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FAQ

Colon Hydrotherapy

How long is the session?
How many sessions will I need?
Will all of my good flora be washed out?
Will I need to stay close to a bathroom after the session?
Will I have watery stools after the session?
Does it hurt?

Any medical support?
Facts and Fiction

How long is the session?
For your first session plan on being here about 70min. Approximatly 40 min of that time will be actual colonic time.

How many sessions will I need?
For each person this is different. There are many things to take into account. There are goals to be reached during the colonic that will be evaluated during your session. That being said, Physicians, such as Dr. Kellogg, Dr. Wiltsie, Dr. Waddington, suggest twelve sessions over a ten week period, two **back-to-back, first week, two back-to-back second week and one a week for eight weeks.The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-Act) suggests the following protocol: Week 1: two sessions; Week 2: two sessions; Weeks 3-10: one session per week. Often the waste is so hard and deeply lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colon hydrotherapy sessions to sufficiently loosen and soften it.

Will all of my good flora be washed out?
Taking acidophilus subsequent to a colon cleansing is beneficial, because it helps to improve the bacterial balance in the colon. It is best to take enteric coated acidophilus capsules at night before going to bed. There is no evidence that colon hydrotherapy washes out good intestinal flora.

Will I need to stay close to a bathroom after the session?
No. ...and yes you can go to work after a colon hydrotherapy session.

Will I have watery stools after the session?
Only if you had watery stools before the session. :)

Does it hurt?
No. As toxins become loosened due to hydration you may feel cramping which is the result of a healthy colon naturally contracting to evacuate loosened toxins. It is also normal to feel the urgency to empty the rectum during a session.

Massage Therapy

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. Draping is provided.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, gluts, feet, hands, head, chest neck, and shoulders.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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