I have to say I’m super bummed about a one star Yelp rating I just received. I take my client’s well-being very seriously and only hope to manage expectations effectively. That said, here’s what the Yelp review states:
This is most definitely a legitimate concern and I agree with this client that a disclaimer is in order. Fatigue can be a detox response to a colonic. Colonics are inherently a detoxification procedure that may result in brief fatigue and/or bloating due to the “stirring of the pot.” Dormant toxins that are “sleeping” on the intestinal walls are gently stirred up and flushed out of the system. While much of these toxins get eliminated, your colon is designed to absorb water, so naturally some of the toxins get reabsorbed, which is why it is important to stay hydrated afterward to continue flushing them out of your system. It’s always a good idea to stay plenty hydrated after a colonic and replenish electrolytes with coconut water. Drinking plenty of hot lemon water is also a good idea as is sticking to liquids for a few hours post treatment to give your digestion a bit of a break. For those serious about cleansing, I suggest sticking to liquids for the remainder of the day after a colonic.
Most importantly, colonics are designed to accompany and encourage a cleansing, healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyles include plenty of vegetables and whole foods and less meat,dairy, alcohol and processed foods. Colonics should not be used as a crutch for poor eating habits where one is only to return to eating shit immediately afterward or even in the days that follow. There’s nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence, but adopting a healthy lifestyle should always follow the 80/20 rule, where being healthy at least 80% of the time is the general rule.
It saddens me that a client would feel sick for a month without informing me or discussing possible remedies. I hope that all of my current and future clients feel comfortable sharing any and all issues/concerns they may have as I pride myself in full disclosure. And free consultations are always granted to those who have requested it, so if you are weary about getting a colonic and feel more comfortable checking out the Doody Free Girl studio before committing to a treatment, please do not hesitate to ask!