FAQ

What is involved?

Your visit will involve the taking of your case history followed by an explanation of the procedure. The colonic itself will take approximately 35-45 minutes during which time water will be gently introduced into the colon via the rectum whilst your therapist uses special massage techniques to stimulate the release of stored matter. Your modesty is preserved at all times. Herbal enemas may be used, and your practitioner may advise beneficial dietary changes to further enhance your treatment.

Is it safe?

Yes. The water is introduced at a low pressure, so there is no danger of bowel perforation. All equipment used is disposable.

Will the colonic fix my bowel and my digestion?

Colonic hydrotherapy is a powerful tool that gives you a head start in improving your diet, lifestyle and exercise regime. However, a tool is only as good as the person using it. If you use colonics to help your body improve, feel younger and work more effectively, then this is what you will achieve. However, if you use colonic as roadside assistance only, then you will achieve a short-term rather than a long-term improvement.

Does it hurt?

The procedure does not cause pain. At the start of the procedure, you may experience a “strange” sensation of wanting to go to the toilet, but most people get used to this feeling in the first few minutes, and even find the colonic treatment “unexpectedly relaxing”.

How many treatments do I need?

It all depends on your condition and on the results of the first colonic. If a condition has been building up for years, it is unlikely that it will disappear completely after 40-50 minutes of cleansing, but most people feel improvements after the very first session.

Will I lose weight?

You will lose waste only, not fat. Colon Hydrotherapy can help to kick start a weight loss regime.

What will I feel like after the treatment?

Generally, you will be able to continue with your plans for the day, drive, go back to work etc.

Some people feel energised straight away, some feel tired “in a nice way” – in the same way as one feels tired after a good workout, some feel lighter, some feel very hungry, some don’t feel like eating for hours afterwards….

In some instances people may feel quite tired as the detoxification process kicks in deeper, and in these instances we recommend coming for a repeat colonic without delay.

We don’t recommend eating heavy food and drinking alcohol, coffee or tea for at least 24 hours after the treatment, to get the full benefit of the detoxification process.

Why do you recommend supplements after a colonic treatment?

In the ideal world, if you lived on naturally fertile farmland and ate organic home-grown freshly cut vegetables, berries and fruit, fish from the river, natural live yoghurt etc you would not need any supplements (and, as a matter of fact, you would not need a detox programme either!).  However, in the real world we need to assist our bodies to self-cleanse, hence the need for supplementation.

What supplements would you recommend for maintenance between colonic treatments?

It is vital to repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria after a colonic or you could be at risk from pathogens entering your body.  Probiotics are available to purchase at the clinic or your therapist can make a recommendation for you.

Can I have a colonic if I am having a period?

Yes you can. Please make sure you have a spare tampon or towel that you can use immediately after the treatment.

Can I have a colonic if I am pregnant?

We would not recommend colonics during pregnancy unless it is recommended and performed by a qualified medical practitioner specialising in pregnancy.

How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have it while I am nursing?

You can have a colonic 10-12 weeks after a regular childbirth, unless you had complications or a caesarean. You need to decide for yourself whether your body has recovered enough from the shock of the childbirth. Make sure your stitches have healed fully, talk to your doctor or nurse if in doubt.

You can have a colonic while you are nursing.

Are there any reasons why I should not have a colonic

Yes, some of the contraindications are listed below, if in doubt please contact us on 07951684427 or email info@vitalitycolonics.co.uk

Active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
Active diverticulitis
Congestive heart disease
Severe uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure)
Liver cirrhosis or severe liver disease
Kidney disease
Very painful or large haemorrhoids or anal fissure
Colo-rectal carcinoma (bowel cancer)
Active infections
Severe haemorrhaging
Severe anaemia
Recent colon surgery
Pregnancy (see above)
Abdominal Hernia

Will I be able to drive home after the colonic?

Most people do not find it difficult to drive back after their colonic treatment.

Do I have to leave my modesty at the door?

You certainly don’t need to. We use fully disposable kits: water line, waste line, speculum, undergarments, and incapads. You are covered all the time.

 

Click on the link below to see a video of a typical colon hydrotherapy session

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