Colon Hydrotherapy FAQ

What are the benefits?

A Colon Hydrotherapy session will cleanse, tone, exercise and reshape the colon.
The gentle flushing and rinsing using warm filtered water helps restore vitality and strength and promotes a better functioning.

Colon Hydrotherapy can be used to help treat:

  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Candida Albicans
  • Allergies/Sinusitis
  • Skin problems
  • Asthma
  • Bloating
  • Parasites
  • Gas
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Bad breath/Halitosis

…especially if these problems are related to a toxic colon.

The treatment is also useful when one is embarking on gentle weight-loss and detox programs.

What happens during the treatment?

You will be made to feel as comfortable as possible. You only need to undress from the waist down and you will be covered up with clean towels (some warm socks are recommended.) Your therapist will show you the equipment and talk you through the process. A sterilised disposable speculum will be gently inserted into your rectum using a natural lubricant, so minimal discomfort is felt. The speculums are not very big and most people don’t feel too much.

All you need to do is relax and try to enjoy your treatment.

Is the treatment painful?

A colonic should not be painful as it is a gentle treatment, although sometime’s a build up of gas moving through the intestines can cause some discomfort, an experienced therapist should be skilled enough to massage the abdomen to help expel any excess build up of gas and waste.

What happens if I am having my period?

It should be no problem as long as you are comfortable and not experiencing pain or discomfort.

Is it embarrassing to have a colonic?

You will be in a room with just your therapist every effort is made to ensure your modesty. An en suite toilet is provided for your needs. There is usually no smell or mess, as all the waste is gently expelled from your colon down a plastic tube and straight into the waste system.

Should I avoid certain foods before the treatment?

No not unless you are on a detox program, although it’s best to eat quite light and avoid any heavy spicy food.

Can I drink alcohol before the treatment?

It is recommended that you avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before your session.

Will one colonic completely empty the colon?

The colon is never completely empty as it is a busy functioning organ that is working hard to expel the waste from the body. A colonic will remove most of the impacted matter and gases freeing up the colon to function better. One treatment is never really enough, although it will greatly enhance the bowels function it is recommended that a short course be undertaken to really achieve the full benefits of the therapy.

Will a colonic flush out all my good gut bacteria?

Your large intestine has billions of healthy gut flora that multiply very quickly, a short course of colonics should not harm or destroy your beneficial gut bacteria, although we recommend you take a good probiotic in any case.

How can I expect to feel after the treatment?

Most people feel lighter, less bloated and have a sense of relief and well-being after a treatment. Occasionally some detox symptoms are experienced, like feeling cold, a light headache or nausea. These symptoms rarely last long and a warm tea and some rest usually put a stop to this.

How many treatments are needed?

It really depends on the individual. One colonic session will have some benefits but depending on the condition of the colon and what is being treated a short course of treatments might be recommended along with a maintenance program.

Can I eat and drink after my session?

Yes a warm tea, fresh juices and a light meals are recommended.

Are there any incidences when it is not advisable to have Colon Hydrotherapy?

Yes there are certain conditions where Colon Hydrotherapy is cont-indicated. Some of these include:

  • Active infections
  • Active inflammations (such as crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis)
  • Painful fissures
  • Painful haemorrhoids
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Severe uncontrolled hypertension (blood pressure)
  • Severe anaemia
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Colon-rectal carcinoma
  • Severe abdominal or inguinal hernias
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal insufficiency/dialysis
  • Cancer of the colon or rectum
  • Recent colon, bowel or rectal surgery
  • Fistulas

Certain circumstances where colonic treatments can be performed with the approval of your physician:

  • Pregnancy
  • Diverticulitis
  • IBS (in remission)
  • Controlled hypertension (Blood pressure)
  • Post op/surgery (please provide a letter from surgery)
  • Under 18 (to be accompanied by a parent)
  • Long term steroid use
  • Pace maker

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