Reasons to Consider Colon Hydrotherapy

Reasons to Consider Colon Hydrotherapy

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If you’re reading this post, you’re probably interested in the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and colonics. 

There are some questions we get asked frequently by those considering hydrotherapy to remove toxins.

Simply stated, colonics are a quick way to change your state of being.

Our hope is to help you understand the benefits of this unique approach to health. We will help you make better health choices by providing simple, actionable steps.

Remember, the absence of symptoms does not equal good colon health; it requires total wellness.

Why Get a Colonic?

Most people are driven to have their first colonic by digestive problems- constipation, bloating, gas, and pain, among other symptoms.

Cleansing the colon with hydrotherapy may help to reduce the toxic burden in your body. This is done by removing toxins from the body through gentle irrigation with large quantities of water.

While irrigating your colon doesn’t sound pleasant, practitioners claim it can provide numerous health benefits.

People who suffer from severe constipation or who are resistant to laxatives find nearly instant relief from hydrotherapy treatment. 

However, constipation isn’t the only reason you might want to consider colon hydrotherapy. One of these reasons is improving digestion and weight loss.

What is a colon cleanse?

Colon cleansing, also known as colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy, involves flushing the colon with water to remove waste.

It’s a practice that’s been around since ancient times, and the benefits are based on the premise that digestive waste can be a toxin to the body.

Generally, a professional called a colonic hydrotherapist performs the colon cleanse while you rest on a massage table.

It involves sending water through a tube into the rectum. Toxins are then expelled through a different tube, and the process is repeated.

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What Are the Benefits of Hydrotherapy?

Practitioners of colon cleansing say you can reap numerous benefits by removing the toxins from your digestive system.

According to some colonics practitioners, it can lead to weight loss, better digestion, increased energy, and clearer thinking.

A study published in 2016 indicates there is a strong correlation between colon hydrotherapy and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. (read full article here: 

Colon Hydrotherapy Should Only Be Done By A Professional

It’s important to understand that doing a colon cleanse doesn’t come without risks. Like most wellness options, it should be approached carefully and with sufficient knowledge of the potential risks.

Colon hydrotherapy is a procedure that should be done only be a licensed professional. If done improperly, colon cleansing can lead to damage to the colon.

Another risk when conducting certain colon cleanses are upsetting the balance of electrolytes in the body. Electrolytes, like potassium and sodium, carry electrical signals across cells, and an imbalance can lead to a loss of consciousness as well as kidney damage.

Most Frequent Questions and Answers To Colon Hydrotherapy

Your first session is bound to be a bit nerve-racking for you and we understand that! 

Our primary goal is to make you comfortable and to make you feel safe. These hydrotherapy resources may be useful in understanding how to prepare for your first hydrotherapy session.

Before beginning treatment, you will change into a loose gown and get comfortable. Then you will lie on your side and back for the insertion of a Speculum. 

When the water reaches a comfortable temperature, it’s slowly and gently started to flow into your colon. By facilitating the fills and releases, the colonic therapist is allowing the digestive system to release the accumulated waste matter. 

Further assistance with the release of toxic waste will be provided by the application of acupressure points and abdominal massage. 

Once the colon has emptied out as much as possible, the water will be turned off and speculum gently removed. 

Afterwards, you can use the restroom. This may be necessary to allow any additional elimination to occur. 

When you are finished changing, we recommend replenishing your probiotics.

What Should I Wear?

Dress for comfort. We recommend wearing clothing that is loose-fitting clothing and comfortable. Additionally, we will need this clothing to be easily removed from the waist down.

Can I go to work or do activities after my colonic?

Absolutely. All of your release should take place at the clinic. Occasionally, clients find they may need to use the restroom at our facility after a colonic treatment. This is particularly the case if, during the treatment, your colon didn’t release everything.

In order to experience the full effects of the hydrotherapy treatment, it’s a good idea to continue flushing your system after the treatment by consuming plenty of liquids.

If you’re experiencing your first colonic, we recommend scheduling the treatment at a time when you are not rushed. This may help aid you in feeling more relaxed and less stressed. This will ultimately help the treatment and assist in a larger release of toxins.


We understand that you may still have a number of questions about colon hydrotherapy. At Living Arts Wellness, we want you to understand the benefits of this treatment option and are happy to discuss if it’s right for you. 

Feel free to reach out at (970) 472-0995 or scheduling an appointment.

How to Maintain a Healthy Colon

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The Importance of a Healthy Colon

It’s easy to forget that every time we consume a meal, our bodies go to work. Your esophagus passes food and liquids to the stomach, your stomach breaks everything down, and your large intestine (otherwise known as your colon) absorbs the water from these wastes, which then creates stool. Most of us don’t think about this process often (if ever), but it becomes unfortunately apparently when we don’t have a healthy and functioning colon.

One of the most important things to do in keeping our colon healthy is taking preventative measures. Just like with a car or going to the dentist, there’s so much to be said for getting checkups instead of waiting for catastrophe to strike. Living Arts Wellness in Fort Collins specializes in many natural remedies and treatments to benefit the mind and body. Learn about the importance of a healthy colon (and tips to make this happen), and book a visit with Living Arts Wellness to get colon hydrotherapy and so much more!

What does your colon do?

To expand on the brief description above, the large intestine is also called the colon, and it plays a critical role in digestion and removing waste from the body. Approximately 5-6 feet in length and 3 in. in diameter, the colon gets rid of “food left over after the nutrients are removed from it, bacteria and other waste” according to Live Science. This is a process called peristalsis, and as waste moves through the colon, liquid and salt are removed before moving towards the rectum.

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Why do you need to keep your colon healthy?

Imagine never taking your garbage out. Anyone who has left their garbage inside a day longer than they should have knows (or should we say “nose”) what this can lead to. Having garbage buildup leads to a smelly situation at best, and at worst, attracts other creatures to reside in your home.

The same can be said for your colon—if something goes awry and your colon is unable to get rid of waste, the buildup can not only be unpleasant, but dangerous. Keeping your colon healthy is similar to taking out the trash, though perhaps even more important.

What can happen to an unhealthy colon?

As Colon Health Magazine states, “When an unhealthy colon is left unchecked, it can lead to interior structural damage, such as a breakdown of important mucus that lines the colon. An excessive amount of parasitic bacteria in the colon is known to be linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and Crohn’s Disease.” Additionally, the colon is at risk for developing polyps and colorectal cancer. Some of the diseases that can affect the colon can actually turn into cancer over time, or at the very least, increase the risk for developing colon cancer.

In some cases, people need to have a colectomy to treat the damage, which involves removing all or part of the colon. Those who experience a colectomy may have to wear a bag to collect waste and stool, which can either be temporary or permanent.

In short, an unhealthy colon can end up needing removal, and can even be replaced with a colostomy bag. If this doesn’t sound ideal, we would agree, and this is why we are dedicated to providing preventative measures that help take care of your colon.

What you can do:

Upkeeping a healthy colon might seem like a lot of work, but it’s easily achievable through a healthy lifestyle. Many experts agree that one of the best ways to protect your colon is through a healthy diet, which we will cover more thoroughly in a later blog topic. Fiber, both soluble and insoluble, is a vital component of a healthy diet that is especially important for the health of your colon. This is a nutrient that is largely underrepresented from people’s diets as a whole—as WebMD states, “The typical American consumes about 15 grams a day, but you need closer to 25 grams to 30 grams.” Given this, it’s unsurprising that $400 million is spent on laxatives in the United States each year, and one in six adults experience chronic constipation.

Another preventative step towards colon health that could show potential solution is through colon hydrotherapy. At Living Arts Wellness, we offer colon hydrotherapy and colon irrigation as health measures that could help the overall health of your large intestine. Some proponents of colon cleansing reference several potential benefits that could happen when trying this procedure, including:

  • Removal of toxins from the body
  • Losing weight
  • Improving the immune system as a whole

Colon hydrotherapy is a potential solution to helping your overall colon health improve. In addition to our colon irrigation services, Living Arts Wellness offers nutritional counseling to help maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Without question, however, is the fact that a healthier colon is key to a healthier body. We are committed to helping people in the Fort Collins area grow in their health in a holistic way—from massage therapy to colon hydrotherapy and everything in between, Living Arts Wellness is the resource you need. Contact us today and visit our clinic!

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