What is Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy (also known as "Colonics" or "Colonic Irrigation") is a safe, effective method of removing waste and toxic by-products from the large intestine, without the use of drugs or chemicals.
Warm, filtered water is introduced into the colon which helps soften and loosen the waste, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session. The water temperature can be varied slightly which has a profound effect upon the motility of the bowel. It enables water to be fed around the whole bowel, helping to alter peristalsis (or muscular rhythm) of the bowel itself. This helps to improve bowel function, reduce the transit time and reduce toxins by elimination.
Gentle abdominal massage is used during the treatment to aid peristalsis and removal of waste products. Herbal infusions are also incorporated (as appropriate) to assist detox, support liver function and remove gas, this is a complimentary part of your treatment at no extra cost.
The treatment encourages the digestive system to work efficiently and effectively.
Colonics Background and Theory
Colonic hydrotherapy has been around for centuries; with regular use at home and in hospitals by nurses to ensure daily bowel movements – a recognition of the importance of maintaining regular elimination.
The theory behind using water to improve elimination is simple; constipation, or bowel status, leads to higher levels of toxic substances produced in the bowel by bacterial fermentation, being reabsorbed into the bloodstream and then in turn effecting other organs of elimination in the body; the lungs (bad breath), the skin (spots, dryness, eczema), and the bladder (highly coloured urine). In some cases where there has been a long history of constipation, this can cause issues to other organs, intestinal cells, as well as hormonal and bacterial imbalances leading to ill health and symptoms of diseases.
Modern diets, stress and our more sedentary lifestyles have lead to the build up of faeces in curved pockets of the bowel. Colonic irrigation has an inlet for water and an outlet for waste. The water introduced during a colonic helps to soften the stools that may not otherwise be released naturally.