What is colon hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy involves introducing water to the colon with the use of hygienic apparatus, to aid the evacuation of waste from the large intestine. The treatment is also known as colonic irrigation.
What is involved?
The first appointment will usually last about an hour and a half and will include a consultation, medical questionnaire and a full explanation of the equipment and procedure. This could also include suggestions about some positive lifestyle changes to support enhanced health and wellbeing.
Following the consultation, the therapy itself takes around 45 minutes, during which modern, hygienic equipment gently cleanses the colon using warm filtered water, in a simple, dignified procedure. This filling and emptying is repeated several times and massage is applied to the abdomen.
Unlike an enema, colonic hydrotherapy reaches the whole length of the large intestine, with the massage from the therapist helping to ensure an effective cleanse. The water pressure and temperature are carefully controlled and all waste is drained away discreetly in a closed system with no mess or odours.
Focusing specifically on the bowel, colon hydrotherapy can facilitate the management of occasional constipation. It can also provide a sensation of overall well-being and often inspires people to consider a healthier diet and lifestyle.
Am I trained?Yes, registered Colon Hydrotherapists are trained to recognise contra-indications. I may request that you seek the advice of a medical practitioner prior to your treatment. To check for contra-indications, download this PDF: Colonic Association Contra Indications PDF