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Every Body Cleansing Studio Practitioners

 


Shea Lynn Baird C.C.H. C.M.T.

Stephen J Barlow C.C.H. C.M.T

Shea Lynn Baird C.C.H. C.M.T.
(a.k.a. “Colon Girl”)
“Poopin’ is Cool.”

Between women's health, massage, and reiki in the earlier days, and now colon hydrotherapy and food allergy testing since 2001, I've been practicing alternative health care in one form or another since 1989. In 1999 I learned about cleansing and the raw foods lifestyle, and I've been striving to live that way ever since. Because I had my own health issues, and battles with several addictions and disorders, and still managed to forge my way forward on this path (which is not always an easy one), I feel I have a lot to offer in terms of personal experience and support.

I became a Colon Hydrotherapist because, well, I felt like crap. I looked wrong, I felt wrong, I had no energy and it just didn’t make any sense. No matter what I ate my body didn’t seem to be digesting it very well – I had immediate discomfort, distention, gas, chronic constipation and eventually a slamming case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) was doing me wrong, and the Western, Allopathic Medicine System wouldn’t even believe me - they said it was all in my head, “But here, take these daily forever anyway…they might help…”

So after many years of misery, body discomfort turned body / eating issues, and after being duped by relentless ‘marketing disguised as education’, I stumbled onto (literally) the oldest cure in the book! Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, declared that “All health and sickness begins in the colon.” It is a simple sentence, and one that made and still makes the most sense to me. So I began to educate myself, and experiment on myself. I knew in my ‘gut’ that I needed to begin a cleansing program to undo what I had done with the first part of my life… and then make adjustments to my diet, my lifestyle, my ideas and perspectives. Sounds easy, but not always so! I still struggle with so much of it all – but I do know now what I know now… and I mostly feel great and look great – and when I don’t, I know why! And I learned that, indeed, Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Can Change Your Life! It certainly changed mine!

Through search, studies, and many self-experiments, I have come to understand that what you put in your body is important – and equally important is what is or isn’t coming out! I believe that colon, and therefore general, health in America is deteriorating. Low-fiber, high-fat, “junk” fast food diets leave behind a trail of sludge that can lead to constipation, toxicity, obesity, skin conditions, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and much worse. By cleansing you give your body a fighting chance to do what it was designed to do – heal itself. It is important to learn what different types of ‘foods’ are doing in your body, to remove the obstacles (toxins, acids, harmful micro-organisms, clogging build up) to your health and wellness – and see how cleansing your body can change your life.

The benefits I have gained through exploring my own health issues have led to my passion for supporting and encouraging health and wellness in others... and what I like to call My Passion for Poop. My goal is to help you to detoxify your whole body system so you can rebuild and regenerate new cells and tissues in a healthy environment. It won’t happen over night — 10, 20, 30, 40 or more years of toxic living can’t be rinsed out in an hour. It’s a process and it takes time and commitment. Only you know if you feel optimally healthy. Only your body can show us what it’s going to take to get you there. If you really think about it, I know you’ll agree this is a great place to start. And if you want to know what else I think and feel about this modality, no one says it better than one of my very best friends – Suki Zoe, Colon Therapist and Raw Foods Goddess in London, England. Please read the ‘Colonics’ page from her website (and while there, please peruse the rest of her site – she really is quite brilliant).

IT'S COLON GIRL!
Dedicated to saving the world - one colon at a time!

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Stephen J. Barlow
Colon Therapist, Massage Therapist

My Story (as told by Shea...)

Stephen might be fairly new to the colon game, but he’s no stranger to health and wellness. Stephen began his love affair with the body and what it can achieve back in 1990 when he began an extensive and grueling three year Aikido training and practice down in Santa Barbara. We’re talking ‘Karate-Kid’ here – have you seen that movie? Stephen was with his Sensei 24/7 for three years!

An interesting thing happened as a byproduct of that relationship. Stephen’s Sensei was also a ballroom dancer, and he suggested Stephen take up dance as a way to improve his martial arts skills. Stephen took to dance and within 6 months was a ballroom dance teacher’s assistant at UCSB (University California Santa Barbara). Very shortly thereafter he was teaching on his own. From there his love of dance was drawn into the world of swing dance, particularly lindy hop, and when he moved north, to San Francisco, he joined several lindy hop troupes, and eventually became one of the founding members of Bay City Boogie, a popular swing troupe back in the mid ‘90’s.  He performed and competed often, all over the country, as well as taught swing for many years. Eventually his dance evolved yet again and he became one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed and eclectic dance troupe, “Loose Change”, which features a stylized fusion of swing, hip hop, modern, tap and African dance.

Having taken a break from dance, his physical focus is now on climbing and surfing.

So how does such a physically oriented guy choose to switch to a career like colon therapy? While his life’s primarily focus was dance, Stephen decided to learn massage. That decision was prompted by a comment made years earlier by his Aikido Sensei (“If you’re going to learn how to break somebody, you should learn how to fix them first.”). So in 1994 Stephen graduated from the Santa Barbara School of massage, and he had a very successful private massage practice both in Santa Barbara and in Marin. Due to his personal experience he was able to specialize in the needs of people participating in martial arts, fitness, and dance.

In 1995, while still dancing every night away and teaching dance in the evenings and on the weekends, Stephen also began working his way up the corporate ladder at Whole Foods Market in Marin. Stephen loved his job there, loved interacting with people, but as the years wore on and the Whole Foods culture became more and more corporate, it began to lose it’s charm, and therefore his interest. (When he got together with me, I really lifted the final veil… more later…)

In 2005 Stephen began doing personal training at X-Gym, a private gym in Corta Madera specializing in super slow training.

In the Spring of 2007 Stephen and I got together to ‘catch up’ after having known each other for about 10 years, but not seeing each other for about 5. That casual meeting ended up changing everything! Within 6 months he had moved up to Santa Rosa to live with me and transferred to the Whole Foods here. He was already vegan at that time, but spending more and more time with me increased his desire to learn more about health, true health, and cleansing. Together we did a 30 day juice fast in March of 2008 and Stephen has been a raw food convert ever since! Going ‘raw’ ripped that final veil off of the Whole Foods illusion, and that coupled with the fact that we really like to be around each means it didn’t take long until our wheels where turning and we where figuring out how to work together. Turns out opening a health center has always been one of Stephen‘s goals, and now we are starting plans to do so (on a small scale).

I am proud to say that in early 2009 Stephen completed a Colon Hydrotherapy apprenticeship program, and he now sees clients on Mondays and Thursdays. He also gives the D-Tox Ionic Foot Bath sessions, and he is rebuilding his massage practice up here in Sonoma County!

For more information on Stephen, or his services, Please see his website at: stephenjbarlow.wordpress.com/bodywork

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Here's some stuff I'm proud of:

 

Renegade Health Episode #288
Are Colonics Safe?

 

Renegade Health Episode #287
Recipe for Onion Bread

Raw Spirit Festival
Presentations:
2008 - Deep Tissue Cleansing
(w/ Suki Zoe)
2009 - Detox!
(w/ Elaina Love)