Green Living starts with Inner Bliss
by Andrea Verdin
I hate going to the doctor’s; the smell of medicine nearly makes me gag. In fact, I even dislike most alternative medicinal treatments too, and usually opt for drinking obscene amounts of tea until I ride out my symptoms.
So you can imagine my discomfort and fear as I walked up the steps to the Inner Bliss Rejuvenation Center to receive my first colon hydrotherapy treatment.
I was sure I wasn’t going to like it. I was sure I was going to feel embarrassed, and I was sure that, well, I was healthy enough that I didn’t need to get my colon worked on!
But my body had been telling me otherwise, and I knew I needed to get my digestive system cleansed and detoxified.
Once I stepped into the room with Rebecca Enders, the owner of Inner Bliss, I felt at ease immediately. I was expecting a sterile, harsh room with a medicinal smell lingering in the air, but the room I walked into was warm and inviting, with soothing music, a calming fountain, and the gentle scent of aromatherapy.
Rebecca and I sat down, and we went over the health info form that I’d filled out previously.
I was surprised to learn that while I was eating healthily, my body was holding in waste and toxins from my food, even though I was using the restroom regularly. And since I’ve had a history of digestive problems because of the way I used to eat, I was a perfect candidate for receiving a colon hydrotherapy treatment.
Rebecca explained to me that my colon, which is five to six feet long, can potentially be holding six to ten pounds of waste because of the processed foods, caffeine, and lack of water and fiber from the standard American diet.. With all those toxins and waste in me, it was no wonder I was feeling sickly and sluggish!
We then went over the procedure for the colon hydrotherapy session. Rebecca made sure that I understood how the disposable speculum and tubing worked, and explained the process of how the purified warm water would gently enter my colon, then soften and dislodge old waste. She then explained that with abdominal massage techniques, pressure points, and foot reflexology, my body would be relaxed, and would be encouraged to eliminate all that old waste.
Once we got started, I felt different sensations throughout my body, but none of it was pain. Rebecca kept me relaxed the entire time, and with her professional manner, I didn’t feel embarrassed or worried about how I was going to be treated.
I actually forgot that I was having a medical procedure; in fact, I felt that it was more like a spa treatment. I was pampered with all-natural lubricants, lotions, and oils, so while my body was being cleansed, my senses were spoiled with aromatherapy and massage.
When we were all done, I felt both refreshed and relaxed, something I have never felt after going to a doctor or alternative medicine specialist.
And when I mentioned that this month’s issue of Vision Magazine was the Green issue, Rebecca informed me that there’s no better way to start a green lifestyle than with cleansing your body.
“When people receive a treatment,” she explained, “they want to keep feeling clean so they try to eat better and buy more organic foods and fruits and vegetables. This, in turn causes them to support companies that are already promoting a green lifestyle.”
I found this to be true in myself.
After I received my colon hydrotherapy treatment, I wanted to continue promoting healthiness in my body, and didn’t want to keep eating the same processed, fattening foods that had gotten me into trouble to begin with.
And since only purified water is used during the session itself, I didn’t have to worry about my treatment causing any harm to our environment either.
A session of colon hydrotherapy at Inner Bliss definitely jump started me on my way to a healthy lifestyle, and more importantly, it also jump started my awareness as to what products I’m using in my daily life, which is what being green is all about!
For more information, visit Inner Bliss Rejuvenation Center at www.innerbliss.com and 2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd., #108, Del Mar Ca, 92014, or call 760.518.0979.