Optimal health starts with a clean and healthy digestive system. Wondering how colon hydrotherapy can help?
Optimal wellness depends on your body’s ability to effectively process food and to eliminate bodily waste. The five drainage pathways in the body are the colon, kidneys, skin, lungs, and uterus. These elimination pathways are considered your body’s natural organs of detoxification.
Let’s talk about the colon
Colon hydrotherapy helps the body eliminate in a better way by cleansing out the lower part of our digestive tract called the colon.
The colon (or large intestine) is a muscular tube approximately 5 feet in length. It eliminates toxins and metabolic waste through a bowel movement. The main functions of the colon are the absorption of water and minerals AND the formation and elimination of bowel through peristalsis. It is home to your microbiome which includes healthy bacteria that supports good digestion, promotes vital nutrient production, help to maintain pH balance, promote immune health, and prevent overgrown of harmful bacteria.
What does a healthy colon look like?
A healthy colon means 1 to 3 good-sized bowel movements per day with a transition time from ingestion of food to elimination of 12 to 24 hours.
Due to modern lifestyles that include stress, dehydration, alcohol, less than ideal food choices, lack of exercise, environmental toxins, and certain medication, your colon may not be eliminating waste effectively, leading to impacted waste and constipation. This may lead to:
- stretching out of the colon’s natural shape due to built up waste and gases
- gas, bloating, and indigestion from slowed motility in the bowels
- infrequent bowel movements due to slowed motility, creating a back up of toxic by-products in the colon
NOTE: A process called “autointoxication” can then take place where these toxic substances can leak back into the circulatory system to recirculate throughout the body. This may lead to inflammation in the body which can lead to a whole host of health issues.
What is colon hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy is a very safe, low-impact treatment to gently remove impacted waste and accumulated toxic build up in the colon. The process uses filtered, temperature-controlled water to soften and remove excess waste from the colon.
To learn more about what happens during a session, visit my FAQ page.
3 Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy has 3 main benefits: hydration, evacuation, and stimulation.
❤️ Hydration: the lining of colon will absorb some of the water, hydrating the entire body and rejuvenating the cells. The water also helps soften and loosen hard, impacted waste.
❤️ Evacuation: the colon is cleansed of impacted waste, decreasing the toxic load in your body, leaving you feeling lighter and brighter. Colonics allow the colon to resume its natural shape through the elimination of bulging pockets of waste, restoring its natural position within the body. Imagine clearing out days, weeks, and years worth of build up in the body.
❤️ Stimulation: the muscles of the colon get a work out, strengthening them and improving peristalsis. Colonics help restore your colon’s natural function and tone, helping you have better bowel movements on your own.
What clients report after colon hydrotherapy:
Most clients report feeling AMAZING after a colonic. Lighter, refreshed, and relaxed with a belly that feels and looks less bloated.
But sometimes, you could feel sluggish, sleepy, or a bit sick, especially if you have quite a bit of build up inside. This is a sign that your body is releasing toxins and that your body really needs this. This is why follow up sessions are SO important!
Many clients report:
- feelings of well-being, lightness, and joy
- increased physical and mental energy
- more regular bowel movements that are easier to pass
- less gas, bloating, and digestive problems
- reduced inflammation and joint pain
- better sleep
- clearer and more radiant skin
- weight loss
DO I STILL NEED A COLONIC IF I GO TO THE TOILET EVERYDAY?
YES. Even if constipation is not an issue (meaning you poop a solid 1-3 times per day with ease), we are still exposed to thousands of chemicals in our environment every day in our water, food, air, homes, and products we use. This toxicity builds up and affects every system in the body, creating inflammation and “dis-ease”.
Colonics help us feel better physically and emotionally by flushing out and decreasing the toxic overload in the body. This takes some of the burden off of the already over-worked liver, which has to process all of the toxins that end up in the digestive tract.
The best thing about colonics is that they restore your colon’s natural function and tone. Built up waste and gases can stretch out the colon. Colonics allow the colon to resume its natural shape through the elimination of bulging pockets of waste, restoring its natural position within the body, allowing for easier passage of waste.
Colonics are not just for constipation. They have so many benefits, leaving you feeling lighter + rejuvenated.
Learn more about the benefits of colon cleansing HERE.
To find an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist in your area, search HERE.