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  • What will my first colon hydrotherapy session be like?
    Before your session, you will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. At your initial appointment we will review your health history, discuss your goals for working together, and I will conduct a thorough gastrointestinal health and abdominal assessment. You will be given a pair of disposable shorts to wear during the treatment. I suggest loose fitting comfortable clothing for your top. During the session, you will lie on a table while a small tube is inserted into your rectum. This tube is connected to a machine that will fill your colon with warm water. As the water flows into your colon, you may feel some pressure or discomfort. I will adjust the flow of water and coach you and guide you through the process to ensure that you are comfortable.
  • Is colon hydrotherapy painful?
    Most people find colon hydrotherapy to be a painless experience. Some people may experience mild discomfort or cramping. The colon is innervated with a nervous supply that when stimulated can result in uncomfortable sensation during the session. Therapeutic massage, breathwork, and relaxation techniques will be implemented to aide in comfort during the session.
  • How long does a colon hydrotherapy session take?
    A typical colon hydrotherapy session lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. However, this can vary depending on the individual.
  • Are there any risks associated with colon hydrotherapy?
    While colon hydrotherapy is generally considered safe, there are some risks involved. These can include dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and damage to the rectum or colon. Thorough health history and gastrointestinal health assessments will be implemented to mitigate risks.
  • Who should not get colon hydrotherapy?
    Colon hydrotherapy may not be suitable for everyone. People with certain medical conditions should avoid this procedure. Please see the contraindications list.
  • How often should I get colon hydrotherapy?
    The frequency of colon hydrotherapy sessions depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people may only need one session, while others may benefit from multiple sessions spread out over several weeks or months. We will work together to combine your health history and goals to design a individualized detoxification plan. Even if you go to the bathroom daily colon hydrotherapy can be beneficial. The definition of normal bowel function is, 2-3 medium size, banana shape, walnut brown, toothpaste consistency, bowel movements per day. I encourage you to consider your own bowel health in respect to that definition! Additionally colon hydrotherapy is an excellent way to detox from the toxic environmental additives present in everything from foods we eat to air we breathe! Remember, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider before undergoing any kind of medical procedure, including colon hydrotherapy.
  • How will I feel after my colon hydrotherapy session?
    After a colonic, the majority of people feel lighter, refreshed, and more balanced overall. However, if you are very constipated, it may take several sessions in a row to completely empty your colon. Therefore, after your first session, you may feel a bit sick due to the stimulation of toxins in your system and those that remain. This is an indication that your body could benefit from further sessions. The colons nervous innervation contains the vagus nerve, responsible for both our sympathetic fight or flight response, and the parasympathetic rest and digest state. Therefore, stress has a direct impact on our colons function. In some instances colon hydrotherapy can be a highly emotional experience. You may feel exhausted after a colonic or even need a good detoxifying cry as a further release. As a holistic nurse coach I am happy to support you through this experience.
  • What should I eat before and after my colon hydrotherapy session?
    It is recommended that you avoid water 2 hours prior to the session, a full bladder and increase discomfort and impede emptying. Before the session: eating a light breakfast of easily digestible foods such as fruits, vegetables, soups, and broths is suggested. Avoiding alcohol and heavy carbohydrates the night before can make the treatment more comfortable. Avoid heavy meals that take a long time to digest, such as fried or fatty foods. After the session: drink plenty of water to help your body flush out toxins and waste. Stick to light, easily digestible foods for the first few hours after your session. Avoid heavy meals or foods that can cause gas or bloating. You may want to introduce probiotics into your diet to help replenish the healthy bacteria in your gut that may have been flushed out during the session. This can include foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, or kimchi.
  • What about the bacteria in my colon?
    Colon Hydrotherapy doesn't differentiate between good and bad bacteria – both are eliminated during a session. However, maintaining a balance of both is crucial to promote optimal gut health. If your colon has an overabundance of pathogens, yeasts, bacteria, and parasites, it's best to eliminate them through detoxification and repopulate with good bacteria by consuming a reliable probiotic. Taking a probiotic after colon hydrotherapy is always recommended.
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