Common Q & A

Also known as a "colonic", "colon. lavage", colon. irrigation", or "high colonic", Colonic Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon. of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.    

In a 45 minute session approximately 15 gallons of water is used to gently flush the colon.. Through appropriate use of massage, pressure points, etc., the colon. therapist is able to work loose and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique.

Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon. for some time, (i.e. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.), poses several problems. First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Second, impacted materials impair the colon.'s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria- produced vitamins. And finally, a build up of material on the colon. wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements and constipation.

Intestinal toxicity is prevalent in all civilized societies, and particularly in the U.K. Common signs include: headaches, backaches, constipation, IBS, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhoea, sciatic pain, and so forth.

Will it be painful?
It rarely is. Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. Our professional colon.ic therapists are skilled at putting you at your ease and minimizing discomfort. Most people actually enjoy the colon.ic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterward.

Is it embarrassing to have a colon.ic?

No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who will help you feel at ease, you will be provided with a gown and large towel and therefore be completely covered during the session. Silicone tubing carries clean water in and waste out in a gravity pressured system. The mess and odour sometimes present during an enema simply does not exist with a colon.ic.

And what can I expect afterwards?                                    
Most likely, you'll feel great. Probably you'll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. Not infrequently, someone having their first colon.ic will remark that it was one of the most wonderful experiences of their life. As soon as the colon.ic is finished you can carry on with daily routine. For some, the colon.ic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won't be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort.

Are colon.ics dangerous in any way?               
Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with a colon.ic, and on your first visit you will be assessed to ensure you are safe to go ahead with the treatment. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service, so you don’t need to worry. Cleaning and sterilization of all the equipment is done to hospital standards as normal procedure and also clean linen is used for each colon.ic.