What is the purpose of having a Colonic?
Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, (i.e. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms etc.) poses several problems. First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Second, impacted materials impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria-produced vitamins and finally, a build-up of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, linked to constipation.
Is it embarrassing to have a colonic?
No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with Catherine, your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and I 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.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a colonic?
Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic. 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.
What can I expect afterwards?
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.
If colonics are so good, why haven’t I heard about them before?
Historically, artefacts and records show that people have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing their colon. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present-day colonic machine was developed, providing a significantly improved method of accomplishing colon cleansing. Up to the late 1920’s many doctors had colonic machines in their offices and machines were found in hospitals as well. Articles dealing with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930’s. At that time modern man began a 50 year love affair with drugs and surgery. These seemed to offer a relatively instant relief for body aliments, resulting in purification and prevention techniques becoming less attractive. Recently however, there has been a resurgence of interest in using natural approaches for healing the body and colonics have rapidly been regaining the respectability they have already earned.
Are colonics dangerous in any way?
Fancy a colonic? No worries, it's a natural process and totally safe! We're all about providing you with a clean and hygienic service, where our equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. Plus, we always use disposable linen and speculums to make sure there's no chance of any cross-contamination. Rest assured, we hold super high cleaning standards to keep things fresh and clean!
Are there any additional benefits I might expect from a colonic?
Working with a skilled therapist, like Catherine, 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
Is a colonic painful?
A professional colon therapist, like Catherine, is skilled a putting you at your ease and minimizing discomfort. Any discomfort initially is usually when the speculum is insert and this is due to tension and resistance in the muscles of the rectum.
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.
Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?
The truth is that the washing out of putrefied materials in the large intestine, increases the food intestinal flora to flourish. Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment which has been washed free of putrefaction and it’s accompanying harmful bacteria. This is why the intestines of a new born baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying rubbish and make a better environment for the good flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media. It also stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one.
How long does a colonic last?
Probably 90% of all colonics take about 45 minutes. It could be shorter or longer than that, based upon the judgement of Catherine and sometimes, the wishes of you, the client. There will also be about some time required before the colonic for Catherine to go over your medical history and to explain the procedure fully to you and answer any questions you might have. For your first colonic you should expect to spend an hour and half at the clinic.
Is there a special kind of water used for colonic hydrotherapy?
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.
Will it be okay to eat after having a colonic?
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.
Suppose I have been suffering from constipation for a long time, will colonics help?
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. Often, however, because the colon has been sluggish for so long, it has become severely weakened due to being constantly bathed in toxic waste, stretched from holding excessive amount of stools and frequently constricted by chronic tension in the colon. The process of colonic hydrotherapy is excellent for cleansing and healing the colon sufficiently so that changes in diet, exercise and attitude are then able to produce their effects. Many people find the relief provided by colonics stimulates the motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in their lifestyle.