Holistic Nursing Services

Freddie WindRiver, Licensed Nurse                                                 Shutesbury, MA  (413) 259-1416

Holistic Nursing Services

Colon Hydrotherapy

Getting a colonic

Taking a Sauna

Giving yourself an enema


Contraindications for Sauna

    Recent acute injuries should be treated with ice and rest.  Sauna should not be undertaken if swelling or heat are present, or if you have poor circulation, open wounds, stitches, tissue infections, or hot swollen joints.  Heat therapies are not appropriate for those with severe heart problems that affect their ability to breathe and walk, extremely high blood pressure, adrenal suppression, lupus, multiple sclerosis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hemophilia, or those with a tendency to bleed.  While heating the pelvic area may increase menstrual flow, this is not usually a cause for concern.  Consult your health care provider if you are pregnant (keep sessions short) or if you have a silicone prosthesis.  Discontinue sauna if you experience pain near a metal implant.  If you are not sure a sauna is right for you, discuss it with Freddie WindRiver, RN, or your doctor.  With any acute disease condition, seek medical approval, and bring a companion.