Frequently Asked Questions About Colonic Hydrotherapy

What is the colon?

The colon or large intestine is part of the body’s digestive system. It is a hollow, tube-like organ approximately 5 to 6 feet long, made up of muscle structure that moves toxic materials along by wavelike motions known as peristaltic action from the small intestine to the rectum. When the colon is not functioning well it begins to absorb toxins into the blood stream rather than expelling them. The resulting problems can range from fatigue to constipation and gas, overgrowth of candida, diverticulosis and various other chronic health issues.

What is colon hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy also known as colon therapy, colonic or colonic irrigation is intended to remove feces and nonspecific toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. It involves the gentle insertion of a disposable speculum into the rectum. The speculum is connected to a disposable plastic hose connected to the colon hydrotherapy unit. Warm, filtered water is slowly released into the colon. The water causes the colon to contract (peristalsis), and pushes the waste out through the hose. Light massage to the abdomen is applied during the colonic. After the session, the client may sit on a toilet to pass any residual water and stools.

Is the procedure painful?

No. Colonics should never be painful. Depending on an individual’s toxicity or state of mind, the treatment may be easy or more challenging. If there is a gas blockage or extreme constipation, there may be some slight discomfort just before a release. The colon hydrotherapist will use techniques to massage and manipulation to avoid any discomfort.

How often should I do a colonic?

One colonic therapy will not empty the colon completely. Most of us have a lot of pounds of impacted feces in our colon. One cleansing removes some of the hardened material; the second more. Frequency depends on the your goals and health history. According to your personal objectives the therapist will help you determine how many colonics you may wish to have.

Will a colonic rid of my healthy bacteria

No. Cleansing the large intestine of putrefied waste will create a healthy environment for beneficial bacteria to thrive. It is a good idea to re-hydrate with water or vegetable juice after a colonic session. Daily consumption of fresh vegetable juice will help to regenerate good flora over time. Also, after each colonic session you will be give probiotic complex specifically designed for large intestine.

If you eat right and exercise and are regular, why would you need to do a colonic?

We are all exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals on a daily basis at work, in the home, through the air we breathe, our food and water supply, and through the use of pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, we are eating more sugar and processed foods than ever before in human history and regularly abuse our bodies with various stimulants and sedatives. By cleaning the colon, you are decreasing the general toxicity of your body and supporting your liver to function more efficiently.

Does your body get dependent on colonics to the point where you can’t move your bowels on your own anymore?

No. Colonics help tone the colon muscles so they do not perform sluggishly.

Can you do a colonic while you have your period?

Yes as long as you feel comfortable.

How long is a session?

On average 60 minutes.

What is the difference between colon hydrotherapy and an enema?

Enemas will not clean the entire length of the colon. An enema involves a one-time infusion of water. This water sits in the lower part of the colon for a period of time and then the person sits on the toilet to release the water. Enemas do not have to be administered by a professional, however a certified therapist, using a specially designed machine, administers colon hydrotherapy. With colon hydrotherapy fecal matter leaves the body through a tube into a machine and goes directly into the sewage system. There is no odor.

What will colon hydrotherapy do to the colon?

It will cleanse the colon. After a series of treatments, impacted waste is removed and the clean colon will work again as it is supposed to. With massages and pressure applied on trigger points by the therapist, fecal matter is removed from bulging pockets in the colon.

What should I do before a session?

The minimum requirement is no eating 2-4 hours before and no liquid, including water, 1-2 hours before.

If you’d really want to fully cleanse, at 2 days before your session, please avoid the following that causes gas:

  • Sugar, Carbonated beverages, Refined carbohydrates, Corn, Fried food, Peanuts, Cow dairy products,  Cashews, Soy, Coffee, Alcohol, Broccoli, Chewing Gum, Rice cakes

* When you schedule your first Colon Hydrotherapy session, we recommend to download and fill out this Colonic Intake Form to save time being in the office.

What are Contraindications of Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colonics, like many conventional and holistic health therapies, might have some contraindications, which can be obtained through the health history. If you have any of the health conditions listed below, please consult your family practitioner or a gastrointestinal specialist to discuss your interest in colonic hydrotherapy.

  • Cirrhosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Rectal or intestinal tumor
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Diverticulitis
  • Acute IBS or Ulcers
  • Intestinal perforations
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Recent surgery
  • Abdominal hernia
  • History of seizures and epilepsy
  • Psychological disorders
  • Vascular aneurism
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Severe hemorrhoids
  • Recent heart attack
  • Severe fistula or fissures
  • First trimester pregnancy
  • Kidney dysfunction

How to prepare for a Colonic Therapy Session?

To get the best experience and benefits from a colic therapy session, please download instructions below:

Colonic hydrotherapy is safe and effective for a majority of people. If you have a history of any condition listed above, contacting your physician would be a wise decision before scheduling your appointment. At Atlant Health Wellness Center in NYC, we support and guide you through the healing journey. If you have additional questions regarding colonic hydrotherapy, please do not hesitated to reach us at (212) 719-3611

Frequently Asked Questions About Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Do you need Lymphatic Therapy?

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, wastes, viruses, fungus, and unfriendly bacteria. Lymphatic Therapy is a highly effective way to free up blockages and congestion in the body, which allows the lymphatic system to flow unobstructed. When the lymphatic system is freely flowing the body is able to effectively transport toxins to their proper destination.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy  Greatly Complements Any Treatment?

The Lymphatic System affects every part of our body because regardless of a cell’s function, all cells need nourishment and cleaning. An efficient Lymphatic System will benefit your body in many areas in addition to immunity, inflammation and healing in general.

Major Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage

  • Skin Care: Get clearer complexion and lessen appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Reduce old scar tissue and minimize new ones
  • Detox: Reduce sluggishness brought on by bad diet, and little exercise and/or stress
  • Headache: Remove blocked fluid and improve blood flow to reduce pain and discomfort
  • Promote healing: Drain swollen and sore tissue and reduce inflammation to improve healing
  • Pregnancy and after: Relieve discomfort from fluid retention. If breast feeding, clear blocked ducts and relieve sore tight breasts.
  • Reduce swelling: Decongest stagnate fluid in tissues to minimize puffiness and tenderness
  • Relaxation: Lymphatic drainage is a very gentle treatment. As cleansing and rejuvenation effect stress, relaxation is enhanced.

Most people will notice improvements after one treatment because lymphatic drainage has so many benefits. So, keep yourself looking and feeling healthy with regular sessions.

Why Lymphatic Therapy is the ultimate technique for cellular detox?

At Atlant Health NYC Wellness, we use Lymphstar Pro system for lymphatic procedure. Lymphstar Pro is a therapeutic lymphatic drainage device that uses low energy vibration in the form of acoustic and electrostatic fields. The therapy wands contain noble gases that are stimulated by the low current field, and when applied to the skin causes a dilation of the vessels. The acoustic waves create a vibrational pulsing effect and when used at multiple treatment points create an electro pressure field. Along with manual stimulation of the lymph nodes, this electrical stimulation assists lymph drainage up to 8 times faster than manual lymph drainage alone. Using Lymphstar Pro aids in removal of deep cellular and lymph nodes congestions, allowing more nutrients to be supplied to the cells, removing toxins, and increasing immune function.

How long is the Lymphatic Therapy session?

75 minutes.

How to prepare?

* On the day of your appointment, please avoid wearing any deodorant or lotion of any kind.

* When you schedule your first Lymphatic Therapy session, we recommend to download and fill out this Lymphatic Intake Form to save time being in the office.

Why choose Atlant Health Wellness for Lymphatic Therapy?

At Atlant Health NYC Wellness Center, our trained therapists combine state of the art lymphatic drainage technology with numerous techniques to enhance the process of lymph flow and promote healing. Our highly trained therapists have found that our Lymphatic Therapy machine to be much more effective than manual therapy for lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage can be performed as a stand alone procedure or in combination with Colonic Hydrotherapy for maximum benefits. We call this holistic technique – Ultimate Flash.

Frequently Asked Questions About Infrared Sauna

What is an Infrared Sauna?

Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps (that use electromagnetic radiation) to warm your body directly.

An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature (usually between 120˚F and 140˚F) than a traditional sauna, which is typically between 150˚F and 180˚F. Infrared sauna manufacturers claim that in an infrared sauna, only about 20 percent of the heat goes to heat the air and the other 80 percent directly heats your body.

The heat from infrared elements raises your core body temperature and stimulates the lymphatic system, immune system and cardiovascular system. The infrared heat triggers a profuse sweat. The water in our body also resonate with far infrared heat, which also helps with the detoxification process. Our recommended sessions are 60 minutes in a private room. While having a session in our infrared sauna, you may enjoy reading your favorite book or simply meditate.

Benefits of Using Infrared Sauna

  • relaxation
  • detoxification
  • clear and tighter skin
  • improved circulation
  • weight loss
  • relief from sore muscles
  • relief from joint pain such as arthritis
  • clear and tighter skin
  • better sleep

There is nothing quite like a sweat session in the infrared sauna. Right after the infrared sauna session offered in our Wellness Center in Midtown East New York, you will feel more relaxed and rested. Additionally, heat helps relieve sore muscles and improves your overall health and well-being. People have been using saunas for centuries for all sorts of health conditions.

Is Infrared Sauna Safe?

The use of the Infrared Sauna is completely safe. All objects give off and receive infrared heat, including human bodies that naturally send and receive infrared waves, which are part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. In fact, infrared is so safe, that hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns. Infrared is a part of nature and essential for life. In addition, Infrared light kills all bacteria, fungus and many airborne. That is why Infrared Saunas are considered as a superior modality for healthy skin. Even medical offices use infrared light to sterilize equipment. Our infrared saunas are also sanitized after each session.

How long is the Infrared Sauna session?

60 minutes.

Why choose Atlant Health Wellness for Infrared Sauna?

At Atlant Health Wellness Center, we have chosen Radiant Health Saunas over other brands available on the market. Radian Health Saunas have been manufactured since 1997 according to highest standards. These saunas have been recommended by top medical professionals and private clients. For a proven safe and effective infrared sauna experience Radiant Health Saunas® have been independently tested for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to ensure non-toxicity and have extremely low Electromagnetic Field (EMF) levels. For more info about safety, please read HERE… Still have questions about infrared sauna, please do not hesitated to reach us at (212) 719-3611

Should I eat or drink before Infrared Sauna session?

For ideal results, we suggest not eating at least one hour before your sauna session. We also advise not to eat any spicy meals at least 12 hours before your infrared sauna session. It is important to hydrate before, during and after your session. Your choice of decaf tea or light herbal drink before the session might assist in detox process.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring anything. Or maybe your favorite book if you want to read. We will provide you with a towel to wrap yourself in, and the towel will be available for you to dry yourself at the end of the session. Unless you still prefer to bring your own towels.

What is the best Infrared Sauna protocol?

While there are many recommendations how to prepare for Infrared Sauna session, we found this protocol by Radian Health Saunas as one of the best ones to follow to get most benefits while enjoying the sauna. Click below to download your copy.

Should I shower after Infrared Sauna?

No. We don’t recommend showering immediately after your infrared sauna session as your body continues to sweat out toxins. If you take the shower, you will close the pores causing toxins remain stuck inside. This will increase the chance of reabsorbing those and result increased toxic burden. We will provide you with a dry towel. Additionally, you will be provided with herbal tea to rehydrate.

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