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Colonic Hydrotherapy FAQs

Colonic Hydrotherapy FAQs

Here at Your Body Hub, we’re committed to answering your questions and helping you get the care you need and deserve.

If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please give the clinic a call or submit an inquiry.

How long does the treatment take?

Generally, anywhere between 25-45 minutes. We allocate 60min for each appointment in total.

How should I prepare for my colonic?

Fasting for at least 4 hours is recommended (but not required) to ensure the body is not still digesting at the same time it is trying to detox. Other tips/suggestions that you can incorporate prior to your colonic include:

  • Being well hydrated
  • Eating lighter meals
  • Do not eat anything two hours before your session
  • Juicing, detoxifying, and fasting are all brilliant to tie in with colonics
  • It is a good idea to avoid alcohol, caffeinated tea and coffee, carbonated drinks, chocolate, processed and junk foods, dairy products, sugar, and heavy foods.
  • Avoid foods that irritate you.
What do I need to do post colonic?

Your therapist will discuss recommendations with you however as a general rule, avoiding greasy, sugary, spicy and other heavy foods directly after a colonic is best. Drink lots of water, take a probiotic and allow your body to rest if required. Alcohol should be avoided after a colonic as the colon, liver and bloodstream have just been cleansed and it will go straight into your system and effect you extremely quickly.

How many treatments will I need?

Having the one colonic is rarely enough to clean your entire bowel. One colonic will remove some of the putrefied faecal matter residing in the bowel. The second and following will release much more so a minimum of three sessions is recommended. As the bowel is anywhere between 1.5-2m in length one session does not usually achieve a full cleanse. We can offer advice on a treatment plan designed to help you. 

Will colonics help constipation?

Colon Hydrotherapy is able to relive constipation through hydrating and strengthening the bowel and removing old and stubborn faecal matter. If you are not having a daily bowel movement that feels ‘finished’ then you could be classed as being constipated. Having a bowel movement every second, third or tenth day needs to be addressed and colonics can help as it works to strengthen a lazy or under used muscle (the colon). It’s like boot camp for the belly! 

Will colonics reduce bloating?

Yes, they can.  Colonics can release kilos of solid waste and gas which reduces bloating. For those of you with chronic bloating, we have a wealth of advice to help you understand what causes bloating and what simple lifestyle changes can be made to help reduce the discomfort.

Can I have a colonic while I’m on my period?c

Yes, of course you can. This is actually a great time for a colonic as your body is already detoxing through your monthly flow and you may be feeling tired, bloated or irritable which a colonic will help.

Will my colonic be painful?

Colonics should not be painful, however depending on your toxicity and the level of compaction in your colon, your first session may be a bit uncomfortable as all of these toxins are stirred up to be released. Some clients experience nausea which goes away immediately after the toxicity is flushed from the body. Others experience mild to moderate cramping (similar to that of a period pain or diarrhoea) which again goes away once the body releases the toxicity. The feeling of release is euphoric and after your first session you should feel lighter, cleaner and refreshed.

What are the contraindications (conditions) that could prevent me from receiving colon hydrotherapy?

The following are contraindications for colon hydrotherapy. If any of these apply to you, we are not able to treat you with colon hydrotherapy at the present time, unless you have a written prescription from an MD or ND showing supervision over our services for the contraindication.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR COLON HYDROTHERAPY

  • Cancer of the colon or GI (gastrointestinal) tract.
  • Acute abdominal pain (please call us to clarify).
  • Recent history of GI or rectal bleeding.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension.
  • History of seizures.
  • Carcinoma of the rectum.
  • Abdominal surgery*
  • Intestinal perforation.
  • Abdominal hernia.
  • Recent colon or rectal surgery.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Recent heart attack.
  • General debilitation.
  • Vascular aneurism.
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Epilepsy or psychoses.
  • Severe hemorrhoids.
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Fissures or fistula.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • Acute Crohn’s disease.
  • Rectal or abdominal tumours.

If you have any of these contraindications you may still be eligible to receive colon hydrotherapy once they have subsided or been eliminated.

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