Do treatments hurt?
No. However, you may experience some cramping during your colonic sessions. The cramping is due to your colon performing its natural peristalsis wave action to eliminate the old, hard fecal matter and toxins. The colon will become sluggish and weak when one is not having two to three bowel movements per day. The cramping feeling will diminish after you release the fecal matter. Many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing. Does having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the visit? No, in fact it’s usually a good time to receive a treatment, since your body is already cleansing. Your flow has no effect on the success of the treatment. About the colon? The colon is a tube approximately 5-6 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter. A healthy colon had uniform size, shape and tone. It extends from the cecum, where it joins the small intestine, up and across the abdominal cavity and down the left side of
Carefully applied, treatments do not hurt; after each treatment, some patients may describe a mild to moderate feeling similar to a sunburn, which fades in a few minutes. It is not necessary to do so but patients with very sensitive skin or with tattoos on the face or neck, feel more comfortable with the application of a local numbing cream or ice on the area prior to treatment. Occasionally, and immediately after a treatment that requires the use of high energy light for instance with very dark, dense tattoos the skin may look pale and the area immediately around the tattoo may be red for a few minutes and may have mininal swelling. Both effects are greatly minimized by our use of cold compresses, both before and after treatments. After each treatment, tattoos lighten gradually over the next four to six weeks. Sometimes mild lightening of the skin may occur around the treated areas. On normal skin, tone should return within a few weeks following the last treatment session. The ink use