COLON HYDROTHERAPY

The large intestine is an extremely important organ and has an extensive role and influence on the body and its various systems. These include the complete absorption of nutrients, elimination of toxins from the liver and lymphatic system, and providing a favourable environment for the body’s ‘good bacteria’. Good bacterial help us to fight infection and disease, produce certain vitamins (ie. B vitamins & Vitamin K), and are involved in the formation and expulsion of feces. 

Hydrotherapy is the term for “the use of water to treat disease or to maintain health”. Rather than using drugs, the idea behind Colon Hydrotherapy is that the introduction of purified water into the colon will soften and loosen the waste, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. In addition, Colon Hydrotherapy also dilutes and helps to remove toxins and parasites present in the colon. This cleansing effect reduces stagnation allowing for subsequent bacterial proliferation in the colon to help maintain a harmonious balance of intestinal flora. Today’s sophisticated technology promotes both the SAFETY and SANITATION of this popular cleansing practice. 

Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy:

  • Improves overall digestive function and energy levels 

  • Increases the body’s absorption of vitamins and nutrients 

  • Reduces constipation symptoms 

  • Reduces or eliminates gas & bloating

  • Reduces or eliminates IBS symptoms 

  • Improves skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis & eczema

  • Eases allergy, asthma, an acid reflux symptoms 

  • Aids with/ kickstarts healthy weight loss

  • Reduces headaches and migraines, while improving concentration  

  • Promotes a relaxed mental state and improves sleep

  • Improves bad breath 

  • An additional treatment for colonoscopy preparation 

 

What to Expect During a Session:

At Renewed Health & Wellness we only use disposable, one-time use tubing for our client's safety. A well-lubricated speculum is self-inserted by the client a few inches into the rectum. The Colon Hydrotherapist gently introduces purified water into the colon using slow pressure. The client allows the water to fill their colon and may at first feel like they have to have a bowel movement. This is normal. The pressure continues to increase slowly until the client feels like they are full, at that point the therapist releases the water pressure. The client releases both water and waste material through the disposable tubing, through the colon hydrotherapy machine which then moves into the sewer. This process is repeated during the session. The number of times that the client fills and releases may vary from person to person and session to session. Additionally, we use various massage techniques to relax the client and enhance their colonic experience.

 

Preparing for Your Appointment:

You can have a successful colonic without any special preparations beforehand, however, its best to avoid heavy food for a few hours before your treatment. If you are hungry, try sticking to fruit, vegetables and raw nuts in order to maintain blood sugar levels. In addition to this, a glass of warm water with the juice of half a fresh organic lemon the morning of your treatment can help make it more effective.

After Your Appointment:

Most people feel wonderful, light and energized after a colonic. However, some individuals may experience varying degrees of fatigue, weakness, hunger or feeling ill. This is normal as the colon has done a lot of work in a short period of time. This may also be the body's representation of toxin elimination and indicate that an internal cleansing is taking place. Rest assured: a healthier, happier you is in the making. 

What to eat? - After your colonic, it is best to avoid roughage for the remaining portion of the day as this may cause gas cramps. Try focusing on slightly steamed vegetables, some lean protein (white meat, not red), and if you feel like something raw, vegetable juice is also well tolerated. The next day you can resume a normal diet. 

 

Bowel Movements - It’s normal to experience a few bowel movements immediately after your treatment, but you will not have to be running to the bathroom all day. At Renewed Health & Wellness, your therapist will allow plenty of time for you to use the private toilet after your session. Most people feel fine within a few minutes after their treatment. 

Contraindications:

  • Cancer of the colon or GI tract 

  • Acute abdominal pain

  • Diverticulitis

  • Recent heart attack or congestive heart failure 

  • Recent history of GI bleeding

  • Vascular aneurysm

  • Uncontrolled hypertension 

  • Renal insufficiency 

  • History of seizures

  • Epilepsy

  • Severe hemorrhoids 

  • Recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery 

  • Cirrhosis 

  • Intestinal perforation

  • Anal fissures or fistulas

  • Abdominal hernia

  • Pregnancy 

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