Colonic Hydrotherapy FAQs

What is the colon?

The colon, (also known as the bowel or large intestine) is the last part of the human digestive system before your rectum and anus.
Before the colon you have:
The Mouth
The Throat
The Stomach
The Small Intestine
The colon is approximately 5 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter.
There are bacteria living in the colon which synthesize extremely valuable nutrients such as vitamin ‘K’ and some of the ‘B’ vitamins.

What is the purpose of having a colonic?

Old faecal matter can build up in our colon.
This makes the muscular squeezing action (peristalis) less effective resulting in constipation and inadequate bowel movements/ lazy bowel.
Colonic Hydrotherapy is a safe and effective way of removing this built up toxic waste. The water stimulates the muscles to contract and cleanses the colon.
This allows the colon to function more efficiently, toning and reshaping the colon muscles.

Can colon Hydrotherapy help with my IBS?

Yes! IBS means that the bowel isn’t working as it should.
It is one of the most common issues that Colon Hydrotherapy is used to treat.
IBS is characterised by abdominal pain, cramping, back ache, lethargy, low mood and fluctuating changes in bowel function such as diarrhoea and constipation. All these symptoms can be successfully treated with Colon Hydrotherapy.

Is Colonic Hydrotherapy painful?

No. In fact many people enjoy both the colonic itself and the sensations afterward.
Occasionally some patients feel a mild and transient discomfort as the colon contracts, women have likened this to period cramps or similar.
Our therapist is very experienced and will help to minimise discomfort.

Do I need to prepare for my Colonic Hydrotherapy appointment?

A little preparation can help make the process more effective.
Avoid eating for 2 hours before a treatment
Drink plenty of water for 48 hours before appointment (min 2 litres per day, more in summer)
It is helpful, but not essential to have a bowel movement on the day of the treatment.
I have a few more tips and recommendations that I can send to you!

How will I feel after my Colonic Hydrotherapy Appointment?

Some people feel very normal, but others feel incredibly relaxed, energised and almost “floaty” after their appointment.
Occasionally some people can have a mild headache – usually due to insufficient hydration or a withdrawal from sugar and caffeine.
Some people have more bowel movements for a short period afterwards but there shouldn’t be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort.

Is 1 Colonic Hydrotherapy Appointment enough?

1 appointment is definitely enough to notice a difference.
However in my experience many people need a second a week to 10 days later to appreciate the full effects.
Maintenance depends on whether you have any pre-existing conditions or similar – every 4-12 months is normal but we will discuss that in more detail during the appointment.

Can I have Colonic Hydrotherapy if I’m on my period?

Absolutely, this is not a problem at all. However if you have concerns or queries regarding your personal situation then please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss the best route forward for you.

Is Colonic Hydrotherapy dangerous?

The short answer is no.
When done by a qualified and experienced professional, in clean surroundings with sterile and disposable tools then there is NO Danger at all.
Colonic Hydrotherapy is a safe, gentle process.
However, as with all clinical treatments, there are specific conditions that are not suitable for colonic hydrotherapy:
Active Crohn’s/ Ulcerative Colitis
Abdominal Surgery (6 Months After C-Section)
All Cancer’s (Excluding Remission/ Post Medical Intervention)
Diverticulitis (Inflamed Diverticulosis)
Prolapsed Bowel
Fissure’s/ Fistula’s/ Severe Haemorrhoids
Heart Disease
Pregnancy & Up To 3 Months After A Natural Birth
Some Antibiotics/ Steroids (please email)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Aspirin/ Warfarin
Unstable Diabetes Or, Insulin Dependent Diabetes
Renal Problems/ Dialysis
Severe Hypertension (high blood pressure) Or,  Diuretic’s
Severe Anaemia/ Haemophilia
Inguinal/ Abdominal Hernia
Severe Liver Disease/ Cirrhosis
Severe Gallstones
Enlarged Prostate
Eating Disorders/ Bulimia/ Anorexia
Severe Rectal Bleeding (Seek medical attention)