In today's environment where many of us seem to be adopting a more hectic and stressful 24/7 lifestyle; we still want to feel and look our best! Many times because of work and life considerations we find ourselves living sedentary lives, maintaining a healthy lifestyle filled with exercise and whole foods can become challenging. Hence, by default- maintaining optimal bowel function can be an equally difficult proposition.
The colon is our body's main organ for elimination. Its primary function is to collect all types of waste matter from the body and eliminate solid and semisolid waste from the body. The colon acts as our body's drain or sewer system. As you can imagine it is a breeding ground for bacteria. Over time, fecal matter becomes compacted, stagnating on the walls of the large intestine. This can cause constipation, bloating, and gas. The waste stagnation can create a toxic environment, where mechanical abnormalities such as: acute fecal impaction, constipation, colitis, diarrhea, diverticulosis, or mucous colitis could occur. Even hemorrhoidal inflammation and bleeding, caused by strained bowel movements can be directly related to obstructions that may exist within the colon.
In addition to dietary considerations and exercising regularly, colon hydrotherapy is one of the best ways to break up the hard, fermented and putrefied waste. Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of water into the colon to cleanse the colon of accumulated waste material, gas, mucous, undigested food , and toxins. It helps improve muscle tone of the colon, facilitating the natural peristaltic action necessary for efficient removal of waste debris and may aid in the absorption of nutrients.
A colon hydrotherapy session is given in a private room with a trained colon hydrotherapist who fully values the sensitivity of the procedure. Our job is to make you feel at ease and calm throughout the session. The client lies on their left-side and a speculum is inserted with surgical lubricant (so it does not hurt) that has both a clean water line and a separate elimination line. After that the client lies comfortably on the table, fully covered during the entire session and warm water begins to trickle in. Then many people say that it is a very relaxing sensation.
It takes 35-45 minutes for your first appointment due to paperwork. Each session after that will be approximately 30 minutes depending on your colon response. After the speculum is inserted with the attached lines, water and waste are carried through the elimination tube in a gentle pressurized fashion. No mess, no fuss, and no odors- again, many people say it is a very calming experience.
The process is hygienic and gentle and leaves the client usually feeling wonderfully light and a lot emptier afterwards. Occasionally, colon muscles will contract suddenly and expel a significant amount of liquid and waste into the rectum. The ensuing contraction might feel like there is some cramping or gas pressure in the rectum. A possible benefit of colon hydrotherapy is that the colon muscle will be come far more toned than it was before and help to alleviate any sluggish bowel function that may exist. Therefore, it is important to note that you do not become dependent upon colon hydrotherapy; instead, it should help your colon to eliminate efficiently, effectively, and regularly.
Often waste is lodged deep within the colon, therefore a series of sessions is often required to sufficiently soften and eliminate waste matter. It can take approximately 8 sessions to achieve a thorough cleanse some people require more some folks require less. Each person is individual in their needs, responses, and their personal objectives. The number of sessions varies from person to person depending on your current lifestyle and intestinal state. I review the Health Questionnaire with you, answer your questions, give you the session and offer my feedback. You choose your course of sessions.
Although colon hydrotherapy should not be embarked on solely for weight loss, most clients do report the benefit of some weight loss due to the ridding of the body's accumulated excess weight. When our colon is clean and able to function efficiently, digestion and metabolic function can improve, as well as, the absorption of nutrients.
Another possible benefit from colon hydrotherapy is to help our colon become more alkaline to help support the growth of friendly bacteria. Vital bacteria can only live in an alkaline environment, whereas the harmful ones thrive in an acidic environment. Most people, due to years of poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and inconsistent elimination have acidic environments within. It is helpful to infuse and hydrate the colon with highly filtered water that supports changing our colon environment from an acidic one to a more alkaline setting.