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Anyone here know where to get a reasonably priced colonic in NYC?

Mon. Jul 9, 5:51pm

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Just have your boyfriend/husband do you in the butt. Always works for me.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 5:54 PM

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Serious Commenters please...

I live in NYC and would like to have a certified technician perform a colonic on me and wanted to know if anyone knows of a reasonably priced place I could go to. If you dont have something beneficial to say towards the comment, dont comment.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 5:56 PM

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colonic lady

there's a lady in washington heights named Dr. Celeste Arias. I dont have a phone number for her, but she's on 181st street right off of broadway, maybe you could find her info in the yellow pages...

Monday, July 09, 2007, 6:01 PM

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Most medi-spas charge about $120-160.
Chakra 17 is a bit below that.
The Natural Alternative Center ( is $75, though it's like $110 for the first one.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 7:12 PM

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Great, I'll check them out. Thank you for your help!

Have you had one done by them? I had one done many years ago when i started weight watchers, and it really helped me to get on the right track ( after seeing all that gunk come outta me, I was more inclined to not want to put junk back in me) but that center has raised their prices so much that I want to go elsewhere.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 12:53 PM

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Celeste Arias Phone #

She's only $40 dollars a session, but speaks primarily Spanish. She speaks enough english for you to have the service done correctly, she even says a prayer in spanish before the procedure. Her telephone number is 212.543.3676.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 1:57 PM

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Yes, I had a series of colonics at The Natural Alternative Center. But since I didn't find colonics helpful for weight loss and ultimately found them to be too uncomfortably invasive (nothing to do with the provider - I tried several different technicians and liked most of them), I don't go anymore.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 3:35 PM

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I found my first colonic to be a little discomforting only because i didnt know i wasnt supposed to eat right before it. it made me a little nauseous, BUT, after a while i felt better and think it was one of the best things I've ever done. when i saw the amount of impacted stuff that was coming out of me and saw how much my stomach went down i was convinced that having the procedure done was a good move. i used to suffer from acne, and since having them done, my skin tone has improved drastically, and i no longer have to fight massive patches of acne. i get a pimple every now and then, but not like before. initially i was having a session every two weeks, and then i stretched it out to once a month which i've been doing for the past 6 months.

It also helped me to maintain my weight loss, and i feel so much more energized than my pre-colonic days. Not to be gross, but my farts arent as sulfuric as they were before, and i dont stink up the bathroom as much when i have a bowel movement. I even find that my menstrual cramps arent as bad as they were.

If you're thinking about it, i would recommend doing it. It's not the same as an enema, it goes further into your system than an enema so more crap (ha!) comes out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 3:57 PM

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what do you mean goes further than an enema?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 11:26 PM

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Enemas only clean out the, ahem, "pending tray" - the last 6-12" of your colon. A colonic galvanizes all 6 feet of your ascending, transverse, and descending colon.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:00 AM

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I just think getting a colonic would be so...awkward! Its like going to the gynocologist times 1000! How is it done, exactly?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 1:04 AM

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I'm not trying to hijack a thread here, but if I only have a bowel movement once every week, would this be helpful to me? I used to think that once a week was regular, then I found out I should have one about 30 minutes after every meal!! Maybe this is a good way to jump start a weight loss program?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:04 PM

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1:04, there is a very graphic thread on this already - search on "colonostic" because the OP misspelled it.

12:04, It's not useful for jumpstarting a weight loss program, but it might help with regulating your frighteningly sluggish excretory system! Just bear in mind that most places will sell you a package of three if you've never had a colonic before - it takes that many to clear out the backlog and start getting the benefits you're looking for. Also, the technician will be looking at your output as it flows down the tube and might comment on things that will give you an idea why you have chronic constipation. I don't want to get gross, but they can see indications of food allergies/sensitivities, and you can choose to get tested by your doctor or just experiment by removing foods from your diet and seeing if your digestive tract becomes more efficient over the following weeks.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:20 PM

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Thanks for that post - mother, sister and myself have always thought that a bowel movement twice a week was a good week.... Can anyone explain the benefits of a colonic?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:24 PM

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Wonderful Procedure

I was so hesitant at first to have one done, but a friend told me to try it because I was self diagnosing myself as having Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She's the yoga, nuts and berries, and nature type and I thought it was weird for her to suggest that I have someone perform such a procedure on me. She persisted, and I researched it and figured it couldnt be any worse than having an enema (I had one during labor for my first child 14 years ago). So I finally made the appointment, and was really surprised to find that it's not as bad as I thought it would be. The thought of someone inserting something back there was my biggest fear, but when it's done you barely feel anything. My technician has soothing music playing, a few scented candles and she coaxes you to breathe in and out while she sometimes massages my abdominals which may sound like she's seducing me, but its quite nice. She encourages me to look at the stuff that comes out of me - the first time it was mind boggling to see the amount of waste that was in there.

to me its easier than going to the gynecologist, which I absolutely hate.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 1:15 PM

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colonic - wonderful to detoxify. You will see changes in your skin, hair, and nail growth. when you have all that impacted feces sittin in your intestines, it's harder for them to absorb nutrients from the food. It's like having garbage sitting in the bottom of the garbage can, but you're only emptying the bag and not washing out the actual can, get it? Or like cleaning a drain by pullin out all the hair, but not washing down the grease and buildup that's on the pipes. A colonic helps to wash away the mess that your sluggish intestinal tract cant get rid of.

They said Elvis died with 30 pounds of impacted feces in his system. If only he had a colonic or two.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 1:21 PM

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I find this very interesting, as I have never heard of the term before.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 4:53 PM

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First time, nothing happened

I had my first colonic yesterday and nothing was removed. Is this normal? I went to a wellness center on Long Island, and the tech did nothing to us, we did it ourselves, insterting the tube, etc... Is that normal? My cousin and I were very disappointed with the experience, we felt no different from before we walked in. It was basically a $90.00 enema. Can anyone suggest a better place?


Saturday, July 12, 2008, 2:43 PM

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You probably had a colonic on the alternative machine, I think it's called the LIFFE but I'm not sure. I tried that and yeah, it sucked. You really do need a technician to help when things aren't moving (stomach massage, having you change position, etc).

I got the best results from a place that has you take some herbs and fiber stuff for a day or two beforehand. If you want to DIY it, take an OTC stool softener for two nights before your appointment, along with a fiber drink thing (their stuff was mostly psyllium husks that you mix with fruit juice - weird and not tasty, but you can chug it). It will definitely multiply the results, so you can get the most out of your colon. I mean colonic. Hehe.

Saturday, July 12, 2008, 3:35 PM

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The only time I've ever had colonic (and I've had 2), I had to insert the tube myself. There is music and incense to try and relax you, and the tech then comes in and asks if you are all set and turns the water on. If you get nauseous, ask them to only start the water on a light flow until you start to release. Then the water can be turned on all the way. I didn't and the first time I went, I threw up! No one massages my stomach either, which frankly I'm grateful for. I don't exactly want an audience during this procedure!! There was no tube that all the waste flows into either. You are basically lying down on a table that has a huge hole near your butt and everything goes through it and down into a big bathtub. I was told that in order to get all if not most of the impacted waste, you might need to go several more times. As early as 2-3 days after the first one. The result is different for everyone. You might only go one time and lose 20 pounds, or you can go several times and only lose maybe 5. Give it another shot and see what happens.

Saturday, July 12, 2008, 5:28 PM

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colon hydrotherapy center in NYC area

Optimal Wellness in Glen Cove, N.Y. is reasonably priced and all therapist are certified by I-Act. Besides colon hydrotherapy, they are a full detox center located in a medical doctor's office.

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:48 AM

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colon hydro therapy

For the best colonic you will ever have... try...Optimal Wellness of Long Island.
They have been in the business for 15 years and have both systems...the open and the closed. They are located in Glen a medical doctors' office and in Northport in a chiropractor's facility. All the therapists are Certified Colon Hydro-therapists and that is the most important question you ask. The prices are reasonable and the therapists are caring.

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 7:09 AM

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What to expect at a Colon Hydro-therapy session..

At Optimal Wellness of Long Island in Glen Cove is what to Expect . . .

Persons who have never had a colon therapy treatment may be fearful or embarrassed to receive one. This is because they don't know what to expect.

The usual colonic irrigation lasts about 45 minutes. All tubes are disposable. We use an FDA-approved colonic machine with a sophisticated water filtration system. After gentle insertion of the speculum (we show each client how to insert the tubing-it is very simple), it is attached to two plastic tubes. One brings the clean, filtered water into the body and the other carries out the waste, gas, undigested foods, parasites, yeast, etc. The therapist then adjusts the water pressure (very gentle flow) and the temperature.

The process is an alternating cycle of gently filling the colon with water and releasing. During the session you are covered at all times. As the treatment continues you may see mucus, gas, parasites, new and very old fecal matter that has broken loose from the colon wall, or other surprises passing back into and through the clear glass viewing tube in the machine. Since this is a closed system, there is no smell or mess. We also massage the abdomen to help loosen fecal matter or to promote peristalsis, and focus on deep relaxed breathing.

Since the colon is 5-6 feet in length and we administer the water very gently most clients need more than one session. It usually takes six to ten sessions before old fecal matter dislodges.
As old, unhealthy matter leaves the colon, the opportunity for the growth of important friendly bacteria increases. We often suggest that the client use a supplement of friendly flora in conjunction with the treatment series. We may also recommend other supplements such as fiber, enzymes, or a specific cleansing program to support you in your unique health journey.

Colonics are a gift you give your body, mind and soul. It is a time for deep healing and letting go at whatever level you are ready. It is a sacred process! We respect the body's wisdom and seek to help restore your body to optimal health and wellness.

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 7:14 AM

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Celeste Arias Phone # is 212-5433676

Friday, July 01, 2011, 2:59 PM

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