COLON TREATMENT - CASE STUDY
Occasionally (through my monthly Well Woman E-zine) I make a request for Treatment Case Study Volunteers. This is where clients can try new treatments I have trained in for direct and post session feedback. After completing my third NO HANDS® training course in 2009 where I trained in Colon and Detox Treatments I decided to request a Case Study because I wanted to see for myself what type of affect this treatment potentially could give a client.
It was not a course requirement for certification to complete a case study like the other training and post-grad diplomas I had completed. For me,
Margaret volunteered soon after she came to me as a client for NO HANDS® Full Body Massage. Due to the nature of what we were investigating and
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Margaret for her diligence at writing a food intake diary and bowel activity list (colour, shape, consistency, volume and frequency) every day, making the commitment to complete the self massage sessions at home for 16 weeks study period, to continue with the
Apologies for not writing up the study sooner – however my Luton clinic has really taken off and finding the time in-between
Originally we aimed to complete a Colon Treatment once a week for 12 weeks. However, with holidays, an extended period of snow
At session 1, I explained what would happen during treatment, discussed the anatomy of the colon and that we would be concentrating on increasing
Margaret’s instructions were to complete a 15 minute colon massage – daily. Over the study period we then completed six Colon only treatments
Stools changed colour from a dark brown to a light brown (the colour of cardboard – the ideal stool colour)
Stools changed in both form and appearance. Before the study started her stools were most frequently dark, small hard pellets types (No 1*) that were
As Margaret charted her food intake we were able to pinpoint where she was eating too much processed foods high in salt, sugar or saturated fat by
When the Detox Treatment sessions began after the Christmas break, Margaret noticed again after a “bad” food day that the colon recovered even more
Margaret noted that by the 4th session the odour of her stools changed and that her usual strong smell had reduced significantly.
Pre-treatment Margaret’s usual toilet routine was to take a newspaper into the toilet and sit and wait for 20 minutes before she was physically able to
The frequency of passing waste material also increased. Margaret’s old pattern was to go usually once a day or sometimes not until the second day.
Margaret used to suffer from trapped wind which would often be uncomfortable to the point of painful. Post session she noticed that she would be
Before the case study started Margaret would time where she went to the toilet. Often holding in until she could find a toilet away from her busy work
At the end of the case study Margaret’s stomach felt less sluggish and had more energy – her “dog tiredness” was not as bad.
As with a lot of women Margaret would suffer from very heavy painful periods. In the 10 days leading up to a cycle she would suffer lower
Margaret went to a wedding on the 29th December 2009 the first day of her period and so expected to feel terrible and wasn’t looking forward
Some months on (Aug 2010) Margaret still comes to me once a month before her period for a Colon Treatment. I am able to do deep tissue work
Whatever the underlying pathology of an individual’s dysmenorrhoea I believe there will inevitably be abdominal muscular tension of varying degrees.
Margaret is just one case study – however since last year I have performed many blocks of Colon Treatments with similar results from a lady suffering
SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
An extremely interesting benefit came from our Case Study sessions. Margaret is in fact a Massage Therapist who co-ordinates massage therapy for
Not long after we started the study, Margaret decided to help two boys in her school who she felt would benefit from abdominal massage and used
As he was on a keytogenic diet for his other medical conditions his parents and Margaret soon found out this had a massive impact on his bowels.
The first few sessions there was lots of wind in his tummy and during the session was able to release lots of trapped wind. After one particular session
Margaret reports that Boy 1’s behaviour has improved tremendously and is much happier in himself because he isn’t in pain. He doesn’t cry anymore
Boy 2 loves his massage time and becomes really chilled from it. Within a couple of days of starting the abdominal sessions he is often so relaxed he
Both children have more energy and their behaviour changed significantly they are also not as sleepy anymore and can join in more activities.
BRISTOL STOOL SCALE