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Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is the process of using water to cleanse the large intestines. 
Removing toxins and waste from your body could lead to overall improved health. 
 
 
History of Colon Cleansing 
Historical records indicate that cleansing the bowel is a practice that began 4,000 years ago.  The oldest medical texts, known as Hindu Vedas, describe colon cleansing as the practice of using enemas and laxatives to remove excess waste and toxins from the bowels.  Hippocrates, King Louis XI, King Louis XIII,  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of Kellogg's Corn Flake fame) and Edgar Cayce were supporters of colon cleansing.  Colon Hydrotherapy is extremely popular in Europe and is also practiced widely among Scandinavians.

Benefits
Physicians, Colon Therapists, and recipients of Colon Hydrotherapy have reported that Colonic therapy can help relieve the following conditions:     
       
- Irritability                                
- Depression
- Nervousness                        
- Nausea
- Protruding Abdomen          
- Bad Breath
- Coated Tongue                   
- Body Odor
- Weight Problems                
- Constipation
- Malnutrition                            
- Brittle Hair / Nails
- Poor Digestion                     
- Abdominal Discomfort
- Flatulence                              
- Lower Back Pain
- Menstrual Problems            
- PMS

Colon Hydrotherapy also promotes weight loss.
People can carry 4-40 pounds of waste in their large intestines.  When Elvis died his colon weighed 45 pounds!  Removing impacted waste from the body may promote better digestion.  During a colonic, water hydrates old hardened waste, when the waste becomes soft, it is loosened from the colon walls.  The old toxic waste is able to naturally move out of the body.  Impacted waste in the colon can cause abdominal distention, discomfort, bloating, indigestion, fatigue and gas. 

What is the purpose of Colon Hydrotherapy?
The goals of Colon Hydrotherapy are to hydrate the colon, remove toxins from the body, make more room for the other organs, and tone the large intestines.  Colon Hydrotherapy is a preventative tool, is not a cure for illness or substitute for medicine.  90% of disease begins in the bowel.  Cleansing the body of toxins regularly can have long term health benefits.  We clean our body every day by taking a shower.  It is just as important to clean the toxins from the bowel on a regular basis.   

Colonic Hydrotherapy is benificial to the body because:
- a slow and gentle administration of water allows the entire length of the large intestines (5 1/2 feet) to be cleansed.
- small amounts of water are introduced into the body in a gentle manner. 
- natural balances in the bowel are maintained while water can slowly seep into the nooks and crannies in the large intestines then water softens 
  and loosens old hardened waste.
- it is possible to change the temperature of the water during the session, simulating the bodies' natural action of digestion.  

Why is the it called Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy uses FDA listed equipment to slowly release warm water into the large intestines and colon inducing peristalsis (the body's natural action of digestion).  The process is assisted by a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist.  During the session, the therapist will control the water temperature, pressure and flow.

What kind of equiptment do you use?
To see a picture of the colon hydrotherapy machine click this link: http://www.aquabodycleansing.com/Photo_Gallery.html

Who can benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy?
Most everyone can benefit from colon cleansing. 

If you feel 'toxic', a colonic will help you feel relieved.  Feeling toxic can have any of the following symptoms; feeling sluggish or tired, foggy thinking, depression, gas, bloating, indigestion, back pain, skin problems, body odor, bad breath, and allergies.

If you have digestive problems, you can benifit from colonics. 
 
If you have eaten too much junk food, or had too much alcohol and caffeine, cleansing your colon can be beneficial.  If you are in recovery, doing a cleanse, or have had an eating disorder you will benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy. 

Colon Hydrotherapy is a popular practice among Hollywood Stars. Many celebrities have attributed their slim figures to regular colon hydrotherapy sessions. 

Is there anyone who should not get a colonic?

Yes.  If someone has had recent abdominal surgery, is pregnant, has uncontrolled high blood pressure, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis or a hernia, should not get a colonic.  If you have had these conditions in the past, but they have been resolved, you may get a colonic. 

How do toxins get in our bodies?
The easiest way toxins enter our body is thorough our food choices.  Poor food choices can cause a number of health problems.  Eating processed foods, fatty foods, foods high in sugar, salt, chemicals, and preservatives increase the toxins in our bodies. 

- Daily exercise allows toxins to move out of our system.  The body has 7 avenues of elimination: the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system, and blood.  When you exercise and sweat, toxins are eliminated from your body in your sweat.  Exercising increases the body’s natural detoxification process.

- Drinking enough water is essential for: digesting food properly, absorbing nutrients, moving oxygen and nutrients through your body, enabling your circulation, regulating body's temperature, lubricating and cushioning your joints, keeping your skin healthy, detoxifying the liver and kidneys, and assists in removing toxins from your body.  The new recommendation for water intake is to drink half your body weigh in ounces of water.  For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, your ideal water intake is 75 ounces per day, which is about 9 cups per day.  The Mayo Clinic recommends drinking eight 8-ounce cups of water per day.  Drinks that contain caffeine and soda do not count.

- Constipation can increase toxicity in the body.  When the large intestine and colon are not working properly constipation can occur.  Constipation can also occur from dehydration and poor diet.  Blood eliminates its waste through the walls of the colon.  If the blood waste arrives and is not allowed to pass thought the walls of the colon because hardened feces are blocking the way, the blood wastes are reabsorbed and distributed back into the body.

What is normal elimination?
Normal elimination can vary from 1 to 3 times per day.  Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can make digestion better.  Drinking 8-10 glasses of water can promote normal
elimination.

Why is it important to remove toxins from our bodies?
Internal cleansing begins with cleansing the colon.  With a clean colon, your body can more easily digest food.  When the colon is clean, the body is able to allow the other organs to detox.  This is particularly important if you are going to do the master cleanse, juice cleanse, or fast.  If the colon is not clean, and the other organs begin to detox, the toxins are not carried out of the body, but rather reabsorbed back into the body causing autointoxication. 


How long will my session last?
Individual sessions last 60 minutes.  The colonic hydrotherapy session consists of:  5 minutes of preparation, 45 minutes on the table, and 5-10 minutes of closing procedures.  Please allow an additional 30 minutes for the first appointment for the question and answer session. 

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my session? 

We suggest you prepare for your appointment.  If you follow the suggestions here it is likely that you will have an easy and productive session. 

A few days before your session increase your water intake. 
The day before your appointment please eat mainly fruits and vegetables.  This will allow you to get the maximin benifit from your colonic session.  The day before your colonic please do not eat; bread, corn, rice, pasta, products containing gluten, crackers, popcorn, meat including; chicken, turkey, and fish and dairy products.  Quinoa is a natural grain and you can eat it the day before your session. 

Please do not eat or drink during the 2 hours prior to your session.  If you need to dink, you can take a small sips of water. 

Be sure to eat light the morning of your appointment.  Please do not drink carbonated beverages the day of your session.  You do not need to fast.  Fasting is unneccessary.

Please call us if you have any questions about the preparation instructions.

Please get directions to the office before you leave for your appointment.  If we are in session, we will not be able to answer the phone.  If you have never been to the office before please leave plenty of time to find the location.  Please see the services page for maps and location specific information.  http://www.aquabodycleansing.com/Services_10LV.html

How many colonic sessions do I need to get?
It depends on your goals.  When you have your appointment your therapist will discuss your goals with you.  
Doing a series of 5 sessions is a good start to colon cleansing.
   

What will happen during my session?
When you arrive your therapist will give you some routine paperwork to complete.  Your therapist will ask you some questions about your lifestyle and health history.  You will have a chance to ask your therapist any questions you may have.  If this is your first session at our office, your therapist will give you information about the body, the colon hydrotherapy equiptment, and tell you what is going to happen during the session.  Your therapist will walk you through the entire session.  During the session, you will be assisted in breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.  During the session you will fill and release 3-15 times.  You will be in communication with your therapist the entire time.  Your therapist will make sure you have a good colonic session and that you feel comfortable and relaxed.  When the session is over you will use the restroom for a final release and get dressed.  Many clients say Aqua Body Cleansing made their colonic experience easy, relaxing and comfortable.  

How far in advance should I book my session? 
Do you have same day, weekend or evening appointments?
Usually sessions are booked 2-3 weeks ahead of time.  Same day appointments are available and reserved for specific situations only.   
We book by appointment only.  Please call for available appointment times.

Why do I need to book my session in advance?
It is important to book your session ahead of time so you have time to properly prepare for your session.  Please see the above question, "Is there anything I need to do to prepare of my session?" for the complete session preparation instructions.  Please call us if you have any questions about the preparation instructions.

How should I pay for my session?

You can pay by cash or credit card.  

How do I make an appointment?
Please contact Rebecca by email: rebecca@aquabodycleansing.com or by phone at 831-421-0117.  If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message.  If you email, please include your phone number.

Where can I find out more information?
To find out more information about pricing click this link: http://www.aquabodycleansing.com//Services_10LV.html
To find out more information about the therapist click this link: http://www.aquabodycleansing.com/About.html

Where is the office located? 
To find out where the offices are located, maps and specific information click this link: http://www.aquabodycleansing.com/Services_10LV.html  





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                                                                                               Sessions available by appointment only

                                                                                                                    (831) 421-0117
                                                                                                  Rebecca@aquabodycleansing.com

                                                                                        1807 Contra Costa, Unit B,  Sand City, CA 93955

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DISCLAIMER:
The Colon Hydrotherapists at Aqua Body Cleansing are not doctors and are not practicing medicine.  They do not diagnose or treat illness and they do not prescribe medicine.  All Colon Hydrotherapists at Aqua Body Cleansing work in accordance with California Senate Bill 577, Section 2053.6.