What is colon-hydrotherapy
Colonic hydrotherapy or irrigation is a gentle internal bath using warm, purified water that can help to eliminate stored faecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances from the colon. A practice dating from around 1500 B.C., colonics can also help retonify and reshape the colon. However, colonics have a much broader effect than simply cleansing the colon. Additional benefits can often be observed throughout the body in the form of clearer skin, more energy and mental clarity, fewer headaches, improvement in circulatory, immune and weight problems and many other positive side effects. Many people are referred to colonic practitioners by other alternative medicine therapists including homeopaths, acupuncturists, herbalists, etc., since by detoxifying the system using colonics, these therapies tend to be more efficacious.
What is Involved?
Your visit to a colonic therapist will involve the taking of your case history followed by an explanation of the procedure. You will be asked to remove your clothes from the waist down and will be given a large towel.The colonic itself will take about 45 minutes during which time water will be gently introduced into the colon via the rectum You will initially be asked to lie on your side and then you will lie on your back for the 45minute treatment. Your modesty is preserved at all times.
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'.
What will I feel like after the treatment?

Generally, you will be able to continue with your daily plans, 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 48 to 72 hours after the treatment, to get the full benefit of the detoxification process.
What are the contraindications to Colonic Irrigation

There are few people that cannot have a Colonic. However, the following conditions are contra-indicated and we will not treat :
 
Severe Cardiac Disease
(uncontrolled Hypertension or
Congestive Heart Failure)
Aneurysm
Severe Anemias
GI Haemorrhage/Perforation
Severe Haemorrhoids
Cirrhosis
Carcinoma of the Colon
Fissures/Fistulas
Abdominal Hernia
Recent Colon Surgery
Renal Insufficiency