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Colon Hydrotherapy

LIBBE Colon Hydrotherapy DeviceColon Hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle, warm internal bath using filtered, purified water that gently assists in eliminating stored fecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances from the colon. Colon Hydrotherapy is also known as colonics, colon irrigation, and colon therapy.

Renew uses the FDA-approved LIBBE device in our colon hydrotherapy treatment. Our devices are sanitized after each use with a pharmaceutical grade astringent and disposable insertion tubes are used for each client’s safety and sanitation. The client lays comfortably on a contoured table in a private room to ensure privacy and modesty. A small tube, about the size of a pencil, is inserted into the rectum 1 to1.5 inches. The client is laying directly over a drain so there is no odor. The therapist will administer the treatment. A gentle flow of water begins to fill the colon, rehydrating fecal matter. The colon will then engage a peristaltic muscular release of the hydrated fecal matter, similar to a natural bowel movement. The treatment is 30-45 minutes, however, we allocate plenty of time to ensure a relaxed, safe, thorough cleansing for each client.

To help restore a more natural colon climate, we recommend at least 3 treatment sessions, preferably 2 sessions the first week, 1 session the following week, or 3 weekly sessions. As with all major muscles in the body, to see a significant change in the function of the colon, it is recommended that weekly treatment sessions are continued for 12 weeks on a weekly basis. Of course your treatment needs are unique to your wellness goals, but Renew does offer discounted service packages for clients committed to renewing and restoring the colon.

We recommend that the client refrain from eating 2 hours before the treatment and limit soda beverages and coffee. Both of these beverages are aggravating to the colon so there is less discomfort when they are limited the day of the treatment.

Following the treatment, clients are given a chewable probiotic as well as electrolyte water solution to restore a healthy climate and balance after the cleansing. Follow-up instructions are also provided to empower clients to improve natural elimination and maintain balance in the colon following treatment. Clients are recommended to refrain from over eating, drinking, or consuming red meats and raw vegetables for 24-48 hours.

The video below provides a brief introduction to and demonstration of the colon hydrotherapy session:

ABOUT COLON HYDROTHERAPY
Colon Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries and can be dated back as far as the 14th century B.C. The ancient Egyptian medical document known as the Eber Papyrus shows that the procedure of colon cleansing was used in the treatment of no less than twenty different stomach aliments and intestinal complaints. In the early 1900′s, John H. Kellogg, M.D., the lead physician at the Battle Creek Sanitarium for health and founder of Kellogg Cereals, used colon therapy on over forty thousand patients. Kellogg was an early advocate of exercise and “biologic living” to avoid surgery for gastrointestinal disease. Dr. Kellogg published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association praising colon therapy’s efficacy in saving dysfunctional bowels and restoring optimal health.

Until the 1920′s, it was standard practice for medical doctors to have Colon Hydrotherapy equipment in their offices. After the 1920′s, pharmaceutical treatments increased, and in-office Colon Therapy became less widely used. A recent revival in recognizing the advantages of natural methods for healing the colon has caused a renewed interest in Colon Hydrotherapy. Technology and practitioners are meeting that interest with modernized equipment and comfortable procedures. Now surgeons and medical physicians endorse the practice of Colon Hydrotherapy as a significant complimentary and primary treatment for conditions affecting the health of patients.

YOUR COLON, YOUR HEALTH
The colon (large intestine) is approximately five feet long and two and a half inches in diameter, but it is capable of stretching to five times its size. This hollow, tube-like organ is muscular and moves material through it by a process known as peristalsis. The major functions of the colon are final food digestion, absorption of water and nutrients, elimination of digestive residue, and discharge of toxins and waste from the body. When the colon becomes compromised due to diet, environment, stress, and other factors, it accumulates and stores unhealthy residue and toxins disabling the body’s natural systems of elimination, purification and nutrient absorption.

Bacteria thrive in the colon. Balanced diets free of refined and processed food keep the bacteria in an optimal balance and allow the breakdown of waste and absorption of nutrients. When diet and lifestyle change, bad bacteria and yeast overcome the good flora growth and produce toxins. Toxins build up in the colon, and the body’s natural defense is mucous. Layering begins and can eventually compromise the colon. Toxins break down the protective lining of the colon and are transported by the blood to the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system for further filtering overburdening the body’s organs.

All bodies are unique and individual results will vary with each client. All clients will benefit from the evacuation of the lower bowel, as this treatment is outlined by the FDA.

Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment Session Benefits:

  • Eliminates impacted layers of bacteria, toxins, mucous and residues:  Treatments promote healthy colon surface cells and lining. This allows nutrients to pass into the bloodstream, and hormones and lubricants to be secreted normally. Treatments also help prevent toxin absorption from impacted fecal matter.
  • Improves peristaltic (muscular contraction) activity:  Colon Hydrotherapy provides therapeutic improvement of proper muscle tone, which allows a healthy colon’s muscular contractions to move food through the intestinal tract, thereby maximizing absorption of nutrients and promoting regular evacuation.
  • Reduces stagnation:  Treatments allow the proliferation of healthy bacteria and micro flora. This aids digestion, promotes the manufacture of vital nutrients, maintains a proper pH (acid-base balance), and keeps harmful bacteria in check.
  • Reshapes and tones the colon: The shape of the problematic colon can become very distorted. A series of treatments helps eliminate protruding pockets and spastic constrictions, gradually allowing the colon to resume its natural shape and function.
  • Removes undigested food particles and promotes regular bowel movements to prevent buildup of toxins, excessive fermentation and putrefaction:  The process of digestion (ingestion to defecation) normally takes between twelve and twenty-four hours, assuming that the colon is fully functional.Irregular and infrequent bowel movements allow undigested foods to remain in the colon, causing fermentation and buildup of toxic residue. Treatments remove these food particles, promoting colon health and normal function.
  • Removes parasites:  Intestinal parasites are (usually) microscopic organisms that draw energy and food from their hosts. It is estimated that 200 million people are infected by intestinal parasites. Byproducts of parasites can be toxic to the body, and this overload of toxins challenges the immune system if left untreated. Parasites can live for many years undetected. Examples of parasites are tapeworms, whiteworms, redworms, inchworms, blackworms, pinworms, little fish, threadworms, fuzzballs, spiderworms, and stickpin worms. Colon Hydrotherapy sessions support the body’s immune system by flushing out parasites.

SAFETY & SANITATION
At Renew Wellness Spa, your safety and sanitation is of the utmost importance to us at all times. Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. The FDA registered LIBBE system features temperature controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, water purification, and disinfecting standards. Each client is provided with a new single-use rectal tube.  The LIBBE device is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized using a pharmaceutical-grade disinfectant after each use in accordance with standards from the FDA, I-ACT and Tiller Mind Body (LIBBE manufacturer). We maintain very high standards of cleanliness, not only for the LIBBE devices, but also for each treatment room, bathroom and the facility as a whole. As a matter of fact, we guarantee you will not find a cleaner facility of comparable nature in the Memphis area!

Massage Therapy

Massage TherapyAs one of the oldest recognized methods of healing, massage therapy positively influences the overall balance, health and well being of the client. Massage therapy helps to balance stress, manage pain, and improve circulation for lymphatic detoxification. Our therapists provide several different styles and techniques to leave you refreshed and renewed.

Renew is proud to feature massage oils from RD Alchemy. In our commitment to healing, green skin care, our exclusive oils are natural and organic. Our oils are active healing combinations using essential oils, herbs, and flower essences designed to benefit all the body’s systems, assisted by massage techniques. Your skin is your largest organ, and our oils, applied to its surface, will enter the blood stream and deliver deeper healing and therapeutic benefits. The combination of our natural aromatherapy and massage offer a relaxing, rejuvenating, healing experience.

Renew offers traditional full-body Swedish massage as well as Deep Tissue. Thirty, sixty, and ninety minute sessions are available.

Brief History of Massage Benefits
Massage is one of the most ancient forms of healing. The first writings on massage showed up around 2000 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans used massage to maintain health and promote healing. As early as the 14th century, Guy deChauliac was noted to have written a book on surgery and bodywork was mentioned as an adjunct to surgery. During the 16th century, Ambroise Pare, a French barber surgeon, was noted to have mentioned the many benefits of massage. Also, it was Lord Francis Bacon who observed that massage enhanced circulation.During the 1850s, scientific massage therapy was introduced in the United States by two New York physicians, brothers George and Charles Taylor. Nowadays, scientific research studies clearly show the many positive benefits of massage on our health and well-being.

Benefits of Massage

  • Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you breathe and move more easily
  • Alleviates pain and tension, and helps you manage pain better
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Promotes speedy recovery from injuries (work, trauma, accident or sports-related)
  • Increases mobility and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves and strengthens immune system
  • Relieves musculoskeletal problems and improves posture
  • Relieves pregnancy discomforts
  • Reduces anxiety and promotes an overall feeling of well-being
  • Increases body awareness

Massage Therapy and Health Conditions
Aside from being very effective in relieving stress, there is much scientific research that shows how massage can help with a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Pain
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash

FIR Infrared Sauna

Infrared SaunaSolar carbon dry heat infrared sauna purifies and detoxifies the body at a cellular level by penetrating the skin up to 2 inches. Each treatment burns approximately 600 calories and detoxifies 7-10 times more than a normal sauna. Infrared saunas have been reported to assist weight loss by increasing metabolism, purifying the body and releasing harmful heavy metals from the body. Regular use of the FIR sauna may also improve cellulite by helping the body to purge excessive waste water that lies beneath the skin causing the “orange peel” appearance.

Exclusive only to Renew, our far-infrared radiant (FIR) sauna utilizes the light science of chromo therapy. Deep penetrating lights help heal many chronic skin conditions, and regenerate skin through cellular renewal.  The lights also help stimulate the natural production of Vitamin D on the skin, improving overall well being.

Many clients with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and some depressive issues have reported improvements in these conditions with regular use. Treatment sessions are 30 minutes in a private room. Our sauna comfortably fits two people. We steam sanitize our natural wood sauna after each use for client safety.

ABOUT INFRARED SAUNAS
Saunas have been around for hundreds of years in Europe, especially Northern Europe. In America, some of the earliest inhabitants developed the tradition of “sweat lodges” for both health and spiritual benefits.

Heat enhances blood circulation and promotes oxygenation of body tissues. It provides proven relief of aches, pains and stiffness. Heat also increases energy production in the body. This facilitates healing and requires the burning of calories, which results in effortless weight loss. It also causes an increase in heart rate, which results in an effortless cardivoascular workout.

The skin is a major eliminative organ and sweating enhances the skin elimination process. An infrared sauna heats the body with radiant heat and profuse sweating begins quickly. The surrounding air in the sauna, however, remains cool. The experience is both comfortable and pleasant.

Traditional saunas, steam baths, hot tubs and exercise are other means of sweating. Steam, hot water and traditional saunas that operate at over 170F are difficult to tolerate for more than a few minutes. Infrared saunas remains at 110F to 120F and one can spend longer periods in the healing hear relaxing, listening to favorite music and reading. While hot tubs are good to a point, sweating is less than in the infrared sauna and the body absorbs chemicals from the water. Exercise vigorous enough to produce copious sweating is too exhausting for all but the most fit.

Everyone today is exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Regular use of an infrared sauna is an excellent way to detoxify the body. Infrared heat penetrates several inches deep into joints and muscles. This increases the metabolism and allows body cells to eliminate toxins more readily in the sweat.

Infrared light is completely natural and safe. Its dry, warming energy is highly compatible with human tissue. Its wavelength is the same as the radiant heat from the sun and all life requires the sun. Infrared saunas provide all the benefits of natural sunlight without the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Contour Body Wraps

Body WrapThis natural sea clay wrap exfoliates and cleanses the skin while detoxifying the body and tightening loose tissue. Treatments offer exceptional and lasting inch loss. Skin tone becomes smooth, tight and toned. Celebrities use this European formula to look their best on the red carpet. This formula has been used to beautify the most elite of clientele for over 25 years.

Our environment exposes us to pollutants on a daily basis. We accumulate waste products/toxins from the air we breathe, chemically enhanced foods, and things we touch or put on our body. These waste products build up in areas of our body, and as a result, we have poor circulation, cellulite, weight and inch gain, premature aging, wrinkles and lack of energy. That is the body’s natural response to fighting off these poisons that we take in. As the toxin build-up continues, it creates excess build up between your adipose (fatty cells), causing the fatty cells to separate and visible puffiness will occur in the areas of the thighs, buttocks, waist and hips.

Renew’s exclusive FAR contour body wrap system intervenes by balancing your oncitic pressure (internal cell pressure) and cleansing the fluid in between your fatty cells (interstitial cells). This process helps remove not only the contaminated matters, but releases unnecessary accumulation of interstitial fluid build up surrounding the infected area. Visibly tightening and toning your current figure, our exclusive wrap uses all-natural mineral clay with added skin minerals that help naturally enhance skin’s resilience. The results are obvious and instantaneous, and you’ll see the difference on your very first visit. We guarantee you will lose at least 6 inches, however most clients lose between 9-20!

Following a session in our infrared sauna, you are measured prior to being wrapped (upon request). Then the technician will paint your body with the mineral clay and wrap you from the feet up to the head in porous bandages soaked in the exclusive sea clay mineral solution. The compression of the bandages help to purge the toxic water and restore the body’s ideal contours. The patron will then lay in our infrared sauna bag to increase the body’s circulation, allowing the lymphatic system to flush out the body’s waste products. After one hour, the patron is unwrapped and re-measured.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our contour body wrap is not recommended for persons who are allergic to sulfur, high levels of potassium, or natural sea weed.

Ionic Foot Bath

This relaxing, therapeutic foot bath helps detoxify the body and restore balance to all of the body’s systems. Each bath introduces the cells to ion rich, naturally charged water, creating a sense of well being and relaxation.

What is an Ionic Foot Bath?
Ionic Foot Baths (also known as ion foot baths or ion cleanse machines) aid in the detoxification of the body. Toxins like heavy metals build up in our systems for a variety of reasons and cause a wide range of health dysfunctions. A foot bath is a convenient and safe way to start or add to your detoxification routine.

How do Ionic Foot Baths work?
Our Ionic Detox Foot Bath Systems are currently the only method for creating a bio-charge that is both safe and compatible with living matter. Water is the obvious medium used because up to 75% of the human body is water. Himalayan pink sea salt is added to the water to create a mineral rich solution that will be transferred into the body through the 2000+ pores in your feet through osmosis. Similar to cellular water, this “bathes” the body encouraging the release of toxins.

The treatment is 30 minutes and is followed by an application of our exclusive aromatherapy healing foot rub. Clients leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

Clients with chronic pain conditions, high levels of heavy metals, stress and depressive conditions have reported improvement with regular use of ionic footbaths.