Colon hydrotherapy FAQ
It is perfectly normal to be a little apprehensive about colon hydrotherapy at first, and naturally you’ll have some questions about the treatment. We have lots of experience with clients who are new to the treatment and we will be happy to talk you through any concerns you have.
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about colon hydrotherapy:
How do I prepare for a colonic?
You don’t need to do anything special before your treatment, but for your own comfort you should avoid a heavy meal or drinking a lot immediately before your appointment. You should also avoid alcohol.
What if I am constipated?
If you are particularly constipated, you should ask your therapist for advice on what you can do beforehand to maximise the benefits of your treatment.
What does a colonic feel like?
Most people find the procedure to be quite relaxing, with no discomfort. The colon fills and empties regularly as part of its normal function, so the treatment is nothing new. You may feel varying sensations of fullness and movement in your abdomen throughout the treatment.
Isn’t it embarrassing?
Not at all. Your therapy will take place in a private treatment room by a trained therapist who understands the sensitivity of the procedure. It is perfectly normal to be a little embarrassed, but we will completely understand and will try to put you at your ease. Once the tube has been inserted, you’ll remain covered for the rest of the treatment.
Is there any mess or smell?
None whatsoever. Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment forms a sealed system that carries away all the waste cleanly and hygienically.
How safe is it?
Having over 20 years experience in understand your safety is of paramount importance. Modern equipment constantly maintains the water temperature and pressure within safe limits, and Our standards insist that a new, single use, disposable speculum is used for each treatment.
Does it hurt?
Not at all. It may feel a little strange as the small tube is inserted, and you may have a natural urge to squeeze it out again, but this passes quickly. We will then closely control the filling and emptying to ensure that you remain comfortable at all times. Occasionally the colon may contract during the treatment, giving a cramping sensation but this is easily tolerated and passes as soon as the bowel empties again.
How do I know if a colonic will help me?
Everyone is different and colonics help some people more than others. We do not make any promises or wild claims for our treatments. The best way to find out if they will benefit you is to book a treatment and see for yourself.
What can I expect afterwards?
Generally speaking as soon as your treatment is completed you can carry on with your normal routine. You may experience an increase in bowel movements over the first few hours, to eliminate any remaining water or waste. This is perfectly normal and shouldn’t involve any undue urgency or discomfort. After that you may find that you don’t need to go to the toilet for a while, perhaps as long as a few days, as your bowels have been emptied.
How long does a colonic take?
The treatment itself takes up to 40-45 minutes, so with changing time, you’ll need to allow at least an hour. Your first treatment will normally take longer as your therapist will need to review your medical history and assess your current bowel health before proceeding with your therapy.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on your reason for having a colonic in the first place, as well as how successful the treatment was. Your therapist will advise you on whether you need further treatments, as well as when and how often you need to return. We offer reduced rates for a course of treatments.
Are there any after effects?
Most people feel great after a colonic, with renewed energy and vitality. However, occasionally some clients may feel a little under the weather for around 24 hours. If you have any concerns, or you feel unwell, speak to your therapist who will be able to explain your body’s reactions to you.
Are there circumstances in which I shouldn’t have a colonic?
Yes, certain medical conditions would prevent you from having the treatment. If you are in any doubt, please feel free to call us for professional advice.
Can I have a colonic during my period?
Yes. There is no reason why the procedure would not be successful.
If I’m pregnant. Can I still have a colonic?
No. We do not treat pregnant women during any term of their pregnancy.