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Colon Irrigation Services:
First Colonic with Consultation @ $115
Follow-up $95 ea
Most people ask what will a colon cleansing do and how will they feel afterwards? In a nutshell, the way you feel after a quick cleansing of the colon is tremendous. You feel lighter and free immediately and more energetic the next day. You will say to yourself like most people “why didn’t I do this sooner, I love it”.
Come on in, give it a try and experience the lightness and healing benefits for yourself!
Note: Typically, it takes more than 3 sessions to see results. Come on in and let us get you started on one of these remarkable healing series. If you want to do a series, you may pay for your follow up colon therapy series in advance here:
Our colonic sessions are not the do-it-yourself treatments. You have a highly trained board certified hydro-therapist preforming the colonic service for you. That is why our cost is only $5 higher than other places. Yet, we are lower than most places that have you do the work yourself. While we are performing the cleansing for you, you have the benefit of our expertise and safety measures because you are not left alone in the room to work the equipment by yourself to cleanse yourself.
Why colon irrigation (a.k.a. hydro-therapy, cleansing)?
Because colorectal cancer is very real, yet, preventable. Colorectal cancer affects both men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. However, African American and Hispanics are less likely to get regularly screenings and are diagnosed when the disease is in a later (most likely untreatable) stage. For men, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer after prostate and lung cancers. For women, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer after breast and lung cancers. This cancer can be prevented with screenings & by changing the way you live. Become proactive about your health now in your 20’s, 30’s, & 40’s. Don’t wait another day to change your health! Therefore, regular colon cleansing can help prevent this disease before it starts.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy a.k.a. colonic irrigation is a procedure whereby water is allowed to flow, under gentle pressure, into the colon (large intestine) encouraging the colon to release harmful bacteria and toxic waste. Tubes are attached to a short disposable speculum where water is allowed to flow in and out. The waste is discharged through a completely closed tubing system which is clear plastic for observation purposes.
How does the process work?
The colon is filled with water and emptied repeatedly, thereby promoting proper peristaltic action. Alternating the water temperature from warm to cool serves to increase the cleansing action and strengthens the muscular walls, which harsh salts and acids—from improper eating habits have weakened. You can expect the colonic to be a gentle and comfortable procedure. Each session lasts approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
What are the benefits of colonics?
Cleanse the colon: Eliminating the poisons of putrefaction will encourage the healthy bacteria to flourish again, thus, causing increased energy.
Exercise the colon muscles: The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves the peristaltic activity. This will help normalize the feces transit time once the colon muscles have been strengthened and rejuvenated.
Hydrate the body: Increased water absorption through the colon will help hydrate cells, dilute and flush toxins.
How will I feel during a colonic?
Everyone experiences different sensations. However, colonics are rarely painful. If there are cramping sensations, it is usually a result of tension, resistance, or gas. A professional colon hydrotherapist will be able to minimize the discomfort. Most clients actually enjoy the colonic and its accompanying sensation of feeling lighter, clean, and clear and having more energy and sometimes feeling that their aches and pains are less aggravated. A very small number of people may feel fatigued while others will usually go back to their normal routine.
How do I prepare for a colonic?
The more fresh and raw food that you eat before your colonic the better your results will be. Two days prior to your appointment, you will want to cut out dairy products, animal protein, seafood, coffee, alcohol, salt, sugar, and gluten or mucus-forming foods such as wheat, pasta or bread products. This will benefit your experience by producing less gas to cause the cramping sensation. Also, eat lightly or nothing 2 hours before a colonic. Food steals energy from the intestines. If you must eat, have fruit or drink vegetable broth, water or herb tea. At this stage, these foods will build up your alkaline mineral reserves which will help buffer the acids and toxins, helping your body to more safely detoxify.
What can I expect after a colonic?
A colonic can sometimes trigger several bowel movements a few hours later or may also stop bowel movements for a day or two if the colon lacks proper tone. Either is quite normal with colon cleansing. Gas may also be caused by imbalanced pH in the colon. To help with gas, replenishing the healthy intestinal flora with an acidophilus supplement after each colonic will help to restore the proper pH. Take two capsules before bed on an empty stomach or ½ hour after meals. Continue taking it throughout the colonics series or until the bottle is finished. Eating immediately after a colonic is not recommended, but when necessary eat lightly, eat slowly and chew well. Your next meal should be a vegetable-based meal like soup, salad or steamed veggies and grains. Taking a multi-digestive enzyme with meals will greatly help digestion and ease gas that sometimes occurs with higher fiber intake. Will colonics wash out the good intestinal flora? Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment. Removing toxic waste from the colon will help increase the good bacteria as we rebuild a healthy “ecology” by addressing all the factors influencing intestinal imbalances. Valuable nutrients will become better absorbed in a clean environment. When a series of colonics are done, we recommend supplementing with a proper probiotic formula to help increase colonization of good bacteria as your internal environment is improving.
Are colonics habit-forming?
We use colonics only as a tool to help create a clean and healthy colon, not to make you dependent on them. As colon hydro-therapists, we are dedicated to educating and encouraging you to develop a lifestyle that will accomplish that goal.
Should colonics be combined with any other modality?
We believe that colonics are a great adjunct to any herbal cleansing program or fasting program. Heat treatments and massage therapy are modalities that release toxins into the blood stream. Whenever you do anything that increases the rate at which toxins enter the bloodstream (i.e. detoxifying herbs), it is essential that all your systems of elimination (bowels, kidneys, skin, lungs, liver, lymph, etc.) be supported to function properly. Combining colonic irrigation with any of these services will help prevent autointoxication. We offer a 12-day cleansing program to facilitate the cleansing of all your organs of elimination, especially the hard to clean internal organs which take a hard hit from a toxic lifestyle; i.e., the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and blood stream.
Go to the page Detox and Wellness Programs (question: how can I rid my body of toxins and waste?) to learn more about our 12-day cleansing program. However, the program will consist of: Fasting and Cleansing Balanced diet Supplementation Reintroduction of natural flora To reach new levels of health awareness and clarity of mind, one’s body must be cleared of putrefactive waste in the intestine and toxins in the cells of the blood. Colonic irrigation is an important part of this process.
Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
Due to the fact that many people have a considerable amount of impacted material in their colon, and are somewhat nervous or tense during the first colonic, the first colonic will usually never clean the colon. Most clients notice a considerable difference on their fourth or fifth visit. Their abdominal muscles are more relaxed and thus more material can be released. Also, depending on a person’s lifestyle, it may take 9 visits to feel or see a difference.
How many colonic sessions are suggested?
Ideally, it is beneficial to pre-book two or three colonic sessions per week in the first phase of cleansing to support the elimination until the old plaque and toxins are removed. Then, weekly and finally, a monthly maintenance colonic session or a bi-yearly series of three or an annual series of 5 will keep things in good shape. For practical purposes, colonic irrigations at Path of Life are preformed in a series of 3 or 7 irrigations with approximately one week between sessions. After the initial three or seven, you can add an additional series of 3 until your desired goals are reached. On average, most people need 15 to 21 colonics to see a difference in their health. However, a series of colonics will facilitate improved colon function and general health, with the number of colonics varying from person to person. Generally, the planning for an effective protocol is determined on your first appointment, after assessing your needs. Our goal at Path of Life is to address the causes of your health issues. You will be given the necessary tools through proper nutritional advice, supplementation, and education based on your unique constitutional type. This way, you become empowered and responsible in rebuilding your health. Remember that diet, exercise, probiotics, relaxation practices and adequate water intake are all important to healthy bowel function.