What exactly happens during a Colon Hydrotherapy treatment?
We have written this to help clients to feel at ease before they receive their first colonic treatment. When you know exactly what to expect, we will normally achieve much better results because you will be comfortable with the procedure.
When you arrive you will be asked to complete a short, standard health questionnaire. The contents of this will remain completely confidential. This is to give the therapist an idea of your general health and to check that there are no medical reasons for you not to have the treatment.
You will then be escorted into the treatment room where we will first have a chat about your general health and what we hope to achieve during the session.
Then your therapist will show you where the change room is and ask you to undress and change into a gown. It will be helpful if you can empty your bladder and have a bowel motion if possible to make the colonic session more comfortable for you.
Once you have changed, you will then lie on the therapy table. You will be asked to lie on your side while the speculum is inserted. This only takes a few seconds. Once that is done, you will then lie on your back comfortably. Your body will then be covered with a sheet to fully maintain your personal dignity.
About the speculum
We think it is important to explain about the speculum since we believe this is the part of the colonic that people are most apprehensive about. The speculum has been specifically designed to maximize safety and comfort. It is made from very highly polished stainless steel which makes it very easy to insert. We also use lots of lubricant to make insertion even easier. The speculum has a smooth rounded end which means there is no danger of “dragging” or damaging the delicate tissue of the colon. The speculum is about half an inch wide and around 3 inches long.
We would like to emphasis that we guarantee that the speculums used are 100% sterile, because we actually sterilise them ourselves to hospital standards - so there is absolutely no risk of cross-contamination.
The colonic session itself
Then for the next 35-40 minutes or so, we proceed with the colon hydrotherapy session. We will allow small amounts of warm water (which has soothing medical oxygen infused into it) into the bowel. Water will be held in the colon for a few moments at a time so that we can gently stimulate the colon. The water is then allowed to freely drain directly into the sewer via a viewing tube. This is done so that the therapist and the client can assess the results of the session. The system is a fully enclosed, one way flow of water which means that there is no smell because the waste flows directly out into the sewer.
During the colonic, you will be asked not to push as you would when you normally go to the toilet. You may feel a little uncomfortable at times, especially if it is your first colonic, but this feeling passes quickly.
If at any time during the colonic, you are feeling strong stomach cramps or too much discomfort, we will release the water immediately to relieve this.
We will change the temperature of the water during the colonic to stimulate the bowel further, but again this causes no discomfort.
Once the session is over, you will be asked to roll onto your side while the speculum is removed just as gently as it was inserted. Again this only takes a few seconds and then you are free to go to the change room and sit on the toilet for as long as you would like to before you re-dress and meet the therapist afterwards to discuss how the session went.
You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like and discuss how you are feeling with your therapist at all times. It is important that you communicate with your therapist so that we can get the best results and ensure that you remain comfortable.
I hope this makes you feel at ease if you were nervous before coming for your first treatment. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.