Provided by our very own Alicia Earles and Theresa Bervaldi, Colonics offer the body an accelerated way to cleanse and detox. The colon is a muscle that can become too rigid or flaccid. Through close attention to flow of water and temperature, the therapist helps the body reestablish proper tone. A toned colon leads to regular bowel movements, improved toxin elimination and water/nutrient absorption. Colon Hydrotherapy is often helpful for heartburn / acid reflux, indigestion, gas/bloating, diarrhea or constipation, intestinal parasites, and much more. Many clients report reduced headaches and allergies.
It takes energy to digest and neutralize toxins and waste. Over time, and with chronic poor diet and dehydration, the walls of the colon can become clogged with layers of feces. The colon, being a muscle, can become too tight (hypertonic) or too loose (hypotonic) and lose its ability to efficiently eliminate waste and toxins from the body. When waste stays in the body for too long it begins to rot, ferment and putrefy. When this happens, toxins leak back out into the body and accumulate where they should not be. These toxins tend to accumulate in the body’s weak spaces, e.g. old injury sites, organs operating under stress, and near other organs of elimination like the lymphatic system, lungs, bronchioles, sinuses and the skin. Colonics can assist the body in dealing with the many common conditions that can result from the build up of toxins.
Cleansing the body
Even with the best diet and lifestyle, we are exposed to many toxins through our water, air and food (even organic). These toxins can be from cleaning products, herbicides and pesticides, heavy metals, in addition to plastics leaching into our food, etc. Our bodies have to deal with and eliminate these toxins and colonics assist the body in the elimination process!
It is possible to have a bowel movement every day and still be constipated. Ideally, we would have as many bowel movements as meals eaten in a day. Just like rust and other minerals build up on the inside of pipes but still allow water to pass through the center, the colon can accumulate waste along its walls but still allow waste to pass through the center. This can lead to various health concerns, many (or most) of which can be supported by colonics. Through the use of varying water temperature and flow, colonics can help tonify the colon and support the body in balancing these conditions. A toned colon leads to regular bowel movements and more complete elimination.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt? Is there any pain involved? Sometimes there can be cramping as the colon begins to wake up and starts to work properly, and as trapped gas begins to move out. Through gentle massage, close attention, and utilizing the slo-fill method with control of water flow and temperature, the therapist works to minimize the discomfort.
What will happen after? There is generally a feeling of hydration, lightness, clarity and more energy. However, depending on the level of toxicity, sometimes people feel a bit tired and may experience some detox symptoms as the body begins to work on the next layer, pulling stored toxins to the colon for elimination. If this is the case, it’s best to support the body in this process, by eating easily digested, warm foods and getting plenty of electrolytes and rest. This is also the reason that it’s best to do a series of 3-5 colonics, especially if you are new to cleansing and colonics.
Are colonics safe? We use a carbon filter, particle filter, and a UV light to make sure the water is free from any contaminants. We use the HydroSan Plus – a gentle and effective closed colonic system with disposable, single-use speculums and tubing. This is a class II medical device and approved by the FDA. There is no mechanical pumping of the water and there is no suction; the goal is to help the body to be able to do the work on its own. The use of disposable equipment for each colonic means it’s sterile and new every time. There is a Florida State-Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Colon Therapist present through the whole procedure, providing the utmost care. The therapist is in control of the water flow and temperature the whole time, and uses gentle massage and bodywork in order to keep you as comfortable as possible. We also provide 9.5 PH alkaline water (or organic herbal tea), an Alkaline Foods List, and a Detox Menu after your first treatment.