Frequently Asked Questions
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What is colon hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is an internal bath to help cleanse the colon (large intestine) of poisons, gas, accumulated faecal matter and 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 Happens During a colon hydrotherapy session?
Your Colon Hydrotherapy treatment will generally last 40 minutes during your hour.
The session will begin with Sarika taking your case history followed by a thorough explanation of the procedure. You then change into a gown.
During the treatment itself, you relax 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 (inwards) and waste line (outwards) that is attached to the hydrotherapy equipment.
The warm purified water is introduced very slowly into the colon, and slight pressure builds up. The water is then gently released along with waste matter. The colon hydrotherapy equipment used at Clarity Wellbeing 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 you are vacuating Sarika 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.
Sarika will carefully evaluate your progress during their session to determine if additional sessions would be beneficial. After one session, many people report a feeling of heightened energy, an increased sense of wellbeing and renewed vitality.
Through her own personal experiences, Sarika understands the ability of colon hydrotherapy to work at every level of our being. For many this will include helping to unlock the treasure and hidden potential that lies within each and every one of us.
What is an enema?
An enema is designed to assist colon 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. Sarika (a member of ARCH – Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists) will introduce an enema to improve the colon’s overall function according to your requirements. There is 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.
What to expect after the treatment
It’s possible you will not go to the toilet to empty your bowels for a few days, this is perfectly normal.
Your body will be going through a detox for the first 2-3 days. This may make you feel more tired than usual initially, 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 believe it will help their liver work better on a daily basis, others that it’ll help treat liver disease. If your liver could talk, it would probably be beaming with gratitude from its reduced workload!
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, as well as undergo a course of colonics over a short period of time to flush out the stones.
What benefits can be expected?
People report a wide range of benefits from undergoing colon hydrotherapy – these include (but are certainly not limited to!) sustained weight loss, higher energy levels, greater mental clarity and positivity, enhanced self-esteem, clearer skin and improved digestion. It may also be easier to kick-start healthier lifestyle choices (diet as well as exercise), without having to rely on willpower alone. You may benefit more from your existing practices (such as yoga or meditation), or even start a whole new one. Many of Sarika’s clients see colon hydrotherapy as an essential component of being on a spiritual path.