What is the difference between a closed gravity system (Woods gravity) and a pressurized system?
What are the benefits of colon cleansing?
Why can’t we eliminate waste on our own?
The body does eliminate waste on its own, however the effectiveness of which is dependant on diet, bowel strength and how unobstructed a person is. Most people today were raised on a diet high in refined and processed food, much of which the body cannot eliminate entirely. These foods also promote the growth of putrefactive bacteria in the gut, suppressing the amount of good bacteria, which your body needs to ‘mop up the mess left behind’. After decades or even just years of a modern diet, waste builds up and accumulates in the bowels, becoming impacted in the spongy tissue of the colon, which stretches to accommodate the waste. As the colon becomes impacted, it becomes more difficult to move our bowels with efficiency, thus increasing the problem. Even if you think you are moving your bowels on a regular basis, one or two movements per day still does not account for the common consumption of three meals and environmental toxins being processed by the body on a continued basis.
How often should you have a colonic?
A colonic should not be a one-off ‘quick-fix’. Rather, a series of colonics, or ongoing treatment, is recommended. How often you have colonics is very individual – many clients have weekly appointments, as they begin to notice and feel the overall effects of colon hydrotherapy. Diet matters greatly when it comes to frequency of treatment. A cleansing diet and colonics go hand in hand, when you are awakening old stagnant waste matter in the body through vegetables juices and clean, organic food, and support the release of the waste via colonics.
What happens during a colon hydrotherapy session?
The natural peristaltic motion of the colon is prompted once the water enters the organ. This is the most effective method for removing toxic matter while also strengthening your colon. A highly trained therapist administers the treatment, guiding you through the experience while using pressure points and gentle massage.
How will I feel after the colon hydrotherapy session?
You should feel rejuvenated and a sense of lightness. There is a big shift with your first colonic so you may feel slightly fatigued. We recommend planning ample time after your first appointment so you aren’t rushing off to another activity.
Can I receive treatment during my menstrual cycle?
Yes. It is perfectly fine to get a colonic during any phase of your cycle. A treatment can also aid in relieving any uncomfortable symptoms that you may encounter monthly. The release of waste and gas can relieve painful pressure, cramping, and bloating, promoting an ease of flow.
Can I receive treatment if I am feeling sick?
Yes. In fact, a colonic is one of most effective things you can do to speed your recovery. Symptoms of “illness” are most often a sign the body is overwhelmed with waste and toxicity, which has not been able to exit through the usual channels of elimination. Removing the burdensome waste and gas will diminish the symptoms and promote healing.
Will the colonic wash out my healthy bacteria?
No. Cleansing the intestine of putrefied waste and gas will create an environment for healthy bacteria to thrive. You will want to re-hydrate with water, especially unpasteurized coconut water, and vegetable juice after each colonic. Daily consumption of freshly pressed vegetable juice will alkalise your system and help foster the regeneration of your flora over time.
Will my body become dependent on colonics?
Gravity colonics strengthen your colon. The more waste your body releases in each session, the stronger your colon becomes and the more regular your own elimination will be.
What can I do to get rid of painful gas/constipation?
- Avoid excess fruit as this can be gas forming.
- Follow food combining principles as best as you can, ask us if you have any questions!
- Make a tonic of fresh grated ginger, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt or make a ginger tea by boiling freshly sliced ginger.
- Do inverted yoga postures – they move gas: Downward dog, Shoulder Stand, Head Stand, and Bridge Pose.
- Take a Brisk Walk: this helps move gas by creating motion in the intestine.
- Take digestive enzymes with your meals.
- Avoid drinking liquid 30 mins before / after your meals.
- DoTerra DigestZen can be added to water or a drop can be added to your wrist and licked – do not add the drop directly to your tongue.
- Avoid hard to digest / gas forming foods: gluten, dairy, legumes, cruciferous vegetables (especially raw).
Be patient and loving with yourself and know that this is a process!