Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Contraindications of colon hydrotherapy (Who shouldn't have a colonic?)
The following conditions are contraindicated which means you are unable to have a treatment.
• Cancer of the bowel, rectum, liver or kidney
• Recent abdominal/rectal surgery
• Diverticulitis (in its inflamed state)
• Acute crohn’s disease
• Heart / Liver / Kidney / Gall Bladder Disease
• Severe hemorhoids
• Unmonitored high blood pressure
• Severe Anemia
• Fissures / Fistulas (in its inflamed state)
• Ulcerative colitis
• Renal insuffiency
• Abdominal hernia
• Intestinal perforation
• Epilepsy or seizures
• Heart failure
What should I do to prepare for my colonic?
• Don’t eat or drink anything two hours before your session.
• Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate the day before.
• Avoid intense exercise the day of your session.
• Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks the day before and the day of your session.
• Avoid cruciferous vegetables for a couple of days before. These include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage.
• Juicing, detoxifying and fasting are all great complements to colonics.
• Don't be nervous :)
What should I do after my colonic?
• Take it easy
• Hydrate and drink electrolytes
• Epsom salt baths can be helpful
• Eat light. Cooked vegetables, lean protein, grains
• Avoid fatty meats, raw vegetables, breads, alcohol, carbonated drinks, chocolate, processed and junk foods, dairy products, sugar and heavy foods
Will my colonic be painful?
Colonics should not be painful, however depending on your toxicity and the level of compaction in your colon, your first session could be a bit uncomfortable as all of these toxins are stirred up to be released. Some clients experience nausea which goes away immediately after the toxicity is flushed from the body. Others experience mild to moderate cramping (similar to that of menstrual or diarrhea) which again goes away once the body releases the toxicity. The feeling of release can be euphoric and after your first session, you should feel lighter, cleaner and refreshed.
What is the difference between an enema and a colonic?
An enema can be administered by you at home and only clears the first 3-5 inches of the colon. A colonic is performed by a therapist and has the ability to cleanse the entire 5.5 ft of the colon.
What can I expect from Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure, but a valuable treatment used to assist the body with a wide variety of different colon-related conditions. By re-toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.
Each colon hydrotherapy session lasts approximately 35-55 minutes as it can vary from person to person, but you should allow for at least one hour per office visit. If you are a first time client, you will want to allow for 1.5 hours to complete the necessary paperwork and consultation.
Initially you will be asked to visit the restroom to empty your bladder. You will then get undressed from the waist down and put on a gown similar to the ones you see in hospitals and doctors' offices.
You will then lie on your left side for the insertion of the small disposable speculum. This is gently inserted into the rectum, through which warm, purified water is passed into the colon. We may adjust the water temperature from warm to cool to further stimulate the body's natural peristalsis action. The therapist will be receptive to your requests, so feel free to let her know if you are uncomfortable with something .
After insertion you will gently roll over onto your back for more comfort during the remainder of the treatment. It is also comforting to note that there is no accompanying odor, sound or mess during the treatment.
Once the treatment is complete, you will visit the restroom to ensure you have emptied your bowels sufficiently. Most clients are ready to leave and go about their daily tasks immediately upon completion of the treatment; however you are welcome to relax in our waiting room if you feel your body requires a little more time to readjust.
Will one treatment be enough?
Colon Hydrotherapy is about soaking and softening everything in the large intestine. Your first colonic will typically remove some of the putrefied fecal matter and gas residing in the colon. However, because the average colon is about 5.5 feet long, one session does not usually achieve a full cleanse. We recommend a minimum of three colonics within a ten day period for optimal results. It is important to note that the treatments vary from person to person. Give us a call and we will offer advice on a treatment plan designed specifically for you.