Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Is Colon Hydrotherapy safe?
Yes, when performed in a professional setting. At Life Colonics, our certified Colon Hydrotherapist uses Health Canada and FDA approved equipment and sterile disposable supplies to bring you the most hygienic and safest experience available.
How many Colon Hydrotherapy sessions do I need?
In general, we recommend 6-9 Colon Hydrotherapy sessions to clean the entire colon, with 1-7 days between each session. However, this number may vary from client to client depending on the colon condition. The Colon Hydrotherapist will make recommendations based on the client’s individual needs.
Is microbial contamination possible from the equipment?
Following each therapy, the machine is thoroughly disinfected with a germicidal solution and then extensively rinsed with water. The machine is also equipped with valves that prevent waste from flowing back to the clean water supply. In addition, the machine has a 3-stage water purification system, which removes sediments, chlorine and microorganisms from the water. Further, sterile disposable speculum and tubes are used for each client to eliminate the risk of contamination.
Can I have Colon Hydrotherapy during menstruation?
Yes. In fact, it is considered a good time to cleanse since the body is naturally cleansing itself during that time. Menstruation will not affect the success of the therapy, however, some women prefer to wait until their period is over.
Is the therapist qualified?
Yes. Our therapist is certified to perform Colon Hydrotherapy and the certificate is displayed in the clinic.
How do I prepare for the session?
We recommend that you do not consume food 2 hours before the appointment and to drink plenty of water. We also recommend avoiding processed foods, refined sugars, gluten, dairy, meat, alcohol and coffee 24 hours before your appointment.
How long is the session?
The actual Colon Hydrotherapy session is 30 to 35 minutes long so as to achieve an effective cleanse without causing electrolyte imbalance. However, the total visit is one hour long.
How will I feel after the session?
Most people experience an immediate relief at the physical, mental and emotional levels, as well as increased energy. However, since the cleanse stirs up old build-up and toxins, some people may experience minor discomfort and fatigue. In this case, we recommend to rest and apply a heating pad on the abdomen. The discomfort usually passes within 24 hours.
Are there any restrictions after the session?
After the session, you may return to your normal routine just as you would after a regular bowel movement. We recommend, however, that you drink plenty of water and avoid processed foods, refined sugars, gluten, dairy, meat, alcohol and coffee for 24 hours after your session.
Does Colon Hydrotherapy wash away the good bacteria?
If your colon is toxic, then you have little good bacteria to start with. The majority of people, due to improper lifestyle, have toxic colons, and thus little good bacteria. Colon Hydrotherapy cleans the colon and provides a favourable environment for the good bacteria to thrive and populate. After the session, you will receive a complimentary 50 billion-unit probiotic capsule to improve bacterial balance in the colon. We recommend supplementing with probiotics for 2 weeks after the session. For your convenience, these probiotics are also available for sale.
Who cannot have Colon Hydrotherapy?
Clients with any of the following conditions cannot have Colon Hydrotherapy:
- Congestive heart failure
- Recent heart attack
- Recent abdominal surgery
- Abdominal hernia
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Intestinal perforation
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Cancer involving the colon
- Fissures or fistula
- Severe hemorrhoids
- Bleeding disorder
- Renal insufficiency
- History of seizures or epilepsy
- Vascular aneurysm
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- General debilitation
What is the difference between Colonics and Enemas?
With Enemas, usually 1-1.5 litre, is taken into the body. With Colonics, a much greater quantity of water, between 10-50 litres, is flushed through the colon. This allows the water to travel farther into the colon, completely permeating the folds and softening the impacted waste. Thus, Colonics is considerably more effective than Enemas in cleansing the colon.
Is Colon Hydrotherapy a better alternative for laxatives?
Yes. Laxatives irritate the digestive system. Consequently, the body tries to expel them in the form of watery stool, leaving behind impacted fecal matter. The gentle way of washing the colon with water in Colon Hydrotherapy allows the removal of the impacted fecal matter and provides hydration to the body, unlike with laxatives, which leave the client dehydrated and weak.
Can I become dependent on Colon Hydrotherapy?
No. On the contrary, Colon Hydrotherapy helps “exercise” the colon muscles by providing resistance against the colon walls, much like the resistance needed to build muscles during exercise. This stimulates natural peristalsis, allowing the colon to become stronger and work better on its own.
Where do I start?
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