Body Cleansing & Colon Hydrotherapy
Good health is a metabolic state wherein the mind, body and spirit are operating at optimal efficiency. In order to acquire a balance between these three key elements of an individuals composition, it’s integral that the body is clear of damaging toxins, thus providing a physical environment in which excellent physiological and psychological health can thrive. Using an effective combination of exercise, nutrition and colon hydrotherapy, the body will maintain its natural balance resulting in an increase in stamina and mental lucidity, an enhancement in metabolism, and an increased immunity against illness.
Nourishing Thyself Clinic offers colon hydrotherapy sessions to invigorate, revitalize and deliver harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. Used by our Toronto and area clients as a component of a general detox program, or by those with specific elimination and/or digestive issues, our goal is to provide a safe and healthy alternative treatment to eradicate bodily toxins. As a health and wellness clinic specializing in Ayurvedic approaches to natural healthcare, we also offer advice and services for a variety of other health issues that may require additional attention.
|Colon Hydrotherapy Introduction – 3 sessions||$90|
The function of the colon
At over 5 feet long and 2 inches in diameter, the colon serves to eliminate waste from, and conserve water and nutrients for reabsorption into, the body. Approximately 80% of the bodies immune system resides within the colon, boosting vitality and immunity from disease. The colon should have 80% good bacteria, and 20% unhealthy bacteria, in order for it to effectively serve its purpose towards overall ideal health. In most people living in and around Toronto, these numbers are reversed due to the unhealthy foods we eat, our environment, and the stresses we face every day, leaving us with much more unhealthy bacteria than healthy, and preventing the healthy bacteria from duplicating.
It’s common for the average person in Toronto to have between 5 to 25 pounds of fecal matter impacted in their colon, which can lead to the healthy intestinal bacteria that synthesizes valuable nutrients like vitamins K and B, being replaced by more harmful bacteria. This can result in intestinal toxaemia (an infection of the digestive tract caused by the decomposition of waste products) and ultimately auto-intoxication (poisoning by toxins, harmful bacteria and metabolic waste leaving the body imbalanced, sick and diseased). A number of adverse health issues can arise:
- Acid reflux
- Decreased energy
- Aches and pains
- Obesity / weight loss issues
- Endocrine disturbances
- Abdominal distension
- Lack of mental clarity (concentration, memory)
- Sallow complexion
- Cancer symptoms
- Immune and circulatory problems
- Skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, eczema)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Food sensitivities
The benefits of colon hydrotherapy
At Nourishing Thyself Clinics Toronto-based location, and throughout the world, colon hydrotherapy (also known as colon cleansing, colonic irrigation, high colonic, or colonic), is a harmless and competent method of removing waste and toxins that have accumulated within the colon. Through the use of our state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy equipment, and the experience of our trained and knowledgeable practitioners, warm, filtered water flows gently into the colon area softening fecal matter and other types of waste, stimulating the colons peristaltic action (involuntary contractions), and prompting bowel movements. This action of exercising and emptying the colon not only removes impacted waste material, other toxins, and a small amount of healthy bacteria, but leaves behind a clean environment in which healthy bacteria can reproduce. It also helps to restore the colons shape and tone, so that it can function more effectively. Our colon hydrotherapy process is done without the unnecessary use of drugs or supplements, resulting in the eradication of years of excess mucus, fecal matter, gas, environmental or food pollutants, medication, or other harmful toxic substances. This detoxification process promotes a healthy digestive system in order to maintain proper daily function and overall physical and mental well-being.
Our Toronto clients leave their colon hydrotherapy sessions feeling cleaner, lighter, and with an greater sense of well-being. Some of the many benefits to having a colon hydrotherapy session at Nourishing Thyself Clinic are:
- Improved digestion
- Improved bowel function
- Elimination of food sensitivities
- Better absorption of nutrients
- Ideal weight realization
- Immune function stimulation
- Minimized effects of aging
- Increase in mental clarity
- Brighter, clearer skin
- Increased energy
- Prevention of illness
- Boost to emotional well-being
What to expect during a colon hydrotherapy session
Nourishing Thyself Clinic ensures that each colon hydrotherapy session we provide our greater Toronto area clients is a relaxing and effective experience. Our experienced practitioners are trained on the use of the most current in colon hydrotherapy equipment, in a clean, sterile and private environment. We recommend as preparation for each colon hydrotherapy session, that you not have anything to eat for at least 2 hours prior (drinking water or fresh juice is not a problem). For better session results, you may want to eliminate red meats and dairy, and eat plenty of high fiber foods, 24 to 48 hours prior. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete some forms that will help us serve you better.
Our colon hydrotherapy therapist will then review your forms, determine whether or not our colon hydrotherapy services will benefit you, and consult you on our recommendations. We fully recognize the sensitivity of your procedure, and will ensure that you feel completely at ease from the start, to the end, of your colon hydrotherapy session at Nourishing Thyself Clinics Toronto location. Beginning with an abdominal massage to loosen impacted fecal matter, we then insert a small, sterile, disposable speculum a couple of inches into the rectum, and keep you covered to ensure comfort and warmth throughout. Warm, filtered water flows gently using a passive gravity method into the rectum through an inlet tube on the speculum, and waste is removed via a secondary evacuation tube. All of our tubing is fully enclosed, clean and sanitary. Each colon hydrotherapy session takes approximately one hour to complete.
The colon hydrotherapy sessions that we offer at Nourishing Thyself Clinic in Toronto are perfectly safe. Using only disposable equipment, we ensure that there is zero risk of contamination. Since we use a passive gravity method which allows for the gentle flow of water into your colon, there is absolutely no force or pressure placed on your body, and therefore no pain or discomfort. You may experience a bit of cramping similar to what you may feel when you have a bowel movement, however many people experience no cramping at all.
Is colon hydrotherapy for everyone?
Many people who live in and around Toronto think that if their bowel movements are regular, and appear healthy, that they are healthy, and colon hydrotherapy may never be considered. However, we reside in a modern society in which we’re exposed to over 70,000 man-made chemicals and pollutants containing many colon cancer causing agents, including in the food and water we depend on for sustaining life! As living organisms we’re vulnerable to toxicity, and the best protection against this is a strong immune system. With approximately 80% of our bodies immune tissue residing in our intestinal tract, it makes sense that our colons should be well cared for. There are some instances when one should not undergo colon hydrotherapy:
- If you have:
- intestinal perforations
- renal insufficiency
- tumors or cysts
- abdominal hernia
- ulcerative colitis
- Crohns disease
- congestive heart failure
- If you have had:
- colon or rectal surgery
- abdominal surgery within the last 6 months
- If you are in the first or last trimester of pregnancy
Nourishing Thyself Clinics colon hydrotherapy services in Toronto provides the preventative measures required for you to be in control of your own health. As a matter of fact, colon hydrotherapy continues to emerge as an important factor in longevity worldwide! The number of colon hydrotherapy sessions each client requires depends on their unique needs, and can be determined during your very first consultation with us. We will recommend a number that we feel will benefit you, and your health, the most.
To learn more about our sessions, our prices, or the many benefits of the colon hydrotherapy sessions that Nourishing Thyself Clinic provides in and around the greater Toronto area, please contact us today.