What to Do: Before+After

Before

SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

If it is your first appointment with me, please be sure to print and fill out your NEW CLIENT INTAKE FORM and bring with you to your session. You can download it HERE.

DRINK: When you’re dehydrated, the colon will absorb some of the water in an attempt to rehydrate the body, instead of allowing it to pass through and flush waste from the system. A good rule is half your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you weight 140 pounds, drink 70 ounces. For the most effective and productive colonic, you want to make sure that you’re well hydrated. Stop drinking liquids one hour prior to appointment.

EAT: Consume easy to digest foods and foods with a high water content. Chew thoroughly and avoid gas-producing foods

24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

SAY NO TO: Hard to digest foods and gas-producing foods.

SAY YES TO: Lots of lightly steamed or sautéed vegetables! Raw veggies can be hard on the digestion.

DON’T: Overeat or drink alcohol

FAST: Stop eating 2-3 hours before your scheduled appointment. This will make your colonic more comfortable as your body will not be digesting and eliminating at the same time. Fasting allows the body’s digestive tract to rest, which means greater release and ease during your session. While fasting is totally optional, many clients find that fasting for 24 hours prior to session leads to optimal results. If fasting, you can drink liquid nutrition (i.e., green juice, water and lemon, or green powders with water).

If you’re prone to chronic bloating, digestive upset, and or constipation, preparing will make your colonic more comfortable.

The more you put into the process of preparing for your colonic, the more you’ll get out of it – literally!

See you on the table!

AFTER

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YOUR APPOINTMENT:

DRINK: Plenty of water after your session. Be sure to replace minerals with a good quality sea salt added to your water or liquid minerals.

REST: Give your body a breather and relax!

EAT: Eat lightly steamed vegetables, bone broth or a blended soup. Keep it simple. Chew your food well.

POOPING: It is very common to have a slight delay in bowel movements for a few days following a colonic. This should be followed by easier, more frequent eliminations.

ACTIVITY: You should be feeling light, floaty and refreshed. If this is you, feel free to do as you please. Work, exercise, go on with your day as normal. Sometimes, when our diet has been less than ideal or we have lots of backed up toxins, we feel a little lethargic after a session. If this is you, give your body the rest it is needing. Consider booking a follow up session or series to help decrease your toxic load.

TAKE EPSOM SALTS BATH. Epsom salts can help pull toxins from your body, assisting your body in detoxification. Run a hot bath, add 1-2 cups Epsom salts to your hot bath water, and soak for at least 20 minutes to get the full therapeutic benefits of the Epsom salts. This is a wonderful, relaxing treatment that can help if you’re feeling sluggish, fatigued, sore, or achy after a colonic.

USE CASTOR OIL PACK FOR OPTIMAL DIGESTION. Castor oil packs have been used for many years and can help break up fecal matter in the large intestines and promote peristalsis, further supporting your colon after a colonic. My favorite castor oil packs are from Queen of Thrones. They are so simple and mess free to use. Pro Tip: rub oil over your belly and liver instead of applying the oil onto the cotton flannel. I find that I use less oil this way. Then place castor oil pack over skin. Use hot water bottle over top for 30-45 minutes at a time.

If there is anything I could have done to make your experience better, please reach out and let me know; your feedback is appreciated more than anything.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.