What is Colon Hydrotherapy
The indigestible part of the food you eat is stored in the large intestine until eliminated in a bowel movement. When the movements are infrequent or cease for a longer period resulting in constipation, the accumulated substances start to decompose encrusting the colon and further hindering elimination. Further, toxins from these substances are reabsorbed in the bloodstream consequently lowering the body’s immune system. If the condition persists, more toxins are absorbed, potentially damaging organs and the whole body.
The ancient practice of enemas, first mentioned in Egyptian medical papyrus dated 1500 B.C. but practiced throughout the world much earlier, has now developed into colon hydrotherapy also known as colonic irrigation which cleanses, detoxifies and hydrates the body internally. Through a small rectal tube warm, sterilized water is gently introduced into the colon. During the subsequent evacuation, impacted faecal deposits, toxins, parasites (unfriendly bacteria and worms), mucous and gases, the product of putrefaction that have built up in the large intestine are flushed out.
As the colon has to empty by its own contraction, the large intestine benefits from exercise, assistance in absorption, assimilation and elimination which are key to maintaining and increasing health and wellbeing of body and mind.
However, colonics have a much broader effect. Additional benefits include clearer skin, more energy and mental clarity, fewer headaches, with circulatory, immune and weight problems often improving as well as sculpting your stomach by reducing bloating. The initial weight loss can be several pounds with the waist line being reduced by several centimetres.
Colonic Irrigation can provide immediate relief for symptoms from IBS, particularly IBS-A and IBS-C, constipation and Hirschsprung’s Disease, also know as megacolon.
The intestines are your ‘second brain’, the enteric nervous system. 90% of the body’s serotonin is stored in your intestines. Serotonin is responsible for emotions of wellbeing and happiness. When you unblock your colon using Colon Hydrotherapy, feelings of being sad, down or stressed can be replaced with happiness and feeling ‘free’.
What is involved?
On your first visit, we will take your case history and explain the procedure. The consultation also includes a review of your diet and lifestyle. In order to achieve digestive health, positive dietary changes and stress management are key. We will help to identify and achieve your health goals. The colonic itself will take about 20 - 45 minutes, depending on your health needs, during which warm water will be gently introduced into the colon via a small rectal tube. The release of stored matter is assisted by special massage techniques by the therapist.
Your modesty is preserved at all times. We use fully disposable kits: water line, waste line, speculum, undergarments and incapads. You are covered all the time. The bathroom and changing room, which comprise a shower and bidet cleaning facility, are for your exclusive use to ensure your complete privacy.