What to Expect & Preparations

Our Kambô sessions typically last anywhere from 2.5 – 5 hours. We start our sessions by taking individual consultations and to decide on the placement of Kambô. We open the space and offer Sananga (optional) and, after making small burn holes to open up the lymphatic system and applying the Kambô, the ceremony hits peak intensity 10 – 20 minutes in with the medicine left on for 20 – 40 minutes in total.

The process brings about a purge, clearing toxins, stuck energy and blockages in the body and, once the ceremony is over, we treat the burn marks with Dragon’s Blood (another indigenous medicine to aid the healing process) and let you rest for integration.

We advise having a quiet schedule for the rest of day and the benefits are usually felt in the days which follow.

We run Kambô sessions in London and further afield upon request. We offer private sessions for 1- 8 people from the comfort of your own home or retreat centre and we bring the tools and the medicine to you. Travel costs to be covered if outside of London.

How to prepare

  • No eating for 8-12 hours prior to session
  • No fluids up to 2 hours prior to session
  • Stop all medication on the day of session
  • No consumption of alcohol, drugs or other substances one week before and after the session
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing with unobstructed access to arms, lower legs or back
  • Remove restrictive jewellery beforehand


Whilst Kambo is considered safe, these ceremonies are not suited to everyone and there are a number of contraindicated health conditions which make it unsuitable for some people to take part:

  • Previous Stroke
  • Serious Heart Conditions
  • Medicated Low Blood Pressure
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Aneurism or Blood Clots
  • Serious Mental Health Issues (excluding Depression, PTSD and Anxiety)
  • Current Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy patients up to a period 4 weeks after the final treatment
  • On Immune-suppressants for organ transplants
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • While in recovery from a major surgical procedure
  • Are under the age of 18
  • Pregnant Woman or Trying
  • Woman who are breastfeeding if the child is younger than 6 months