Your endless collection of unusable vinyls, dusty glass figurines and ticket-stubs from every movie you’ve ever seen are a testament to the fact that human beings are hoarders. Unfortunately, this packrat syndrome doesn’t stop at knick-knacks and till-slips and bodies collect built-up toxins like they hope they’re going to be valuable one day. Give yourself a spring-cleaning and pay R225 for a colon hydrotherapy treatment and diagnostic consultation with Dr Higgins at Cape Colonics.
Though colon hydrotherapy is still relatively unknown in South Africa, hearing about any treatment involving your colon might give some people feelings akin to finding a nest of ravenous badgers in your sock-drawer. To put minds at ease, the treatment is like an internal bath – almost like relaxing in the tub after a long day; but for your colon. Considering the strange medley of toxins and other accumulated waste your colon picks up during the day, giving it a bath is the best way to keep it and yourself healthy.
Favoured by celebrities and other people who have their picture taken a lot, the treatment is safe and any icky feelings you might have about it will probably be outweighed by the benefits. Not only does it clear out the dusty storage of toxic gasses and built-up matter, it’s even said to improve mental clarity, clear skin and improve your sleep patterns. As a side note, it’s also not uncommon for people to lose some weight after the procedure. There are no you must nots to follow before the treatment, though it is suggested that you avoid heavy meals.
With a relaxing and professional environment, and a highly experienced therapist, you can just sit back and relax – some people have even been known to bring friends along for a chat during the not-quite-an-hour sessions.
Follow up the gentle treatment with a diagnostic consultation that will help you go on to enhance the well-being of your body and your time at Cape Colonics will leave feeling revitalised and well; positively awash with lighter, cleaner feelings.
The not-so-made-up fact:One of the strangest alternative medicines ever documented was called Shicknahdle therapy; the patient was fed three gallons of spaghetti before being put into a machine that simulated the effects of being on a sinking ship. The resulting sea-sickness was said to cleanse the chakras and ensure well-being