FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS2021-03-06T16:34:55-07:00

Frequently asked questions about massage therapy:

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?2020-02-07T09:32:14-07:00

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.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?2020-02-07T09:32:42-07:00

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.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?2020-02-07T09:33:09-07:00

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 should I do during the massage or bodywork session?2020-02-07T09:33:29-07:00

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.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?2020-02-07T09:34:11-07:00

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 will the massage or bodywork feel like?2020-02-07T09:34:31-07:00

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.

What parts of my body will be massaged?2020-02-07T09:34:51-07:00

A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

Will I be covered during the session?2020-02-07T09:35:13-07:00

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?2020-02-07T09:35:35-07:00

The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

Must I be completely undressed?2020-02-07T09:35:55-07:00

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. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?2020-02-07T09:36:23-07:00

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.

Frequently asked questions about colon hydrotherapy:

Why should I be concerned about my colon?2020-02-07T10:34:23-07:00

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States staking claim to as many as 130,000 people per year.  Many believe that a precursor to colon cancer is prolonged exposure to accumulated toxins/carcinogens that adhere to the colon wall.

The American Cancer Society has provided evidence in recent years which suggest that environmental agents, such as insecticides, herbicides, preservatives in food, hormones, antibiotics fed to livestock and petroleum by-products may play a greater role in the predisposition to colon cancer.

Is there a special kind of water used for colon hydrotherapy?2020-02-07T10:30:56-07:00

We use highly filtered water which passes through two separate filters (carbon and UV) before being heated to the correct temperature (maximum of 104°F). This filtered water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter.

How is colon hydrotherapy different from enemas?2020-02-07T10:25:00-07:00

Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which is 5-6ft long. Additionally, colon hydrotherapy promotes peristalsis and helps the colon muscles regain tone therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.

Will laxative accomplish the same result?2020-02-07T10:23:54-07:00

Laxatives empty the colon short term but are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste. Colon hydrotherapy uses pure water and does not irritate the body. One of the tremendous benefits is that it hydrates the body. Laxatives are also habit forming and long-term use can cause peristalsis (muscle action) to become weakened or nonexistent.

What can I expect from colon hydrotherapy?2020-02-07T10:22:51-07:00

Colon hydrotherapy is a valuable procedure used to assist, the body for a wide variety of different colon-related conditions. By re-toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.

How do toxins accumulate in the body?2020-02-07T10:22:05-07:00

Toxins accumulate in the body as a result of stress and/or consuming too much acidic food, such as sugar, white flour caffeine and alcohol. When the bowel becomes unnaturally acidic, it attempts to protect itself by secreting a glyco-protein substance that lines the entire intestinal wall. This is known as mucoid plaque. This substance is what makes it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients, which could result in chronic malnutrition. When the bowel becomes toxic, it contaminates the blood, which in turn, spreads the toxins to the heart, lungs, brain, muscles etc as it is delivering nutrients throughout the body. In the end, the liver is left to deal with toxic blood, and after years of relentless toxicity, it will become sluggish until it will no longer function. At this point, the toxins will begin to collect in other parts of the body. Disease will manifest wherever they settle. Overall, cleansing allows you to remove accumulated mucoid plaque in order to rebuild your bowel and your liver and protect yourself from disease.

Can you describe what a healthy, well-functioning bowel is?2020-02-07T10:16:18-07:00

When one feels the urge to eliminate and immediately honors the urge by a trip to the toilet, elimination is quick and painless and will feel complete. Stools are medium to light brown have very little odor and will break up in water.

How many daily movements does a healthy bowel have?2020-02-07T10:11:36-07:00

A healthy bowel should have two to three bowel movements daily, depending on what you eat.

How many sessions are recommended?2020-02-07T10:10:44-07:00

Some people with less severe symptoms may only need 2 to 3 sessions to get back on track, while others trying to break up a more severe condition could use 2-3 per week. We offer many different packages to suite your needs!

How much time is required for a colon hydrotherapy session?2020-02-07T10:09:54-07:00

Please allow 90 minutes for your first visit, 30 minutes for your consultation and 45-60 minutes for your first treatment. Subsequent visits should last approximately 1 hour.

Is it possible to have colon hydrotherapy treatment while menstruating?2020-02-07T10:08:13-07:00

Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time and can help decrease cramps and bloating accompanying menstruation.

Does colon hydrotherapy affect the bacteria balance in my body?2020-02-07T10:06:57-07:00

Colon hydrotherapy does not flush all good or bad bacteria out of the body. Once toxins are removed from the colon, the beneficial bacteria have a cleaner habitat facilitating their reproduction and multiplication, therefore achieving a positive bacterial balance.

What might I feel after my session?2020-02-07T10:06:04-07:00

Most people feel better after a colon hydrotherapy session. You may feel more relaxed or more energized! You will be more hydrated! Each individual situation is very unique! Some people on the other hand don’t feel 100% better after one session. It may take multiple sessions before a better sense of well being is restored.  Some people will experience a “healing crisis”. This is a situation in which the body is releasing toxins faster than they can be neutralized and removed. During this transition time different acute symptoms can temporarily be experienced. Although this can seem like the treatment worsened, a “healing crisis” actually implicates that the body is detoxifying. These symptoms usually pass within a few hours to a few days and can include body aches, headaches, nausea, irritability, fatigue, skin irritations, etc. We recommend back to back sessions for the first two weeks if you are severely constipated or are undergoing a detox in which coffee, tea, alcohol and other stimulants are removed from the diet!

Is colon hydrotherapy habit forming?2020-02-07T10:04:31-07:00

No, colon hydrotherapy is not habit forming. On the contrary, one of the features of colon hydrotherapy is the toning of the colon muscles, which helps in maintaining and resuming regular bowel movements.

How will we know when the colon is empty?2020-02-07T10:03:46-07:00

The colon will probably never be empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. As more of the impacted material is released clients comment on feeling the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well-functioning colon.

Is colon hydrotherapy painful?2020-02-07T10:02:38-07:00

Only in the case of an impacted colon you may experience a slight discomfort. Some cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, you will find the session pleasant and relaxing.

Is colon hydrotherapy embarrassing?2020-02-07T10:01:33-07:00

No, your dignity and privacy is completely maintained at all times and you can have a session completely private if you desire!

Are there any contraindications to colon hydrotherapy?2020-02-07T09:50:27-07:00

There are a few contraindications to keep in mind when considering colon hydrotherapy, including recent colon and abdominal surgeries, hernias, uncontrolled high blood pressure and other conditions. Prior to your session we will go over your health history to ensure that you will benefit from a colon hydrotherapy session or treatment plan. In some cases it may be best to consult with your physician and get a prescription.

What is recommended before my session?2020-02-07T10:00:30-07:00

Drink plenty of water! You should drink half your weight in ounces on a daily basis (No Soda, Caffeine, or Alcohol). Fresh juice, soup, and herbal teas are highly recommended!  Try to drink electrolyte enhanced drinks including coconut water or Emergen-C Electro Mix. You can also supplement your drinks with trace minerals. Avoid foods that are hard to digest for at least 24 hours prior. This includes meat, processed foods, raw vegetables, refined sugars, dairy, additives and preservatives. Follow proper food combing rules to reduce gas and aid in digestion. Take a probiotic! This is the beneficial bacteria that line the walls of the gut. This bacteria aids in food digestion and is your first line of defense against microbes. This bacteria is destroyed by antibiotic use. Restoring your “good” bacteria is imperative for the normal function of your colon!

What is recommended after my session?2020-02-07T09:59:26-07:00

It is advisable to refrain from eating processed foods after your session. Vegeatble soup or cooked veggies are great way to introduce food after a colonic. This is to avoid feelings of nausea, as well as ensuring maximum comfort after your colon hydrotherapy session. It is also advisable to avoid caffeine the day of your treatment.

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