Colonic Therapy (Colonics)
Many holistic practitioners believe that health begins with a well-cared for colon. The precise functioning of the body’s organs of detoxification explains why: every 4 minutes the blood cycles through the portal vein from the colon to the liver and back again. If the colon is toxic, through the connecting pathway of the portal vein, the liver becomes overloaded. The liver, then, can’t do its main function, which is to detoxify the whole body. The colon and liver are the 1-2 detoxification punch for the body.
At La Casa, are proud of our very experienced and knowledgeable colon therapists. They are the life-blood of all our detoxification programs. They have each been with us for the 18 years that we have operated in New York City. If you have questions about the best treatment option for you, call us at (212) 673-2272 and we can help you decide which program to choose.
La Casa received a quite lovely review of our colonics in a recent issue of New York Magazine. The review said: Colonics “are designed to leave your system cleaner than ever” and “the benefits rang(e) from relieved constipation to increased concentration.” Further, the article said that La Casa has “an entire menu (of colonics) to choose from, with add-on therapies like pulsed magnetic energy, far-infrared waves, and the infusion of French ‘marine plasm’.”
What is a colonic?
A colonic irrigation is a safe and effective method of cleaning the colon waste material with repeated, gentle flushes of water. It is sterile and painless.
Why should I get a colonic?
Over a long period of time fecal matter, mucus, toxins and parasites form a wall of impacted debris in the colon that can cause a build-up of toxicity. Prolonged accumulation of waste matter can also cause lethargy in the muscles of the colon causing a sluggish bowel that cannot make complete bowel movements. Indications of a toxic bowel are:
- coated tongue
- cold extremities
- abdominal weight gain
What happens during a colonic?
A colonic session is 45 minutes in which 15-20 gallons of water are gentle flushed through the colon. Gentle massage is applied to the pressure points and the abdomen to help loosen impacted material for more complete elimination. You are kept covered during the session. All waste is disposed through a tube; thus, there is no odor. The use of disposable instruments and tubing is employed to secure total sanitation and hygiene. Our water is filtered and passed through a UV light system.
How many colonics are recommended?
One colonic, though helpful, is not sufficient to effectively cleanse the colon. We recommend following a comprehensive program with both nutritional input and colon management techniques. A series of up to 8-10 colonics is best for a thorough program. The first 3 colonics should take place over a period of ten days, followed by one weekly colonic throughout the rest of the series. If this program is not possible, we will work with you to design a shorter program.
When should you have a colonic?
- Colonics are good anytime but are especially beneficial when there is a health issue for which colon and tissue cleaning would be helpful.
- Maintenance colonics are a nice way of inaugurating every season change.
- Colonics are useful to do before a colonoscopy (a medical examination performed by a Gastroenterologist).
- Colonics are extremely helpful before, during, and after a fast.
- Because colonics often alleviate symptoms of PMS, the are useful to have before and during menstruation.
How to prepare for a colonic
Please follow these instructions for the day before and the day of each colonic.
AVOID: Alcohol, Caffeine, Pasta, Bread, Red meat, Fried foods, Dairy, Chewing gum
RECOMMENDED: Fruits, Vegetables, Salads, Lean meats (chicken/fish), Steamed rice
PLEASE: Drink plenty of water, herbal teas, and fresh vegetable juices. Please refrain from eating any solid foods two (2) hours before your scheduled colonic appointment. Our colon therapist will advise you on what to eat following the colonic.
Facts of an unhealthy colon:
- When food is not eliminated, it coats the walls of the colon and prevents vital absorption of nutrients.
- Many clinicians feel that an unhealthy colon contributes to modern diseases (Dr. John Harvey Kellogg of the famed Battle Creek Sanitarium estimated 90% of diseases are related to colon un-health).
Facts of a healthy colon:
- It empties every 6-8 hours
- waste is produced for everything that goes into the body except distilled water – 3 meals in, 3 meals out
- Colon health is an on-going process, and reversal of an unhealthy colon takes time (sometimes years)
Prelude: Whole Body Vibration
20 minutes: $20 ($10 savings; as a stand-alone therapy, $30)
Before each of our colonics, we recommend standing on our Whole Body Vibration Machine to shake, rattle and roll in order to loosen debris, and thus facilitate the elimination of bowel waste during the subsequent colonic.
Classic Colonic (our best intro colonic treatment)First Colonic: 60 minutes, $125; Subsequent Colonics: 60 minutes, $110
This therapy cleans the colon using a gentle water irrigation technique. Water is filtrated and passed through UV light to assure its purity. Colon therapy offers many health benefits including detoxification, cleansing of the bloodstream and the stimulation of internal organs. While you are relaxing, letting us gently stimulate your body to release its toxic materials, we facilitate the process through the use of reflexology and abdominal massage.
We offer discounts for purchasing a series of Classic Colonics after your first treatment:
- series of 3: $300 (savings of $30)
- series of 4: $392 (savings of $48)
- series of 5: $484 (savings of $66)
- series of 6: $576 (savings of $84)
- series of 8: $757 (savings of $123)
- series of 10: $935 (savings of $165)
Intensive Colonic (our most systemically effective colonic)60 minutes: $150
This is a colonic like none other, and La Casa is the only place in the entire world you can have it. We augment the colon cleansing with Pulsed Magnetic Therapy. This is a painless enhancement of the cleansing process. In fact, it will feel quite wonderful. As you are expelling your discharge, we will send gentle pulsed magnetic energy into your abdomen from our Pulsed Magnetic Generator, an FDA medically approved device. It’s a 1-2 punch: you get the benefits of the colonic with all the added benefits of the therapeutic effect from the PMT (which are systemic).
Bio-Colonic (our most oxygenating colonic)60 minutes: $150
While you are having the benefit of your colon cleansing, you will be lying atop the Bio-Mat. Combining the healing effects of hefty emissions of both negative ions and far-infrared waves, your body will respond with enthusiasm. The Bio-Mat oxygenates the whole body as well as increasing circulation. It also alkalizes the body and strengthens the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells and killer T-cells. Most relevantly for the Bio-Colonic, the Bio-Mat dissolves hidden toxins, making them available for elimination through the cleansing action of the colon hydrotherapy.
Purification Colonic (our most immune enhancing colonic)60 minutes: $150
This colonic is performed with essential oils as well as a castor oil pack placed with a hot compress on the abdomen. Don’t underestimate the power of the little castor bean, from which castor oil is extracted. Castor oil is an anti-toxin that impacts on the lymphatic system and enhances immunological function. The oil specifically strengthens the Peyer’s Patches, which are tiny patches of lymphatic tissue in the mucosal surface of the small intestine, and are an important element of the body’s immune system.
Castor oil increases the number of T-11 cells with a concomitant increase in the number of total lymphocytes. This represents a general boost in the body’s specific defense status, since lymphocytes actively defend the health of the body by forming antibodies against pathogens and their toxins. Castor oil is both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal), and there is also research indicating it kills cancer cells as well. The oil’s benefits can be derived by topical application (in fact, skin absorption is even more effective than swallowing it), and the application of heat augments the effect. When castor oil is absorbed through your skin, the lymphocyte count increase speeds up the removal of toxins from your tissues, which, in turn, promotes healing.
Light/Heat Flow Colonic (our most soothing colonic)60 minutes: $150
This colonic uses the Japanese technology of Onnetsu. The healing power of Far-infrared energy is sent to strategic places on the abdomen. Differences in temperature can be discerned, and these differences detect the location of unhealthy areas deep within the body, guiding the therapist to concentrate on these areas. As well, the penetration of light (8-15 microns) and heat (130* F) emanating from the Onnetsu device delivers therapeutic efficacy by increasing the flow of fluid and energy systems in the body: blood, lymph and Chi.
Marine Plasma Colonic (our most electrolyte-replenishing colonic)60 minutes: $150
This colonic implants into the colon 24 vials of Quinton Sea Plasma. In 1897 Frenchman Rene Quinton discovered the remarkable healing ability of biologically active sea water from nutrient-rich plankton blooms. We call it “marine plasma” because the ratio of minerals and trace minerals of blood, comprising the biochemical and electrolytic composition of blood, is almost identical to sea water. Health benefits are extraordinary, as the treatment regulates our internal ocean (our tidal body), developed initially from amniotic fluid, and then translating into our blood, our lymphatic and extra-cellular fluids. And because the ocean has 20 billion genes, the marine plasma has the ability to inform our own genetic material and potential.
Raindrop Colonic Therapy (our most feel-good colonic)2 hours: $220
The Raindrop Technique is a method of using reflexology and massage techniques in combination with essential oils. Specific oils are applied to the body, bringing structural as well as electrical balance. This gentle treatment helps align the energy centers of the body, and allows release if they are blocked. Oils used are: Young Living products of Valor, Aroma-Siez, Ortho-ease, as well as oils of thyme, oregano, cypress, wintergreen, basil, peppermint, and marjoram. When this treatment is done in conjunction with colon therapy, the cleansing is more thorough. When Raindrop colon therapy is combined with both floatation and La Casa’s unique body polish (said by the New York Times to “come close to magical realism, leaving you feeling otherworldly”), you have given your body an unsurpassed detoxification.
Augment the cleansing effect by finishing with one of our implants. These are effective because blood travels at 42 miles per hour through the veins. All of the body’s blood passes through the liver every 5 minutes. The colon is connected to the liver through the portal vein. Thus, with an implant that is retained for 5 minutes, you give your body the opportunity for a thorough dumping of poisons through one whole blood cycle.
Our implants are:
- Coffee: the caffeine in the coffee stimulates the bile duct to stay open. The more the bile duct is open, the more dumping of poisons happens. If the bile duct remains closed, the poisons simply re-circulate within the body. Bring your own, no charge.
- Wheat grass: the absolute best nourishment on earth. Believe it or not, whole body nourishment occurs through colon nourishment. Bring your own, no charge.
- Alkalizing mineral salts: pathogens cannot live in an alkaline environment. Your whole body is alkalized, as the salts move from your colon, to your liver, to your bloodstream. We use the best mineral salts available, made by Robert Young: a mix of potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbinate, calcium bi-carbonate and magnesium bi-carbonate. Must be requested upon making appointment ($10).
- Ozonated water: ozone kills every pathogen known to mankind. It is a viral-cide, bacterial-cide, fungicide, yeast-cide, and everything else-cide. Must be requested upon making appointment ($10)
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To find out how to maintain colon health at home (and live longer), click here for more information.
For a video explaining colonics with La Casa’s Colon Therapist, Cher, and La Casa’s director, Jane Goldberg, click here: The Importance of Colonics.
Post-Script: Gravity Inversion Table
10-15 minutes: $20 ($10 savings; as a stand-alone therapy, $30)
Subsequent to our colonic, your intestinal tract is begging for the structural adjustment that the Gravity Inversion Table will give it. The added benefit is the far-infrared energy infusion from the table.