Your body is a temple, and it sometimes needs a good dusting of the ductwork to make especially devout microbes take their leave. Tend the temple and polish the pipes with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 90-minute colon-hydrotherapy session, which includes a nutritional consultation, at Restore Health Naturally in Lawrence (a $125 value).
With a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology, colon hydrotherapist and digestive health specialist Lynda Gammal specializes in the holistic health practices of the Wellness Approach. An initial colon-hydrotherapy session begins with a half-hour nutritional consultation before a disposable speculum is gently inserted to usher water through the intestines and cleanse the body’s inner workings of stowaway detritus and 14-karat Cheerios. The treatment is performed in entirety by the therapist, with no steps needed from the client. The therapist slowly massages the abdomen to facilitate the release of toxin buildup as nether tubes are flushed with washes of filtered water, whose temperature and pressure are controlled to optimize comfort. The hydrotherapy cleans and hydrates the colon while working to remove harmful toxins and clear the way for bobsledding popsicles.