"People come because they feel better, they experience the benefits of it," she says. "They have less pain, they do feel more energy, because toxicity will make you pretty tired."
Cassie Karopkin, colon therapist at Colon Therapy NYC, says colonics have helped her clients with clearer skin, constipation, GI issues, and pain relief, but emphasizes they go hand-in-hand with eating well and an overall healthy lifestyle.
"It speaks for itself," Karopkin says. "I would never tell somebody, 'You should come back.' They just come back because it works."
As more wellness centers open up offering colon therapy, and more celebrities become vocal about getting their own colons cleaned out, the more appealing the procedure may seem. Just be wary of the potential side effects, and shaky research, before getting your shit pumped out.