What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy is a gentle internal bath using warm, purified water that can help eliminate stored faecal waste, mucus, gas and also toxic substances. Colon Hydrotherapy does not only cleanse the colon, it has a much broader effect. Additional benefits can often be observed throughout the body, clearer skin, mental clarity and more energy to name but a few. Circulatory, immune and weight problems often improve amongst many other positive side affects. Very often people are referred to colonic practitioners by other complementary therapists including Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, etc., since by detoxifying the system with Colon Hydrotherapy these therapies are usually more effective.
What Is Involved?
Your first visit will involve the taking of your case history followed by an explanation of the procedure. The colonic treatment itself will take between 30-35 minutes, during which time water will be gently introduced into the colon via the rectum, whilst special massage techniques are used to stimulate release of stored matter. Your modesty is preserved at all times. No fasting or special measures are necessary prior to your first and subsequent treatments.
What Is The Colon And Where Is It?
The colon is situated in the abdomen and is the last part of the digestive tract. It carries out a number of vital functions and so consequently is a very important organ. The colon completes the digestive process by absorbing water and nutrients, it also synthesizes vitamins. It is a major part of the excretory system, eliminating body wastes and food, it also protects us from infection and disease. If the colon is functioning properly it is helped with billions of friendly bacteria which inhabit the colon and make up 70% of the dry weight of faecal waste.
Why Colon Hydrotherapy?
Each day our bodies absorb toxins and chemicals from both the preservatives and additives in the food and drinks we ingest, from the polluted air we breathe and from petro-chemicals found in most cosmetic products we put on our skin. As these foreign substances are absorbed into the bloodstream they become toxins to our living cells. Assimilation of needed nutrients and ridding the body of toxins becomes difficult if faecal matter is allowed to build up and becomes stored within the colon. Colon Hydrotherapy works to detoxify, soothe and tone the colon, and promotes healthy peristalsis.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
This depends on the individual case and you will be advised after your first consultation. It may vary from only one treatment to a number spread out over a period of time, after which maintenance treatment may need to be continued. A minimum of 3 treatments is usually recommended initially.
The healthy transit time of food through our bodies is less than 24 hours. On average in the UK it is now 60-70 hours. The United Kingdom is the most constipated nation in the world.