What is Colon Hydrotherapy and Its Procedure?

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At some point in our lives, we have all experienced some form of bowel discomfort and perhaps needed a laxative or enema to bring about relief. Cleansing the colon with water can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians in writings from the Ebers Papyrus in the 14th century BC. In its present form, colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonic, has been used across the globe for decades and has numerous health benefits. Colonics can be used for acute problems, in a series for more therapeutic benefits, or for maintenance and preventative care.


How Does Colon Hydrotherapy Work?

The process is extremely safe and comfortable. It involves gentle flushes of filtered warm water being introduced into the colon. This is done with a speculum tube through the rectum. The water will soften fecal waste allowing the colon’s natural peristalsis to push the waste out. By removing this waste and decongesting the colon, you are improving the functioning of the bowel’s future elimination.


Why Do I Need Colon Hydrotherapy?

It’s good for your health! If waste, toxins, or parasites accumulate in the colon, these can lead to inflammation, breeding digestive and other health issues over time. A buildup of waste material on the colon wall can slow muscular action and lead to constipation and other bowel issues.


The Benefits

  • Overall health is enhanced.
  • An effective method of detox.
  • Improves bowel function.
  • Supports healthy weight loss.
  • Prevents constipation.
  • Increases vitality.
  • Increases absorption of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Improves concentration.
  • Supports clear skin.
  • Decreases risks that lead to colon cancer.


Types of Colon Hydrotherapy


Closed Colonic System

This conventional method is popular because it assists trained professionals who apply techniques to improve the efficacy of the treatment. All waste is contained via disposable tubing that includes a speculum gently inserted into the rectum by the practitioner.

Many clients prefer this method as they can relax while an expert practitioner listens to how they feel and adjusts their sessions as needed. Your practitioner can provide abdominal manipulation to increase your comfort during the session, report what they are seeing, and give helpful suggestions to address any concerns. People with more complicated digestive or detoxification health needs usually prefer this system.


Open Colonic System

The open system is offered to clients who need less consultation and assistance with their digestive health care concerns. The bed is form-fitting with a basin set into the middle upon which the client rests. It uses a pencil-thin tube that the client can comfortably insert themselves.

Due to the way the open system works, the practitioner does not need to be in the room during the entire procedure but can safely monitor the session while offering the client more control and privacy during their experience. This is an excellent option for those utilizing hydrotherapy for preventative health reasons.


What To Expect During the Procedure

At the start of the session, your therapist will review your intake form to understand your health history and goals. The entire session takes 1 hour with about 45 minutes of table time. During the session, the water temperature will remain ideal for stimulating natural muscular contractions that help fecal matter and toxins move into the waste system. Once the waste matter and water used for the procedure have been flushed from your body, you have access to a toilet for any final bowel evacuation that may be needed.


Before and After Colon Hydrotherapy

To enhance your colon cleanse, it’s advised that you drink plenty of water a few hours before the treatment and only have a light snack. After the hydrotherapy session, you can expect to feel cleaner, lighter, and amazing! There is no downtime so that you can go about your day as normal. Just be prepared for the possibility of a few subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours.


How Often Should One Do Colon Hydrotherapy?

Every person and their goals are individual. Most people who have never had colon hydrotherapy before will benefit by starting with a series of colonics (anywhere from 3 to 8) with sessions 4 to 14 days apart. Maintenance sessions to maintain good health can be anywhere from once every three weeks to 3 months. Your therapist can assess your needs and advise you on what frequency would be best for your specific requirements.


Book Your Colon Hydrotherapy Session Now!

Tummy Temple invites you to experience the wonderful benefits of colon hydrotherapy. Our expert team will treat you with dignity, care, and compassion. Once you’re ready, give us a call. We will guide you through your options and work out a plan to get your colon, health, and vitality back on track!