WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPHY?
Colon Hydrotherapy or also known as Colonics is a gentle way of clearing out the colon using purified water. It removes all the toxins that builds up in your colon and rehabilitates your colon to function more properly.
Most of us are walking around with up to 15kg of faeces in our colon that is doing nothing except creating a toxic site, and potential breeding ground for cancer. This build-up of toxins can result in weight gain, nausea, headaches, bloating, dizziness, bad breath and allergies – not to mention constipation.
IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY SAFE?
It is completely safe. You will be attended by a professionally trained and skilled Colon Hydrotherapist. Sterile-disposable tubing and speculums are used with each treatment to prevent any contamination. The water pressure and temperature can be controlled for a healthy bowel movement and also to ensure that the client is at ease at all times.
IF THE LUNGS, LIVER AND KIDNES ARE ALSO ELIMINATIVE ORGANS, WHY IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY IMPORTANT?
Colon hydrotherapy works to soothe and tone the colon, helping it to eliminate more efficiently. The function as a whole helps reduce the burden on other organs and the lymphatic system – our main line of defence against harmful bacteria.
WILL ONLY ONE COLONIC COMPLETELY EMPTY THE BOWEL?
Not often. Many of us have a substantial amount of impacted faeces in our colon that consists of hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Secondly, there is a learning process involved in receiving colonics. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will remove some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. However many you may wish to have will depend upon your personal health objectives and the advice of your therapist.
IF I USE COLON HYDROTHERAPHYTO CLEANSE MY COLON, WILL MY COLON STOP FUNCTIONING ON ITS OWN?
Our goal is to assist you in healing your colon and leading you toward better health. An important feature of Colonics is to strengthen the colon and keep it from becoming sluggish. When the colon is sluggish and a bowel movement does not return a few days after therapy, it is an indication that a series of colonics is needed to remove the build-up of faecal material that has built up in the bowel over the years. Once the series of colonics has successfully cleansed the colon, the colon will begin to function regularly.
DOES COLON HYDROTHERAPY WASHES OUT INTESTINAL FLORA AND IMPORTANT NUTIRENTS?
Colon hydrotherapy re-trains the muscle or the bowel to regain strength. After a series, most people regain the normal bowel function of one to two movements per day. A healthy bowel will have two to three bowel movements a day, depending on what you eat. Trouble is usually first recognised by an individual as constipation or diarrhoea. These danger signs along with foul-smelling stool and gas may be over looked. Golden brown use to be considered the normal colour, but now that vegetables are recommended the colour reflects the vegetables. During constipation, you may observe a darkening of the stool because of the long transition time in your system.
IS IT EMBARRASSING?
No. Your dignity is completely maintained and we pride ourselves on making your therapy a pleasant experience. Therapy is performed in a private room. You are provided with a clean boxer short (to cover most parts!) and a blanket/towel will be draped over your body. RICTAT approved devices are used so no uncomfortable or embarrassing odour will exist during colon hydrotherapy.
HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED FOR A COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSION?
Plan about an hour and a half for your first visit, each hydrotherapy session is about 30 to 45 minutes based on the individual. We prefer if you take your time after a treatment, drink a glass of water in order to leave the practice revitalised.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE A SESSION?
Avoid eating gas-forming foods such as beans and cabbage the day of your colonic as well as the day before to help reduce cramping. It can be more comfortable to refrain from eating at least two hours before your scheduled appointment time. For best results, avoid fatty foods and prepare a diet of vegetables and grains.
DO’S AND DON’T AFTER A SESSION:
Following large intestinal cleansing, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and processing through its cleaning period; so, proper rest is important for your body to recuperate and rejuvenate. After receiving colon hydrotherapy, for best results follow a very basic diet as advised by your colon hydrotherapist and use the suggested intestinal flora products recommended by your therapist.
Avoid alcohol and spicy food for 24 hours and make sure you drink lots of water.