Massage and Colon Hydrotherapy

  1364 W. 600 S., Salt Lake City, Utah  84104  Phone:  (801) 366-9544
Post Treatment Tips                                                      

Suggestions For Colonic After Care:

  • Drink Plenty of Liquids:
    - Pure water(drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day).
    - Juices
    - Herbal Teas
    - Electrolytes - ionic minerals.

  • Replace Intestinal Flora: (the "good bacteria")

    - Acidophilus supplementation: this can be purchased at any health food store.  Cultured foods are also good sources of healthy bacteria (kefir or cultured vegetables).  These foods can generally be purchased at your local health food stores.  However, if you cannot locate them you can easily make your own.  To learn how, read the book by author and lecturer Donna Gates entitled "The Body Ecology Diet"
  • - Vegetable soup is best.
    - Pureed (blended) soups are also recommended.

  • Avoid eating raw vegetables for a couple of days following a colonic session. 

  • Raw vegetables can initially create more gas after a colonic session.  Cooked veggies and raw fruits are sufficient.
    - Chew well

  • Reduce heavy meat consumption for several days.

Dieting After Colon Hydrotherapy:

To sustain the greatest long term benefits from colon hydrotherapy, each meal should include these five things to be a complete meal for proper digestion. Proper digestion means proper assimilation of foods for conversion into energy.

  1. Protein

  2. Carbohydrates

  3. Oils (Lipids)

  4. Liquids - Juices, Purified Water

  5. Vitamins/Minerals

Naturally, you will also want to avoid foods that you know have a history of creating bowel disturbances and poor digestion for your body.

Tips For A Healthy Colon & Digestive System:

  • Eat Plenty of Fiber: aim for 30-40 grams daily
    - Apples, fruit
    - Vegetables, a variety is always best

    - Whole grains and legumes (beans)
    - Prunes or Prune Juice
    - Fiber Supplements (make sure that your supplement has the right amount of soluble and non soluble fiber.  If you take a fiber supplement you must make sure you are getting at least 8 glasses of water daily.  Otherwise fiber supplements can be a cause of constipation and bloating.

  • Add an Essential Fatty Acid to your diet: These are the good fats like Flax-seed oil.  Omega 3, 6 and 9 are important essential fatty acids.  Sources of these are non-hydrogenated vegetable oils, olive oil, fish oils, and coconut oil.
    - Important for healthy cell production, colon, heart, skin, nervous system, hormones, joints and brain.
    - These healthy fats protect cell walls against free radical damage.  They are also beneficial in helping to soothe and lubricate the colon wall.

  • Take Probiotic Supplements:
    - Friendly bacteria which live in the gastrointestinal tract.
    - Assist in keeping the tract clean.
    - Keep down the growth of yeast in the colon.  They are also important for the production of vitamin K and some of the B vitamins.

  • Start taking a good digestive enzyme.  Especially if you are experiencing digestive stress regularly (bloating following meals, gas, acid reflux, tired but always hungry, and a feeling of getting full right away).  Avoid eating late at night and read up on "Food Combining Principles."

  • Don't eat simple carbohydrates:
    - Low nutrition, low fiber foods.
    - Examples include white flour products, rice, pasta, bread, sugar, etc.

  • Drink Aloe Vera Juice:
    - A regular, daily dose of Aloe Vera Juice will help to keep the digestive tract clean and free of debris.  It also helps to heal irritations and soothes the colon lining.

  • Exercise daily, and get adequate rest. 

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Suggestions For Massage After Care:

Due to the release of lactic acid from the muscles during a massage, it is always important to drink plenty of water the next couple of days (at least 8 glasses).  This will help the kidneys to flush the system.  But of course, it is always a good idea to drink plenty of water.

The massage is also helping to stimulate the movement of Lymph out of the body.  The extra water will help facilitate this process.

The extra lactic acid and lymph released from the tissues may cause some slight soreness in the muscles over the next day or two.  While it may seem that this is not a good thing, it is actually a sign that you had a good massage.  It lets you know that the therapist has done their job.  The soreness will subside quite quickly and you should feel substantially better on the second day after your massage.  By then the liver and kidneys have helped to rid the body of the excess lactic acid and lymph congestion.

Soreness should not be confused with pain though.  Everyones body is different and responds differently to massage.  If you feel "off" for more than 24 hours after a massage please tell your therapist before your next session and the pressure and technique can be adjusted to better suit your needs.

One of the things you can do to help your body relax and release more toxins is to soak in an Epsom salt bath after your appointment or sometime the same day.  The magnesium in the Epsom salt will help your muscles to relax and also help stimulate better circulation to the muscles.  Measure 2 cups of Epsom salt into the tub and fill tub with hot water to your tolerance.  Soak in tub for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

Sometimes some muscle tension can be caused because you are not getting enough calcium or magnesium in your diet.  This can be especially true if you lead a very active lifestyle.  Working out burns up a lot of minerals in the body.  It is quite common for most people to be low in magnesium intake.  This is a crucial mineral to help relax muscles and calm the nervous system.  Magnesium supplementation can help in recovery after stressful workouts and also helps to relax the muscles more after a good massage.

Yoga is a great practice for helping to maintain balance in the muscle and skeletal structure of the body.  It helps you to maintain a good body-mind connection and a better sense of balance in general.  Yoga benefits your joints with better flexibility and decreases spasms in the muscles and fascial tissues of the body.  Doing yoga regularly will help you to manage stress better and is great for helping to release the lactic acid from the body after a good massage.  Try doing it the next morning after a massage.  Talk about turning on your Light!!!

One of the best ways to avoid injury is to get in a routine of getting a regular massage.  Make it part of a healthy lifestyle.  You will be more connected with your body and in a better frame of mind.  Who knows, it may even help you get that promotion at your work, all because you start to treat everyone nicer around you because you feel so much better.

If you have any inflammation in an area of the body, it is always a good idea to ice the area after a massage.  The ice will help to reduce the inflammation and calm the nervous system as well.  Make sure to place a warm, wet wash- cloth in between the ice pack and your skin.  This will help to dissipate the cold better.  Also, do not leave the ice pack on more than 15-20 minutes at a time.  You may re-apply the ice pack several times with 30 minute intervals in between applications.

Don't go too long in between your next appointment if you have had an injury.  Pain can become a vicious cycle.  The most important thing to do is reduce the inflammation and increase circulation and range of motion to an area after an injury.  Massage should definitely be part of the equation during the healing process.  It will help to lessen the pain cycle, increase circulation and your range of motion after an injury.  Also, regular massage can help to decrease the amount of scar tissue formed during the healing process.

 Above all, honor the importance of receiving some good healthy touch in your life.  We all deserve it and far too often don't receive enough.  Massage is a wonderful way to give that to yourself.  So call me soon and let me bring some Light into your life!

Turn On Your Light!

Colonic Salt Lake City, Utah health through a colonic, enema, and colonics, high enema, colon hydrotherapy, colonic irrigation, or colon irrigation will detoxify and cleanse toxins for the colon.  Stress in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Bountiful, Provo, Park City, Tooele, Layton, Brigham City, and Logan, UT (Utah) are increasing rates of IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  InnerLight Massage and Colon Hydrotherapy massage, as certified colon hydrotherapists offer leading edge and alternative detoxification and pre / post surgery techniques to help support medical needs through detox cleansing, intestinal fortitude support, parasite cleanses, and more.  Areas of focus include colitis, bloating, gas, flatulence, crohn's disease, colon cancer, cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, bone cancer, tumors, fasting, and liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile, abdomen, abdominal, intestine, intestines, intestinal, parasite, parasites, parasitic, toxin, toxic, raw, food, raw food, and mucus. Massage Salt Lake City, Utah relaxation through Swedish Massage, Deep-tissue Massage, Reflexology, Neuro-muscular massage, shiatsu, and accupressure.  Massage by Chad helps to increase range of motion in joints, decrease back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and headaches.