Colonic Hydrotherapy – Treatment and benefits

Colonic Hydrotherapy is a naturopathic treatment that involves the safe, gentle infusion of warm water into the colon, bathing the bowel and giving it a soothing, cleansing internal massage at the same time. Colonic Hydrotherapy works by using the body’s natural nerve and muscular activity to aid evacuation of waste from the bowel, both during and after treatment. Colonic Hydrotherapy is not only relaxing, cleansing and helpful for gut issues, but it may also make you think clearer and feel happier

This treatment is an effective and safe process of cleansing the colon. This cleanse is done with purified filtered water, which removes colon waste – an “internal shower” which will leave you feeling healthier and energised.

Why choose Colonic Hydrotherapy

A clean, strong and well functioning colon is essential to maintaining optimal health. Good Gut  health effects so much more than just our colon.  It can effect our every day mood and behaviours

The foods we eat today and the stressful lives many of us live can interfere with the way the bowel functions. This often leads to digestive problems and a feeling of ill-health and can make life really miserable

An unclean, weak and poorly functioning colon is a breeding ground for disease and sickness. A diet of refined, processed foods inevitably causes problems for the colon. Over time, the colon will lose the ability to process vital nutrients, absorb water and to eliminate faecal matter from the body – a condition commonly known as constipation.

When the digestive system does not function well people often report a number of health issues. These may include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Candida/Thrush
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Skin problems
  • Acid Reflux (heart burn)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Weight problems
  • Gas/flatulence
  • Headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Feelings of heaviness

Colonic hydrotherapy directly targets the colon to loosen and remove waste material, leaving your colon feeling lighter, fresher and healthier.

*Please note – the results from having a colon hydrotherapy treatment can vary from client to client. A positive approach to changing diet and lifestyle is needed for the best outcome

Colonic FAQ

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Your safety is my top priority , and though the treatment is gentle and safe there are some existing health conditions where we are unable to do the treatment.

The below conditions are contraindications – medical advice is needed in order to proceed if these conditions apply to you as the treatment cannot be carried out.  Please discuss with your therapist and your doctor before proceeding.  In many instances a doctors note will be needed to perform the treatment.

Absolute Contra-indications

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Active Fissure
  • Active Inflammatory Bowel Disorders – Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, Colitis and Diverticulitis.
  • Active Rectal Fistula
  • Anti-Coagulants
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia (occurs in spinal injuries at or above T6)
  • Bowel Obstruction – e.g., adhesions, volvulus, tumour, etc.
  • Carcinoma of the colon or rectum
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diabetes – Uncontrolled
  • Epilepsy – Uncontrolled
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension –severe or uncontrolled.
  • Inflamed Haemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Intussusception
  • Liver function
  • Pregnancy
  • Radiotherapy of abdominal area not discharged from medical care
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Tight Sphincter
  • Undiagnosed Persistent Diarrhoea

The following timelines given post-surgery/treatment are deliberately conservative and could be less with the written support of a Medical Professional.

  • Recent bowel biopsy – 3 months.
  • Recent prostate biopsy made through the bowel – 3 months.
  • Recent abdominal surgery, laparoscopic or open – 3-6 months depending on severity
    of surgery and on medical discharge with no complications.
  • Recent laparoscopic investigation – 6 weeks and on medical discharge
  • Recent surgery of colon or rectum – 6 months.

Relative Contra-indications

The following are industry agreed relative contraindications. The suitability of the treatment remains specific to the individual and must be assessed by a professional Colonic Hydrotherapist.

  • Recurring inflammatory bowel disease episodes.
    Generally, more than 3 episodes in a year or within 3 months of a flare up.
  • Highly anxious, stressed or emotional client.
  • Fainting (vaso-vagal attack).
  •  Joint Replacement (hip, shoulder, knee.)
  • Severe underweight or eating disorders.
  • Severe anaemia.

Reference –
RICTAT Contraindications 26.05.21©