[ KAMBÔ CLIENT’S HANDBOOK ]

Come into your session well rested and with an open heart and mind. Kambo more than a quick-fix; it is a process of transformation to a higher state of health and well-being. Be in the present moment and let the process be a learning experience.  -ENJOY YOUR SESSION! 

Before your session

  • Read the contraindications for Kambô.
  • If you are taking prescription drugs, most are ok with a few exceptions. Check with me if you have a question on any particular medication.
  • Stay off alcohol and recreational drugs for at least 24 hours before.
  • Make sure you get your full amount of sleeping hours to be well rested.
  • If you seek emotional release, try to focus on the feeling and bring it out as much as you can.
  • No sweat lodges the week before. No water fasting, liver flushes, enemas, or colonics 3 days before. No hot tubs or saunas 1 day before. They disrupt your electrolyte balance, which can pose a severe risk to your health.
  • If you have to re-schedule, do it at least 24 hours before your appointment.

The Day of Your Session

  • No food for 12 hours before the ceremony- you definitely want to eat a good meal the day/evening before, to have the energy for the following day.
  • If you have low blood sugar, have a cup of non-caffeinated herbal infusion with honey. Bring a snack for after your session.
  • No drinking excess fluids the morning of a session- a cup of herbal tea or few sips of water is fine.
  • Don’t take any medications/supplements the morning of your session- you can take them after your session or in the evening.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, layers are best (see recommended clothing below).
  • Remove tight or restrictive jewelry beforehand.
  • If you have to re-schedule, do it at least 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Women who are menstruating- Kambô is a vasodilator and may cause increased flow for 24-36 hours. You may also get your period sooner than usual.
  • If you normally wear contacts, and you’d like to have Sananga eyedrops during your session, bring your container for your contacts, or wear glasses.
  • Prepare to be there for at least 2 to 3 hours.
  • Bring a pillow and blanket to rest.
  • Recommended to have the rest of your day be relaxed and process.

After Your Session

  • Stay off alcohol and recreational drugs for at least 24 hours after your session.
  • No sweat lodges the week before. No water fasting, liver flushes, enemas, or colonics 3 days before. No hot tubs or saunas 1 day before. They disrupt your electrolyte balance, which can pose a severe risk to your health.
  • It’s recommended to be gentle with yourself in the days following your experience, since you may be more sensitive.
  • It’s good to spend time with yourself and connect with the spirit of Kambô, to receive any messages or insights.
  • Spending quiet time with yourself in nature, going for walks, journaling, taking baths, meditating and such can be helpful in your integration.
  • Emotions from the past can surface, and will need to be worked through in order to be released. It’s recommended to have friends, loved ones, coaches, and counselors to help support you in your integration.

Recommended Clothing to Wear

  • Use comfortable loose clothing
  • Use layers of clothing (your temperature may fluctuate).
  • Use clothing that will not be in the way of the Kambô dots. Discuss with me if you’d like to plan ahead. Traditional location of dots.
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • Bring an optional change of clothes

Considerations for your space if you are hosting a Kambô session

  • Make sure the location is private and with low noise levels.
  • No domestic pets / animals.
  • Make sure there is close access to a  bathroom at same level (no stairs).
  • Some music, rattling and noise might be produced. Be sure no one will be surprised or disturbed by it.
  • Smudging (burning Sage and other sacred plants) is necessary during the session. Make sure there are no sensitive smoke detectors that might get triggered.
  • An accessible kitchen area to heat-up water for the session and to prepare herbal infusions or heat-up soup.