Why should I be concerned about my colon?
Although not the focus of conventional health regimes, the colon plays a leading role in general well being. When the colon is full of toxins, one's physical health is impacted, leading to more serious conditions over time.
Is a colon hydrotherapy session safe?
Yes. In fact, with the modern advancements of today's colon hydrotherapy devices and standardization of training and procedures, colon hydrotherapy is often safer than administering an enema. And, with the dangers of laxative overuse, colonics have a definite advantage and greater long-term benefits.
What is the difference between colon hydrotherapy, enemas, and laxatives?
Colon hydrotherapy is designed to cleanse, hydrate, and retone the entire length of the large intestine (approx. 5 to 6 feet) whereas an enema only reaches the lower part of the colon or about 1 foot. Laxatives generally contain drugs and chemicals that irritate the colon walls and are known for dehydrating the bowel instead of hydrating the system as with colon hydrotherapy.
Does colon hydrotherapy hurt?
Most people describe their colon hydrotherapy session as being both refreshing and relaxing. The installation of warm, purified water is very gentle (comparable to a "trickle" from your faucet). Therefore, the pressure of water entering your colon is less than that of a standard hospital enema. Clients often describe the insertion of the speculum as "a feeling of oddness for about 5 seconds". I have never heard anyone describe colon hydrotherapy as being painful.
Should I see my doctor before my first colon hydrotherapy session?
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy you should consult a doctor. If you are diagnosed with diverticulitis, diverticulosis, colitis, Crohn's disease, severe haemorrhoids, rectal/intestinal tumours or if you are pregnant, you would be required to have a doctors prescription in order to receive colon hydrotherapy.
Could there be cross-contamination from other clients?
All materials, including tubing, speculums, and drapes are for one time use and are disposed of after each client. In addition, medical device (the hydrotherapy device) has a one-way check valve to assure fresh, clean, purified water installation and an internal self-cleaning system that uses the same hospital-grade disinfectant that is utilized in some operating rooms.
How long does a colonic session take?
Please allow 1.5 hours for your initial visit so the colon hydrotherapist has a chance to review your history, address questions, and perform the colonic session. Follow-up visits take approximately one hour.
How many colonic sessions will I need?
As each client is different based on the degree of cleansing needed, your situation will be evaluated during the initial visit.
Can I get a colonic during my menstrual period?
Absolutely. In fact, getting a colonic during your menstrual cycle is usually a good time to receive treatment since your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment.
Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
Usually not, but since the cleansing will stir up a lot of old debris and toxins, you might experience some minor nausea or fatigue with your first session. If any discomfort occurs, it is recommended to rest and apply a warm heating pad to the abdomen. If you wish, a mild vegetable broth or peppermint tea is usually soothing at this time. Any discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours. Follow-up sessions provide the necessary means to continue sweeping and cleansing toxins which is often reported to produce an array of beneficial symptoms.
Can I go to work directly after a colon hydrotherapy session?
Absolutely. You can work just as you would after a normal bowel movement.