Whenever a new client schedules a colon hydrotherapy appointment with me, I always give them the same piece of advice, “The night before or morning of your hydrotherapy, give yourself a home enema.” Not surprisingly, this recommendation is often met with skepticism. A typical response is: “Isn’t the purpose of the hydrotherapy to clean me out down there? If I have to do an enema anyway, what’s the point of the hydrotherapy?”
An Enema Lets Us Go a Little Deeper
An enema and colon hydrotherapy do focus on cleaning out the same area of your body, but they are not the same thing. The enema is like your warm-up act, prepping the colon for the even deeper clean of the hydrotherapy.
Here is a somewhat inexact metaphor I like to use. Let’s say that you are ready to sell your home. Before you can do that, you want to make it as clean and beautiful as possible. Your carpets definitely need cleaning, so you hire a professional carpet cleaning team for the hour. Would you leave your kid’s toys all over the carpet before the cleaners arrive? No! The carpet cleaning team is only coming over for an hour. You’ll want to get rid of the easy stuff, so they can perform the deep cleaning that will make your carpets look brand new.
This is kind of how a home enema and hydrotherapy work together to give you even better results. A home enema is your top level clean. It will (hopefully) flush out crusted fecal matter and toxins. Then, when you come in for your hydrotherapy appointment, your therapist will be able to provide you with an even deeper colon cleanse.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy after an Enema
Colon hydrotherapy after an enema helps us flush out:
- Hidden acid pockets
- Parasites and their bio film bubbles and cocoons
- Deeper trapped gases
It can also do a better job of opening up the liver and even the gall bladder so that these two very important cleaners can keep you healthier and more energetic. If you come in for a hydrotherapy appointment without performing an enema, we’ll have to spend more time cleaning out the surface stuff and may not get to the deeper issues that can really have a positive effect on your health.
You Want Me to Do What?
The idea of performing a home enema can make any first-timer feel squeamish, but it is not nearly so awkward or uncomfortable as it might seem. In fact, many of us in the holistic community really come to enjoy the process of performing an enema, especially that clean, light feeling at its completion.
If you have signed up for hydrotherapy, then you are already prepared to clean your colon like never before. Don’t get shy now! Performing a home enema is safe and easy with the help of a home enema kit, which you can buy on Amazon for less than $30. Enema bags usually come in a red bag or a stainless steel or plastic bucket. I use a stainless steel bucket, because it does not absorb toxins.
How to Perform a Home Enema
Follow the steps below to perform a home enema, or take a look at this excellent step-by-step guide to performing an enema at home by WikiHow.
- Lay out a big beach towel on a clean bathroom floor near the toilet. You’ll also want to prepare a slightly damp wash cloth and paper towel. Place a clean doggie/human pad on top of the towel, along with a small pillow. Now, relax your mind and prepare for this cleansing experience.
- Assemble your enema kit. You’ll want to make sure you have a bag or bucket, a hook, a hose, a plug, and a rectal tip.
- Fill your bag or bucket with an enema solution of your choosing. Depending on what you want to accomplish, you may want to use lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, catnip tea, chamomile tea, water, and other ingredients.
- After filling your bag or bucket, bleed your tube to take air from the line. Make sure the clamp is shut off and within reach.
- Use coconut oil or olive oil for lubrication on the tip of the tube and around your anus.
- Lay on your right side, pull your knees to your chest, take a deep breath, and slowly insert the rectal tip. Gracefully straighten your bottom right leg, keeping your right leg bent. Lean your left over your straightened right leg.
- Open the clamp for three seconds and then close it. Breathe deeply for a count of five to ten seconds, then open the clamp again for another three seconds. Repeat this process until the bucket or bag is empty. Your colon is like a sponge, and it needs to absorb the solution slowly.
- Once the bucket or bag is empty, move the tube straight up so that the last bit of solution drains into your body. Lean your left knee forward to assist with this process.
- Remove the tube. I suggest placing the paper towel between your cheeks (you know which ones I’m talking about) for reassurance.
- Okay, now that the work is done, your job is just to relax for the next 20 minutes. Focus on deep, calming breaths. In seven to ten minutes you may feel a strong urge to get up and sit on the toilet. Do Not Move! This is just bubble pressure. Place your left arm over your head. The pressure will go away as the solution travels into the colon’s hepatic portal valve.
- After 20 minutes, sit on your porcelain throne. You can put your feet on a stool to make the process more comfortable. Keep focusing on your breath. Massage your tummy gently, rubbing in a clockwise direction. Releases will come in segments. Relax and let nature and gravity take its course.
You can do it! I know you’ll feel so much better after your home enema, and even better still after your colon hydrotherapy appointment!
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