Wellness Ambassador: Hamri Tsegaye
What is your field/area of expertise?
I am an I-ACT (International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy) Certified Colon hydrotherapist, as well as KY Licensed Massage Therapist and Health Educator from National Holistic Institute, Emeryville, CA. At my current wellness center in Louisville, Hamri’s Health & Wellness, LLC (formerly known as Lillian Holliger, Inc.) I provide variety of services that are mainly geared towards the health of the colon.
How did you get into this line of work?
The path and the reason that I got into this line of work back in 2003 was and still is a calling. Most people ask me why I do what I do and also wonder why I LOVE what I do so much.
Here is how it started… between the years of 1993 to 2002 (almost for 10 years), while attending undergraduate and graduate school, I used to suffer from Migraine headache. Almost each week I would pay a visit to a Western medical doctor due to my migraine attacks. At each visit I would come home with a new prescription medicine that just came on to the market for migraine. I tried them all out of desperation, of course, as I knew nothing better at that time. BOY, did the damage outweigh the benefits.
The turning point was, after completing my graduate school with a Masters in healthcare management, I decided to continue education and do something different. Since most people used to tell me that “I have good hands,” I decided to go to a Massage school that was a year-long program in California. This experience changed my life completely. I was introduced to other alternative health modalities. I then started incorporating herbs, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, and colon hydrotherapy to undo all the damage that the Western medicines did to my body, digestive tract and overall health. Since then, my health has changed completely for the better. That was when I realized there is an alternative way of healing our body.
That is when I decided, if this is how my health was helped and got better, I should help and educate others. I continued to broaden my scope of practice, and I enjoy and love so much of what I do daily to this day. It is a blessing and so rewarding to help others in such a way. What I hear from my clients daily, such as “you are a blessing to my health” keeps me moving and motivated.
How does your work contribute to the wellness of our community?
Everybody benefits from colon hydrotherapy. I am sure you have heard this phrase before: “our health begins in our gut.” Toxic colon leads to an unhealthy gut which in turn affects our total wellbeing. Colon hydrotherapy is a method of cleansing the large intestine with a gentle stream. of purified water. Detoxifying the body through colon cleansing is not a new idea. It’s been This has been practiced in one form or another for thousands of years. It is an ancient modality, which was started by the Egyptians back in 1500 B.C. It amazes me every day to learn how much people are unaware of this alternative therapy.
Periodic colon cleansing helps to eliminate toxins and maintain beneficial flora, and encourages healthy peristalsis (muscle movement) of the colon. Colon hydrotherapy is an important component of a health-maintenance program in addition to a diet which includes ample amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, regular exercise, and a positive attitude. In today’s environment, where exposure to chemicals in the air and food is an increasing concern to many people, cleansing the colon of excess toxins contributes to health and longevity. Colon hydrotherapy is designed to gently wash away the built-up debris, excessive mucus, overgrowth of yeast and harmful bacteria, restoring the colon to health. Our center has been serving the Metro Louisville and surrounding areas since 1991.
Why do you love Rainbow Blossom?
I greatly appreciate what Rainbow Blossom does, in addition to being the best and my go-to natural store in the area by carrying the best products and for putting in all possible resources together to increase awareness; so THANK YOU to the Staff for all that you do for our community!