It’s perfectly ok to feel slightly anxious before having your first treatment but its painless, relaxing and leaves you feeling energised, lighter and less bloated.
With a better understanding of the numerous health benefits this cleansing treatment can bring, even the most wary will find themselves tempted to try it for themselves.
The large intestine (or colon) influences much more of our health and wellness than you might think. It is designed to allow essential vitamins, minerals and water to pass into our bloodstream and to get rid of waste products and so when undigested waste sits in your system, it prevents the ability for the colon to function correctly. Mucus and harmful toxins can then build up and cover our colon walls, enter our circulation and poison the body.
Modern lifestyle factors such as stress and poor diets frequently lead to a build-up of toxic waste that accumulates over the years. During the treatment warm purified water is gently flushed through the bowel and together with abdominal massage techniques this helps to stimulate release of toxins, to safely and effectively cleanse the colon.
Assists the detox process:
When detoxing the body, cleansing your internal organs of unwanted impurities frees your body toxins and allows your organs to absorb key nutrients. When this is combined with a healthy detox diet and low-intensity exercise, cleansing the body of harmful toxins can lead to a number of health benefits, including less stress and a stronger immune system.
The colon or large intestine can hold up to 15lbs of old waste so it’s no surprise that colonic-hydrotherapy can help you lose pounds within minutes. Low-fibre foods transit through the digestive tract at about a quarter of the speed of high-fibre choices so a diet low in fibre will soon see the intestinal tract weighed down with waste matter. When this stored waste is released people can lose weight, in some cases up to as much as 10 pounds during a course of colonics and you can also lose inches from round your waist as well.
Reduce the risk of colon cancer:
If waste remains in the body too long it becomes a breeding ground for harmful toxins and bacteria. Colon cancer is leading cause of cancer deaths in non-smokers across the western world! By releasing stagnant body waste with colonic hydrotherapy you may reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths. Other illnesses and irritations caused by an unhealthy bowel can include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, haemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Improve digestion and bowel regularity:
Unlike laxatives, colonics do not simply empty your system and make the bowel lazy but instead it exercises and strengthens the large intestine walls and promotes regular bowel movements. As well as allowing the digestive systems PH level to return to its preferred alkaline state, colonic hydrotherapy can also help to resolve problems such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), bloating, wind, diarrhoea and heartburn.
When our bodies are deprived of fluid in our diet, our colons suffer and this leads to a dehydrated colon, irregular bowel movements and possible functional problems. 60-80 litres of purified energised water is used during a treatment, colonic hydrotherapy is an effective means of clearing the way for better absorption and encouraging re-hydration. Increased hydration encourages improved digestion and decreased fatigue.
Increase energy levels:
People who have the treatment often report a relief from fatigue and report deeper sleep, reduced headaches and better moods. Your bowel is no longer trying to force old waste out along the bowel wall. So if you find yourself prone to mood swings, skin breakouts and low energy levels, it may be time to have a cleanse and a try colonic hydrotherapy.