Is it painful?
Not at all. It may feel a little strange as the small tube is inserted, and you may have a natural urge to squeeze it out again, but this passes quickly. Many people say the sessions are easier and more relaxing than they thought. Following the pre-session diet guidelines helps ease or avoid any potential discomfort. Preparing for a colon hydrotherapy session is an important step to get the most out of your visits.
Is colon hydrotherapy safe?
Your safety is of paramount importance. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, and an effective way to clean the colon and large intestine. Cleanse utilizes state of the art FDA approved Dotolo Toxygen BSC-UV enclosed system, which is the gold standard unit in the industry. This modern day equipment constantly maintains the water temperature and pressure within safe limits. It employs a multi-stage water purification system to ensure the cleanest and safest water is used throughout each session. I-ACT standards insist that a new, single use, disposable speculum is used for each treatment. Cleanliness and sanitation are one of our top priorities.
Isn’t it embarrassing?
Not at all. It is perfectly normal to be a little embarrassed. I understand the sensitivity of the procedure and will try and put you at your ease. Your session will take place in a private treatment room. Once the tube has been inserted, you’ll remain covered for the rest of the treatment.
Is there any mess or smell?
None whatsoever. Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment forms a sealed system that carries away all the waste cleanly and hygienically.
How do I know if a colonic will help me?
Everyone is different and colonics help some people more than others. As I-ACT member’s, we do not make any promises or wild claims for our treatments. The best way to find out if they will benefit you is to book a treatment and see for yourself.
How often should I have a colonic?
This depends on your reason for having a colonic in the first place, as well as how successful the treatment was. Everyone’s needs are different. You may need a single session if you have an acute case of constipation. Or you might require several visits to resolve certain, chronic, health issues. After your initial visit and consultation you’ll be given a recommendation based upon your individual needs and goals. Whether you choose a single visit or a series of sessions, we’ll guide you in the right direction. Normally we recommend 3 or more sessions in order to fully realize what colonics can do for you and your health, especially if you are on a detoxification or cleanse program.
How long does a colonic take?
Colonics are generally between 45-60 minutes in length as you are not only cleansing and hydrating your colon but also increasing the muscular action of your large intestine (called peristalsis). As with any muscle in your body, you would not want to overstrain it. Plan on being here a little longer for your initial session, which will typically last 90 minutes total. This is due to your initial consultation to go over your health history form and review your goals to improve your health. We’ll explain the process thoroughly and answer any questions you might have.
How will I feel afterwards?
Clients usually say they feel better after their sessions. Some say they feel lighter, healthier, invigorated and, some even report increased mental clarity. Sometimes you may feel tired and possibly bloated. This is due to the increased circulation of toxins that did not come out during your single session. Perhaps another session, or a few more, are needed.
After the colonic, will I need to be near the bathroom all day?
Generally speaking as soon as your treatment is completed you can carry on with your normal routine. You may experience an increase in bowel movements over the first few hours, to eliminate any remaining water or waste. This is perfectly normal and shouldn’t involve any undue urgency or discomfort. After that you may find that you don’t need to go to the toilet for a while, perhaps as long as a few days, as your bowels have been emptied.
Are there any after effects?
Most people feel great after a colonic, with renewed energy and vitality. However, occasionally some clients may feel a little under the weather for around 24 hours.
What kind of water is used for colonic hydrotherapy?
We use drinking water from the mains supply. This is then thoroughly filtered for your complete safety and warmed to body temperature or just above for your comfort.
Will it be okay to eat after having a colonic?
After a colonic, you can continue with your normal daily routine, including eating and drinking. However, you should avoid any foods that you know irritate or upset your stomach and avoid alcohol. Follow the Post appointment guidelines.
Will I lose weight?
You’ll possibly shed a few pounds of waste. While it might appear that you’ve lost weight, you should realize that what you’ve lost is actually accumulated waste. As you shed this waste from your body you might, like many clients, begin to choose to improve your diet by choosing to eat healthier foods.
Can I have a colonic during my period?
Because your body is already cleansing, this is a perfect time to have a colonic. Your flow has no effect on the success of the session.
I’m constipated, now what?
If you are particularly constipated, you should contact me for advice on what you can do beforehand to maximise the benefits of your treatment.
Who can not receive colon hydrotherapy?
If you’ve had colon or abdominal surgery within 6 months, are pregnant, are on dialysis, have an abdominal hernia, or if you’re under cardiac distress. you are contra-indicated for this procedure. Please thoroughly read through the Contraindications listed on the health intake form to be sure you are all clear!
Will my health insurance cover colonics?
No. Colon Hydrotherapy is NOT a medical treatment and is not reimbursed by insurance companies. Some types of policies that are called “flexible spending” or “health savings account” will issue what looks like a credit card to use for alternative wellness care. These cards can sometimes be used to pay for your treatment, but not always. It depends on what your insurance policy is willing to allow.
Does a colonic wash away ‘good bacteria’?
Most of the important bowel bacteria are present on the bowel wall and are not removed during colon hydrotherapy. Since these good bacteria breed best in a balanced environment, a colonic cleanse may actually improve their environment and their numbers.