Frequently Asked Questions

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What Happens During a colon hydrotherapy session?

A Colon Hydrotherapy treatment will typically last an hour, in some cases a little longer.

The session will begin with the therapist taking the clients case history followed by a thorough explanation of the procedure. The client then changes into a gown.

During the treatment itself, the client relaxes on a treatment couch in complete comfort. From the hydrotherapy equipment, a small disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum, through which warm filtered water passes into the colon. The speculum has separate water and waste line that is attached to the hydrotherapy equipment

The warm purified water is run very slowly into the colon, when slight pressure builds up in the colon, the water is gently released along with waste matter from the colon. The Colon Hydrotherapy equipment used at Clarity Colonics fills at a very low constantly monitored pressure. The process of filling and releasing is typically repeated 3 to 5 times during the treatment. Whilst the client is evacuating the therapist will use light massage on the abdominal area to increase peristalsis (the muscular action of the colon to move waste through). This in turn will loosen faecal impaction, dislodge toxic waste matter adhering to the walls of the colon and will assist in moving gas through.

Just one colon hydrotherapy session may be equivalent to having 20 or 30 regular bowel movements. Eliminations during subsequent therapy sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted faeces are dislodged from the colon walls.

The therapist will carefully evaluate the client’s progress during their session to determine if additional sessions would be beneficial. After a therapy session, many people report a feeling of heightened energy, an increased sense of well being and renewed vitality.

What is colon hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy is an internal bath to help cleanse the colon (large intestine) of poisons, gas, accumulated faecal matter and the mucus deposits. Sterilised equipment is used to flush filtered water through the colon to help expel waste products and compacted deposits.. It was used in UK hospitals until relatively recently when the cost became uneconomical in face of strong purgatives used before bowel procedures.

What is an enema?

An Enema is designed to assist colonic hydrotherapy, it is a mixture of many different healing and rejuvenating herbs that are introduced to the treatment. The benefits are vast and include a faster cleansing and detoxification process, assisting in clearing blockages, IBS, bloating and many other digestive problems. The qualified therapist (member of ARCH – Associated Registered Colon Hydro therapists) will introduce an enema to improve the colons overall function according to the clients requirements. There are a choice of herbs that can be added to the colonic to promote and speed up the benefits of an initial treatment. This combined treatment is ideal for first timers wanting to maximise benefits from a single session.

After the Treatment?

It’s likely you will not go to the toilet to empty your bowels for a few days, this is perfectly normal. 

You may be more gassy than usual, and sometimes more smelly.

Your body will be going through a detox for the first 2-3 days this may make you feel more tired than usual, although this is not always the case.

If you have any worries or concerns feel free to make contact, happy detoxing!

What is a liver cleanse?

Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It helps remove waste products and processes nutrients. A cleanse can help your liver remove toxins better after too much alcohol or unhealthy foods. Some hope it will help their liver work better on a daily basis. Many believe it’ll help treat liver disease.

Like most detox methods, a liver cleanse has specific steps. You may be advised to change your diet temporarily and take herbal and dietary supplements and undergo colonics in a short period of time to flush out the stones. 

After the Treatment?

Replace intestinal flora with acidophilus or other suitable probiotics. Drink plenty of liquids in the form of pure water, juices, herbal teas, electrolyte liquids. Eat soups, preferably vegetable for the 24 hours following the colonic. Pureed soups are also recommended. Avoid eating raw vegetables for 3 days. Cooked vegetables and raw fruit are sufficient, chew well. Reduce heavy meat consumption for 3 days.