What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy, also known as Colonics, is a gentle way of internally cleansing the colon of accumulated waste, by introducing water through the rectum. The water cleanses the colon by flowing in and out, carrying with it waste matter. In combination with a clean diet and regular exercise, Colon Hydrotherapy can help you break unhealthy habits and improve your life.
Why is Colon Hydrotherapy Important?
The colon is the place where waste is stored. The majority of people, due to improper lifestyle, have impacted colons. It is important to release this impacted waste from the body. Without a clean colon, we can be susceptible to a number of health conditions including constipation, indigestion, allergies, backache, body odour, fatigue, disturbed sleep, menstrual issues and other health issues.
Before the Session
Appointments are booked in advance. Each appointment is 1 hour long. Please print, complete and bring the Client Intake Form with you to the appointment. There are a few health conditions in which Colon Hydrotherapy is contraindicated (please refer to the Client Intake Form).
We recommend that you do not consume food 2 hours before the appointment. Plenty of water is great for hydrating the colon and softening the stool. We also recommend avoiding processed foods, refined sugars, gluten, dairy, meat, alcohol and coffee 24 hours before your appointment.
During the Session
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe and painless procedure, in which a sterile disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum and purified, temperature- and pressure-controlled water is introduced into and out of the colon. During the session, several cycles of filling and emptying the colon are performed within 30-35 minutes. This softens and loosens the fecal matter allowing it to be released through an outflow tube that is connected to the drain (closed system) without any exposure to you or the therapist. Parasites and trapped gas are released along with the fecal matter. The flow of water into the colon also helps “exercise” the colon muscles, thus stimulating natural peristalsis, which is fundamental for digestive health. A lighted “viewing tube” will allow you to see the discharged matter as it leaves your colon. The therapist will gently massage the abdomen to help dislodge impacted fecal matter form the colon walls. A good colonic yields 20-30 bowel movements worth of matter. After a few sessions, you will start seeing the progress as less evacuated waste is seen in the viewing tube.
Our professional Colon Hydrotherapy machine gives us the freedom to choose between a gentle gravity method of delivering the water and a more forceful method using pressure. This allows us to individualize the therapy to each client’s unique needs.
At the end of the session, you will be asked to leave the treatment table and head to the washroom to release any excess water.
After the Session
Before you leave the clinic, we will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your session and lifestyle. We will also provide a complimentary 50 billion-unit probiotic capsule. We recommend supplementing with probiotics for 2 weeks after the session. For your convenience, these probiotics are available for sale at the clinic.
In general, we recommend 6-8 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. Once the colon is cleaned, we recommend doing Colon Hydrotherapy once a month for maintenance.
After the session, you may return to your normal routine just as you would after a regular bowel movement. We recommend drinking plenty of water and avoiding processed foods, refined sugars, gluten, dairy, meat, alcohol and coffee for 24 hours after your session.