What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, is a gentle way of internally cleansing the colon from accumulated waste matter, by introducing water through the rectum into the colon. As the water flows in and out, it washes the colon, carrying with it waste matter. In combination with clean diet and regular exercise, colonics can help people break unhealthy habits and improve their overall wellbeing.
Why is Colon Hydrotherapy Important?
The majority of people, largely due to improper lifestyle, have impacted colons. Without a clean colon, we may become susceptible to a number of health challenges including indigestion, allergy, backache, body odour, fatigue, disturbed sleep, menstrual challenges, depression, etc. Thus, it is important to continuously de-obstruct the colon from impacted waste matter.
Appointments are booked in advance. Each appointment is 1 hour long. To book an appointment, please click here. In general, we recommend 6-9 colon hydrotherapy sessions (spaced 1-7 days apart). However, this number may vary from client to client depending on colon condition. The Colon Hydrotherapist will make recommendations based on each client’s individual needs. Once the colon is cleaned, we recommend at least one session per month for maintenance. We suggest refraining from food at least 2 hours before appointment, and avoiding obstructive and dehydrating foods and drinks such as junk foods, nuts, seeds, meats, dairy, grains, legumes, alcohol, and coffee at least 24 hours prior. If this is your first time at the new Life Colonics location, please print, complete, and bring the Client Intake Form with you to save time. Please know the contraindications to colon hydrotherapy before booking an appointments (see Client Intake Form).
We use a Health Canada and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved device and clean disposable supplies to bring you the most hygienic and safest experience possible. A certified Colon Hydrotherapist explains the procedure and ensures maximum comfort at all times. The procedure itself is safe and painless. It includes gently inserting a clean disposable speculum into the rectum and introducing purified temperature and pressure controlled water in and out of the colon. During the session, several filling and emptying cycles are performed within 36-45 minutes. This softens and loosens waste matter allowing it to be released through an outflow tube that is connected to a drain (making it a closed system) without any exposure to you or the therapist. Trapped gases and/or parasites may be released along with the fecal matter. The flow of water into the colon helps, not only wash the colon, but also “exercise” colon muscles, thus stimulating natural peristalsis, which is fundamental for digestive health. A lighted “viewing tube” allows you to see the discharged matter as it leaves the colon. The therapist will gently massage the abdomen to help dislodge impacted waste form colon walls. A good colonic yields 20-30 bowel movements worth of matter. At the end of the session, you will be asked to leave the colonic table and head to the toilet to release excess waste and/or water. Detoxification and healthy living are discussed during the first few sessions.
After the session, you may return to your normal activities just as you would after a regular bowel movement. Do your best to avoid obstructive and dehydrating foods and drinks such as junk foods, nuts, seeds, meats, dairy, grains, legumes, alcohol, and coffee at least 24 hours after the appointment. After a few sessions, most people start appreciating the benefits of colon hydrotherapy.