Also known as a ‘Colonic’, ‘Colonic Lavage’, ‘Colonic Irrigation’ or ‘High Colonic’, colonic hydrotherapy is safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with warm water. The aid of herbal infusions can be used to assist the elimination of faecal matter.
The colon or large intestine is the end portion of the human digestive tract
(food carrying passageway extending from the mouth to the anus). The colon
is approximately 1.5 m long and 6-7 cm in diameter. Its major functions are to
eliminate waste to conserve water. Also, there are bacteria living in the colon
which synthesize valuable nutrients such as Vitamins K and portions of the
Vitamin B complex.
Almost never.  Firstly, many of us have a considerable amount of impacted
faeces in our colon; these is hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material.
Secondly, there is a subtle learning process involved in receiving colonics. As
you become more aware of what is going in your abdomen and your body
learns how to allow the cleansing experience you are better able to enter into
that process and therefore more material is released. One colonic will remove
some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent
colonics will remove more. How many you wish to have will depend upon
your personal objectives. Your qualified therapist will advise you after your
initial colonic treatment.
Specifically, a colonic is used to accomplish the following:
  1. Cleanse the Colon – Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination.Debris that has built up over a long period is gently removed in the process of a series of treatments.  Once impacted material is removed, your colon can begin to co-operate as it was intended to.  In this very real sense, a colonic is a rejuvenation treatment.
  2. It Exercises the Colon Muscles – The build-up of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves peristaltic (muscular contraction) activity by which the colon naturally moves material.
  3. It Reshapes the Colon – When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape which in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques of the colon therapist helps to eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions finally enabling the colon to resume its natural state.
  4. It Stimulates Reflex Points – Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points, colonics stimulates these points, thereby affecting the corresponding body parts in a beneficial way.
No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease.  Your emotions will be acknowledged and respected.

After the gentle insertion of a small tube into the rectum, you are completely covered. Disposable tubing carries clean water in and waste out in a gravity pressured system. The mess and odour sometimes present during an enema simply do not exist with a colonic.
Since your abdomen will be massaged during the treatment, it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic. Try to make sure you're well hydrated the 48 hours leading up to your appointment, drinking 2 litres of water a day. Also, helpful but not essential, emptying the rectum with a bowel movement just prior to the colonic saves time and permits more to be accomplished.
Most likely you’ll feel great.  Probably you’ll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being.  Not infrequently, someone having their first colonic will remark that it was one of the most wonderful experiences of their life.  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.  It’s also possible you may feel light-headed or chilled for a few moments following a colonic – this is known as a healing crisis.
Being an essential natural process there is virtually no danger with a colonic.  Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. Cleaning and sterilisation of the necessary equipment is done as normal procedure and clean linen is used for each colonic as well. High standards of cleaning are paramount along with the use of disposable speculums and tubing to ensure that there is no risk of cross contamination.
Working with a skilled therapist a colonic can be a truly enlightening educational process.  You will learn to expand your awareness of your bodies functioning by including signals form your abdomen, your skin, your face and even from that most taboo of natural products, your elimination’s.  You will find that you can spot the beginnings of developing conditions through clues from these body regions and functions before they become serious.  You can deal with them sooner and more easily than you otherwise might if you waited until they produce effects seen elsewhere in the body.  Also, the solar plexus is the emotional centre and the transverse colon passes right through it.  If an emotional event is left uncompleted, it often results in physical tension being stored in the solar plexus, which affects all organs of the area, including the colon.  This on-going tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of faecal material through the colon, which is experienced as constipation.  Not only do colonics alleviate the constipation, they can assist you in creating a fully holistic view of your body’s functioning, leading to a better quality of life.
Usually, a painful experience is the result of resistance and tension.  A professional colon therapist is skilled a putting you at your ease and minimizing discomfort.  Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterwards.  Sometimes during a colonic, the colon muscles will contract suddenly expelling considerable amounts of liquid and waste into the rectum.  This may feel like cramping or gas and may create a feeling of urgency to empty the rectum.  Such episodes if they do occur are brief and easily tolerated.
Your colonic treatment will last 35-40 minutes. It could be shorter or longer than that, based upon the judgement of the therapist and sometimes, the wishes of the client.  There will also be about 30 minutes required before the colonic for the therapist to go over your medical history and 15 minutes should be allowed for changing. On a first colonic you should expect to spend an hour and half at the clinic.
We use highly filtered water, which passes through a number of filters before being heated to the correct temperature. This is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter.  Tap water is not used because it already has numerous chemicals and inorganic substances present.
We suggest that you eat at your normal meal time and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Just as it doesn’t make sense to have you car cleaned and then immediately drive it through mud, eating a meal known to cause trouble in your abdomen directly after a colonic isn’t an intelligent choice.  Salads, vegetable soups or broths, fruit or juices are the best choice.
The most frequent post-colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool.  Sometime if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic.  However, this is not due to the colonic, but rather to the weakness of the colon and should be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening and healing.  Very infrequently diarrhoea or loose bowels maybe experienced.  This could be due to the extra water introduced into the colon or to the stirring up of toxic waste.  If this should occur, it is usually of very short duration.  However, since severe diarrhoea dehydrates the body, it must be carefully monitored.
Constipation can be successfully treated with natural, harmless techniques, including the use of colonics.  Constipation is one of what may be termed ‘civilised man’s disease’. There are three factors involved in having a well-functioning colon: diet, exercise and attitude.  All three must be in balance for the colon to function well