Atlanta Colonic & Massage
Ageless Beauty Spa
I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
When I was only 9 months old, I was diagnosed with kidney reflux disease. The doctor prescribed long term antibiotics to keep the kidney from becoming infected. By age 2, my immune system began to break down and I was constantly battling sinus infections and strep throat, for which additional antibiotics were prescribed. There was a constant threat of having my tonsils removed. And then there was . . . . CANDIDA!
During my young life, I had the opportunity to experience systemic Candida in a very real and uncomfortable way. I had constant vaginal itching, so bad in fact, that I could barely sit down. It lead my mother and father to extensive research, in which I had countless tests performed by doctors who knew little, if anything, about this condition that over 80 million Americans suffer from.
At 5 years old, I had surgery to correct the kidney reflux disease. The surgery was successful, but the vaginal itching continued, and the sinus infections and strep throat raged on. My mother began to return to doctors for help, to no avail. It was suggested that my mother take me to see a physiatrist, saying that I had been itching so long that I was imagining the problem. They could find no outward signs of Candida, and therefore said I did not have the problem.
Around 1994, my mother discovered a nutritional line called Biometics along with the alternative field of medicine. I began seeing a chiropractor, who educated my mother on homeopathics, herbs, and proper diet. We drastically changed my diet, even to the point that we made my condiments at home and I began taking Biometics nutritional supplements and vitamins, herbs and probiotics, along with a strict diet to cleanse my system of the overgrowth of Candida. The itching began to subside until finally I was able to function as a “normal” child. I continued taking Biometics which gradually helped build up my immune system. I did not need to see a doctor for the 8 years that followed. My personal dietary habits have changed dramatically as I gained a better understanding of the causes, symptoms, and solutions to Candida overgrowth.
But, alas my journey was not over, I developed a serious case of acid reflux. I was belching all the time, and my digestion was terrible. I felt like everything I ate just sat in my stomach. I went to the gastrointestinal doctor and they said they just wanted to put me on a prescription for Nexium and Zantac. Well none of this was helping me. I was miserable. Finally my mother, Teresa, Who was practicing colonics at the time asked me to come and try this modality to give me some relief. Being 15 years old at the time I looked at her in sock and said “Mom, you’re going to put what where? And do what with what?!” I was not amused. But eventually I got so sick of taking all the medicine (which was not helping anyway) that I decide to give a try. Those of you who know me, know that I am somewhat of an inquisitive skeptic. I must do all my research before I will tell you something is worthwhile.
Colonics has been an amazing discovery. I thought myself to be in relatively good health, but the first time I cleansed I was proven wrong. My body was still in desperate need of detoxification. While on the table I had some very real detox symptoms. I became nauseated, chilled and I even threw up. My mother, my colon therapist at time, assured me that not all my colonics would be this difficult. So I continued to cleanse my 2nd colonic was much easier all though, still uncomfortable, but I did not throw up this time! We found that I was not only impacted with stool but Candida was still residing in my colon.
I continued to cleanse and by my 8th cleanse I had come off all my medication and have not been on any since. Any time I start to feel like I am having digestive issues I simply hop on the table and get reliefe.
I next decided to try The Master Cleanse. During this time, I ate nothing and continued to cleanse. It was amazing to me that 8 days after I had eaten nothing I was still removing old toxic waste from my body. At this point I knew what my new career path was. I went to school and have continued my education over the past several years and have become an advanced level I-Act Certified Colon Hydrotherapist!
Since Atlanta Colonic & Massage opened we have had to pleasure of working with several wonderful and talented people.. Some have moved away, some have chosen different path but as of right now would I say we have the perfect team. We have been able to encompass all aspects of wellness due to our diverse group of girls and their knowledge in their field. We offer the best in Inner and Outer Beauty, through out multitude of services and have some of the best specialist in the business. I am honored to work with these talented women and share their gifts with the world.
I feel very blessed to be working in this environment. Not only with the incredible women I mentioned above, but we have an amazing group of clients as well, without whom we would not be here.
I would not be where I am today if not for my mother’s interest in natural health and wellness. I can honestly say that I believe in what I do and would recommend alternative medicine and colon hydrotherapy to everyone male and female alike. I am a firm believer that everyone should experience regular Colon Hydrotherapy for a lifetime, which is why I have decided to embark on this adventure at Atlanta Colonic and Massage with my mom and grandmother and share this with everyone I know and meet.