What to Expect with Colon Hydrotherapy
What can I expect during a colon hydrotherapy session?
Colon hydrotherapy is much more gentle than many people suspect! Most describe their session as “comfortable” and “relaxing.” The room is immaculate, cozy and quiet with a private bathroom right in the room. While lying on a comfortable table, temperature-controlled, purified water flows into the colon to gently stimulate the colon’s natural peristaltic action to release softened waste. For approximately 40 minutes, you will repeat a series of “fills,” where the water flows into the colon, and “releases,” where water and waste flow out. The process is guided and monitored by an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist who remains with you during the entire session. Your dignity and modesty are respected and preserved at all times. After the session, you have time to use the private bathroom to release any additional waste matter.
At Inner Spa, we use only FDA-registered colon hydrotherapy equipment. We used a “closed system” so there is virtually no odor, mess or embarrassment. The speculum and tubing is sterile, individually packaged and used for YOUR session only. In between clients, the equipment, bathroom and room is meticulously cleaned and disinfected for the highest possible public safety measures possible.
Why do I need to do an initial session if I’ve done colon hydrotherapy elsewhere?
Your initial visit for colon hydrotherapy at Inner Spa is our opportunity to get to know you and introduce you to the Spa. Your I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist will do a full consultation to determine your health history and goals. Just as you want your mechanic to understand your car, your colon hydrotherapist needs to understand your digestive system in order to help you on your journey.
What is the therapy room like?
At Inner Spa, each colon hydrotherapy room is pleasantly appointed, immaculate, cozy and quiet. Each room contains a private bathroom, comfortable table with disposable, single-use coverings, an FDA registered colon hydrotherapy device that is well maintained, a sink, and appropriate seating.
What kind of equipment is used in the service?
We use FDA registered colon hydrotherapy equipment, following all manufacturer guidelines for use and disinfecting. We also use FDA registered single-use, disposable speculum kits.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone is different; it all depends on you and your goals. Your appointment schedule is best determined during your first session while going over your history. An average rule of thumb is that general cleansing might be 5 to 8 sessions over the course of 3 to 4 weeks. Those choosing to do a deeper more complete cleanse may opt for 10 to 15 sessions over a 4 to 8 week period. Once your initial series is completed, maintenance can begin on a monthly basis to help keep the colon functioning optimally as well as keep the toxic load at a minimum.
It should be noted that even though one colon hydrotherapy session may be equivalent to several bowel movements, elimination during subsequent sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted feces is dislodged from the colon walls.
Does it hurt?
The simple truth is no. Ninety-nine percent of those who come in for colon hydrotherapy tell us that once the insertion is completed, they are very comfortable and enjoy the session and what they learn. While there may be some pressure from gas or movement inside the colon, it is not painful and mostly short-lived as the waste is eliminated from the body.
What should I wear to my appointment?
There is no special clothing required when you come in for a colon hydrotherapy session. We suggest you be comfortable.
What if I don’t like the session once it starts?
Our goal is to provide excellent service each and every time you visit. If you are uncomfortable continuing a service you simply need to tell your therapist and your session will be ended. It’s never a problem.
How do I prepare for a colon hydrotherapy session?
Preparing for colon hydrotherapy does not require any strict dietary protocol. We simply suggest that you treat your digestive system gently the day or two before your session. We suggest you:
- drink lots of water (at least 64 oz)
- eat whole food – fruits, vegetables and fiber
- avoid heavy foods such as dairy products, red meat, cheeses, and cream sauces as well as any foods that make you gassy
- avoid carbonated and sugary beverages as well as alcohol
We also suggest you stop eating and drinking all together two hours before your scheduled appointment. Once you have experienced colon hydrotherapy a few times, you will be able to monitor how your body reacts and what foods are appropriate for you before a session.
Will I have to spend the rest of the day in the bathroom after my session?
Since everyone is different and everyone responds differently to colon hydrotherapy, it’s difficult to say exactly how you’ll feel after your session. Most people report they are able to go about their business as usual, stating they feel lighter and more energetic; others may be tired and/or hungry. In some cases, people have reported a lack of appetite for the rest of the day, mild cramping or nausea. Many people come for a session on their lunch hour and head right back to work. We suggest you listen to your body and learn how it responds.
Is there a special diet after a colonic?
Just as before a colonic, we suggest you treat your digestive system gently for the rest of the day. We suggest you eat soft cooked foods (broth-based soups, steamed veggies, lean proteins) as they are easy on the digestive system; drink plenty of water; eat fresh vegetables and fruits; and avoid salad, nuts, icy foods/drinks, processed foods and sugar. Your colon hydrotherapist will remind you of these guidelines after your session. You are always welcome to call us if you have any questions or concerns once you get home.
Do I need to bring a book to read or music?
We suggest that you simply relax during your session. The vast majority of our clients engage with the therapist. Your therapist will talk with you throughout the session asking questions and sharing tips about healthy digestion and digestive function.