Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is Colon Therapy?

Health Connections Center is Philadelphia's oldest Natural Holistic Healing Health Spa, located conveniently just off of South st on 2nd st. One of Health Connections Center's most popular services is colon therapy. 
If your colon is not functioning properly (and most people do not have a properly functioning colon), nothing will effectively get rid of -- tiredness, lack of energy, and that all-to-familiar feeling of depletion; a variety of stomach disorders will occur, and a host of maladies will gradually beset your body. It's that simple. 

The colon is one of the most important (but unfortunately least talked about) organs in our body. When a healthy colon operates normally, toxic waste gets eliminated, instead of backing up into the system. If it is not working well, the entire body suffers and health deteriorates.

These are a few examples of unhealthy colons: Colon with colitis and a Colon with prolapsus (pressure on lower organs), and spasms.

An actual picture of toxic build-up in the colon.

Good health is a desire we all have and share. While we may spend time and effort on dieting and exercise, often that is not enough. Toxic waste builds up in our colons through poor nutrition and bowel habits. This waste impairs the colon's ability to assimilate properly the minerals and vitamins we need. A buildup of material along the colon wall causes sluggish bowel movements, constipation and other problems. The poisons resulting from this waste re-enter and circulate in the blood stream, making us feel tired and depleted. The removal of this harmful waste from our bodies becomes an important element in our goal of achieving optimal physical and mental health.

As we age, our bodies accumulate the substances we are exposed to. Poisons and harmful chemicals are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and even the daily things we use that we give little thought to. Our bodies literally take in these poisons. The elimination of these toxins becomes an important preventative for maintaining good health.

Toxicity effects our nervous system, making us feel irritable, depressed and anxious; it effects our glands, making us tired and lacking in enthusiasm and drive; headaches, allergies and skin disorders occur; we crave sugars and starches; gassiness and bloatedness arise. Toxicity effects the way we feel emotionally and physically.

WHAT COLON THERAPY DOES Colon Therapy can help eliminate this toxic waste that effects our health so negatively.  A soothing flow of warm water gently circulates throughout the colon, coaxing the body to release the impacted waste that has accumulated. Harmful fungi and bacteria are often eliminated. Once the colon is clean, the body and the mind benefit immeasurably. Clients report an improvement in appearance, mental attitude and overall physical health. Some clients rave that skin tone improves, weight loss is promoted, and stress relieved. The craving for junk food is alleviated. Constipation and discomforting abdominal pain are often reduced or eliminated and that a feeling of energy replaces the old run-down feeling that was once like second nature. No wonder many world-renowned celebrities use colon therapy on a regular basis for optimal health!

The client wears a full-length gown and lies down on his left side. A small instrument is gently inserted into the rectum. Rubber tubing begins to simultaneously carry clean water in and waste out in a mildly pressurized system. After a few minutes the client lies on his back while the session continues. Gentle abdominal massage is performed periodically on the client by a trained therapist, who administers and monitors the entire procedure. The session typically lasts anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes. Note: UNLIKE SOME OTHER COLON THERAPY PLACES, WE USE THE CLOSED SYSTEM, AND A THERAPIST IS WITH YOU DURING THE ENTIRE SESSION.
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The day before your appointment:
  • Have two salads, one with your lunch and one with your dinner
  • In the dinner salad, add one tablespoon of cooked corn (this is invaluable in determining the transit time of food through your system).
  • Do not eat any rice, pasta or bread the day before or on the day of your colonic.
  • Do not eat two hours before your appointment.

After setting up an appointment, the client is asked to fill out a questionnaire involving health history, eating habits, emotional state, traveling habits (to determine possible source of parasitic infactions), and vitamin and nutritional supplements used. After the client's appointment, the client's progress is followed, with recommendations for a suitable nutritional program.

The first visit, which usually takes up to 1 hour and 15 minutes, and costs $95 . Should you desire to do a full detoxification program, each subsequent visit would cost $80 and last approximately an hour. A full detoxification program consists of an average of eight visits. Note: There is a $25 rebooking fee if a client fails to give 24 hour notice (48 hour for Monday appointments) for cancellation or if client fails to show up, payable in advance of next appointment.

  • Improved digestion
  • Improved nutritional absorption
  • Weight loss
  • Reduction of cravings for sugars and startches
  • Removal of impurities from the blood
  • Relief of discomfort cue to colitis, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and ohter gastroinestinal disorders
  • Elimination of constipation and diarrhea
  • Restoration of the proper function of the nervous and glandular systems
  • Removal of toxic material and parasites
  • Relief from painful menstuation
  • Improvement of muscular tone of colon
  • Enchancement of mental clarity

  1. Is the session safe? 
    • Yes, sessions are safe provided client give accurate health history. People having the following are required to have a doctor's note or should avoid getting colon therapy: abdominal hernia, abdominal surgery, abdominal tumors, acute liver failure, anemia, aneurysm, carcinoma, cardiac conditions, chrohns disease/ulcerative colitis, dialysis patients, diverticulitis, fissures/fistulas, hemorrhaging, hemorrhoidectomy, intestinal perforation, lupus, pregnancy, rectal surgery, renal insufficiencies.
  2. Does it hurt? 
    • No, in fact, clients report that initially the cleansing feels "strange" but ultimately it is refreshing and relaxing.
  3. Can I work after a colon cleansing? 
    • Certainly. A colon cleansing should not interfere with your normal work schedule. In fact, you may return to work feeling relaxed and refreshed. 
  4. Will I be embarrassed during the procedure?
    • No. Your dignity is completely maintained with proper draping in a private room. The odor associated with normal bowel movements is not present.  
  5. How long will it take to see results?
    • Clients should experience positive results after the first visit.  Further sessions provide more permanent results.
  6. How many times should I have a colon hydrotherapy? 
    • An average of eight (8) visits is usually recommended to properly clean the entire colon. There is no mandated commitment, however, to do the complete series.
  7. Do you use regular tap water? 
    • No. The water used in the colon cleansing has undergone a three-stage filtering process that removes all harmful bacteria, metal and chlorine.
  8. Are there any general procedures I should know about? 
    • After setting up an appointment with Health Connections Center & Spa, the client is asked to fill out a questionnaire involving health history, eating habits, emotional states, traveling habits (to determine possible source of parasitic infection), and vitamin and nutritional supplements used. The client's progress is followed, with recommendations for a suitable nutritional program. The aim at Health Connections Center & Spa is to provide you with the best health plan and therapy for a new and vibrant you! 

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