Frequently Asked Questions
Colon hydrotherapy, also known as Colonics, is the gentle infusion of water into the colon to cleanse it of accumulated waste material, gas, mucus, undigested foods and other toxins. It helps improve muscle tone, facilitating the natural peristaltic action necessary for efficient removal of waste and absorption of nutrients. Toxic waste buildup can be the root of a variety of different health concerns. A colonic is a more gentle way of elimination than an enema. This is due to a controlled, lower water pressure. All waste is removed through a tube, which makes a colonic cleaner as well. It is safer to use than laxatives since no drugs are involved and there no potential harmful side effects. We use FDA registered equipment with disposable, sealed speculum kits. The systems available include three different closed systems and one open system.
Sessions take place in a private room with a certified colon hydrotherapist. The client lies/reclines comfortably on a table, fully draped during the course of the session. The client self-inserts a disposable, hygienic speculum/nozzle into the rectum. Water is then gently introduced into the colon via a small tube, and the waste is removed via a large evacuation tube or channel. These are directly connected to the sewer system. Because of this closed system, there is no odor or mess, and privacy and dignity are not compromised. A series of water “fills” and “releases” take place during the treatment. The therapist remains in the room throughout the procedure, working with the client on various breathing and massage techniques to enhance the process.
The colon, like the skin, kidneys and lungs, is a major organ of elimination of toxins and waste. If bowel movements are irregular, waste products and toxins can build up. These accumulated poisons are often re-absorbed into the blood stream where they may be carried to other tissues and organs of the body, compromising our health.
Auto-intoxication is the process where the body poisons itself through its own toxic juices. Some possible signs of colon toxicity can include: bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, leaky gut syndrome, colitis, fatigue, depression, poor memory, a weakened immune system, skin problems, lower back pain, excess weight, halitosis, coated tongue, body odor, headaches, and menstrual problems.
If we eat three meals a day, we should then ideally have three bowel movements per day. Most people eliminate on average once to twice daily. We must then ask ourselves what is happening to our other daily meals? If our elimination system is under-active and the daily toxins we are exposed to from air, water, and food accumulate faster then can be eliminated, then we are at risk for problems. Colon Hydrotherapy aims at removing these toxins as well as the excess fecal material produced daily by our bodies, and thereby helps us protect ourselves.