What is colonic irrigation?
Colonic irrigation, sometimes known as Colonic Hydrotherapy involves gently infusing the colon with temperature and pressure controlled water, to flush and eliminate impacted or built up waste matter in the colon. This practice has been known for centuries having evolved from ancient Egyptian times as a means to increase vitality, health, well-being and improve skin tone and complexion. A more detailed explanation can be found on our colonic hydrotherapy page.
Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?
Yes, colonic hydrotherapy is very safe. At Inner Cleansing Health Clinics, we believe this is the safest and most effective method for improving digestive health and increasing energy and vitality. In some rare cases, colonic irrigation can cause mild dehydration which may lead to headaches and/or muscle cramps after the treatment has been completed. It is for this reason that we suggest being fully hydrated before, and rehydrating after your colonic hydrotherapy session by drinking sufficient amounts of water.
Will I be able to resume work after treatment?
Yes, absolutely. The sensation after having a colonic hydrotherapy session is not unlike the feeling of a regular bowel movement.
How many sessions will I need?
You may need at least 3-6 colonic hydrotherapy treatments initially depending on your goals and requirements. We highly recommend them to be undertaken in close succession for optimal results.
The reason this is so important is because generally during your first session, we are effectively hydrating the bowel, and softening accumulated waste. During subsequent treatments, removal of this waste becomes much easier and effective as a result of previous treatment.
Will there be a therapist in the room with me?
This is entirely up to you. Whilst the majority of our clients would prefer the privacy of being alone, we do have a registered nurse and certified colonic hydrotherapy practitioner on hand ready to assist you with any questions or concerns.
Can I eat before/after a colonic?
You can eat, but it is recommended that you do not eat any food within 2 hours of your colonic hydrotherapy to avoid any discomfort during your treatment.
Does colonic irrigation eliminate good bacteria as well as bad?
If you are suffering from poor digestive health to begin with, it is likely that the good bacteria in your colon have been compromised. It is for this reason that colonic irrigation can help change the landscape of good vs bad bacteria inside your digestive system. Once all the built up toxins and waste products are eliminated, your good bacteria can then begin to flourish and help maintain, restore and improve digestive health.