What Can I Expect?
Sometimes people are afraid or nervous the first time they receive a colonic. This is normal. By understanding the process, these feelings may be minimized. Your comfort and safety are the main concerns of your certified colon hydrotherapist.
- The session takes place on a comfortable massage table in an immaculate treatment room
- You will be provided with a gown and asked to disrobe from the waist down in the private changing area. Once on the table, you will be draped with a sheet for privacy
- Relaxing music and essential oils are available to provide an atmosphere of peace and calm to help you relax
- Only temperature and pressure regulated, triple-filtered water is used for each session
- Disposable individual speculums and tubing are utilized
- For maximum comfort, clients may insert their own speculums (assisted by the therapist if desired)
- All waste is released into a closed waste tube that can be viewed by the client. (Because it is a closed system, there is no odor or embarrassment)
- Water is introduced slowly (approximately 1 cup at a time), allowing the body time to rest between fills. The therapist and client work together to monitor any sensations in the body to know when it is time to release the water. This process may be repeated several times during the 30 – 45 minute session
- At the end of the session, the client will be shown to the private bathroom where any residual water and/or waste can be eliminated
You should plan on an hour and a half for your initial session. This should allow ample time to review your intake form, explain the process in detail, perform the session and allow time for questions. Follow up sessions generally last one hour.
Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?
Yes, in fact, with modern colon hydrotherapy devices and the standardization of training and procedures, it is often safer than administering an enema. Colonics have a definite advantage and greater long-term benefits over laxative overuse which can be irritating to the colon.
All materials, including tubing, speculums and sheets are for one time use and are disposed after each client. In addition, the Dotolo Toxygen, FDA Class II cleared colonic device has a one way check valve to prevent the clean water from ever becoming contaminated with the waste water and an internal self-cleaning system that uses only a hospital grade disinfectant. The device, table, treatment area and private bathroom are cleaned and disinfected after each client.
When to Avoid Colon Hydrotherapy
There are circumstances in which colon hydrotherapy should not be considered. You should not pursue colon hydrotherapy services if you have any of the following conditions:
- Recent Rectal or Colon Surgery
- Cancer of the Rectum or Colon
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Uncontrolled Hypertension
- Kidney Disease (decreased kidney function)
- Fissures or Fistulas
- Abdominal Hernia
- Severe Hemorrhoids
- GI Hemorrhage/Perforation
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy, you should consult a doctor. If you are diagnosed with any of the above conditions or diverticulitis, diverticulosis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal/intestinal tumors or if you are pregnant, you will be required to have a doctor’s prescription in order to receive colon hydrotherapy.
Does Colon Hydrotherapy Hurt?
Most people describe their colon hydrotherapy session as refreshing and relaxing. The warm, purified water is introduced in a manner that is similar to a slow trickle from your faucet. The insertion of the speculum can be an odd feeling for some but lasts for only a few seconds. Some people may experience some slight cramping immediately prior to a release. There is always close monitoring and interaction between the client and therapist to ensure that your experience will be as comfortable as possible.
Can I Get a Colonic During My Menstrual Cycle?
There is no reason to avoid having a colonic during your menstrual cycle. In fact, it is a good time to receive a session as your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the session. However, tampons should not be used during a session. Sanitary napkins will be available.
Can I Go to Work Directly After a Colonic?
Most people feel refreshed and energized after a colon hydrotherapy session and should be able to return to work just as you would after having a normal bowel movement.
Disclaimer: The content on this website is provided solely for informational purposes. It is not intended as a replacement for the advice provided by your health care professional.