I-ACT Member Certified in Colon Hydrotherapy since 1992 & Certified Colonic Hygiene Technician since September 1991

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TO REWARD YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND EDUCATION WE BRING YOU WELLNESS TREASURES. PLEASE READ OUR WEBSITE TO ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS. Joyce Long founded and continues to run The Wellness Institute which was born from her own battle with illness, suffering and pain. In fighting and conquering her own cancer, Joyce found benefits in Massage Therapy, Colonies, Lymphatic Drainage and other “alternative” modalities which she now makes available to her clients.

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Colon Hydrotherapy

The most unimaginable, despised and neglected part of the body, the colon, is the cause of wide spread, degenerative diseases in modern civilization.  In the treatment of every chronic disease and acute malady, the colon must be considered.  The average colon in civilized communities is in a desperately deprived and dangerous condition.

Colon Hydrotherapy, an effective method for cleansing the large intestine, has been utilized for centuries as an adjunct to proper exercise, plenty of water, nutrition and personal hygiene.

The time is now …

Good health is more than a state of mind. It is effort and intentional. Here at Joyce Long, we offer you the opportunity to take charge of your life that starts with your willingness to take those steps necessary for a healthier, happier life. So, take a moment and breathe. Then look below for the answers to your questions about what we do, how we do it and why? — Joyce Long

Lymphatic Drainage. Joyce Long has been a professional in lymphatic drainage massage, high frequency and facial therapy since 1985 when she studied with Hannah Kroeger, Sir Dr. Charles McWilliams and Dr. Simon De Montfort. She is also a worldwide facilitator and educator of manual and high frequency lymphatic workshops. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a hand manipulation of the lymphatic points throughout the body along with gentle high frequency equipment and Chinese cupping methods designed to help lymphatic fluid move into the elimination system removing toxins from the body.1, 1 1/2 or 2 Hours Sessions available Lymphatic Facials The natural alternative to surgical facelifts! This session will fine tune your lymph and slenderize the face and neck.

Our Certification
All of the hours of training and work have earned Joyce many titles and certifications. Her commitment to better health has led Joyce to participate statewide, nationally and internationally. She is a member and/or licensed as follows; member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA nationally- 1989), massage therapist (TX-1989), massage therapy continued education provider (TX- 2010), massage instructor (TX-1991), massage establishment (TX-1989), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB member nationally-1993), NCBTMB continuing education provider (nationally 2009), colon hydro therapist (nationally –1989), I-ACT member (1992 & internationally- 2001), I-ACT instructor (Nationally and internationally- 1995), I-ACT school (Nationally 1995-2011), National Board for Colon Hydro Therapy (NBCHT) member and continuing education provider (nationally 2004), massage therapy continuing education provider (FL – 2003), Cosmetology (TX- 1970), Certified Coach Practitioner (Nationally 2010),Certified Practitioner of the Pastoral Medicine Association (PMA Internationally- 2011).
Joyce is a prominent businesswoman, in addition to providing services, education, and training, she still finds time to run her business Joyce Long and Associates Wellness Institute (1987). She has two locations, one in Houston and the second in Rosenberg serving the Houston medical community through referrals from 3 hospitals and 21 doctors of which 8 are specialists and recently received the USCA “Best of Local Business” award (2011). She never forgets where her roots are and is committed to service for others. Joyce is active in a variety of Houston/Rosenberg charities. She has been a long time member of Compassion In Action (1999) and provides Hospice Caregiver/Caretaker. She is a Reverend through the Universal Life Church (1994) Joyce was Woman of the Year- American Biographical Institute (1996) and the International Who’s Who (1995). Joyce Long is a forerunner in massage, colon hydro therapy, alternative health and wellness.

PMA License “Diplomat of Pastoral Science” (D.PSc) Since August 2011

About Colon Hydrotherapy

Do I need a Doctor’s Prescription to receive Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic)? Yes, since March 6, 2003. In the state of Texas it is required by law to have a Medical Doctors prescription to receive Colon Hydrotherapy. You may use your own doctor or we may refer you to one.

Are there Pre-Existing Conditions or Contrainindications that may prevent someone from receiving Colon Hydrotherapy services? Contraindications are as follows: Abdominal Hernia, Abdominal Surgery, Abnormal Distention/Masses, Acute Liver Failure, Anemia, Aneurysm, Carcinoma, Cardiac Conditions, Chrohns Disease/ Ulcerative Colitis, Dialysis Patients, Diverticulitis, Fissures/Fistulas, Hemorrhaging, Hemorrhoidectomy, Intestinal Perforation, Lupus, Pregnancy, Rectal Surgery and Renal Insufficiencies.

What is a Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like? Sessions take place in a relaxing and private atmosphere and are facilitated by an I-ACT and National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist. Clients are draped at all times. FDA approved equipment and sterile disposable single-use rectal nozzles and tubing are used.

What type of system will be used? For the comfort and safety of our clients we are proud users of the FDA approved LIBBE open system. For more information regarding our Colon Hydrotherapy system please go to: www.colonic.net.

Is it uncomfortable? An impacted colon can cause discomfort, and cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, many actually find a session pleasant.

How Long will it take? New Clients will be in our office 90 minutes for your first session. The actual process itself only takes about 45 minutes. When clients arrives, an intake form is completed. After which, the procedure is explained in detail. The Colon Hydrotherapist then addresses any questions or concerns. Once the client is completely comfortable, the Colonic session begins.

Can I eat before a session? We ask that you do not eat 2 hours prior to your scheduled session. Please drink all the liquids you can except carbonated drinks and coffee.  We need you hydrated.

Can I go to work after my session? Each client is different, most clients do not have to restrict their schedule in any way.

Will Only OneColon Hydrotherapy session clean the entire large intestine? We do not have any diagnostic equipment to tell us exactly how far we have gotten in each session. One session will only empty part of the colon. As many doctors have written in many health books, two sessions are recommended the first week, back to back, two session’s the second week. After which maintenance sessions should be considered every week or month depending on your wellness goals. Please keep your wellness goal(s) in mind and discuss them with your medical doctor before your session so that a more accurate recommendation can be suggested.

Will a Colon Hydrotherapy session make me constipated or delay my bowel movements? The most common post-Colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a Colonic. This is not due to the Colonic, but rather to the weakness of the colon, and may be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening.

Will Colon Hydrotherapy wash away the good and bad bacteria that naturally live in the large intestine? There is some debate surrounding this however, many clients use a Probiotic which is an over the counter dietary supplement found in most health food stores to restore the good bacteria.

What about electrolytes? You may want to you replenish your electrolytes after a Colonic session. Some clients choose to use supplements or electrolyte enhanced beverages to restore the electrolyte balance in the body.

  • Massage. Joyce Long is trained in a multitude of different Massage techniques, which she has studied all over the world. Modality options include Swedish Massage, Sports, Deep Tissue, Chinese Cupping, Jade Color Therapy and Reflexology. Discuss your needs with her and she will help you design the type of massage that is right for you. Prices vary by type and length of massage.
  • Reflexology. Reflexology is a type of manipulation done on the hands and/or feet that correlates to different organs. When applying pressure to these areas you can help stimulate function in the correlating organs, which may help in a multitude of physical concerns. Prices vary depending on length of time and use of essential oils.

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