Bri Pooker - August 2011
I have been using the vibe machine 1-2 times weekly for about 6 months, but noticed a very immediate result. I feel stronger, more energized and I can feel definition in my muscles that I never had before. I decided to try the vibe machine to improve my circulation, as I suffer from vasculitis, and I believe it is helping my blood flow and improving my condition. I am unable to do many exercises due to 3 auto-immune diseases I have as well as arthritis, but the low-impact nature of the vibe machine, and the fact that it provides a full workout in 10 minutes, makes it something I can easily do. I plan to continue using the vibe machine regularly, as it always makes me feel so much better. Linda is kind, open and easy-going, which makes visiting The Ventura Center for Healing a pleasant experience. And I love getting to see her 2 dogs every time I come in! Thanks so much, Linda!!
Rochelle Cohe - August 2011
I have been going to Linda at the Ventura Center for many, many years for colonic treatments. Not only do I love Linda as a person, but she is a WEALTH of information in regard to colon/digestive health and many other holistic treatments. Several years ago, I was very overweight (200 lbs, size 18) , Female, Mid 40's, AND had severe constipation and depression because of both. As Linda was giving me my colonic (I was so depressed I was crying like a baby), she kept assuring me I would feel better after the treatment (which I really knew I would). But when I complained about the constant constipation this is what she said to me, "Okay, now, this is what you're going to do starting today!! You're giving up red meat, dairy, bread and sugar. Also, you're going to take 2 ALOE LAX capsules a day and two COCONUT SOFTGELS a day. Okay!!" she said to me as she was finishing up my colonic. When I left I immediately (obviously feeling lighter after the colonic!) went to the grocery store and got all I needed to stick to the regiment. (Aloe Lax I got at Ventura Center). It has been one year. I have not only have NEVER been constipated since, but lost 60 pounds and went from an 18 to a size 8. I can't believe it...and can only thank Linda at Ventura Center!!
From JS, male - August 23, 2010
My daughter became a vegetarian in Nov. '09. She has had a very slow and irregular system her whole life. Even being a vegetarian and a dancer the problem persisted. I took her to Linda for a colonic. Linda said she had never seen anyone so impacted before, and she was only 18. Afterward, she continued her vegetarian diet having eliminated sweets, bread, rice, snack food, discipline and self control I could only admire. She lost a lot of weight and is comfortable and very regular now. Thank you Linda for being an important catalyst in restoring my daughter to the healthy body we knew inside she possessed.
From VR, female, 59 years old - May 29, 2009
Just wanted everyone to realize the health benefits of using the ion foot baths - I can't say enough one of the best things I've ever used for my detox regime - I've had some amazing results with headaches, aches, and pains that went away immediately after taking an ion foot bath - I have so much energy and sleep like a million dollars - In combination with the Ion foot baths, colonics, diet, and exercise and it will change your life - To your Health!
From JP, female - May 16, 2009
I've been coming to Ventura Center for Healing for years now for colonics and maintenance health. After a recent back surgery I found myself trying to get off of eight months of narcotic pain pills. I came in for two colonics with in 7 days, while doing a detoxing fast; and found that not only did this solve the problem of post narcotic constipation, but also helped to rid my body of the narcotics quicker; in effect helping my body to come off of the pain med's more comfortably and in a sorter time.
Thank you Linda!!
From BL, male, 51 years old - December 15, 2008
After completing 10 once per week colonics at your center, I am pleased to report the following results: I have lost three inches off my waistline even without dieting or changing my intake of calories. My face has more youthful contours resulting in me looking years younger [I'm 51 - most people now think I am in my thirties.] My skin in clearer and more supple. My digestion and elimination are much improved and I no longer suffer from bloating and intestinal gas. My formerly protruding gut is now nearly flat for the first time since I was in my twenties.
Thank you for the wonderful healing treatments!
From MN, male - September 27, 2008
I had been suffering with a painful lower back problem for several weeks. I had strained it lifting boxes. At some point I came across the Ventura Center card and thought that maybe a colonic would help.
What and understatement!
I made an appointment and during the colonic you told me I was releasing massive amounts of toxins and that I might feel better afterward - another understatement. I had walked in very tentatively because any misstep would cause pain spasms in the lower back. Well, I walked out from the treatment normally and haven't had a problem since.
Linda, thanks so much for your work and healing hands. I believe everyone could benefit from them.
All the best,
From SB, female, 25 years old - June 2, 2008
It was disgusting!!!!
I had to insert a little pipe while sitting on a weird chair/bed while the water came in constantly and the dirty water (toxic..) are coming out at the same time. It felt like a little wash there and not more.
The session is by the hour so it doesn't matter if the water comes out are clean or not, when your time is up it's up and you need to get dressed and leave. For me, it felt very unprofessional and made me feel like they did not care if I felt better after the colonic.
From KL, female, 30 years old - July 4, 2008
I am a changed woman after experiencing colonics at Ventura Center for Healing! Sincerely. Linda and her professional staff are not only phenomenal in their gentle approach to administering a colonic, but they are also educated and willing to share their knowledge on maintaining a healthy lifestyle that further benefits the results of a colonic. For example, I have been an avid gum-chewer for years. It was after my first AMAZING colonic that Linda educated me on the gas-inducing and bloating effects of chewing gum. I stopped chewing for a few days and then experimented with a piece. Within minutes, I could feel the bloating feeling begin, and I haven't chewed a piece of gum in four months! This is just one of the many benefiting tips I was given by Linda. Receiving colonics every four to six weeks has enhanced my already healthy lifestyle. I eat well and exercise regularly, but have noticed a special light, internal feeling and sunny glow to my skin after a colonic.
I feel so blessed to have found Linda and her center.
From LS, female, 35 years old - June 13, 2008
I have done colonics 6 times now and I can honestly say that I feel like a new person. So much more energy and I sleep better at night. I don't need to eat as much and I feel hydrated all over. Doing a series of 5 and then once a month thereafter for maintenance is ideal for me. I just wanted to share my positive experience. Plus when you take the Aloe 225 it makes the colonics more effective too. Thank you so much Linda. You are the best!
My experience with the infrared
body wrap was amazing. Right away I could see the
difference in inches. My body looked sleeker and
more lean. My skin was extremely soft and I felt
lighter. I didn't see the scale change so much but
my clothes all fit better and I had an overall sense
of well-being. I recommend this to anyone who has an
event they want to feel and look skinny for. I
recommend going at least 3 days before event so skin
that might be red goes away. I just love it and I
will keep doing the wraps. Thank you Linda!!!
The ion foot bath is awesome. I
felt so rejuvenated afterwards. It was great to see
the colors changing and to see what was being
cleansed and detoxifying out of my feet. I recommend
this treatment in conjunction with doing a colonic.
The ion foot bath has given me so much energy
throughout that day and the rest of the weekend. It
was great. Linda...thank you for doing what you do!
From PZ, female, 35 yrs old - February 5, 2008
After 25 years of your commitment to OUR health..it is time to truly reward you, Linda...for healing us! THANK YOU!
I have been a very satisfied client of the Ventura Center for Healing with Linda Grossman for 8 years now. I was grateful to meet Linda at a time in my life in which I was experiencing my very 1st, very painful, bout of inflamed intestines stemming from IBS related symptoms. After 3 colonic sessions & a few maintenance one's thereafter, I felt like new again! The pain & nausea subsided, my bowels returned to normal and I had soaring energy once again! Wow....if that could have only continued forever...! I made the mistake of letting way too much time lapsed in between sessions and let me tell you what...I paid the price! OUCH! I was doubled over in pain last Saturday evening; with an ache under the left side of my rib cage...which also constricted my breathing. I was getting really nervous thinking...I wonder if I should go to the hospital? I had let myself suffer like this for 3 days thinking OK...I'm taking fiber, I'm juicing daily, I'm eating well...at this point I'm thinking this has got to pass... It never did....by the 3rd day I really did want to go to the hospital thinking that there had to be something seriously wrong. It was then, my husband said "honey, you need to call Linda, for a colonic...RIGHT AWAY!" Duh!!!! What had I been thinking?? This was not something new...I knew I had felt like this once before. Well, I picked up the phone at 7pm thinking that I would at least leave a message to try to get in first thing Sunday morning but to my surprise....Linda picked up the phone and said "how quickly can you be here?" I was there in 10 minutes! Well, within moments of my session, I immediately noticed that under my rib & my breathing felt instantly better. Linda was able to help me so significantly within 45 minutes....that I again...was so grateful! I just had my 2nd follow up session today & I am feeling 95% perfect. So now I am taking (3) Acidophilus Bifidus daily for healthy intestinal flora, Slippery Elm Root 2 capsules 3xday which coats the lining of the intestine and has an anti inflammatory effect on the stomach & intestines, Digestive Enzymes with each meal and Cat's Claw (2) capsules 3xday. Lastly, I am using a compress of Castor Oil with a warm heating pad. I now know that living with chronic intestinal discomfort will always be a part of my life.....but knowing that I have someone as dear as Linda to repair me along the way...help's to make this a very manageable situation. Thank you for all of your nutritional information, your herbal supplement knowledge and your over all dedication & care for us! Hat's off to you Linda & thank you again, for seeing me on a Saturday evening after a booked solid day. You shine with so much love & light Linda...and I deeply thank you!
Love, P Z
From TJ, female - February 5, 2008
I have a confession to make. As you know, I am an actress in Hollywood and the demands to be thin are major. A year before I started coming to you I had gotten full body liposuction and a year later the fat came back along with a little cellulite. A friend who's on the natural health kick told me about the benefits of getting a colonic, so I found a place and got one. It was a terrible experience. The person who gave me my first colonic and what I thought might be my last, was too rough and I felt even more bloated afterwards then I did before the colonic. I told another friend of my experience and she told me to try you, Linda Grossman. You are a walking miracle, my first time with you was pleasant and I continued to come back. Within 2 1/2 weeks I had lost 10 pounds and the amazing part about the weight never came back. I feel so energized through out my days, sleep well at night and I always get compliments on how my skin glows. Your colonics and supplements are the best and the health knowledge provided is never overwhelming. When anyone wants to know my health and fitness secret, I just give them your web site and name and tell them that your colonics are what liposuction should be to rid the body of nasty toxins including fat. Your spirit is beautiful and your technique is flawless. I can't get a better deal for my well being. God bless you Linda.
Sincerely, your biggest fan & supporter
From CM, female - January 25, 2008
After having been curious about colonic therapy for many years, I finally decided to give it a try in December 2007. I researched many different facilities in the Los Angeles area and decided to make an appointment with Linda at the Ventura Center for Healing. On the day of my appointment, Linda instantly put any of my initial fears to rest. She (and her staff) are friendly and eager to answer any questions. She took me through the process step-by-step and took great pains to make me feel at ease. Modesty and comfort are both high priorities. The result of my initial series of colonics was amazing. I instantly felt lighter, had more energy, and lost any sense of bloating. I view colonic therapy as a new addition to my efforts for a healthier, happier life. I couldn't be more pleased and look forward to continuing my therapy with Linda!
From MC, female - December 16, 2007
In the last
few years I have become bloated, tired, and had
infrequent bowel movements. Sometimes I wouldn't go
for 3 or 4 days. I have been researching colonic
therapy on the net for about a year. I have have
been too scared to try one. I finally made the
appointment at the Ventura Center. The staff is
amazing and made the whole process very comfortable.
I am just about to do my third session and I feel
wonderful. I am going
1-3 times a day. I have more energy and my clothes fit better. I am so much happier now!
From DG, female - December 11, 2007
Grossman is extremely professional and passionate
about her work. I have been a patient for 2 years,
and my results are outstanding and unsurpassed. When
I first came to The Ventura Center for Healing, I
suffered from severe constipation, which I had all
of my life. I couldn't do much of anything except
complain. My doctors told me that I had Irritable
Bowel Syndrome and wasn't getting enough fiber in my
diet. They suggested Metamucil. But nothing ever
worked, and the problem became so bad that I was
only 'going' to the bathroom once a week! I felt
cramped, bloated, tired, depressed, sensitive, you
name it. I lost my desire to do strenuous sports and
activities and stopped working out at the gym.
Convinced that I was destined to feel these ongoing,
paralyzing aches and pains for the rest of my life,
I was ready to give up.
Fortunately, after being treated at The Ventura Center for Healing with a series of colonics, my suffering subsided miraculously and immediately. Between the colonics every 2-3 months, and one Aloe Ferox 225 capsule before bedtime, I am feeling healthy, energetic, and youthful again. I work out at the gym, enjoy walks, hikes, snow skiing and having fun without any discomfort, thus living a normal, healthy, productive life. And I look young!
You too can be bragging about how great you feel. So, if you are still searching for a cure, explore no further. With The Ventura Center for Healing and Linda Grossman, you are with the best hands in the industry.
From S, female, 25 years old - December 8, 2007
At first I was as terrified as someone that's about to deliver without the 9 month preparation. My name is S., and for the past year I felt as bad as I ever did, I am 117 lbs but looked like I was pregnant. My skin looked like I was older than I am, I had very bad black circles under my eyes, losing too much hair every day and always cold.
My mother advised me to do a "High colonic". My initial response was, "this is the way out".
It's been 5 sessions so far and I look and feel perfect. It was nothing like I thought it will be and the releases actually felt good. The afterwards feeling was so good I can't seem to find the right words ' and I searched.
My skin on my face is good enough for a magazine cover, I don't use make up anymore. I am as energetic as 25 years young should be. I am not longer bloated.
I am not losing my hair anymore, and suddenly 75 is not a cold temperature for me.
I know that I sound like an infomercial but there is nothing that I can write that will do the right justice with the service of this clinic. If I only did this a year ago this last year would have looked so much better.
I am at the top of my health now. I would like to thank Linda from the bottom of my heart. She made a skeptic Israeli girl a believer. If I had read what you are reading right now I would have come to my first session less tense (and to tell the truth you shouldn't be).
For the sake of your health, if you are reading this you should get a colonic at The Ventura Center.
Thank you Linda,
Your satisfied customer
From GD, male, 33 years old - July 11, 2007
I have been an athlete for as long as I can remember. I work out on a regular basis and my eating habits were ok but not great. I have also suffered from migraine headaches for as long as I can remember. I was told that I needed a colonic to improve my overall health (migraines in particular) about a year ago from an ex-girlfriend. Being a 6'5" straight young athletic guy gave me a negative psychosomatic connection with someone dealing with my rectum. A year passed, and not only had my migraines gotten worse but I noticed that the evacuation of my bowels were inconsistent. So instead of taking some sort of laxative or herbal remedy (which I used take all the time) I finally decided to schedule an appointment with Linda for my first colonic. I was extremely nervous because I didn't know what to expect from this experience. I've never had allowed anyone, medical professional or not, to mess around with my rectum. My girlfriend gave me all types of literature to show how this is perfectly healthy and extremely helpful. I gathered up enough courage and I went in and spoke with Linda and she made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire ordeal.
As a result, I don't have as many migraines anymore, my bowel movements are occur 3 times daily, my skin is looks better, my workouts are much more enjoyable, and I have lost a good amount of weight which was totally unintentional.
Thanks Linda, I look and feel much better. You and your colonics and directly related to my good health and great looks :)
From KM, 52 years old - May 18, 2007
In July, 2001, I was referred to the Ventura Center for Healing, and I have had very positive results ever since. When I came in for my first colonic, I had been suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (first ulcerative colitis, and later Crohn's Disease) for 30 years. Although I had avoided surgery all those years, I had gotten to the point where I was frequently very constipated. In fact, on Christmas Day, 2000, I spent 8 hours at the emergency room because my large intestine was so backed up that they very nearly had to do emergency surgery.
My first colonic not only started to permanently relieve the constipation, but in the space of that 1-hour visit, it also eliminated 1.5 inches from my waistline and softened my abdomen, by eliminating the distension caused by all of the junk that was lodged in the folds of my colon. That night, and for weeks afterward, I also found that the reduced stress on my body allowed me to fall right off to sleep in 5 minutes, instead of tossing and turning.
I have been back to the Ventura Center for approximately one dozen colonic sessions in the past 6 years. I also do semi-annual liver/gallbladder cleanses, I take digestive enzymes and a probiotic supplement, I've eliminated sugar from my diet, and I try to keep my body's pH at the recommended "slightly alkaline" level. Together, these measures have eliminated all of my bowel problems.
Since a diseased colon leads to disease in the rest of the body, I would encourage everyone to have regular colonics, to restore and maintain good digestive health and good overall health.
From KP, male, 43 years old - April 25, 2007I went to Linda as a last attempt to cure my chronic bladder infections. I used to get two to three bladder infections a month. I was always in pain. Doctors put me on antibiotics for about 15 years (antibiotic therapy). Then I started getting yeast infections from the medication. Then another bladder infection from the yeast infection. I needed to re-think my healing strategy so I found Linda. I was amazed at how I felt after my first colonic. What energy! I slept like a baby that night.
"D-mannose" You can buy it at any health food store or buy it on line. I get it at iherb. http://www.iherb.com/Search.aspx?c=1&kw=D-mannose
From NH, female, 55 years old - April 23, 2007
I have been receiving colonics from you for several years now. I really appreciate all the wonderful health benefits. I know that regular colonics are a source of my good health. They are the best way of preventing the illnesses and other aches and pains that tend to accompany growing older. I feel very energized and peaceful after my regular colonics.
I also appreciate the care and concern you show to me and your other clients whom I know personally. You have excellent "bedside manner" and are so generous with your knowledge and inspiration in leading a healthy life.
Thank you for helping me maintain and improve my health!
From JP, male, 61 years old - April 23, 2007
I smoked and drank heavily for 40 years. The years finally caught up with me, and I faced my first heart attack in 1992. I didn't pay attention and continued the same lifestyle. In 2002 I had my second heart attack. I still didn't pay attention. Finally, in 2003 I had my third heart attack. That's when I finally decided to stop smoking and drinking. My physical abilities weren't in full capacity as they had been, and I didn't have a whole lot of energy, plus I was constantly stricken with anxiety attacks.
My girlfriend suggested that I start doing colonics. After being together for several years and seeing how she was never sick, I could see that the one thing that set us apart was that she was doing colonics on a regular basis.
I did three in a short period of time. It was an amazing miracle. This process of cleaning my colon does wonders. I have more energy, no colds, and am much more active. I used to have anxiety attacks and would be so afraid to be alone until I started doing these colonics. The high anxiety is gone!
I do not have health insurance. My insurance is the colonics from the Ventura Center for Healing.
Thank you very much, Linda, for giving me back my health!
From TH, male, 46 years old - January 31, 2007
From V. Reed, female, 56 years old - January 8, 2007
I've been a client of Linda's for over 10 years - I don't know what I would have done without her unconditional caring, kindness, and wealth of knowledge she has given me over the years - Through her guidance, diet, exercise, detoxing and a monthly maintenance colonic - I was able to overcome years of herbal laxative abuse - It has changed the quality of my life - Thank you Linda.
from Sara L, female, 28 years old - January 6, 2007
from DP, female, 47 years old - June 14, 2006
I am a 47 year old female. I was talking to a friend from work that had been to the Ventura Center and she was talking about how great she felt. I thought about it for a couple of weeks and decided to go. I work 2 jobs and 2 days a week my day starts at 6:00am and I don't get home until 12:45am the next morning. I was feeling tired and run down, so when I came to the center I needed some relief. The Ventura Center made the whole thing not so scary and after I left there I was ready to take on the day. I have not weighed myself but I sleep better and my system is now regular. I would like to give a HIGH five to Linda and her staff.
from RA, female, 26 years old - March 15, 2006
A friend of mine introduced me to Ventura Center for Healing. I got my first set of 3 colonics 6 months ago. I was 233 pounds when I started, and am now at 174 pounds, and working my way down. I feel great! Linda and her staff were supportive and made me feel very comfortable. I have noticed a huge change in my diet, plus am a lot more energized. I have referred family and friends and I know that getting a colonic is one of the best things I have done in my life. Keep up the great work Linda and crew!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from RJ, male, 47years old, Los Angeles - October 19, 2005
I am a 47 yr old male, about 6'0" tall. I began colon hydrotherapy approximately 16 months ago. It may be a clich', but I am serious when I say that Linda actually gave my life back to me. I am that serious. I was 260 pounds and unhappy. With continuous sessions, I have dropped down to a solid 175 pounds. I dropped from a 42-44 inch waist to a 32-34. Some shirts I would wear a XL or even XXL. I now wear either a large or sometimes even medium. When some people that I have not seen for a while see me they really cannot believe it. All they can say is "You look so good, I can't believe it's you!"
When I say my life has been given back to me just do not take my word for it. Let's look at the facts: 80 pound loss, 10 inches off the waist, smaller sizes in clothes. Also, my doctor discovered that my high blood pressure has returned to normal. No more blood pressure medicine. Also, my heartburn completely vanished.
Now I did have to do my part too. I changed my eating habits so I could facilitate the losing weight. Linda and her staff will do their part, yet I had to work at it too. But without Linda's help, I could not have done it on my own. I tried many times before. I never, at 47 yrs old, ever thought I could get back to the same weight I was when I was 22. And I feel like it too. All the things you hear are true: more vitality, clearer skin, less irritable, etc. Tap into Linda's wealth of knowledge and I know you will get whatever results you want. I sure did!
from OC, female - August 20, 2005
Discover the secret that makes some people and celebrities feel great and look younger because they are removing toxins from their bodies. Colonic therapy gave me a new beginning in life. I acquired extra energy and a new spirit for exercising. After several treatments, the aches and pains in my back diminished considerably. My face took on a healthier glow. I noticed changes in my digestive and respiratory system. I recommend colonic therapy for anyone desiring to feel healthier.
from TE, female - April 27, 2005
I first went to the Ventura Center for Healing because I had changed my eating habits. A friend told me that a colonic would clean out all of the old "stuff" that was in my system. Even when I got a colonic after I changed my eating habits to a healthier lifestyle, I still noticed a huge difference in my energy level. This has been especially helpful since I do practice Reiki and Crystal work. I would recommend this for anyone that feels a little "heavy", "lazy" or just unmotivated. You will just feel lighter and more energized. :) Thank you so much!!
from DC, Female, 38 years old - December 2004
Hemorrhoids were something I dealt with for years. I had tried every over the counter medication made but - no relief. When I started getting colonics at The Ventura Center for Healing, I had no idea that a clean colon would impact the hemorrhoid suffering, but it did. I had hemorrhoids at least one a month, sometimes more. They ruined my whole day! I started getting colonics every week for a month or two, then reduced the number to once a month. I have only had three outbreaks in the last 2.5 years! I am in a maintenance mode schedule for the colonics, so I pay attention to what I put in my body and have a colonic at least once a month.
I am a 38 year old woman, no children, 122 pounds, 5'1". I exercise regularly: Tae Bo and Yoga. The colonic is a perfect compliment to my lifestyle.
from AG, Female, 41 years old, Santa Clarita, CA - December 2004
For about 15 years, I have struggled with many different physical problems. I went to several doctors; most told me that my problems were related to overeating, stress and lack of exercise. I had one doctor tell me that I was just tremendously constipated, and that I needed to take laxatives for about 6 months and then come back again to see him. I was given pills for pain, concoctions for cleansing, and names of programs to attend. I tried everything, including the extreme "laxative therapy" program from the doctor. I was tested for everything under the sun. Nothing. At 40 pounds over weight, I was told I was obese and needed diet pills and a restricted diet.
I first heard about colonics from my boyfriend. He claimed that if were to go through a few hydrotherapy sessions, that most of my symptoms would disappear. I finally gave in; I found Linda at the Ventura Center for Healing through her web site. I wish I could convey to you the excitement and energy that I now have after a few treatments at the Ventura Center. I no longer have headaches, lower back pain, pain in my lower left side, the daily nausea and the constant constipation and diarrhea. No longer am I constantly dehydrated, and unable to quench my extreme thirst. My moods are so much better; I was always depressed, my sex drive was gone, I did not want to hang out with my friends, and I had no motivation to do the fun things I used to crave to do. The golf ball size lump about six inches above my belly button is gone, and so is the feeling like I have a "wad of cotton" in my throat has left. What has really surprised me is that I no longer have the constant mucus in my chest and throat and my asthma is almost non-active. After years of being unable to concentrate on simple daily tasks, I now feel more alert, energetic, and my attitude is more positive. Every day I notice little things about myself that are getting better; I had been so unhealthy for so long I did not know all the things that were wrong.
Since beginning the colonic treatments, I have more motivation to exercise and eat better. I was never an "overeater", but no longer do I have the intense cravings for fatty, salty and sweet foods. I am able to exercise because I now have the energy to keep up an exercise program. I have lost ten pounds, my tummy is no longer bloated and is flatter. With the help of the colonics, I have the motivation to get healthier!
from BW, 51 yr old female - August 14, 2004
I had been swollen and impacted in the colon for weeks. My skin was broken out, the hormones raged, and I felt 5 pounds heavier from all the 'sludge'. My body seemed to have shut down.
I was new to California and had no idea where to turn. I found you through a network of referrals. After the colonic, I felt energetic, bright, and clear headed again. The bounce returned to my step. The hormones seemed more in check.
Also, thanks for the music during the procedure, it was relaxing and fun.
from JD, 39 yr old female - February 24, 2004
My name is JD. I'm a 39yr. old woman. One day I ran into a friend that I haven't seen in awhile and he looked so revived and healthy. He informed me that he started getting colonics and briefed me on the procedure. I've been suffering constipation since childhood. So, I decided that I wanted to get one and began researching and was referred to Ventura Center by my local health food & herb store. The day of my appointment I was experiencing influenza symptoms but decided to keep my appointment anyway. During the procedure something amazing was happening!!!! My influenza symptoms were going away. I felt immediate healing as the waste was leaving my body. After the procedure I felt fresh and light as a feather realizing that this is the way that I'm suppose to feel. How could my flu have gone away? When it usually takes 3-7 days, and sometimes weeks. Now I too get compliments on how vibrant I look!!!!!
from AJ, 28 yr old female - February 23, 2004
When I was fresh out of High School, I experimented with a lot of eating disorders and took laxatives. My body became very messed up and I was in and out of the hospital for a year. I had extremely bad stomach cramps and my body didn't process food correctly. I started getting colonics with you 8 years ago, and for all of those 8 years I have never been more healthy.
from BM, 28 yr old female - February 2004
I discovered colonics over two years ago, and I have never been the same since! Though I was very nervous at first, I gave it a chance, and I'm so thankful that I did. My fianc' thought I was absolutely nuts at the time, but once he saw the difference it made in my life, he soon joined me. Linda allowed us to feel comfortable and relaxed about the whole situation. I'm so glad that we found The Ventura Center for Healing. Colonics have such an impact on the overall well being of my system. After a series of colonics, my skin glows, my tummy feels soft and flat again, I have better concentration, better sex drive, and last but certainly not least, my cravings seem to disappear. I recommend colonics to all my friends and family, and I will continue to get them when I feel like my body needs it. Having a colonic is like starting over again. It makes you think twice before putting all those toxins in your body.
from MR, 40 yr old male - November 1, 2003
I was referred to your center by a friend who swore by your colonics. I was extremely interested in having a colonic but was practically terrified. My fear was that being a cancer survivor this process could interfere with my good health. I did some reading on the safety of colonics as it related to one's immune system. From what I read everything was positive. Not only was it positive but supportive of one "cleansing their bowels". It only made sense for me to try one.
I have since had four colonics. I learned firsthand that the process simply entails "rinsing" of my bowels with water. I must state that I have never felt better in my life. Although it sounds gross, but having decades of fecal matter sitting in my bowels made me feel lethargic and just not feeling as well as I could.
Another reason why I am having colonics is for weight loss and maintenance. I am so pleased that each time I have a colonic I end up losing probably two pounds. For the first time in my life I am content with my weight.
I also feared the procedure itself thinking it would be messy, unsanitary and embarrassing. I was impressed that the procedure was more clean and sanitary that I could have hoped for. You (and your staff) make people feel comfortable during this process.
from MT, female - October 31, 2003
After going to the gastroenterologist for years and combating problems with constipation, stomach pain, fatigue, and headaches and seeing no improvements, I finally decided to visit the Ventura Center for Healing for colon hydrotherapy. After just the first colonic, I felt amazing! I was less bloated and felt altogether better and more energetic! Since then, I have proceeded to get colonics on a monthly basis. Since then, Linda has also gotten me started on aloe vera tablets, which have been a god-sent! They completely relieve my constipation unlike even prescription medication that I have ever taken! The other day, I actually ran out and bought another brand from a health food store. To my surprise, they didn't work at all! They gave me cramps and made me feel horrible! That day, I ran down to the Ventura Center for Healing and got their brand and felt better immediately! I have tried everything known to man for years and the only thing that works is the colonics and the aloe vera tablets from the Ventura Center for Healing. Thanks Linda!
A couple of months ago I inquired about ideas for curing heartburn... It was suggested to me that I take 1/2 tsp. of Megadophilus 1-2x per day with a little bit of water, with a slight gargle before swallowing. It worked!! It worked within a day, and I took it for about a month. Now I only take it occasionally, 1 -2x per week.
from Ms. L, female, 69 yrs - July 24, 2003
It took me over a year before I got up the nerve to try the "Liver Cleanse". When I did, I was totally amazed at what came out of my body. The first 3 times I saw hundreds of stones that looked like lemon seeds. The 4th through 7th time the stones were larger, some were the size of small marbles. The 8th time the stones were darker and much larger. Some stones were the size of medium marbles and one was the size of a large marble.
Since the cleanse my digestion and elimination have improved greatly.
from TF, female, 31 yrs - July 1, 2003
I was referred to
Ventura Center for Healing by a friend for colonics. Before
doing colonics, I had dark circles and puffiness under my
eyes and I was tired all the time. I have also suffered from
irritable bowel syndrome
for several years and the treatment prescribed by my doctor has failed. After only 2 treatments 1 week apart along with taking the herbs prescribed the circles and darkness under my eyes was gone and I have significantly increased energy. I've been told by several people how much my skin glows. As for the irritable bowel syndrome, the aloe vera herbs has taken away the heartburn, constipation and relieved the colon spasms.
from LG, female, 39 yrs - May 20, 2003
At 39, I was too young to be so tired and experience heart palpitations. I was gaining weight rapidly, which was not the norm for me. I had been to see my physician and did the blood tests, diet changes, a little exercise and took one multi-purpose vitamin and nothing helped. The doctor said I was fine, it was not early menopause and then changed his diagnosis and chalked it up to stress, but I've have stress for over 10 years and never felt so crummy. It was like a poisoning of my system, the vitamins did not help me, energy pills had almost no effect on me and my hair was dry and thinning. I'd heard about colonics to cleanse the system and decided to give it a try after swallowing three different brands of "cleansers" I bought at the vitamin store to no avail. After my first colonic with Linda my energy level went up 100% and even my vision seemed clearer. I actually felt lighter on my feet. My system is moving more regularly now and I signed up for a series of 5 colonics close together and I feel so much better. I now believe that the colon plays a huge part of daily and long-term health.
from MJ, female - April 16, 2003
The reason or reason's rather why I went and had a Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment was I get severe migraine headaches frequently to the point wear I'm either laid up in bed, vomiting or popping pills. I rarely have bowel movements. My energy level has been dropping a lot over the past 5 years. I'm now (was) to the point where I needed a nap everyday. I do not (didn't) sleep well at all. I wake up several times through the night and I have some nights when I wake up 'I'm up' and that's it. I'd just lie there or get up and start doing stuff in hopes I'd get tired again and go back to sleep. Aside from those things, which have a huge impact on your life I take good care of my health. I eat right, lift weights 3 to 4 times a week do cardio 4-5 times a week and try to get as much rest as possible.
April 11, 2003 was my first treatment. Linda made the whole experience comfortable which made it even more worth it. After I left Linda's office that day I felt totally 'RELAXED'! Not tired just 'RELAXED' like all of my stress had been washed out of my body. That night I slept like a log the whole night! It's now been 6 days since my first treatment. I've had only 2 very faint Migraine Headaches that easily went away after getting some food in my system - NO pills. I've been sleeping full nights. I have a great deal more energy. I've made it everyday without a nap. I weighed myself the day of the treatment before I went and I weighed myself today. I lost 2.5LBS in 6 days!! I'm actually surprised and thrilled that after just 1 treatment I'm already feeling such great things. I was disappointed that I only had 1 bowel movement since the treatment until Linda said peopleusually don't have much of a bowel movement between the first 3 colonic sessions.
I had my second treatment today and I feel great!!! I'm even going to take a 2 hours exercise class that I haven't been able to do because lack of energy. The class is in the evenings and I'm usually a zombie by that time.
Anyone who is looking into having a Colon Hydrotherapy treatment I say 'GO FOR IT' you'll love what it will do for you!! I highly recommend Linda's office! She makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. You'll feel like you've known her for years and tell her everything.
from MG, female, 31 yrs - March 26, 2003
I have had problems ever since I can remember. I would go days without a bowel movement. One time in Junior High the pain was so bad I passed out. I went to doctor after doctor and all they could say is that it was my diet. I was an athlete and watched everything that I ate, so that theory was incorrect.
I had heard about colonics before but thought that it would be painful and very unpleasant. So I lived with the pain for most of my life. I originally decided to go because my fianc' had been having major problems with bloating, constipation, etc. So I went to support him, thinking if he could do it then I can too. To my surprise it was not at all like I thought. No smell, no mess, very little discomfort (compared to what I was going thru before this was a breeze), and with great results. I now have bowel movements regularly 3 to 4 times a day, feel great, energized, no more headaches, I've lost about 10 pounds so far. I would recommend it to everyone and do.
Thank you Linda, Michelle and the Ventura Center for Healing for all you have done for both my fianc' and myself. We are like new people :)
coming 2 months, lost 10 lbs
from PB, female, 33 yrs - March 25, 2003
After 2 Colonoscopy's and a slew of medicines from the Gastro Doctor, I was at wits end and STILL not feeling any better. I was suffering from constant nauseous and diarrhea on a daily basis. I learned from the Doctor "you just have a bout of IBS" well...that's easy for you to say Doc...I HURT! That's when my life changed. Linda Grossman....I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH! I had a series of 3 colonics (close together) and guess what?? I felt fantastic. My nauseous stopped, my diarrhea stopped and I was able to eat green leafy vegetables again. Knowing my body as well as I do.......I see Linda every 8-10 weeks for a colonic. I have not taken any meds since my 1st colonic. What a new way of life for me.
Thank you Linda. I will be seeing you forever!
from AO, male, 30 yrs - March 14, 2003
I was having severe lower abdomen pains and was constipated. I felt like my stomach was going to burst. This went on for a month straight. I went to the doctor several times with no results. I finally could not take it anymore and my friend suggested a colonic. I called Linda and the rest is history. I am regular 2 to 3 times a day. I lost 10 lbs and feel 100% better. I recommend it to everyone. It is really an easy process. I thought it would hurt and be uncomfortable but, compared to the pain and suffering I was going through before, this was easy. The staff at the Ventura Center for Healing are knowledgeable and they really make you feel comfortable. Just do it, trust me you won't regret it. Thanks again.
from CS, female, 25 yrs - November 12, 2002
I've been coming the center since August 2002. I feel lighter and more energetic. My face had dark spots near my jawbone. These spots are beginning to fade. I suppose the toxins that feed these spots are being eliminated - slowly but surely. I'm very pleased with my overall level of health since I began coming to the center.
I tried emu oil and it works wonders. I was preparing to burn some rock incense one evening. After I made the fire in a small urn, I forgot how hot it was and I picked it up. My pointer finger and my thumb were completely burned. I didn't know what to do because they were turning red. I applied emu oil to these areas. The next day there were no blisters. After two days, there was no pain or tenderness ' and still no blisters. I was so pleased. I started thinking of other ways to use this amazing product. About a week after this I had the unfortunate experience of getting one hemorrhoid. I used the emu oil on it and within three days it was gone. I have been recommending this product to everyone I know. It works wonders.
from LL, female - October 29, 2002
About four years ago I had a sigmoidoscopy. The doctor's report stated that I had several small polyps. No polyps were removed at that time.
I have been having colonics about every six weeks since the sigmoidoscopy exam. When I had a colonoscopy about a month ago the report read "excellent colon, no polyps".
from SJ, female - October 5, 2002
I did 5 colonics close together and now I do one colonic per month. I am 43 years old and the reason I started the colonic sessions (was because) I had problems with being regular on a daily basis. Having the colonics once a month has made a difference in my life. I am regular 2 to 3 times a day and my husband tells me all the time how beautiful my skin looks. My eyesight is much clearer and no more painful headaches. I am much more conscious about what I put in my body and my weight has come down tremendously. I recommend the colonics to everyone that want to make a difference in their lives.
I would like to thank the staff at Ventura Center for Healing for making their services available to the public.
from RM, female, 45 yrs - October 13, 2002
I'm so glad I found you! My IBS pain is gone and I keep it under control with a colonic every 6 weeks. It's been more than 5 years since I learned about colonics and I believe in them so much because they've not only helped my IBS condition, they've also helped my overall health. I used to suffer from frequent colds, sore throats, and acne ... and because of these colonics, I stay healthy all over! It's amazing, but I truly believe it's because of the healing powers of a "clean colon!"
Thanks, Linda! You're smile and warm approach to the experience is what makes Ventura Center THE BEST place to heal the body and soul!
from SW - September 18, 2002
Linda saved my life! I had a problem being regular my whole adult life and had a particular problem with gas. I went to Linda on high recommendation from my fitness coach and I am so glad I did! I am totally regular now and my gas has completely gone away. I thought that was something I was just going to have to live with. Thank God, it's not! She also gave me some health tips on my diet that helped tremendously. She and everyone who works there is a true gem! Thanks.
from JB - April 24, 2002
I am a 48 year old female and I work out 4 times a week. Last year I was having problems with not being able to lift my arm or do any type of arm exercise. I went to the doctor and was told there was nothing that could be done and I would have to live with this the rest of my life. Also, I was told to stop lifting weights. I told Linda about what was going on and she suggested I use Emu oil. The rest is history.....I have not had any pain with my arm since that time. Thank you Linda!
from CJ - January 14, 2002
My name is C.J. and I am a 37 year old gym owner/fitness trainer. I began having colonics because I was taking large amounts of pain medication for post surgery back pain. I noticed my eyes yellowing and that I had severe constipation problems. I had read somewhere of the great detoxification benefits received from colonics. I had had one colonic several years before, which had been a painful and messy experience, but due to my reading of the benefits of this therapy, I decided to keep an open mind and try a new therapist. Linda Grossman of the Ventura Center for Healing had been recommended to me by one of my clients at my health club, who described Linda as a caring, informed and gentle person who provided an effective and pain free procedure.
I started having colonics on a regular basis (as recommended by Linda) and immediately experienced a feeling of well-being and of being cleansed. After just three treatments, I noticed my eyes became whiter, my skin clearer and I became very regular.
I highly recommend to all those concerned about living a healthier lifestyle to regularly cleanse their colon by the method of colon hydrotherapy. It's a great compliment to good nutrition and a regular exercise schedule to achieve a fit and healthy you.
from AW - November 29, 2001
Thought I would give you a progress report, but first of all I want to say thank you so much. I feel like you saved my life. Three months of no success on my own brought me seeking your help. And help you did! I have kept off the 15 pounds I had gained ' I know it was all poop!
On November 7, I had a barium enema at Kaiser. Right afterwards, I started filling back up. On Friday November 16, I started calling Kaiser at noon. I had never been called with my results, was feeling poisoned again, and was completely frustrated. After a lot of screaming, I received a phone call at 7:30 that night from another Dr at Kaiser, who said that the results were negative and that I was fine-nothing wrong. I told her that was great, except that nothing had worked again for the last 10 days and I was gaining weight again and feeling horrible. She told me she would set up a sigmoidoscopy asap. That weekend I thought I was going to explode, called your office, but found that no one was available until the next Tuesday. On Tuesday I went for the sigmoidoscopy, and again they found nothing wrong. Finally spoke with my sister who is a geriatrician with Kaiser-Orange County and she has put me on a pretty strict regimen which seems to be working. I have had a smile on my face each day since last Saturday!
If a person has not been through something like this, they can not relate at all. People would look at me like I must be crazy ' 3 months. I was told that was impossible. I told them it was true, and frightening. I also told the LNP at Kaiser that I had had colonics to try to get the stuff out of me. They couldn't stress enough how horrible they are, how unsafe they are, etc. I asked them what Kaiser had been willing to do for me ' absolutely NOTHING. They told me that it is not good for the flora of the colon to have that procedure. I told them it was not good for the flora of my colon to be so impacted for 3 months.
So now I have referred a friend to you. I appreciate so much what you did for me. You also made me feel like I wasn't crazy, and you showed true compassion to me as your client, which I really appreciate. Kaiser treated me like I was taking up space. As I allow my body to get back on track and 'relearn' its function, I will keep in mind the idea of quarterly maintenance, to change with the seasons. Thank You again for all of your help.
Hi, I am a new client of the Ventura Center, VB male, age 35, my doctor recommended Linda to me. I was suffering from long term constipation due to pain killers, even though I usually evacuated once a day. There came a point where I was unable to evacuate for ten days and I had horrendous pain in my right side abdominal area. I was misdiagnosed with a gallstone attack, I was hospitalized for three days and nothing seemed to work. After being released from the hospital and not evacuating for two weeks my doctor sent me to Linda. I was in a lot of pain. Linda's manner was calm, reassuring, and professional. After three colonic treatments, I'm happy to report that I am releasing at home and the pain is gone. I'm going to continue on my once/month treatment regime with Linda. Thank you so much Linda!!!!!!!