• 24-05-2016

    Is Colon Hydrotherapy for me?

    You’ve heard of Colon Hydrotherapy….yet don’t really know what it is.  Or, maybe you have never heard of it.  Most people cringe the first time they hear about it.  Yet by the time they have heard the words ‘colon hydrotherapy’ three times, often their curiosity is piqued and they start to wonder….hey, maybe that would help me!  My mission is to educate people, just like you, about colon hydrotherapy – what it is and what the benefits are for you. 

    What is Colon Hydrotherapy?   

    Just as the name implies, colon hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle cleansing of the colon (or large intestine) using body-temperature purified water.  The water flows in and out of the colon, softening congested material and then flushing out the accumulated waste and toxins.  The process is administered by a professionally trained and certified therapist.  Your privacy is always respected, and most people find this to be a relatively comfortable experience.


    The colon is one of the main channels of elimination of toxins from our body.  In our world today, we are exposed to many sources of toxins – from the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe -eg: vehicle exhaust for one, medications, food additives, and the list goes on and on……..so many harmful chemicals.  It is important that our colon be clean and functioning optimally, to be getting rid of this onslaught of chemicals that are all around us in our society.  A lot of toxins end up in the colon, and colon hydrotherapy is an extremely beneficial detoxification method.

    Who is it for   

    People come in for colon hydrotherapy (also called a “colonic”) for a variety of reasons. Certainly a fair share of people with less-than-ideal bowel function seek it out, and do find relief and improvement, ie: constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, IBS, yeast overgrowth, parasites, etc.  Many others choose to use this process as an aid to cleansing.  Whether following a structured cleanse, a weight-loss program, or simply cleaning up the diet by eating only clean, whole foods, colon hydrotherapy helps to rid the body of unwanted toxins.  Other reasons include skin rashes/conditions, lack of energy and for pre-colonoscopy preparation.

    How I can feel after  

    People report feeling more hydrated, lighter, cleaner, improved bowel regularity, more energy, mental clarity, clearer skin, and an overall sense of well-being.  Many people say it is like a RESET for health.  An added bonus is that it also makes people feel more aware of their ‘insides’, and aware of what they are putting into their body.

    About myself  

    I am now in my 10th year of practicing Colon Hydrotherapy, and it has been such an incredible gift.  It was over 20 years ago that I first received a series of colon hydrotherapy sessions for myself, and it literally changed my life.  After decades of a constipation tendency, I finally found out how vital, light and alive I was supposed to feel!  I have never looked back and still have colonics in a maintenance way.  And as a colon hydrotherapist, I feel grateful and fulfilled every day as I assist and support others in being able to free themselves up to live their lives with a renewed sense of vitality and well-being.

    Susan Kinross, Certified Advanced Colon Hydrotherapist                                                                                                             National-Board Certified

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    • 18-04-2016

    Polo Health + Longevity Centre Supports the Purple Lights Campaign

    The week of April 18-25 is designated as ‘Violence Against Women Awareness Week’ and you will see purple lights in Polo Health + Longevity Centre as well as several businesses in downtown New Westminster.  The Purple Lights campaign is put on by Monarch Place Transition Place – a transition house for women and children fleeing domestic violence under the organization W.I.N.G.S. (Women in Need Gaining Strength).

    This week long campaign is held to bring awareness of the impact of domestic violence on women, children, families and ultimately on the community of New Westminster.  Every year the mayor of New Westminster makes a declaration in City Hall that New Westminster stands against Violence against women and as a community will support women and children fleeing domestic violence.  The week culminates with a vigil on the steps of City Hall.


    Given the statistics of domestic violence, this proclamation may seem like a small action in the face of such an overwhelming problem BUT all change is incremental in the beginning.  The phrase “nothing changes until something changes; once something changes, everything changes” certainly applies here.  By bringing awareness to the need for services for women and children, we as a community begin the process of meeting those needs. 

    You can support the Purple Lights Campaign by making donations directly to Monarch Place or you can leave a donation with the receptionists at Polo.  Also, please consider joining us at the vigil on  April 25th 2016 at 5:30pm on the steps at New Westminster City Hall

    There are strings of Purple lights available for a donation of $20 and bracelets are available for a donation of $1.00 at Polo Health + Longevity Centre. 

    Two of the clinical counsellors who work at Polo Health + Longevity Centre also work at Monarch Place.  Marianna Kavanagh is a Child Support Worker and Margaret Hearth is a Multicultural Outreach Worker.  Both of these counsellors have also worked to facilitate groups for women. Bringing the skills of working with families in crisis into their repertoire in working at Polo is yet another aspect of meeting the vision of Polo Health + Longevity Centre – to provide multidisciplinary, holistic care to the community.