How long does the actual treatment time take?
The first session will take longer than the follow up sessions as it will involve a consultation. Plan about and hour to an hour and a half for the first session. The actual recommended time on colon hydrotherapy equipment is between 30 and 45 minutes.
After the first session allow an hour from arrival to departure. Is it safe?
Yes. All our staff are fully trained and certified and we only use state-of-the-art equipment. The water is introduced at a low gravitational pressure and is constantly monitored, so there is no danger of bowel perforation. All equipment is pre-sterilised and disposable. Surrounding areas are disinfected using hospital approved disinfecting solutions, which kill all viruses, bacteria and fungi. Colon hydrotherapy, unlike the use of laxatives, is not habit forming and actually improves the tone of the colon.
How discreet is the treatment?
Your modesty is preserved at all times. During the treatment itself you will be fully covered, using a gown, and a blanket will be placed over you to maintain your dignity. All medical details obtained from the consultation are strictly confidential.
How much of the intestines are actually cleansed during a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
During a treatment it is possible for a professional colon therapist to cleanse the full length of the colon (large intestine). The small intestine are not specifically involved in colon hydrotherapy treatment.
Should I see my doctor before my first colon hydrotherapy session?
If you believe you have any medical conditions or health concerns then it is always a good idea to consult your GP before embarking on a course of colon hydrotherapy. Typically a medical examination is not required. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe and relaxing treatment and at Hertfordshire Colonics we only use state-of-the-art equipment professionally administered by a certified colon therapist.
Does colon hydrotherapy remove friendly intestinal flora from the colon?
Cleansing the colon through colon hydrotherapy will help to bring the acid or alkaline ratio back into balance, allowing friendly bacteria to thrive, while inhibiting disease causing organisms. A client may further maintain this balance by taking acidophilus or other probiotic supplements which may be recommended to each client after their treatment.
Does having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the treatment?
No, in fact it is usually a good time to receive colon hydrotherapy since your body is already cleansing and the treatment may help relieve cramping associated with menstruation. Your menstrual flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment. Flushing the colon can also reduce abdominal pressure associated with menstrual cycles. All we ask is that you remove your tampon before the treatment starts.