference causing acne due to toxins being released. Cleansing the colon diminishes the burden placed upon the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: lungs, liver and kidneys. As this process of elimination is accomplished, the skin will very often clear up.
Will the colonic wash out my healthy bacteria?
No! Cleansing the intestine of putrefied waste and gas will create an environment for healthy bacteria to thrive. It is a good idea to re-hydrate with water and vegetable juice after each colonic. Daily consumption of freshly pressed vegetable juice and probiotics will help foster the regeneration of your flora over time.
Will my body become dependent on colonics?
Gravity colonics foster a strengthening of your colon. The more waste your body releases in each session, the stronger your colon becomes and the more regular your own elimination will be. Many people have sluggish colons. It may take days for bowel movements to return after a good colonic. This is when people think they are becoming "dependent" on colonics. One good colonic is worth 20 or so regular bowel movements, so it may take some time for fecal material to build up in the colon once again if one has a sluggish colon. When the colon is sluggish and bowel movements do not return for a few days after one colonic it is an indication that extensive colonic work is needed to remove the debris that the bowel has built up over the years. This build up of fecal material has decreased the muscular action in the colon. Once a series of colonics is completed the colon will begin to function like nature intended. Dietary changes may be necessary to ensure long lasting and vital health.
How do I prepare for a session?
On the actual day of your session, eating and/or drinking mostly vegetables and fruits will put your body into a deeper cleansing mode. Eating a raw food diet and juicing a few days will help the client release even more. Remember to drink a lot of purified water to keep your colon hydrated. However, for two hours before your appointment, try to avoid eating or drinking as much as possible so that you're not digesting or needing to empty your bladder during the session.
Is it embarrassing to have a colonic?
Definitely not! After the gentle insertion of a small instrument into the rectum, you are completely covered. Rubber tubing carries clean water into your colon. Waste is eliminated, as well, through a tube staight into the sewage line. No odor or mess to worry about.
Can I receive a treatment during my menstrual cycle?
Yes, in fact it's usually a good time to receive a treatment, since your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment. A treatment can also aid in relieving any uncomfortable symptoms that you may encounter monthly. The release of waste and gas can relieve painful pressure, cramping, and bloating, promoting an ease of flow. There are absorbent pads underneath you in case your period begins during the session or starts to flow beyond the tampon.
Can I receive treatment if I am feeling sick?
Yes. In fact, a colonic is one of most effective things you can do to speed your recovery. Symptoms of “illness” are most often a sign the body is overwhelmed with waste and toxicity, which has not been able to exit through the usual channels of elimination. Removing the burdensome waste and gas will diminish the symptoms and promote healing.
Do colon hydrotherapy treatments hurt?
They rarely do. If the water encounters an abundance of gas or impaction, then it may feel a bit crampy. Once the gas is released, you will feel relief.
How will I feel after the colon hydrotherapy is over?
You should feel a sense of rejuvenation, happiness, lightness, openness, and overall wellbeing. Increased sense of sight and smell is common. Lower back pain may be alleviated or relieved after one treatment. If you feel less than great (IE: sluggish, nauseous, dizzy, headaches, etc.), this is a sign that your body is releasing toxins (acidity) and is working toward an optimal state of alkalinity. A follow-up session within one week is not too soon.
Will it be okay to eat after a colonic?
I suggest you have a fresh vegetable juice after a colonic. You can eat at your normal meal time, and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Salads, vegetable soups or broth, fruit, or juices and other whole, organic plant foods are the best choice.
Can I resume normal activities after a colonic?
Yes, feel free to go about your day. Go to work, run errands, exercise, do yoga, and feel great. :)