I booked a colinic via Groupon for £39 back in February as part of my new years resolution. The thought of lying back with a tube up my preverbial didn’t seem all that appealing, despite the rave reviews I had read and heard from people who had been to have one.
As May drew to a close, I recieved an email from VitaClinic in Bloomsbury, reminding me to book my session before June 31st or loose my valid groupon voucher. I took the plunge and decided on June 7th, a month before my 27th earthday to get clean and possibly slimmer.
What is a Colonic?
What’s the point of a colonic irrigation/ colon hydrotherapy / colon cleanse (all the same thing)
Colon cleansing (also known as colon therapy) encompasses a number of alternative medical therapies intended to remove feces and nonspecific toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. Colon cleansing may take the form of colon hydrotherapy (also called a colonic or colonic irrigation)
I wanted to do it, because my diet has been clean for more than 4 years, and I wanted to remove any lingering toxins from wheat, dairy or gluten which may remain in the gut for upto 7 years after consumption! As the body finds it hard to digest Wheat, Dairy & Gluten. For me, it was complimentary therapy to enhance my Allergy-free from lifestyle choice and rid of any hidden Allergen traces for good!
So, I turn up at 5pm for my appointment. I fill in a 2page questionnaire about my health, diet and medical history and allergies.
I am asked to put on a towel-skirt and remove my undies.
The therapist lubes up this tube which is about a inch thick and insists I insert this inside, about 1.5minches. I immediately become very nervous and stressed. I have never done anything like this before, it feels really painful and I feel uncomfortable with some woman being there as I do this.
She begins to get abit short with me, telling me “you knew you were going to have something inserted into your bum, so come on, breathe, relax and take control”. Honestly, at that point, I wanted to bottle it and run home. WTF was I doing here in a towel skirt, holding a lube tube!
She told me she’d leave for a few minutes, which I was relieved about. I lay back, began meditating and telling mself “breath Clare, you are safe, you are calm, you are safe, you are calm” and within no time the tube was in.
She came back in and was abit more friendly, she told me I had nothing to worry about and told me that it would feel like I was having a long poo, so just let it all out and enjoy the experience.
The warm water filled my tummy and the process began, deep breathes and release. It felt weird and wonderful all at the same time. Bubbles, water and stuff poured out. The therapist said my colon was in very good shape, as the water was mostly gas and my faeces had no odor. We talked about my Vegan diet and my continual allergies to wheat for which she said “Make friends with good food, and eliminate the enemies”. I overstood what she meant.
After 45 mins, I was given a hose and told clean myself and get dressed.
I was served herbal tea and told to stay away from spicey foods, alchohol, wheat and caffeine. I love spicey foods, but I can give it a miss for a few days.
I left feeling lightheaded, less bloated and generally in good positive spirits.
Today is the morning after and I must admit, my tummy feels washboard flat, I slept like a baby and I feel a few pounds lighter (I’m only 8st 11″ anyhow)
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to go on a complete detox and purify their insides for better mental, physical and spiritual health. The reason why I beleive this therapy is great for Allergy sufferers is because even though you may have eliminated your allergens from your diet, in today’s foods and drinks, traces of toxins lurk beneath the labels and therefore an annual internal cleanse is neecessary to ensure complete filtration.
If you can’t quieten your nerves, like I nearly couldn’t – invest in colon tablets, perferably Aloe Vera
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Love Clare xxx
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