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Get a good gut feeling. Are you a bit blocked up, but intimidated by the idea of colonic hydrotherapy? Colonic therapy relies on manipulation and massage to clear the large intestine of waste products. A colonic massage can help to eliminate toxins, without the need for an invasive procedure – good news for those who are feeling a bit shy.
A session of colonic therapy typically lasts between 30-45 minutes. During this time, your therapist will massage your abdomen to help loosen waste, cleanse the colon and detoxify the body. You may find you feel movement in your abdomen and hear it make some funny noises – don’t worry, this is a normal part of treatment.
It is best to avoid eating for an hour prior to your treatment, and to abstain from drinking alcohol. After treatment you may feel a bit dehydrated, so make sure to drink plenty of water.
Colonic therapy can help with a variety of problems, including:
A colonic abdominal massage is not suitable for pregnant women, so it’s best to wait until after the birth to give this treatment a go. Certain medical conditions can make treatment inadvisable – if you think this might apply to you then it’s best to check with your doctor before arranging a session of therapy.
Colonic therapy is not a quick fix weight loss treatment, however it can help alter the body shape over time by encouraging bowel movement and reducing bloating.