What to Expect Duting a Session
New Clients - What to Expect During the Session
If this is your first colonic, you may be a bit nervous. After being greeted by the therapist, you will be given Health Intake Forms to fill out. The forms will ask for information pertaining to your general health history and diet. It’s very important you answer the questions as accurately as possible. To save time it would be best to fill these out in advance. Please see the intake forms on the contact page. Bring them into the office with you. Once completing the forms, you will be brought back to the therapy room. The forms will be review and a few more questions may be asked.
Upon entering the therapy room, you will see a massage table with heated soft clean sheets, blanket, and pillows. The Colonic Device is a Hydro Sans – Model C closed hydrotherapy system. The system is a Class II, FDA registered machine-less device. This device allows for simultaneous intake and exit of water throughout the treatment, a kind of open-ended “loop” is created. Pure, filtered water enters the body, and waste and water are expelled at the same time, resulting in a constant flow of water into and out of the body. With this system, a trained therapist can read the PSI gauge and will know when the water has come in contact with material and either will go around or will need to be released.
The process and instructions will be discussed, and any questions are welcome. The practitioner will leave the room to allow you to undress from the waist down. You will lay comfortably on the heated table with your head on the pillow, covering up with the sheet and blanket that is provided for comfort and privacy.
The therapist will give you a few minutes and then return into the room to assure that you are covered, comfortable and feeling safe. Once this has occurred the therapist will spend 5 – 10 minutes relaxing and grounding your energy. I have found that this has a tremendous effect on decreasing the nervousness of placing the speculum.
The Hydrotherapy procedure begins with you lying comfortably on your back. The therapist will perform an abdominal evaluation (feeling the texture of the abdominal cavity). At this time, you will be asked: “if you are feeling any sensations”. If the therapist feels at any time that this procedure is not the best choice for you, she will discontinue the service. Once the evaluation is complete, you will be asked to turn on your left side. You will be verbally and physically assisted in placing a small, well-lubricated speculum into the rectum. Once it is in place you will be directed to turn on to your back.
When you are comfortable the therapist will start the water flow. The water will flow from the water line to the waste hose. You might feel the temperature of the water, but no water will be flowing inside yet. When you are ready the therapist will start a series of quick (5 sec) fill and releases to evaluate and clear content in the lower bowel. When the therapist feels it is appropriate and you are ready for a longer fill, the water will flow for 3 to 30 seconds, depending on how your body is responding. The therapist will always monitor the temperature, PSI gauge and flow of water into and out of your large intestine. No pressure or force is ever used. You will be an active participant in letting the therapist know at any time if you are uncomfortable, the water needs to be released, or you want to end the session. Your input is greatly encouraged to make the treatment as enjoyable and therapeutic as possible.
Sometimes patients describe a “sensation of movement,” and your therapist may lightly massage key reflex points on your abdomen or feet.
As your body continues to relax, and the water begins to flow out, it carries with-it built-up waste matter, toxins, and trapped gasses through a completely closed system, with no fear of exposure to you or your therapist. This process will occur for approximately 30 – 45 minutes. If at any time you feel you no longer want to proceed, please let the therapist know. Upon ending the session, you will be asked to remove the speculum, instructed to use the restroom and get dressed.
The therapist works with your bodies’ natural rhythm and is incomplete and constant communication with you about what you are feeling and needing. You just relax while the therapist massages the abdomen with castor oil stimulating the intestines to loosen up and remove old, hard fecal matter, mucous and gas. Colon irrigation doesn’t hurt but sometimes you may feel temporary cramping when the water encounters gas or impaction. You will feel relief after your body releases the water and debris.
People often feel an overall sense of wellbeing and clarity following a session. Some of you may feel tired, or dizzy due to the release of toxins. A follow-up colonic within the week and following the suggested dietary protocol before and after the treatment will help to relieve these symptoms and rebalance alkalinity. When you are feeling sick, colon hydrotherapy is a great thing to do because it assists the body in getting rid of excess toxins and waste. A note to women, it’s ok to receive treatment during the menstrual cycle and you will most likely experience relief from uncomfortable and painful symptoms.
When deciding how often you would want to get a colonic to consider your diet and overall health. After hearing and seeing how your body responds and what your goals are, I can give you some recommendations if you’re interested.
Initially, it is recommended for 2 to 3 visits in the space of a week to hydrate and loosen accumulated waste. After that, it really depends on you. If you want to detox and cleanse your entire system, rid yourself of parasites, or achieve a high level of health, more sessions are recommended. After you have gained benefits from your cleanses it would be advised not to allow this accumulation to develop and debilitate you again. Your body will let you know to eliminate what has accumulated. Some clients return every 3 weeks, once a month, or every season. It really depends on their health goals and diet.
They may release considerable amounts of gas during the first few treatments, which may lead to some discomfort, but it’s better out than in. The average person should emit 1-2 liters of gas per day. Only Little old ladies and men are allowed to do this. It also takes a few treatments to release old impacted matter, as it has taken many years to build up, and can also be held onto due to emotions, as your colon is connected to your subconscious. It’s important that the correct amount of water is adjusted for each patient, for example, a lazy bowel needs small amounts of water slowly forcing the bowel to do more work.
Before leaving you will be given suggestions that will include dietary recommendations and the aftercare of your session.