What is colonic hydrotherapy?
Colonic hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon.
It uses repeated gentle flushing with warm filtered water under very low pressure, and specialised massage techniques on the tummy area to stimulate release of toxic waste.
Your colon is designed to eliminate waste from the body, but poor diet, improper food combining, and prescription drugs can impair its ability to function properly.
This is where colonic hydrotherapy comes in. Please read my FAQs to find out more information about the treatment.
Benefits of colonic hydrotherapy
Colonic hydrotherapy is a very quick and effective way to totally detoxify the colon from all the toxic waste that builds up over time.
In turn, it offers many benefits including:
- Improved bowel function
- Aids weight loss
- Clearer skin
- More mental clarity
- Fewer headaches
- Improved circulation
- Strengthened immune system
- Ability to absorb more essential vitamins and minerals
- Restores pH balance
- Provides a favourable environment for friendly bacteria.
What is the procedure?
During a treatment, water is gently introduced into the colon via the rectum with special massage techniques.
The water begins to soften and cleanses the colon of faecal matter and old deposits. As you wear a gown, your modesty is preserved at all times.
You will be given a probiotic (friendly bacteria) after your treatment.
Frequently asked questions
What is colonic hydrotherapy?
Does colonic hydrotherapy hurt?
No. It's quite common for people to feel like they need to go to the toilet, but it's not at all painful.
Does colonic hydrotherapy smell?
No. I use a completely sealed system, so there are no odours whatsoever.
Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?
Yes! Modern advances in technology, equipment, and training mean that colonic hydrotherapy is completely safe. The equipment maintains the water temperature and pressure within safe limits and I use single use, disposable speculums to adhere to the strictest hygiene standards.
How many treatments do I need?
There's no minimum requirement and you may just book in for a single colonic. However, I generally suggest a course of three colonics over three weeks to start off. If you wish to continue with regular treatments, I recommend once every three months.
Can I have a colonic on my period?
Yes. Being on your period does not have any impact on the treatment, so as long as you're comfortable, it's absolutely fine. However, I do recommend bringing a spare tampon or sanitary towel for after the treatment.
Can having a colonic help me lose weight?
Colonic hydrotherapy isn't a weight loss treatment, but it's quite common for people to feel lighter and lose a few pounds. This is down to the amount of waste that is cleansed from the colon, rather than fat or cellulite.
Is it embarrassing?
No, not at all.
What happens during the appointment?
Once you've changed into the treatment gown, you'll be asked to lie down on your side while I insert the speculum.
What is a herbal implant?
A herbal implant is a type of enema. Herbs are mixed with water to create an infusion, which is taken rectally and travels into the liver and bloodstream.
What herbs do you work with?
I will use a blend of any of the following herbs, depending on whether there is a specific issue you would like treating:
What's the difference between an enema and colonic hydrotherapy?
Although both procedures aim to cleanse the colon with water, there are some key differences. With an enema, the water is held in the rectum and only works on the lower colon, whereas with a colonic, the water is flushed through the entire colon.
What are the benefits of enemas?
Perhaps most obviously, relief from stomach and digestive issues, such as constipation, gas, and cramps.
Do you only do coffee enemas?
Coffee enemas are the most popular type of enema, but I do offer others. If you'd like to know more, please email email@example.com or call 07966 137 539.