FAQs

What is Colon Hydrotherapy? – Colon Hydrotherapy is also known as a colonic or a high colonic. Simply, it is using filtered and temperature controlled water to remove waste from the large intestine (colon) without the use of drugs.

Is it safe? – YES! It is safer than a colonoscopy.

How should I prepare for a treatment? – To prevent discomfort, do not eat a large meal within 2 hours of your colonic.  However, it is a good idea to have something small and light. Many people use a castor oil pack on their abdomen prior to the procedure.  If you would like to, I will be glad to provide instruction.

Does it hurt? – A colonic should not hurt. Nor should placing the speculum.  At first, it may feel somewhat uncomfortable or weird, but once it is in place, most people do not notice it.  At times during the colonic, you may experience cramping. The therapist does her best to minimize this as much as possible.

Will one colonic empty the colon? – No. We eat 3 times per day. “Normal digestion takes between 6-8 hours as food moves between your stomach and small intestine. The average transit time through just the large intestine (colon) was 40 hours, with significant difference between men and women: 33 hours for men, 47 hours for women.” (Mayo Clinic)

How many sessions will I need?¬ –The number of sessions varies on the client.

What happens during a colonic?  – A colonic is generally a very relaxing procedure, much like a massage. You are given a gown to change into and a sheet to drape over you for modesty. You will insert a speculum, about the size and width of your thumb, into your anus. (I’ll teach you how to do this). The speculum is attached to a tube carrying clean, filtered water and a second tube to allow waste to travel out. Most of the procedure you’ll spend laying on your back while the colon hydrotherapist massages your abdomen to help loosen waste in your large intestine. The water temperature and pressure will be monitored continually by the therapist. The closed system device allows the therapist to monitor the waste coming out. This is beneficial for the client to better understand their digestion. A colonic lasts about 45 minutes. When the procedure is complete, the speculum is removed and discarded along with all tubing, and the client is given privacy to use the restroom.

Other techniques employed during the colonic by this therapist are: therapeutic touch, essential oils and aromatherapy, foot/hand reflexology, stimulating energy meridians and deep breathing.