It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Find out why you shouldn’t just Spring Clean your Home…
If Family Fortunes were to ask 100 people what subject they would feel the most uncomfortable talking to anyone about I would imagine the one of the ‘Top Answers’ would be their bowel movement. Understandably, not everyone wants to hear in depth information about what came out of someone this morning, whilst you’re tucking in to your mid-morning snack but when it comes to awareness and issues concerning the bowel, the stats only have to speak for themselves.
- One in three people who consult their GP have problems with their bowels
- The UK is the most constipated nation in the world with the highest incidents of Bowel Cancer (40,000 cases per year)
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) develops in adults between 20-30 years of age with twice as many women having it to men (as if we don’t have enough to deal with!)
With this information in tow, I decided to bite the bullet (or grab the tube….pardon the pun) and try a Colonic Lavage Treatment (therapist not present), basically a more subtle way of saying a solo colonic treatment, at the one and only Spa Satori in Manchester. The choice for ‘DIY’ing’ I hear you say? Well it was for the following reasons:
Firstly, although I am by no means shy or embarrassed when it comes to intimate area treatments or openly discussing it with a random girl I meet in the toilets of my favourite bar, but when it comes to someone watching me do a number 2 in the toilet, it’s a line that I don’t feel comfortable crossing. Secondly, I’m quite happy sitting in a room by myself with a tiny tube up ‘the other hole,’ while coyly messaging my mates to tell them exactly what I’m doing, whilst messaging them….they love it.
To go in to the whole process without too much poo detail, you are initially lay on what can only be described as a banana shape bed with a hole for, well you know what, which shoots directly in to the toilet. You insert a sterilised freshly unpackaged tube which I would say is the circumference of an iPhone charger wire in the required hole. The water is heated to body temperature (you can increase it if you need to) and a tank of water is slowly pumped through the tube in to your colon. As the water works its way through the bad stuff, you just release aforementioned ‘bad stuff’ down the shoot and in to the toilet. Just to note with standard colonic hydrotherapy you have the tube inserted and then you take it out and go to the toilet in the same room.
The whole treatment usually takes an hour especially for your first time and dependant on how long it’s been since you had the last one. I have heard and read so many good things about what colonics are good for. It cleanses toxins out of your system which can lead to spots, it makes you feel revived, it cures constipation even improved immune system defence and I can honestly say I was surprised at the feeling I had after I had finished the treatment. I literally felt so energised and what can only be described as amazing! I suffered with stress spots previously and I haven’t had a single one for a month. It would never have been the first thing I would book when going to choose a treatment but I want to make it part of my lifestyle. If you really want to get to the point of abusing your body less then I strongly suggest a colonic to at least add a mild balance to your Zen or make you feel clean inside at least!
Thank you Spa Satori for opening my eyes as well as other areas!
Spa Satori, 112 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HQ
0161 819 2465