COLON HYDROTHERAPY FAQs
Colon Hydrotherapy is one of the most effective methods to start, support and accelerate your cleanse – releasing waste and toxins, and stimulating other detoxification channels such as your liver and lymphatic system to cleanse more effectively. The removal of this waste and toxins may allow you to experience an ultimate whole-body cleanse.
A Colon Hydrotherapy session is generally a comfortable, relaxing experience and leaves you feeling refreshed, with improved mental clarity and more energy.
Generally, a treatment is just like having a bowel movement but more effective and generally easier.
Occasionally during the session, you may experience ‘diarrhea feeling’ contractions of cramping or gas in your abdomen or you may feel a slight pressure in the rectum like just before having a bowel movement. As you push the water and waste out, this feeling passes.
Our therapist can show you how to self-massage your abdominal area which may help reduce any uncomfortable symptoms. We will also coach you on how to take the water in to your colon and gently release the water to make the session as comfortable as possible.
No, the Colon Hydrotherapy session should NOT be painful or hurt. The experience differs by client and is influenced by the diet and health of the client.
One consistent report from clients is that after the initial session the subsequent sessions are more comfortable, pleasant, easy and even quite enjoyable.
No, an enema will only cleanse the very lower rectal and sigmoid part of the colon. Repetitive use of all laxatives may lead to irritation, weakening of the colon and can also be habit forming.
Your colon is approximately as long as you are tall, so there is a large area to cleanse. You can’t cleanse the entire colon during one session, therefore people normally do a series of Colon Hydrotherapy sessions to thoroughly hydrate, cleanse and create an improved environment within the colon. Your therapist will help you design a personal colon cleanse that compliments your health goals.
Colon hydrotherapy is not a cure-all. It is known to be a valuable procedure to assist the body with a wide variety of symptoms to restoring vibrant health and preventing disease.
Colon hydrotherapy may help the following symptoms such as low immunity, colon related conditions such as IBS and constipation, healing of skin conditions such as acne and sores, relief from headaches, fatigue and swelling by improved lymphatic system function.
Colon hydrotherapy aids in assisting the colon to eliminate more efficiently, relieving any toxic burden on other organs and channels of elimination such as the liver and lymphatic system. The colon then functions more efficiently in eliminating waste and absorbing nutrients.
Yes, you are safe and supported by our certified Colon Hydrotherapist.
Before your treatment, you will complete a health questionnaire to assess if you have any medical conditions that would prevent you from having a session.
The Colon Hydrotherapy rooms and equipment are thoroughly sanitized after every session. We ONLY use disposable supplies. Our Colon Hydrotherapy equipment is licensed as a medical device with the FDA (USA), TGA (Australia) CE (Europe). Our facility follows strict public health department standards and guidelines.
No, you can have a Colon Hydrotherapy session without any preparation.
However there are some preparation before your session may help you have a more desirable result.
Try not to eat any heavy foods 2 hours before your treatment as this may allow for an easier and more comfortable treatment. Eat light meals such as steamed vegetables, soup, smoothie, veggie juice and salads. You may also like to minimise caffeine, alcohol, sugar, meat, bread, soft drinks, heavy and processed foods a few days prior to your treatment. This will assist the body with beginning to detox prior to your session.
Keep hydrated by drinking 1-2 liters /34-64 ounces of water before your treatment. Herbal teas count for your fluid intake.
After the Colon Hydrotherapy session, you normally feel light in your abdomen, with improved mental clarity and energy.
No. Your privacy is of great importance including professional confidentiality.
Our Colon Hydrotherapy rooms are designed to give you a private relaxing experience and you are completely covered from the waist down during the entire session. The Colon Hydrotherapy equipment we have in our Wellness Centre allows you to be left in your own space with complete privacy during the session. The therapist checks in with you periodically and supports you as required.
No, this is a myth. Approximately 70% of a bowel movement is bacteria so it is a natural cycle of releasing.
If the colon is toxic and not functioning optimally it is likely that it is home to more non-beneficial bacteria than beneficial bacteria.
By cleansing the colon, old stuck faecal matter, mucous, toxins, gas, parasites, non-beneficial bacteria are washed out of the body. Some beneficial bacteria are also likely to be released from the body with all the waste.
Once all the old toxic material and congestion is cleared this creates an improved environment for the beneficial bacteria to flourish. We provide a probiotic supplement after the treatment and encourage clients to continue consuming probiotics, prebiotics and cultured foods to support the re-inoculation of beneficial bacteria.
Many people are killing off their beneficial bacteria from their lifestyle of unhealthy food choices, medication, antibiotics, stress and alcohol for example, and don’t consider that lifestyle has an impact on their beneficial bacteria balance.
Yes. This is actually a great time for a session as your body is already naturally detoxing through your monthly cycle.
At this time, you may be feeling tired, bloated, cramping or irritable, therefore it has been reported many times that a Colon Hydrotherapy session during this time may help reduce these symptoms.
No. Colon Hydrotherapy may improve the colon muscle tone and peristalsis movement through exercise because you are gently pushing the water and waste out during the session.
Many people that are challenged with slow transit time and irregular bowel movements have stated that over time colon hydrotherapy has improved their natural bowel movements.
Yes. Everybody can benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy.
Even if your bowel movements are well-formed, once per day with ease, your body can accumulate toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from the environments we live in or just from the biological process of living.
During a session you release a lot more matter than a normal bowel movement which may also stimulate other detoxification organs such as your liver and lymphatic system to detox more effectively.
Yes, however NOT during the first 12 weeks (first trimester) of the pregnancy. Or the third trimester without a medical clearance.
Colon Hydrotherapy can be taken during the second trimester. It’s also an important time to consider what you are eating as this can impact the baby’s health.
Regular bowel movements are vital for maintaining balanced internal health and preventing toxicity in the body.
It will also create an improved environment for the beneficial bacteria to flourish which will be passed onto your child during the birthing process to help support establishing their immune system.
No. Occasionally after a treatment you may need to use the toilet if there was any residual water or waste to be released.
You will never be totally clean as your body is constantly processing.
The focus is about creating an improved functionality and environment within your colon. This will have a secondary effect of supporting and enhancing your bodies overall function.
This will be designed by your therapist as everyone is different.
The amount of sessions would be determined by the health of the colon initially and the client’s overall health goals.
If you have never had a Colon Hydrotherapy session before then usually it is recommended to start with a series of 3 to 6 sessions.
During a cleanse it is general beneficial to do a treatment every day or every other day as this will keep your bowel active to support and enhance your cleanse. After your initial series of Colon Hydrotherapy sessions, clients may choose to have a monthly maintenance session or if you prefer to wait 3 to 4 months, then a series of sessions close together would be recommended.
Your Colon Hydrotherapist can advise you further on what is recommended for you.
Yes. Our Colon Hydrotherapists are certified through I-ACT (International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy). I-ACT is based in the USA and have been setting the standards for the Colon Hydrotherapy profession for the past 30 years. www.i-act.org