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: https://is.gd/JC4eUT) 

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.

Conclusion

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.