More about Cleansing & Colonics
Dr. Bernard Jensen says: Health Begins in the Colon!
Every tissue in the body is fed by the bloodstream, which is supplied by the bowel. When the bowel is dirty, so are the organs and the tissues. It is the bowel that must be cared for first before any effective healing can take place.
You’ve heard about “you are what you eat”, well consider this, you also are what you don’t eliminate! Toxicity occurs in our bodies when we take in more than we can utilize and eliminate. Whether it be food, emotions, or mental waste. Colon cleansing provides a direct way of eliminating waste and stressors from all levels of our being; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Just a few sessions of colonics may reverse a lifetime of neglect and are a proven tool to energize and uplift our bodies from the deepest areas of toxicity. It's not a cure-all, but an essential aspect of allover health and wellness. Internal cleansing brings a new sense of awareness and incentive to healthier living.
Possible Colon dysfunction symptoms:
Neck, shoulder, arms, and lower backache
Brain fog and depression
Fatigue and sluggishness
Colds and flu symptoms
Constipation and diarrhea
Flatulence/gas or bloating
Colitis/irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Leaky gut syndrome
Pain in the lower abdomen,
especially on the left side.
What is a Colonic?
aka Colonic Irrigation or Colon Hydrotherapy session, it is an ancient holistic detoxification process dating back to 1500BC. It's an effective healing practice that can help reshape and hydrate the tissues, exercise the colon muscles, and relieve sick wind/gas while bringing self-awareness and education about the body’s self-healing capabilities. A session is about 45 minutes to an hour long. No fasting or special measure is necessary before your first treatment.
During a colonic, the client is draped, laying comfortably on the back on a massage table, relaxes and self-inserts a finger-size sterile disposable tube, called a speculum, into the rectum about 1 and 1/2 inches. The therapist is there to assist the client to relax with a variety of massage techniques and operate the colonic medical device.
Like in yogic practice, the client is coached to focus on relaxing the body with intentional breathing. The therapist lets in a small stream of body-temperature filtered water, while the client simply relaxes, and opens to receive. the water, Then with perfect timing, the therapist shifts the flow to a release of the water, and along with any gas or waste back out. This is repeated in progressive intervals, with water going in, and water waste going out. Out through an outlet tube, via a viewing tube, and finally gone into the plumbing. There is no smell or mess.
You may experience feelings of relief, lightness, cleanness, clarity, and deep insights. Colonics safely and hygienically cleanses the colon/large intestine, which is fed by the bloodstream, thus providing an all-over cleaner inner environment. Consider it a gentle, effective, and enlightening shower on the inside.
Unlike laxatives, colonics are not habit-forming, nor is there any danger of bowel perforation. Ninaya holds teacher credentials through I-ACT and has over 25 years of experience as a certified colon hydrotherapist. Her style of colonics is a holistic approach, combining breath awareness, with pressure points, meridian massage, and inspirational healthy lifestyle conversation.
It may be very useful during a cleansing protocol, helping with circulatory, immune and weight problems, in preparation for a medical procedure, or afterward to help the healing process, After a long airplane trip, when feeling slightly feverish, or when a cold is coming on, Colonics may be helpful during migraine headaches, sinus and skin congestion, or simply when feeling a little depressed, sluggish and unhealthy.
How do I prepare for my colonic? Deepen your breath, feel more inside, and ask yourself; what do I need to let go of? What do I eat, drink, think, feel, and say that doesn't serve me anymore? What do I need to change and what am I really ready to let go of, on all levels of my being? Get clear of what you would like to receive from your colonic session, and always set an intention, to get your whole body and be enrolled...
The night before your session, it’s best NOT to have any alcohol, and get a good night's sleep, so the liver and nervous system are relaxed, and more receptive to letting go, cleansing and healing.
The day of; try not to eat or drink too heavy or too much, 2 hours before your session. You may consider doing a form of “pre-cleanse” i.e. liquid diet, freshly pressed veggie juices, and smoothies only, for a day/days, prior – to help alkalize and rest the digestive organs altogether.
Alkalize your system! When we are too acidic ( due to all kinds of stress, poor eating habits, improper breathing, lack of exercise and hydration, and environmental and other factors) it causes the red blood cells to clump, degrade and excrete toxic waste. The body's channels of elimination (liver, lymph, lungs, colon, kidneys, blood, skin) become overloaded. Most degenerative diseases are the result of too much acidity in the body. Acidity provides the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, fungus, parasites, viruses, and cancers, and it upsets the normal vital internal environment. Thus we want to implement more alkalizing life habits and feed ourselves a more alkalizing diet.
1-2 cups of Warm Water
juice of 1 Lemon or Lime
1-2 Tbls Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (cold-pressed & unfiltered with probiotic sediment)
1 tsp Raw Honey - Use warm water, not hot (which would destroy the probiotics and enzymatic properties).
Make and drink upon raising - This tonic is alkalizing and restorative to the whole digestive system, especially supporting liver and bowel health. May also be used as a digestive aid, after a heavy meal, to relieve heartburn.
Hydrate! Drink more water. Add a little lemon or lime to your water. Have one fresh pressed veggie juice/day.
Make or order 16oz mostly green veggies and fresh herbs, sweetened with apples, lemon, and little ginger.
Breathe deep and stop the obvious stressors i.e. recreational drugs, sodas, alcohol, all processed food, and sugar. Avoid caffeinated beverages, fast food, and too much animal foods - doing that, will get all the channels of elimination to open.
Remember, “Nothing tastes as good as Healthy feels”
How will I feel after my colonic? Most clients feel great, light, enlightened, inspired, energized, and relieved after a session. However, some clients may experience cold-like symptoms or a headache after. The cause is dormant toxins have been stirred up, some released and some reabsorbed by the body. Such a healing crisis generally passes quickly with rest, hydration, and possibly further treatments soon thereafter.
How many sessions do I need? It varies with each person's prevailing condition, diet, and lifestyle. A series of three sessions is recommended for anyone who has never done colonics. Some clients have amazing results immediately and others need to come for regular sessions for a period of time. Then seasonal cleansing is a great maintenance practice.
What do I do after my colonic? Clients often report they are inspired to implement a healthier lifestyle, with more stress management and better food habits. Breathe deeper, drink more alkalizing fluids, and eat organic wholesome foods.
1. Take Probiotic Supplements i.e. Cultured Coconut Yogurts or try Bio-K, Trinity, Renew Life (50 billion critical care), Dr. Ohirra’s, and other full-spectrum probiotics. - Probiotics help replenish flora after a session, help relieve gas, regulate elimination, and boost your immunity. Eat more cultured foods.
2. Lubricate your system, Stay regular and help balance hormones, by eating fatty fish 2-3 times/week. Or take EFA's - Essential Fatty Acid Oils; Udo’s choice, Flax, Hemp, Borage, and/or a good quality fish oil
3. Stay away from processed food! Eat mostly organic, vegan, or vegetarian, simple, and small meals. Slow down to eat, bless your food, and chew lots! Don’t overeat and don’t drink while eating - it slows and interferes with your digestion.
Does what I do, eat, drink, and think, serve or sabotage my highest intentions?
Breakfast – Enjoy a variety of fresh fruits and whole grains; grapefruit or fresh grapefruit juice, watermelon, or papaya, oatmeal w shredded apple and cinnamon, or a salad. Or a Green Superfood Smoothie or fresh-pressed Veggie Juice 8-16 oz, i.e. celery, apple, and ginger.
Lunch – Should be the bigger meal of the day. Mostly organic grains, greens, and vegetables. Ayurvedic Kitchari (rice and lentils with added veggies ) is a great staple protein meal.
Dinner – Eat light at night, i.e. soup, salad, broth, and fruits. Drink herbal teas i.e. Mint, Pau D’arco. Chamomile,
Snacks – Fruits and veggies, sprouts, seeds, soaked nuts, kale chips, flax crackers - stay away from processed foods like power/diet bars, cookies, and fried foods. Drink herbal teas, juices, and broths.
Supplements - 1 Tbls Aloe Vera juice before meals or at least once, before breakfast has both nourishing and cleansing effects. Take Vitamin A, B, C, D, and E daily, Digestive Enzymes, Fiber, Probiotics, and EFA's.
Eat light at night! Have your bigger/heavy proteins in the middle of the day, as digestion slows at night.
Exercise daily! To get lymph moving, and feel better. Walk, do yoga, dance, sweat, and take a sauna. Dry skin brush.
Keep a Food Journal! Write down your high lights/low lights each day, and also note down what food had good or bad effects.
Meditate and Pray! Keep an Attitude of Gratitude! Make an altar to help you live by your highest intentions.