Tips / FAQS
WELLNESS SERVICES – COLONICS – FAQS
What you need to know
1. Is colon hydrotherapy safe?
Yes. In fact, sessions are much safer and easier than the common enema.
2. How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon, whereas with colon hydrotherapy the entire length of the colon is reached and it and it is many more times effective. According to learned centenarian Dr. Norman Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”
3. Do I need a Doctor Referral for a Colon Hydrotherapy Session?
Yes, Federal law requires a prescription from your doctor for colonics. You may bring your own or obtain one from our medical director for a $35 fee. We will need your colonic intake form completed and sent to us 48 hours in advance of scheduling your first appointment. Only clients with a prescription can book an appointment online. Please call us if you have questions about your prescription or would like to book an appointment.
4. Does the treatment hurt? What is the difference between the “open” & “closed” system ?
No. In fact many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing. All new clients to colon hydrotherapy will be scheduled for the closed system. The closed system is administered by a skilled certified colon hydrotherapist who will be with you throughout the entire treatment. Please see articles for a detailed explanation of the open and closed systems.
5. How much of the intestines are actually cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
It is possible to cleanse the entire length of the colon during a professionally administered session. The small intestine is not specifically involved; however, the small intestine may be cleansed with the help of an oral intestinal cleanser.
Are there any contraindications to colon hydrotherapy?
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy for you, you should consult your physician or Healthcare practitioner.
Contraindications for the use of Colon Hydrotherapy includes, but may not be limited to: recent colon, rectal or Abdominal surgery, congestive heart failure, intestinal perforations, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids,
Abdominal hernia, renal insufficiency, first or last trimester of pregnancy and cirrhosis of the liver. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is otherwise very safe.
6. Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from prior use of the colon hydrotherapy equipment?
Both the Angel of Water system, & ClearWater system uses single-use, sterile rectal nozzles. The use of sterile disposables coupled with the implementation of both systems multi-stage sanitation protocol with EPA registered disinfectants leaves no danger of contamination.
7. How long does a session take?
Actual session time is about 45-60 minutes, but you should plan on about 1 hr 15 mins for your first consultation with session.
8. Does having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the experience?
No. Some consider it a good time to have a session since your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the session. However, some women prefer to wait until after their period is over to do a cleansing session.
9. What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
Refrain from eating about 2 hours before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.
10. Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
Usually not, but everyone is different. Some report a slight feeling of tiredness, but this is similar to the feeling you have after exercising vigorously. After a session, sipping warm liquids is usually very soothing. We have a relaxation room dedicated to you our clients where you can sip on some warm tea and relax before or after a session. If you have concerns, consult with your colon hydrotherapist.
11. Can I work directly after having colon hydrotherapy?
Yes. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.
12. Will I be left alone during the colon hydrotherapy session?
No. A certified colon hydrotherapist practitioner will be with you throughout the session for both your comfort and safety.