We Got Our Colons Cleaned Out in Chiang Mai Thailand

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Colons Cleaned Out in Chiang Mai Thailand – When entering the fancy glass doors into a “Health and Beauty Clinic” in Chiang Mai, we were welcomed with a glass of ice cold water and asked to sit down and discuss the treatment – with your eating habits, it’s safe to say that your body needs regular maintenance through detox cleanses.

It really was an absurd situation, to be talking with two young, good looking women about bowel massage and… poop.

Yes – we were both having a colon cleanse.

The reasons to have a colon cleanse are many, like skin beauty, cancer prevention, longevity etc.

However, for us there was one reason that made us really want to do it (prepare for some gross facts):

The average person has between 4 to 25 pounds of built-up intestinal matter in their colon…

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Colons Cleaned Out in Chiang Mai Thailand
The amount of built up “crap” depends a lot on your eating habits.

Back to the reception.

It was absurd simply because you just don’t discuss your bowel movements and habits with others – EVER!

It’s embarrassing and disturbing.

But I had to get over myself and remind myself that these two well dressed petite Thai women do this every day – it’s their job to empty people’s… bowels.

The women weren’t embarrassed at all, but talked about everything as though it was nothing more sensitive than a facial treatment.

Although I’m not sure how used they were to having a 6 foot 3 tall guy (Nathan) coming there!

A few minutes later, the two of us were put into different rooms (something I was very thankful for later on!), and given a set of sandals, a towel, and a silk robe.

As I entered the room there was a huge spaceship-seat-looking thing with a big tank in front filled with 25 liters of water.

I was left alone, and had no idea what to do.

Did they expect me to do it all myself and know how to get this spaceship going?

I started getting nervous: what had I got myself into?!

How could this tank of 25 liters of water possibly be able to fit inside MY body?

What were those two see-through pipes running along the sides, and that huge leaver next to the seat?!

As I tried to climb on top of the thing, one of the women finally entered the door.

This is when things got a little awkward… She helped me with all the..uhm..arrangements, and told me to start pulling the “gear”.

The tropical climate in Thailand is perfect for these beautiful Frangipani flowers, and you see them all over the country.
tropical climate in Thailand
It was a very strange feeling, and being told to “push out” in front of a stranger was a thought that I had to fight to get over.

I have never before been into such a crazy situation, having someone carefully observing what comes through the pipes running along the machine.

Then, after a minute or so, she said “Oh, I see you’re a vegetarian!”…Huh?

She continued asking me questions, talk about my health and eating habits, things I thought nobody else could know unless you followed me 24/7 – she could see it all by just looking inside that see-through pipe, and knew my body better than myself!

I was left alone with a magazine, as though they thought you could relax and read anything when your whole world was been pushed upside down.

The following hour was one of the strangest experiences, but it also changed everything for the better for months afterwards.

In the West, colon cleanse is still something rather new, and old-fashioned doctors claim that the body should take care of it without help – however the truth is that it doesn’t.

Researches have shown that 90% of the western world’s population’s colon is completely messed up and doesn’t look anything in the way it does when we’re born, this because of our eating habits.

It’s not the normal spoil-yourself gift for the start of a new year, but if you want to get healthier instantly, Thailand is a cheap place to do it.

Medical Tourism in Thailand is a huge business.

Other than health treatments, Thailand is full of medical beauty touch ups too, like dentists… I can’t help but to consider trying that too… 😉

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Cooking and Deserts Video Chiang Mai Thailand

After spending a few days traveling through Lopburi to Sukhothai – we decided to head north and spend a few weeks resting and relaxing in Chiang Mai.

Sofia has never really been the best cook :p – so I decided to sign her up for an authentic thai cooking course – watch the video below to find out how she did :p – The video also includes Sofia’s adventures to a fish spa, and enjoying a traditional Thai massage.

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(our cooking course was Gayray was an amazing host, and teacher.

We really recommend you attend one of her full day courses next time you are up in Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Temples & Monks In Chiang Mai

With the overwhelming number of Wats, it comes as no surprise that Chiang Mai has very strong Buddhist traditions, and temples have become a very important part of peoples’ lives in the city.

Many temples act as community centers, and they are also very popular places for people to go to just relax, sit down in the shade and contemplate – below I have posted a series of photos we took while walking around Chiang Mai last week.
Temples & Monks In Chiang Mai
The temple grounds are peaceful and quiet – and although the hectic streets are just outside the temple walls, you feel like you’re a world away from it all.

There is so much to look at, and we loved all the wooden signs with words of wisdom that were nailed to the trees, reminding you of what is really important in life.
Temples Monks In Chiang Mai
Every temple is beautifully decorated with golden details glittering in the sun, and they all have their own touches that makes each Wat unique and different from the rest.

Whether that’s a huge Buddha head statue or a Donald Duck statue eating noodle soup …
Buddhist monks wear robes in different shades of Saffron and Orange
You can easily get templed-out while in Chiang Mai, but as soon as you leave you realize how much you took all of these beautiful serene places for granted …

Buddhist monks wear robes in different shades of Saffron and Orange.

People say that this is because it used to be the cheapest dye available, and thus became a tradition.
Buddhist monks robes in Saffron and Orange

Your Guide To Yummy Desserts In Thailand

I have a serious sweet tooth, one which needs to be satisfied every day.

Food is ok, but desserts are to-live-for!

If I could choose, I would have dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So, wherever I travel, I make sure to try out at least a few desserts while I’m in each country, and South East Asia has been no exception.

This time around, I’ve been trying typical Thai snacks and desserts.

The Thai people are real snackers, and there is an abundance of sweets, snacks and desserts to munch on.
Video Chiang Mai Thailand Thai Style Banana Roti (Pancake)

Sticky Rice and Mango

Yummy Desserts In Thailand
It might sound a bit like a savory dish, but it is really sweet and totally delicious, and is one of Thailand’s most popular and famous desserts.

When the mango is ripe, there is no better dessert than this one, but the fruit has to be perfect.

Banana in Coconut Milk

This dessert is quite interesting, the bananas get a tangy flavor from absorbing the coconut milk, and the sesame seed add a nice extra detail.

Thai Style Banana Roti (Pancake)

Some people love them, others hate them.

I absolutely love them, the best ones are found in Krabi (many different varieties, and cost only 15 baht!).

Banana roti is the classic one, nothing extra needs to be added to it than the complimentary condensed milk.

Just don’t count the calories…
Kanom Thom Khaow

Kanom Thom Khaow

These little green balls are made from rice flour, a common ingredient in Thailand.

Inside the balls is a filling made of palm sugar and coconut – strange but yummy!
Sponge Cakes

The Sponge Cakes

This is probably not a traditional thai dessert, but i have found them to be quite different from other parts of the world, or just pimped-out and exaggerated.

Think baptizing cake meets wedding cake meets birthday cake.

In other words; an artificially colored and over detailed tasteless sugar bomb that is nicer to look at than to actually eat.

It still makes you want to buy it a second time just because it looks so nice!

Black Sesame Dumplings (Tang Yuan) In Sweet Ginger Tea

This is rather interesting, and is far from any Western type of dessert.

It tastes pretty healthy, and although the balls are a bit slimy, the sesame paste is nice, but strange.

If you like ginger tea you will love the tea the balls float around in, it’s very strong – Nathan loved this one!

Impressions From The Islands Of Thailand

After traveling through Laos & Cambodia we decided to head down to the south of Thailand and relax for a while on a few of the islands – in the video below we decided to try something new – we wanted to try and capture our impressions of the Thai islands in video format.

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Thailand Medical Tourism is becoming increasingly popular in Thailand as people are realizing that traveling abroad can actually save you more money than getting the treatment in your own country.
Thailand Medical Tourism Get Healthy and Beautiful
Walking down the streets of Chiang Mai, it’s hard to avoid seeing all the signs and shops offering amazing deals for all sorts of health treatments – so why not go for it?

We took advantage of the cheaper prices in Thailand Medical Tourism and had a bunch of health and beauty treatments in Chiang Mai, from a visit to the dentist to another detox and getting my hair cut.

Whether you’re just looking for some touch-ups, to spoil yourself, or looking for a more serious surgery, Thailand is definitely a place to consider.

Here are some popular treatments that are much cheaper in Thailand…
Thailand Medical tourism

Thailand Medical Tourism Dental Treatments

Normally, people don’t just pop into a dentist and get their teeth fixed in a “spur of the moment” kind of way – in Thailand, that’s pretty much exactly how you do it.

A lot of people go there to just whiten their teeth, but having a check-up and do some fillings is also a great idea.

The dental clinics in Thailand are very modern and equipped with the latest technology, so we were happy that we decided to go there ourselves.

Thailand Medical Tourism: To give you an idea of the prices, a tooth filling costs from 500 baht (15 USD), whereas in Europe it costs around 100 USD.
Medical Tourism Get Healthy

Spa Resort / Detox Center Packages

Stay for an hour, a day, or a week – there are plenty of spa resorts, detox centers and other types of wellness retreats all across Thailand Medical Tourism – both for those who just want to pamper themselves, as well as for those who want to change their whole lifestyle – detoxify their bodies and meet with alternative health doctors.

We even had our Colons Cleaned Out in Chiang Mai Thailand

Tao Garden outside of Chiang Mai is one of the best health retreats in northern Thailand, mixing new medical developments of Holistic Western Medicine with traditional Eastern arts like Taoist Massage, 5 Element Chinese Healing Systems, Acupuncture and Ayurvedic practices from India.

In the South, Kamalaya on Koh Samui has won many awards for being one of the best wellness retreats in the world, as much for the beautiful location as for the service itself.
Massages and Manicures

Massages and Manicures

A Thai girl we met said that just like every Thai woman learns how to cook Pad Thai, they learn how to do a great Thai massage – which might explain why they’re so many massage parlors everywhere..!

Massages are so cheap in Thailand that you can treat yourself to one every week – but I would suggest visiting a real parlor rather than sitting down in a chair by the street, it’s just not the same.

There are many different types of massages to choose from, and just to let you know, the Thai massage is not as relaxing as it sounds, although it is an experience in itself..!

Manicures are also cheap and a great way to spoil yourself, and you can hustle a good deal if you go for a pedicure as well.

A 1 hour Thai massage costs around 4 USD, while in Europe the same massage costs 60 dollars.

A manicure costs around 5 dollars, while in Europe you would pay around 30 dollars.

Cosmetic Surgery

Walking around Chiang Mai, you pass by a lot of clinics advertising everything from botox to face lifts – even specialized surgeries like a tummy tuck, cost half the price from getting it done in Europe.

While botox is probably not on top of most people’s lists, I know several people who traveled all the way from Sweden to Thailand Medical Tourism& to get help with their skin and health issues because the treatments were both cheaper and better than at home.

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46 thoughts on “We Got Our Colons Cleaned Out in Chiang Mai Thailand”

  1. Wow — thanks for being brave enough to share this. Fascinating, horrifying and so very interesting: “Oh, I see you’re a vegetarian!”

  2. Yeah… I bust out laughing with the veggie comment. <3 I've considered doing it for sure.

  3. Great post! And funny as well!
    I am curious about how you felt after the ‘procedure’. Can you feel or see any effects?

  4. I got me colon cleaned in Chaing Mai a couple months ago and I’m pretty sure it was at that same place, in that same chair as the picture. Weird. I felt great afterwards and I got a ton of compliments on my skin the next couple weeks.

  5. I saw this and thought to myself, “There is NO way I’m reading that…” Well, what do you know? A great piece!

    Did you notice a difference in your weight? Or did you have no idea how it affected you, since you’ve been traveling for so long?

  6. Ummm…I’ve never heard of this, and don’t think I would ever try. It sounds disgusting! Interesting.

  7. I would also like to know what the immediate benefits are- you said it “changed everything for the better for months” but didn’t tell us in what way! More details on the after effects please!

  8. Interesting – but how did it change everything for the better? If you don’t mind me asking, that is…

  9. WOW. Wow. I love that you wrote about this.

    My husband’s wanted to do this for ages, but I have my reservations. Question: Was it at all painful?

  10. Probably one of the most unusual and unique blogs I’ve read but I did find myself strangely intrigued. Not sure I’ll be as brave as you but it was a fun read.

  11. I always wanted to try this to get rid of all the shit inside, so to speak. I will definitely be doing it sometime in the future. Always good to give the body a big detox. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  12. I’m curious how, exactly, she could tell you were a vegetarian. Or do I not want to know?

  13. Wow, you go girl!!! Way to lay it ALL out there. Actually for a while I was doing regular colonics. I think they can really be beneficial for certain people. Just not the most fun thing in the world.

  14. Forgive my lack of imagination…but aside from sitting in the space ship and pooping…I am not sure what happened. Do they put water inside you? I guess I could google it…

  15. Well done for posting this! We’re up for anything that helps improve how you feel…

    Just out of interest, what’s the price of this procedure in Chiang Mai?

  16. Yes definitely, better skin, flat stomach, better digestion. But, it
    costs a lot of money, so I stopped doing it after a year…Really? That’s cool, I understood that you’re “supposed” to do it on a
    regular basis. Did you notice any big changes over the time you did it?

  17. Sold! jaja seriously, medical services are fairly inexpensive in Colombia, kinda like Thailand, so I bet it’d be affordable here if I could actually get myself to go.

  18. What a good thing you weren’t too shy to post this! Now I’m considering the possibility of doing it while in Thailand in June, if it’s not painful, why not?

  19. Wow – something I never thought of doing during my travels. Thanks for sharing – good it made you feel better!

  20. I’ll be in Thailand next month and I have two weeks to spend in Chiang Mai. So if I can muster up the courage, then I might try this out.

  21. hahaha had to read it eh :p we have felt generally better since yeah – it isn’t something you can just do once and then BOOm better health weight etc. but its nice to know we took the time for ourselves and our bodies.

  22. Hey Keith, thanks for the comment – after seeing what came out, I don’t think you can help but to feel better – knowing that stuff isn’t in there any more – we also felt lighter for days and now even months later we still feel less ‘blocked up’ – even after eating all this Asian style cooking.

  23. haha hey Margaret, this is something we are told that needs to be done on a regular basis (about once monthly), so yeah after we felt better as in our general health, bowel movements etc but still feel like we would need to do it a few more times to really know exactly what kind of long term health benefits it can offer.

    Short term – its mostly seeing what comes out in that hour and knowing that stuff isn’t in your body anymore and you do feel lighter for weeks later. I think the more you do them the more and longer you will also feel these health benefits.

  24. Yeah you are a brave soul…At least now I know what to expect. Im betting you felt a lot lighter on your feet afterwards…

  25. The “xxx lbs of buildup in the colon” is an old misconception from before colonoscopy technology. We now know it’s simply not true.

  26. This is really interesting. Really gross but really interesting. I knew a girl who had a colonic thing at home and did it herself. She said it was great and alway did it when she had a hangover because it was like an instant hangover cure and made her feel amazing. I don’t think I could ever so it myself but she said its the best thing ever and has been doing it for years!

  27. Haha okay…sounds like an interesting way to cure a hang over…

    But to be honest I can imagine it working since it cleans your body from toxins.

    It’s not something for everybody, but now that I’ve done it I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

  28. Whoa!  I honestly can’t imagine exactly how that all works. Was it painful in any way?!!  And that’s awesome she could tell you were a vegetarian!!

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