“Excuse me, what exactly is your profession?”
This is a frequently asked question of colon hydro-therapists. Let’s face it, colon hydrotherapy is not quite mainstream. There are many unknowns surrounding the practice. But, once individuals step into the “great unknown,” they let go of trepidations and quickly become comfortable realizing the benefits.
Imagine you just cooked a pan of lasagna. Afterwards, particles encrust the inside of the pan. If you soak it for a couple minutes, the particles still stick. Soak the pan for forty-five minutes and voila! The encrusted matter begins to release and the pan is much easier to clean. Essentially this is what happens during the colonic.
Once clients understand this, I can communicate all aspects of the therapy. In this article, I will answer questions about hydrotherapy, educate you about the body’s detoxification system, and show how colon hydrotherapy is one of the best steps in your detoxifying journey.
Trend or tradition?
A trend, by definition, is a popular movement for a particular period in time. It is believed that the idea of colon cleansing is “in” now, mainly for “health nuts” or those in entertainment. In fact, the idea of colon cleansing was documented in India as far back as 2000 BCE. The father of Hindu surgery, Susruta, describes the beginnings of the enema in his work Susruta Samhita. The apparatus was made of a large animal’s male parts (such as a deer) and attached to a bamboo or ivory tube.
The use of enemas was documented by the Egyptians (1400 BCE) and Hippocrates (460-370 BCE), the father of medicine, who wrote about their favorable use for health. Science began to evolve and brought the first colonic irrigation equipment in 1898. Thankfully, colonic equipment has evolved into a much gentler apparatus. People may say it’s a trend, but it is safe to say it’s not. For thousands of years, colon cleansing has been a staple, a tradition.
What should I expect during a colonic?
During a colonic, a gentle stream of filtered warm water circulates into the colon, bathing it. The equipment is FDA approved and no chemicals are added (thankfully no more use of animal parts). Clients wear gowns for privacy and the session takes place in a serene and calming room. I use gentle bodywork and abdominal massage during the session to relax the body, stimulate the nerves, and pump the lymphatic fluid, helping to encourage better release.
Once the colon is soaked, encrusted toxins are released and the benefits begin. Imagine feeling mental clarity, increased energy, better digestion, relief from bloating, and improved lymphatic flow. You may feel a relief that you have never felt before. After your session, unrecognized discomforts will be
After a colonic
After their first, second, and third colonics, many clients feel a lightness in their gut, in their stress levels, and throughout their body. Returning to those comfort foods can create more discomfort almost immediately. The mental clarity allows clients to make better decisions in their life, not just with food and exercise. You will begin to make better choices regarding your emotions, about relationships, and about major life decisions. We begin to listen to our gut and, just as importantly, our heart.
After a colonic, consider taking probiotics and cultured vegetables. This will help friendly bacteria colonize in your digestive tract. For the following few days, stick to softer, lighter, and warm foods, such as steamed vegetables, soups, easy to digest grains, vegetable juices and smoothies. Stay hydrated, sipping, instead of chugging, your water for better absorption.
What are all the benefits of a colonic?
- Increased energy
- Mental clarity
- Enhanced immunity
- Removal of trapped gas, mucus, bile, and toxic buildup
- Better absorption of nutrients
- Improved circulation
- Toxic release from the liver and the lymphatic system
- Toning and strengthening the colon
- Clearer skin
- Increased metabolism
- Hydration of the colon, essential for better elimination
- Cleaner environment for friendly bacteria to colonize
If just one of your detoxifying systems is not functioning correctly, it can affect the efficiency of all the detoxifying systems. When the colon becomes cleaner, it creates a lighter workload for the digestive tract, the skin, the kidneys, the lungs, and the liver. For balanced health and energy within these systems, there needs to be an Even Flow.
Kimberly Allenson is an Advanced I-Act certified colon hydrotherapist, with a double bachelorâ€™s in physical and health education. She studied at the Internal Environment Institute in Santa Monica, California and has been practicing colon hydrotherapy for five years, including for the school’s wellness center, the Gentle Wellness Center. Her passion for anatomy and health began in middle school. She has a strong desire to educate and inspire all individuals to a healthy lifestyle.
Contact Kimberly at (970) 471-8738 or visit evenflowbreck.com
About Kimberly Allenson:
Kimberly has been working as a colon hydrotherapist for five years. She is an Advanced I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist with a double bachelor’s in physical and health education. She works with clients in good health, Lyme disease, MS, paraplegics, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic constipation, clients on a liver cleanse, recovering addicts, and more.