What is a colonic?

Also called colon hydrotherapy or colon irrigation, a colonic is a safe and effective way to remove toxins and waste from the colon without the use of laxatives, drugs or supplements.  It consists of a gentle flow of warm water used to cleanse the colon of gas, toxins, fecal matter, mucous or undigested food throughout the whole session.

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What do I expect first session?

During the session, the client lies fully draped on the treatment table so your privacy is intact. The Therapist will do an abdominal massage to assess where there are potential blockages are and continues to massage throughout the session to help the colon discard fecal matter and tone the colon muscles.  Next, the Therapist will insert a disposable sterile speculum approximately 2 inches into the rectum. Attached to the speculum is 2 hoses: a small tube where warm filtered water flows into the colon and a larger hose where fecal matter is removed.Any waste that is eliminated is fully contained within the hose, so there is no odor or mess during the process.  The client has the option to view the waste through a viewing window before the waste goes directly into the sewer system. A series of water fills and releases takes place during the treatment, which lasts approximately 30 - 45 minutes. The Therapist will be in the room throughout the entire procedure, and works with the client on various breathing and massage techniques to aid the elimination process. Therapists are trained professionals who will make you feel very comfortable with all aspects of the process.

What are the benefits to having a colonic? 

  • Purges the colon and helps to eliminate stagnant stool by removing excess acidity, bacteria, toxins, gas, mucus and potential parasites from the body.  When it is removed, your colon can begin regular and normal bowel movements with a wider channel to travel through.  Also prevents constipation.

  • Cleansing enables the body to absorb more nutrients and vitamins, heal quicker, allow supplements and natural foods to be more effective, boost immune response, eliminate fatigue, improve mental clarity, clears skin, and reduce weight.

  • A colon that has been cleansed allows only water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream rather than releasing toxins and bacteria through the colon walls. When the colon is detoxified, it clears the way for essential nutrients to filter into your body unobstructed.          

What Equipment is used?

Wellness on 109 uses the Hydro San Plus system (State of the art - Model A) manufactured in Arizona by Specialty Health Products. It is FDA registered and approved in Canada and features temperature controlled water mixing, and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature gauges, and a built-in sanitizing unit and water purification system

What is an Implant?
An implant or additive is a small amount of undiluted liquid inserted into the colon through the rectum. This solution is retained however long the body allows it in the colon. The solution can be a combination of Bentonite, Chlorophyll, Coffee, or Aloe. The effect and benefits are more potent than ingesting orally, because the solution does not have to travel through the entire digestive tract to be absorbed into the body, it gets directly absorbed by the muscular tissues of the colon. 

Aloe Vera Implants   
Helps to decrease inflammation or intestinal ulcers. 

Bentonite Implant
Draws toxins 40 times its weight. 

Especially helpful when coming down with a cold or flu. 

Also beneficial when used with Aloe Vera.

Chlorophyll Implant  
Soothes, deodorizes, helps to break up built up waste, removes gases, feeds friendly flora in the colon.

Coffee Implant
Stimulates the liver and colon to let go of toxic

waste and encourages movement of the colon (peristalsis).

Types of Implants:

Does it hurt? How big is the tool that is inserted in my anus?

No. Many people say the treatments are painless and easier than they thought it would be. Adhering to the recommended pre-cleanse instructions prior to your colonic is a good way to avoid potential uneasiness.Treatments are generally free of discomfort although some slight abdominal cramping can occur as the colon contracts to release the water, waste and gas. This cramping is no different from cramping which can occur under normal circumstances when having abowel movement.

Is Colon Hydrotherapy safe?

Yes.  Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective way of cleansing the large intestine.

 

How do I prepare before first session?

Oral cleansing products are recommended for approximately 2-3 days prior to the first treatment but optional. Diet options are also recommended for approximately 1-2 days prior to the first treatment as well (a light diet or juice fasting). Since pre-cleansing is customized according to your individual situation, The Therapist will work with you to personalize your program plan. Treatments can also be done without following this protocol by not eating 2 hours before treatment, however pre-cleansing your system and lightening your food consumption prior to doing the treatments ensures optimal results. 

 

Will one colonic be enough?

Almost never. Many of us have impacted feces in our colon even if we have daily bowel movements. A colonic moves some of the waste and each time the water is able to flush further into the colon to encourage the cleansing process. Every person's goals will differ; sessions will depend on the individual and will be discussed at your consultation. Just as exercise on a daily or weekly basis is essential to tone and tighten the outer body, some people use colonics regularly to tighten and rebuild their digestive t

 

What is an Implant?
An implant or additive is a small amount of undiluted liquid inserted into the colon through the rectum. This solution is retained however long the body allows it in the colon. The solution can be a combination of Bentonite, Chlorophyll, Coffee, or Aloe. The effect and benefits are more potent than ingesting orally, because the solution does not have to travel through the entire digestive tract to be absorbed into the body, it gets directly absorbed by the muscular tissues of the colon. 

 

Is it covered by insurance?

At Wellness on 109 it partially is! Therapists are Registered Massage Therapist and will be performing an abdominal massage to cover a portion of the treatment fees

 

Do I lose weight?

Colon hydrotherapy should not be used as a tool for weight loss however some clients do notice weight loss as a result of pulling out accumulated waste in the intestinal tract. When the colon is clean and functioning productively, our digestion, absorption and elimination improves, and metabolism often improves as a result. Some people hold several pounds of waste in the colon.  Once this is cleaned out there can be immediate weight loss but this depends on the individual. Colonics can help kick start a diet or when weight loss has slowed down during a diet, colonics can help to speed up weight loss again.

 

How long does a treatment take?
Actual treatment time is 45-60 minutes, but you should plan for 2 hours for the initial visit.  This will include going through your health history and goals.  We explain the process step by step and answer any questions.  Subsequent treatments may be 30-75 minutes.

 

What can I expect to feel afterwards?
Clients generally report a feeling of lightness, increased energy and sometimes even increased mental clarity.Most likely, you'll feel great. As soon as the colonic is finished you can carry on with your daily routine. For some, the colonic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won't be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. For others it takes a few days before the bowel moves again after a colonic.

 

How is this different from an enema?

An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon whereas a colonic reaches the entire length of the colon (the large intestinal tract approximately 5 to 5½ feet in length) Colon hydrotherapy is many more times effective.

“One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.” (Dr. Norman Walker)

 

Can I go back to work after a colonic?

Certainly. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.

 

Who should not have a Colonic:

If you are under medication for any condition, you may consult your health care provider for any interference with additional water intake and absorption.

  • Anal fissures (current)

  • Anal fistulas

  • Aneurysm.

  • Bowel perforation

  • Cancer - colon (or any other cancer only with doctor's permission and supervision). 

  • Cardiac condition (Only with doctor's prescription, and supervision). Blood pressure above 160/1000

  • Gallstones or gall bladder disease

  • Heart disease

  • Hernia (abdominal), or internal hemorrhaging. 

  • HIV

  • Kidney disease

  • Liver failure (acute), liver cancer, cirrhosis, or stage four hepatitis. 

  • Long term oral steroid use

  • Lupus

  • Pregnancy

  • Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure)

  • Surgery (abdominal) still in the process of healing (less than 6 months ago)

 

Will colon products do the same thing?

There is a plethora of colon cleansing products being sold online and in retail stores. Although some of these products work well, most Colon Hydrotherapists will agree that colon cleansing is best achieved usinmultiple modalities. Oral cleansing products are beneficial, however using these in conjunction with Colon Hydrotherapy treatments will provide the best cleansing possible. The oral cleansing products will help to soften and loosen accumulated material, while the Colon Hydrotherapy treatments ensure it is effectively eliminated. The Therapist will work with you to recommend the necessary pre-cleansing products to help you achieve the cleansing results you desire.

 

Is there a special kind of water used for colonic hydrotherapy?

We use highly filtered water, which passes through separate filters before being heated to the proper temperature. The warm water allows the colon to absorb and flush toxins.

Will it make the bowel lazy?

No, it is actually an exercise for the large Intestine. Stimulation, contraction and relaxation will help tone and reshape the colon to aid incomplete elimination.

 

I am on my period. Should I come for my treatment?

It can actually be a very good time for a colonic as it will help release the waste. So for most clients we say it is best to come even when on your period.

 

 

Do you experience any of these health problems?

  • Abdominal gas

  • Acne

  • Anxiety, depression

  • Bad breath, body odour

  • Bloated stomach, abdominal discomfort

  • Confusion, brain fog

  • Constipation, diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Food cravings

  • Headaches (frequent), lower back pain

  • Indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability

  • Irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diverticulitis

  • Low energy and vitality

  • Low resistance to colds and infections

  • Nausea

  • Poor appetite

  • Premenstrual difficulties

  • Skin problems

  • Weight issues

 

These are all indicators that you may need to cleanse. Colonic irrigation is an excellent way to accomplish this objective. A healthy colon is the key to living a healthy life. 

 

These are just some of the symptoms Colon Hydrotherapy helps. 

Please call if you have any other conditions to see if it will assist you.

 

DISCLAIMER: This area is for information only, and should not be considered as medical advice. It is supplied so that you can make a informed decision. All information on our site are not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, prevent or treat any disease or health conditions. Please understand We do not claim to cure or treat any disease or injury. We give no medical advice; none of the wording in this office has been evaluated. Please consult with your health practitioner before considering any therapy or therapy protocol.