What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. Colonics can also help re-tone & reshape the colon.
Colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved and the entire therapy is both relaxing and effective. A healthy well-functioning bowel is essential for the maintenance of optimal health. This vital organ remains the most neglected in the human body. When the blood stream is overloaded with toxic waste, the body will function at a lower level.
Can a colonic detox your body ?
Because of the modern diets full of animal proteins, processed food, fat and sugar, and stress, with constant pressure and lack of exercise, the colon becomes the repository of accumulated waste and toxins which disable the body’s purification system. The toxic material ends up re-absorbing into our blood stream and gets deposited in our cells. As a result of this auto-intoxication we feel and act far below our potential and can become susceptible to disease.
Does it hurt?
For the vast majority of individuals who receive colonics, the procedure is free from pain. During the treatment, you may feel some slight cramping in the stomach and occasionally clients feel slightly nauseous, whenever toxic waste detaches from the intestinal walls and leaves the body, particularly if your colon is congested and you have chronic digestive problems.
Is it safe?
Colon hydrotherapy is very safe when performed by a qualified therapist. We use a system called the Libbe and the water goes through a double filtration process prior to entering the colon. We only use disposable rectal tubes and the table, knobs and all surrounding surfaces are disinfected with a highly concentrated disinfectant after every use. We are certified through I-ACT (International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy). You will most assuredly know that we place a high priority on your safety and well-being.
How can it help?
The benefits of colonics can include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin & eyes, mental clarity, weight normalizing, better digestions, relief from bloating and heaviness. By removing the waste material from the colon, the process of detoxification is given a boost and the harmful bacteria that is produced by encrusted fecal matter is removed from the body. Colon hydrotherapy helps your immune system to help itself, by giving it a chance to breathe and allow the lymph system to effectively cleanse your body. Colon hydrotherapy can assist the body with healing a variety of conditions: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, bloating, excessive gas, indigestion, allergies, candida overgrowth, skin problems, brittle nails and hair, abnormal body odor, unpleasant breath, backache, stiffness, arthritis, fatique, insomnia, poor concentration and headaches.
What about “friendly bacteria” being lost?
Healthy intestinal flora are present throughout the small and large intestines and colon hydrotherapy actually helps to improve their habitat, allowing the friendly bacteria to reproduce and multiply.
What is the difference between an enema and a colonic?
An enema can only reach a few inches into the colon, whereas the water during a colonic is potentially able to travel the entire distance of the 5+ feet of the colon. During an enema you generally will fill up once and hold it for a short time. But the gentle, repetitive inflow and outflow or warm water that you experience during a colonic that slowly dissolves accumulated toxic material and encourage release naturally, without any undue stress on your system.
So basically, enemas only clean out the lower part of the colon, missing about four feet of the colon. To clean the entire colon, a colonic is necessary.
Is it embarrassing?
No. Our set up is very comfortable, private and discreet. There is no odor from the bowel movements as the equipment has and exhaust system that pulls any odor into the system. Your dignity is always maintained with proper draping in a private room. Clients can opt to have a the colon therapist or colon therapy assistant present or not during their session. If you choose to have a private session, we will check on you periodically and you can ring the bell if you need assistance.
How many treatments do I need?
Every person is different and changes in our lives create different stresses, so there is no standard number of treatments that are recommended. It depends on your personal health objectives. Even though a person feels relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest you book a single treatment initially and discuss with your therapist during the consultation what their recommendations are. In our experience we have found that a course of 6-10 sessions over an initial 3-4 week timeframe produces the best results with regular maintenance thereafter.
How should I prepare for the colonic?
We recommend that you refrain from eating about an hour prior to your appointment and make sure that you are well hydrated. If possible, a diet of vegetables and grains 2-3 days in advance rather than heavy foods will help prepare your colon for the treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours in advance.
What happens during a colonic?
First, you will be instructed on how to set up for your treatment. You will be lying on a slightly inclined, cushioned table and you will insert a small tube (about the circumference of a pencil) into the rectum. The therapy begins with a gentle flow of filtered water using light pressure to allow the colon to be cleaned. As you fill with water you will begin to feel full and feel the urge to eliminate. Each time you will just push as if to have a bowel movement and the loosened wasted, gas and mucus will begin to be released. The therapist monitors the water temperature and how you are feeling to ensure a relaxing and healing treatment experience. There is no odor and it is like a gentle colon massage.
Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
Typically, one colonic will not completely empty the colon. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon. These are hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Moreover, there is a learning process that occurs when having a colonic. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will move some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. this is why we recommend doing a initial series and then maintenance.
How will I feel afterwards?
Colonics have a “relieving” effect. There may well be a feeling of lightness and internal cleanliness. People are often energized following a colonic, but may sometimes feel slightly drained. Many clients have reported clearer skin. Once the colon has been thoroughly cleansed then diet, exercise and other health programs will become many times more effective. You will notice that your body absorbs and assimilates nutrients more efficiently. Make sure you drink plenty of liquids, avoid raw vegetables, reduce consumption of meats for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables, fruit and soups are recommended.
Will I have regular bowel movements after a colonic?
The most common post-colonic experience is to have a light delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However, this is not due to the colonic, but because of the weakness of the colon. Rarely is diarrhea or loose bowels experienced. This may be due to the extra water introduced into the colon. If it should occur, it is usually of very short duration.
- Improves bowel function
- relieves and prevents constipation
- improves digestion
- increases absorption of nutrients
- increases energy level
- reduces bloating
- reduces risk of colon cancer
While laying on a slightly inclined cushioned table, a gentle infusion of warm, filtered water is used to loosen and remove accumulated waste from the large intestines. The water is administered through a small tube and when the client feels full they gently expel the water along with any waste that has loosened. The session lasts about 30-40 minutes.
Deluxe Colon Therapy
This service takes your colonic cleanse to the next level by including a coffee enema and a probiotic implant (OR you can choose to have an extended session). The deluxe colonic lasts approx. 1 hour.
3 Session Package...$210
6 Session Package...$390
10 Session Package...$600
"...colon therapy saved my life."
"My life has been changed forever by the love, care, and support given to me by the owner, Angel, and the staff at Natural High Wellness Center. I have said for years that colon therapy saved my life. I am convinced that cleansing the inside of your body is just as important as cleaning the outside."
"...all my worries were flushed away..."
As a man, I was apprehensive about getting a colonic, but after the session started all my worries were "flushed" away... right along with a ton of unwanted waste!! The staff made me feel comfortable in what I thought was going to be an uncomfortable situation.