CHT Part 1 - What's it all about and what can it do for you?
The use of water internally to cleanse, rejuvenate and support long term health is something which has been safely used in many cultures for centuries. As a Colon Hydrotherapy (CHT) practitioner, I strive to combine this ancient wisdom with appropriate modern knowledge to provide the best in holistic health support for our members and clients.
I came to CHT over a decade ago because I was desperate to do something about the severe acne which had plagued me for years. Having regular treatments became the turning point in terms of managing my own health. This led me to an amazing and rewarding career helping countless clients to do the same. I constantly endeavour to use my personal experience to maintain empathy with each and every client I have the privilege to treat; this is crucial for helping to guide them through what can be a sometimes be a very strange and uncertain journey.
It is not without it’s challenges, however! Most notably overcoming the many myths and misconceptions surrounding CHT. The most common questions I get asked are, “does it hurt?” and “isn’t it harmful/unnatural?”. The answer to both is a resounding NO.
Think about it this way: we live in an unnatural world, eating unnatural foods, bombarded with unnatural chemicals, radiation, continuous stress and eating every day of our lives. Anything we can do to lighten this toxic load and strengthen our bodies in order to deal with these challenges makes perfect sense. My extensive training and over a decade of working with countless clients means that I am secure in the knowledge that as long as the client fully supports the process and works with a well trained and thoughtful practitioner, then CHT can only ever be a good thing.
CHT is not a quick fix or a shortcut. It is not a harsh attack on the system. Clients are always pleasantly surprised by how gentle and entirely comfortable the treatment is, and how much time they wasted not gaining the benefits from the treatments based on some misguided fear about what was involved. It does not weaken or confuse your normal physical functions. Colonics actively help to improve the natural reflexes of the smooth muscle movement which the gut relies on for healthy & regular elimination. It is also the most effective means of providing intensely powerful hydration to depleted systems.
And it most certainly does not “wash away” your good bacteria! Quite the opposite; these crucial, delicate organisms can only flourish in a healthy and well hydrated environment. Similarly, valuable nutrients can be better absorbed in a clean environment rather than a stagnant, putrefying one. I always recommend a high strength probiotic supplement for a minimum of 1-2 months post-treatment to encourage this important replenishment process even more.
Perhaps most importantly, I spend a HUGE amount of time discussing nutrition, naturopathic health & cleansing, dietary habits, stress management and supplementation in order to help people find the best way to adapt the treatment process to individual client physiology and lifestyle.
Benefits can include: A feeling of lightness & energy, improved mental clarity, improved regularity & digestion, stronger immunity (75-80% of our immune system is in the gut!), improved sleep & increased motivation (90% of serotonin is produced in the gut!), reduced gas and bloating, clearer skin & eyes, improved stamina and reduced water retention/cellulite.
It’s great for anyone who is in good health and wants to help ensure that they stay that way. Of course it can help immensely with issues such as constipation, IBS, gas and bloating, poor digestion (eg acid reflux, indigestion), skin problems, lethargy, poor metabolism and high stress.
Lastly, I cannot emphasise enough one thing: that there is absolutely NO pain or embarrassment involved at all. The client is completely covered throughout and only the gentlest care is taken with all physical aspects of the treatment. Respect, comfort and dignity are paramount. All in all, relaxation is key. Once I can help a client achieve that, everything else simply, erm, flows. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!).
Surrounded by pristinely beautiful, luxury facilities and supported by some of the best health and fitness specialists in the business, I can confidently say that you would be hard pushed to find a more impressive space for this treatment in the UK. I can offer an extensive CHT BESPOKE MENU available exclusively at KX which, using the highest quality additional elements such as herbs, coffee and wheatgrass, enables the client to have the most effective treatment experience possible.
Michelle Laud is a highly experienced Natural Health Practitioner specialising in Colon Hydrotherapy (CHT), Naturopathic Nutrition and Reflexology. She works at KX every Friday, Sunday and alternate Saturdays. Prices start at £85 for 75