Cleansing the colon with water has been done for thousands of year falling in and out of vogue. Today we refer to professionally administered colon cleansing as Colonics or aka... Colon Hydrotherapy. It is a safe, effective and natural way to cleanse your body. This short blog is not about why you should do colonics or what colonics are, but specifically, about the colonic industry and what you should know when you seek colonics.
So how do you find a good place to cleanse? Well, its not about a place or a system. What matters is the therapist. The short answer is to schedule with a I-ACT Certified Therapist. The higher the credentials the better and if you can find one that is National Board Certified, that is the best.
So here is what you should know about the Colon Hydrotherapy Industry. Get ready to be shocked...
Did you know the colonic industry is NOT regulated? Personal Trainers are required by the state to be licensed and so are massage therapists and hair stylists. But not colon therapists. Except in Florida, there is absolutely ZERO oversight or requirements to cleanse someone’s colon with water. There is no one making sure that the therapist does it safely or that the therapist has any proper training (will get to “proper” in a minute) nor is anyone checking on the cleanliness of the the place or the maintenance of the systems. Absolutely nothing. You are completely trusting in the therapist to know what is right and to do it right each time.
There are 3 major things to look for when looking for a therapist. Notice I said therapist because the “place” that you choose does not give them. Colonics are given by therapists at a place. You really want to look past the website and the building and ask WHO is the person in charge of the colonic protocols? What should you look for?
Rebecca Harder is a National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, I-ACT Certified at the Instructor Level and Happy Owner of Colon Care, LLC. She has given over 20,000 colonics and consultations since 2003. She also offers Health Coaching at www.GastraGirl.com.