Think it’s too embarrassing, invasive and, quite frankly a bit, eww? I get it. There aren’t many people who jump with joy at the idea of having their colon filled up like a water balloon but there are serious health benefits.
Gwyneth swears by them and gut health is BIG news at the moment. Cleansing your bowels is considered to be a brilliant way to tackle digestive problems and help you feel less sluggish. Good gut health is also linked to glowing skin so, in aid of research, I decided to give it a go and here is exactly what happened.
I started by lying on a bed. Yes, I saw the big machine with a tube coming out of it and it was a little #distracting but I kept my thoughts firmly on the benefits I’d read about. Next, I was asked to move into a fetal position onto my left side, with my legs up by my boobs – a position that should be reserved for inside your mother’s womb. I was then asked to breathe heavily, because as the lady explained, as you breathe out, your anus contracts and a small tube is inserted inside. Eeek. On my next breath, the tube was pulled in a little further so it was in the correct position. I was then asked to lie on my back with my knees up by my chest before water was slowly pumped inside my colon. It’s an odd sensation, but not uncomfortable – until, that is, the nurse clamps down on the tube and your bowel starts to feel like it might just explode. But the grip is swiftly released, letting gravity do its thing. This is done multiple times for around half an hour and each time gets easier to endure.
During the procedure, the nurse asked me to massage my stomach in a clockwise motion (this is the way your colon pushes out waste), which helped release any blockages. Once the irrigation was finished, the nurse removed the tube and allowed me to go to the bathroom in case I needed to release some of the water (which I most definitely did, gross).
Don’t expect to see instant results because you won’t magically feel lighter. In fact, at least six to eight colonics are recommended for you to really feel and see the benefits.
So, now you know…
Excerpt from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.
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