The first thing on the list of "thing to try while we are here" was a good detox. "And when you do it, you should do it thoroughly", was my idea when I signed my husband and I up for the "tissue cleansing special", which included supplements for six days of fasting, a massage, and six colonics!
Yes, that is correct, we voluntarily signed up to have six colonic hydrotherapy sessions, which, without beating around the bush, basically means you get a garden hose up your bottom, which then flushes water at body temperature in, in order to flush the toxins out, bits that may have been sitting there for years, in my case nothing other than flowers and butterflies.
The favorite story was the one of the man who had been a vegetarian for six years and still had undigested red meat removed.
This treatment promises many things - of course non of it scientifically proven - but a good colonic could, according to the pamphlet, help rid you of symptoms such as exhaustion, bad skin, obesity, bad breath, loss of sexdrive etc etc. The list was long. We heard stories of of people who knew people who knew people who claimed it was almost a religious experience. Lady Di was a big fan of colonics.
We were starting to look forward to this.
In the treatment room these masks hung on the wall, to motivate us:
This is how it works:
To cut a long story short, during the first session we felt nauseous, sweaty and dizzy, and very few flowers and butterflies came out, nothing to justify a letter home. We came out angry and confused. Our high hopes dashed. One day of fasting and even Paradise lost its luster. Allard had his conspiracy theory at the ready. We quickly changed to the less demanding three session package.
Of course after three days we hopped on to that table like old pro's, and I suppose we are glad what came out is out, but not as glad as we are to be back on our usual diet of nasi campur and banana lassies. Not sure if this is going to be my favorite.