Colon Hydrotherapy - Your Questions Answered
The thought of colon hydrotherapy can be rather daunting if you’ve never received one. The KX spa boasts two of the leading colonic hydrotherapists in the field, so you can rest assured that colon hydrotherapy at KX will leave you feeling relaxed, relieved, rejuvenated and reinvigorated. We have put together a list of FAQ’s to ensure any questions or worries you may have about colon hydrotherapy are answered.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY?
• Re-educates the colon, which improves elimination of faecal matter during a bowel movement.
• Restores muscle tone to the colon.
• Improves biosis of the gut (correct balance of friendly/non-friendly bacteria internally).
• Removes toxicity in the body.
• Reduces gas and bloating.
• Improves symptoms associated with IBS.
• Improves nutrient absorption.
• Gives a feeling of wellbeing both physically and mentally.
WHAT IS A COLON?
The colon, or large intestine, is the end portion of the human digestive tract (food carrying passageway extending from the mouth to the anus). The colon is approximately 5 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste and to conserve water within the body. Also, there are bacteria living in the colon which synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamins K and portions of the vitamin B complex.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HAVING A COLONIC?
Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time (i.e. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.) poses several problems. Firstly, this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Secondly, impacted materials impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria-produced vitamins. And finally, a build-up of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movement, constipation, and the result of these disorders.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A COLON HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT?
Also known as a ‘colonic’, ‘colon lavage’, ‘colon irrigation’, or ‘high colonic’, colonic hydrotherapy is a safe, comfortable and effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with warm water. It is not painful or embarrassing and the therapist will ensure your comfort and care at all times. At the start of your first treatment the therapist will ascertain your reasons for beginning treatment, and fully explain the procedure as it will happen. The therapist will be present throughout the entire treatment to discuss your lifestyle and diet and observe how you and your body responds during the session. You will be fully covered by a gown and/or large towel at all times. The treatment itself lasts between 35-45 minutes, with time left at the end to visit the bathroom. Dietary and supplement recommendations will be given as well as advice on how many treatments may be needed.
IS IT EMBARRASSING TO HAVE A COLONIC?
No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. Your emotions will be acknowledged and honoured. After the gentle insertion of a small tube into the rectum, you are completely covered. Disposable tubing carries clean water in and waste out in a gravity pressured system. The mess and odour sometimes present during an enema simply does not exist with a colonic.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE TOXIC MATERIAL IN MY COLON?
This condition is prevalent in all civilized societies, and particularly in the UK. Common signs include headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhoea, sciatic pain, and so forth. As you can see, intestinal toxicity is part and parcel of many peoples everyday experience.
IS A COLONIC PAINFUL?
It rarely is. Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. A professional colon therapist is skilled at putting you at your ease and minimising discomfort. Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterward. Sometimes during a colonic, the colon muscles will contract suddenly expelling considerable amounts of liquid and waste into the rectum. This may feel like cramping or gas, and may create a feeling of urgency to empty the rectum. Such episodes, if they do occur, are brief and easily tolerated.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED TO HAVE?
Every person is treated as an individual and as such it is difficult to make overall statements about exact numbers of treatments. It all depends on the physical symptoms, lifestyle, time and effort of each person. It is, however, highly recommended to try and have a minimum of between 3-6 treatments in the beginning, ideally quite close together. This may be weekly for some, or every 3 or 4 weeks for others. Thereafter many clients move to treatments every 6-8 weeks on a regular basis, or 3 or 4 times a year. You will work closely with your therapist to decide what approach is best for you.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO TO GET READY FOR A COLONIC?
Try and avoid the following at least 24 hours before your treatment: alcohol, caffeine, fizzy drinks, sugar, red meat, dairy and wheat. Have lots of water, herbal teas, vegetables, soup, fish etc. to help prepare your system to get the most out of the session. Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic.
ARE COLONICS DANGEROUS IN ANY WAY?
Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with a colonic. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. Virtually all the materials which you come into contact with during the treatment are completely disposable. Cleaning and sterilization of the necessary equipment is done as normal procedure and clean linen is used for each colonic.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTERWARDS?
Most likely, you’ll feel great. Probably you’ll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Not infrequently, someone having their first colonic will remark that it was one of the most wonderful experiences of their life. As soon as the colonic is finished you can carry on with daily routine. For some, the colonic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won’t be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. It’s also possible you may feel light-headed or chilled for a few moments following a colonic.
Bookings can be made with KX Colon Hydrotherapists David Taylor and Michelle Laud at the Spa Reception, by calling directly on 020 7581 7250 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Spa is open to non-members