Our bodies are pretty incredible, if you think about it. Right inside of us, we have all the tools we need to extract nutrients from food, fight infections, expel waste, and maintain homeostasis. Our bodily systems work together in perfect harmony most of the time, but sometimes those systems may need assistance.
Colon hydrotherapy, also known as “colon cleansing” or a “colonic,” is a method of gently flushing toxins and waste from the colon with filtered, warm water in order to achieve a number of health benefits. Its origins can be dated back to as early as the times of the ancient Egyptians.
Colon hydrotherapy is not a cure for any disease or ailment, but it does provide a wide range of whole body benefits, many of which can be felt immediately following a hydrotherapy session.
By removing toxins from the colon manually by means of irrigation, the body’s added stress of eliminating the waste is alleviated. This allows for that energy to be redirected to other parts of the body that may require it more. Those who regularly partake in colon hydrotherapy sessions have reported a boost in energy, more restful sleep, and improved circulation, in addition to enhanced mental clarity and concentration.
Kick-Start Weight Loss
A diet high in fat and low in fiber can often cause food to linger longer in the gut, thus taking a longer time to be expelled from the body. Colon hydrotherapy gently massages the colon and flushes out bacteria and other waste, clearing the way so that nutrients and vitamins can be better absorbed into the bloodstream. A high fiber diet, along with colon hydrotherapy, may aid in weight loss goals.
Boost Your Immune System
A poor diet and certain lifestyle choices can contribute to chronic illness and a general feeling that you’re not operating at an optimal level. Stress, smoking, excessive drinking, processed foods and certain medications can deplete your immune system and cause pain, fatigue, headache, and other health issues. When the bowels are irrigated by colon hydrotherapy, good bacteria is allowed to flourish and the absorption of vitamins and minerals is enhanced, thus alleviating the symptoms associated with arthritis, allergies, asthma, constipation, parasites, colds, candida, skin conditions, and more.
At Aztec Tan & Spa, our Certified Colon Hydrotherapists are professional and friendly, and are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding your session. Colon hydrotherapy is safe, pain-free, and many clients will tell you that it is a very relaxing and therapeutic experience. Stop by our spa in San Diego and ask Rebecca or Brooke how colon hydrotherapy can enhance your wellness today.