In today's modern world more than ever before we are constantly faced with toxins from our food and environment. GMO’s, pesticides, excessive sugar consumption and environmental factors such as stress can all have a detrimental effect on our body which puts it at a greater risk of dis-ease. Gently cleaning the colon naturally supports the body to detoxify from these factors resulting in greater overall health.
Cleansing the colon can be traced back to as far as 5000 B.C during Egyptian & Mesopotamian societies where it was used as an effective method to treat disease and ill health. Gut health has been continuously looked upon as the root of all diseases with it being a constant focus throughout history and particularly popularised by modern medicine fathers such as Galen, Da Vinci, Plato and Hippocrates.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy Is a natural, non-evasive water therapy where temperature controlled filtered water gently enters through the rectum and travels through the entire colon where it softens faecal matter. This helps cleanse the colon by flushing out old toxins such as Candida, parasites, mucus, undigested food particles whilst also eliminating gas. The average person can carry several kilos of old matter in their colon which can have been accumulated from weeks, months days or even years.
A build-up of toxins can be linked to numerous diseases and health issues from leaky-gut to more serious issues such as auto immune disorders and cancer.
Unlike enemas where they do not reach the entire colon, Colon hydrotherapy uses multiple flushes in a controlled, relaxing and gentle environment causing facial matter built up from further up the colon to be released with ease.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy include;
· Increased peristalsis
· Hydrates the body
· Increases energy
· Aids IBS, constipation and diarrhoea
· Can assist with chronic fatigue and depression
· Reduce headaches
· support concentration
· skin disorders
· cardiovascular issues
· digestive problems; such as bloating, intolerances, dysbiosis, flatulence, nausea
· can assist with healing candida/ yeast overgrowth
· can assist with parasite elimination
· reduce sugar cravings
· increase metabolic rate
· support better sleep
· reduce toxic accumulation
· assist in cleanses the liver and lymphatic system
· promotes longevity
Improved muscle tone of the colon from the reduction of toxic intestinal residue. The colon becomes clearer which allows for efficient elimination and the alleviation of constipation issues without side effects used from much of today's western medicine.
General sense of wellbeing. The colon is completely hydrated throughout the session which allows for improved blood flow to and from cells resulting in better functioning organs throughout the entire body.
Improved hormones and reduced PMS symptoms. The improvement of the muscles surrounding the area of the reproductive system can allow less pressure on these organs which in turn allows for them to work for effectively.
Increased immunity. A colon free from toxins and built up waste allows for improved absorption of nutrients. The large intestines is also connected to the nervous system and lymph nodes which are greatly supported. White blood cells which support our immune system can be taken around the body to fight pathogens and bacteria easier since there is an increased ability for the body to absorb water which our blood system requires for transportation.
Improved mood. Serotonin is a hormone regulates mood. Approximately 70% of all serotonin is produced in the gut. Once the gut has been cleared of toxins the intestinal cells can manufacture and use this hormone more effectively.
When the intestines and colon are overloaded with toxins and waste, it is unable to effectively do its job of removal. Toxins are then expelled using other emunctories such as the skin.
Assistance in weight loss. An average colon hydrotherapy session can remove. The removal of old faecal matter also in turn provides an increased metabolism.
Colon hydrotherapy is a great method used to hydrate after a flight or if suffering symptoms of constipation, a simple detox or for more chronic health issues. It is advisable to drink plenty of good quality water before your session which will help aid Elimination of waste.
If you are local to To Wonderland Wellness Spa our naturopath can provide you with a herbal tonic to consume for a few days prior which can help assist your bowels and body detoxify making the session more effective if required.
During your session
Our naturopath will leave you in our treatment room to undress from the waist down and lay on the infrared treatment bed with a towel covering below your waist. The infrared sauna mat further supports detoxification by heating the body on a cellular level whilst also ensuring you are at a relaxed comfortable temperature. Once the session has begun it lasts approximately 45 minutes in which during this time your colon is gently filled and emptied. Your stomach will be massaged by our naturopath to help aid assimilation and to ensure you receive the best possible results.
After your treatment you will be left to eliminate further in the private bathroom if required. It is important to drink plenty of water to keep hydrated afterwards. Since the colon has been cleansed and flushed we advise avoiding harder to digest foods at first such as nuts and seeds and to stick to lightly steamed vegetables/ salads / protein / bone broth or soup-based meals for the next 1-2 days if possible. Don’t eat a lot of raw vegetables as these can promote gas and bloating. A good quality probiotic is also further support for great gut health post treatment. This will support the body's detoxification process and lay the foundations for new healthy gut flora. By nourishing the body with food such as bone broth, probiotics and prebiotic vegetables following the cleanse, the body will absorb nutrients and minerals much easier since the cell walls of the colon are clearer. Fibre rich foods such as leafy greens are also highly recommended to continue to support health bowel movements. Further to this, you may feel more easily satiated since the colons walls are able to absorb the nutrients it requires much easier. A warm Epsom salts bath is also a lovely post treatment experience, boosting your magnesium absorption and further promoting detoxification.
Single Session (60 min) $135
Series of 3 x (60 min) $375
Series of 6 x (60 min) $720
COLONIC WITH COFFEE ENEMA
$200 (90 min)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What machine is used?
We use HydroSans for its quality and precise temperature and water control.
Are the therapists qualified?
Yes. Our therapists are all fully trained in colon hydrotherapy and are also practicing naturopaths with many years of experience.
Is the procedure uncomfortable?
No. You will feel the colon being gently filled with water and when your bowel is ready to remove the waste you will feel the need to release just like you would on the toilet. Each time you empty the bowel during the session you will feel a feeling of relief and lightness.
Do you use disposable equipment?
Yes. Our equipment is completely sterile and only used on you before being disposed. High hygiene standards are followed throughout the procedure.
How many sessions will I require?
For any individual who is new to colon hydrotherapy we recommend a minimum of three to six sessions to fully clear the colon and allow for maximum benefits. Since the length of the entire digestive tract can be up to 30 feet tall, these sessions spaced within a short space of time can fully allow the colon to be cleared in its entirety.
Does colon hydrotherapy wipe out all the good bacteria?
Colon cleansing will not wash away all the beneficial microflora since they are safely nestled in the mucosal lining. Most people’s colons are quite toxic which means the colon is quite overburdened with bad bacteria. By cleansing the colon with hydro-therapy we promote the elimination of yeasts, parasites, stubborn faecal material which then promotes a healthy microflora balance.
When is it not suitable to have a colonic?
If you suffer from the following then we advise that you do not have a treatment: Uncontrolled high blood pressure, Severe haemorrhoids, Severe anaemia, Rectal bleeding, Heart disease, Strangulated abdominal or inguinal hernias, Fissures or fistulas, Kidney failure, Bowel or rectal cancer, Liver disease, Colitis, Crohn's, GI haemorrhage or perforation. You are also advised not to have a colonic if you think you may be pregnant or are pregnant.