What is a colonic irrigation cleansing treatment?

A colonic is the process of removing accumulated fecal matter, mucus and sludge from the colon by gently rinsing the colon with warm water. When these impurities cannot be eliminated from the body, the colon tries to absorb them and toxins get released into the bloodstream which in turn cause havoc throughout the entire body. This build up can also substantially diminish your bowel’s natural function as it becomes clogged over time prohibiting it from working efficiently.

The colonic allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. It can also help to re-tone and reshape the colon and promotes regularity in the bowels.

Why get a colonic?

If you have a little pot belly below the navel even though you follow a healthy diet and exercise program you likely have accumulated fecal matter that is forcing your colon to prolapse and drop down and out. This is known as a transverse colon since the colon should normally be in line with the navel.

The colon (large intestine/bowel) is approximately 5-6 ft in length and 1 inch in diameter. The bowel has a two-way wall and completes the digestive process, absorbing nutrients and water from the digested foods and receiving dead cells, tissues and waste toxins from around the body. It acts as the body’s sewage system.

Our bodies are bombarded from every direction with substances we were not designed to process or eliminate such as air pollution, chemicals founds in our food, and industrial, beauty and household products. When married with our Western lifestyle- stress, alcohol, cigarettes, infrequent exercise and improper diet, the body is overloaded and cannot eliminate the toxins properly.

If the toxins are not eliminated the result is auto-intoxication, which is the putrefaction within the intestinal tract. The waste materials intended for a healthy exit become reabsorbed into the bloodstream and redistributed around the body.

As years pass a person’s body, who continues to eat poorly and live under emotional stress, will gradually become overwhelmed by the built-up toxicity. This is when diseases such as allergies, arthritis, migraines, skin disorders, heart disease, gout, metabolic/hormone imbalances, Crohn’s Disease, constipation, parasites, Candida and others can manifest themselves.

Interesting facts:

The average person’s colon can often hold 8 to 25 lbs of accumulated fecal matter.
In 1914, 57 of the world’s leading physicians met at a health conference where they concluded that every organ of the body is affected by reabsorbed poisons from the colon which result in many forms of illness.
Auto-intoxication is when the body poisons itself by maintaining a cesspool of decaying matter in its colon. The toxins released by the decay process get into the bloodstream and travel to every part of the body. Because it weakens the entire system auto-intoxication can be the cause of nearly any disease.

How does it work?

In a 30 to 45 minute session as much as 120 to 133 liters of filtered water is used to gently rinse the colon. Through appropriate use of massage, pressure points, reflexology and breathing techniques the impurities get flushed out of the system . The first stage of a colonic irrigation session involves massage of the lower abdominal area. This increases peristaltic action (bowel contraction) and helps to dislodge fecal impaction. The massage will also indicate the current status of the colon.
Then, a sterilized hygienic spectum is gently inserted into the rectum. Clients are completely covered during the treatment. Purified water is then piped into the colon via a small inlet tube, which then circulates and leaves the colon through an evacuation tube. As the water leaves, it carries out impacted fecal matter, gas and mucus. The entire procedure is completely sanitary. Immediately following the cleansing detox procedure, clients feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being.

“Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the
intestinal system. When the intestines are dirty, the blood is dirty and so are the
organs and the tissues. It is the intestinal system that has to be
cared for before any effective healing can take place.”
 – Dr. Bernard Jensen

The Benefit:

Conditions such as constipation, colitis, flatulence, bloating and diverticulitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Candida, hemorrhoids, intestinal parasites and chronic diarrhea respond well to colonic irrigation.
The general cleansing of the colon can also help headaches, halitosis, skin problems (acne, eczema, and psoriasis), asthma,food allergies, fatigue, depression and systematic Candida. The treatment is carried out by a qualified therapist specially trained in Colon Hydrotherapy. It is completely safe, and all equipment is sterilize. The water pressure is very low and there is no risk of bowel perforations. Cleansing the colon via colon hydrotherapy helps to rebalance the alkaline-acid ratio in the body. By keeping the internal environment clean, the friendly bacteria thrive whilst simultaneously inhibiting the disease-causing bacteria.

One of the surprising benefits of colon cleansing is that some people experience significant weight loss after treatment. The average colon weighs approximately four pounds, but it is not at all unusual for colon cleansing to flush away as much as ten to thirty pounds of stagnant fecal matter over a period of colonic cleansing.

The Treatment: What to expect.

Please allow one hour for each colonic irrigation session.

On your visits you will be warmly welcomed into an environment where you can relax and unwind assisted by our fully qualified, friendly and experienced lifestyle therapists. The colon and hydrotherapy treatment rooms are unique providing comfortable and soothing surroundings where you can relax and nurture your body, mind and spirit.

This greatly assists our clients to feel at ease during the session and to overcome the initial embarrassment that some clients may feel. We also genuinely believe in the emotional component of ‘release’, which often goes hand in hand with the physical ‘letting go’.

Prior to your colonic irrigation treatment your lifestyle therapist will escort you to your private treatment room and will then fully explain the insertion procedure. You will be provided with a towel for cover. Once the treatment begins the flow of purified water is regulated into your colon to ensure a comfortable excretion of waste throughout the treatment. Your therapist will gently massage your lower abdomen to aid the release of waste.

Our lifestyle therapists will be there for you in every way possible, informing you, educating you, supporting you and giving you the personal attention that you deserve. Once the colon hydrotherapy treatment is complete, you will get dressed and return to the consultation room where you will be given an energizing drink and a probiotic supplementation. At this stage, you and your therapist will also be able to review the progressing of your course of treatments.

After the first appointment and for the duration of the suggested detox or maintenance program selected, please allow one hour for each subsequent visit. During each visit we will evaluate the on-going results of your program.

Preparation for my colonic

We recommend as preparation for your colonic, and/or colon cleanse:

  •  not having anything to eat for at least 2 hours prior to your session, although drinking water is highly recommend
  •  for better cleansing results you may eliminate certain foods such as red meat and dairy
  •  eat plenty of high fiber 24/48 hours prior although this is not required

How many treatments will I need?

Every person is different and changes in our lives create different stresses, which means there is no standard number of treatments that are recommended. Generally we suggest that a course of between 8-10 treatments is taken within an initial 4-10 week time frame and then the situation can be reviewed with the lifestyle therapist.


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