November 2005
Latest at the Office

We finally raised our prices for the first time in many years. We now charge $70 per colonic per hour. We also have new series prices and you are welcome to check them at the website on the Clinic-Office page.

Our colonic process is special. We offer various tools and techniques during the colonic to make the treatment more effective and relaxing. Relaxing is the big word. So many clients need rest and deep relaxation. Your session in Colon Hydrotherapy is just that, an hour out of your life where you can unplug and relax.

We use abdominal massage, hot rocks, a New Zealand pine belly ball and a vibrator to relax, loosen and help release. We also have a heating pad under the sheets that feels yummy while you are resting on it. We have a small heating pad to place over the abdomen during the session for further heat penetration if needed or requested. You are completely taken care of.

I've been reading Alyce Sorokie's book entitled Gut Wisdom and I've been finding a few pearls.

"Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water to treat physical and emotional disease and discomfort." P. 131

Ms. Sorokie lists the following "befriending gifts of Colon Hydrotherapy": detoxification, exercises colon muscles, stimulates colon reflex points, promotes body awareness, emotional clearing, happy hormones and psychological inspiration.

We look forward to helping you make a difference in your life.

School News

It's been very exciting developing the new School for Colon Hydrotherapy! The Intestinal Health Institute (IHI) has graduated two more students in October. The students had plenty of support. Patti Pete, a licensed massage therapist and certified colon therapist from Boca Raton FL, lent us her years of experience and demonstrated lymphatic drainage on the clients and students. Julianne Montano, a graduate of my school and therapist par excellence at the IHI, helped teach the Program. She was outstanding and will soon become school faculty.

As each student graduates, I find a way to make the curriculum better and address the needs of the individual students. One course I am working on is "Dietary Programs for Colon Hydrotherapists." With so much information out there on diets, how do the therapists, the clients and I begin to make sense of them? I have a plan and will eventually open the lectures to the public as part of community education and outreach.

Sheila's Blog (or Glog - Gut Log)

I've had lifelong constipation that is slowly healing. My internal conversations very often revolve around elimination and how my gut feels. I know I'm not alone because I do commiserate with others. We even have our own Constipation Club. Why not?

Before the death of my mother in April of 2004, I was beginning to poop like a champion, daily and completely. Within weeks after her death, I regressed to my former pattern, colonics or enemas every 3 to 7 days. Sometimes I'd make it two weeks. Then that feeling of being to full, or of not eliminating daily would come up and I would cleanse.

In May of 2005, I had total hip replacement surgery. I knew I wasn't going to be able to take an enema or colonic for a few weeks or months so I had to have an elimination plan. I decided to take magnesium oxide after I left the hospital. Now after 6 months, I have built a tolerance to it. It does not work any longer. It's time to transition off it to the enemas and colonics, once again.

It's been interesting. Julianne and I trade with each other. I visit other clinics in Tucson and I make appointments for the therapy when I travel. I learn a lot by doing this. I bring important info and techniques back to my practice and I learn how better to heal my gut.

Julianne's Corner

After almost a year of being a Colon Hydrotherapist, what I find to be our greatest challenge is educating others and us on the significance of continually cleansing the colon.

Thanks to Crest for initiating funding for dental education. We've been educated since childhood about dental cleanings. Hence going to the dentist a few times a year is now common practice. On the other end, we haven't been educated on cleansing the colon throughout our lives, hence most wince at the thought of cleansing the colon. We fear what we don't understand.

My gift to you is an invitation to make colon hydrotherapy a regular part of your health regime, just like your dental visits. May you rekindle your joy for life by cleansing the colon 4-6 times per year. One of the greatest experiences in this work is witnessing the transformation of individuals who are committed to completing a series in unison with fasting. Here's to your health.