Massage and Colon Hydrotherapy

  1364 W. 600 S., Salt Lake City, Utah  84104  Phone:  (801) 366-9544
Colon Hydrotherapy                                                                  

Answers To Common Questions About Colon Hydrotherapy:

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What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?                                                   What Is The Cost Of A Session?  

What Is A Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?
                               How Much Time Should I Plan For The    
Why Should I Be Concerned About My Colon?                               First-Time Colonic Session?                   
How Many Colon Hydrotherapy Sessions Does One Need?
              What About Sanitation?
What Type Of Colonic Equipment Do You Use?                             Can I Work After A Colonic Session?

How Long Does A Session Take?                                               Will I Experience any Intestinal Discomfort Or
May I Bring Someone With Me?                                                  Fatigue After The Colonic Session?
Is The Process Uncomfortable?
                                                Can I Eat Afterward?
What About Insertion of The Tubing?  How Far In Does It Go?        What Is I-ACT?
What Is The Preparation For A Colonic?                                      Contraindications For Colon Hydrotherapy:
Post-Treatment Tips:                                                              May I Receive A Colonic During My Menstrual
                      
Can I have a Colonic if I am doing a Fast?                                Cycle?



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 What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy is the more modern term used for a colonic, colon irrigation, high colonic or high enema.  Colon hydrotherapy is a method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs.  By introducing filtered water into the colon (large intestine), the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis.  This process is repeated a number of times during a session.

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What Is A Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?

A session is a comfortable experience for most people.  However, if discomfort is experienced, the session can be stopped at any time.  The client is always in control.  Techniques utilized allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon at a slow controlled rate.  The water enters the colon through disposable tubing and speculum that are attached to the colonic equipment.  The water gently stimulates the colon's natural peristaltic action to release softened waste.  The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated several times.  The removal of waste should encourage better colon function and elimination. 

During the session, the client will be in a face-up position on the table as seen below.  Most of the clothing can be kept on and the client will be draped with a gown to ensure their modesty.  Your dignity is always maintained.

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 Why Should I Be Concerned About My Colon?

The colon, also known as the large intestine or bowel, is the end portion of the digestive tract. It is approximately 5 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter.  Its major functions are to eliminate waste and to conserve water.  Also, there are "good bacteria" living in the colon which synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamin K and portions of the B vitamin complex. 
The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body.  It is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about.  A healthy digestive tract helps to support a healthy immune system.

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 How Many Colon Hydrotherapy Sessions Does One Need?

The number of colon hydrotherapy sessions desired will depend on the individual.  Every person's goals will differ.  Just as some people exercise on a daily or weekly basis to tone and tighten their outer body, some people also have their own ongoing cleansing, toning and rebuilding regimen for their inner body.  Colon hydrotherapy could be used as part of any regular maintenance program.  As the therapist, I will work together with you, the client, to determine what is best for you.  You are ultimately in control of your own health goals.

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 What Type Of Colonic Equipment Do You Use?

The device I use in my office is a Hydrosan Plus system made by Specialty Health Products, and is a professional-grade device.  In the industry, this is referred to as a closed pressurized device. 

It is called a closed device because the water and waste flow in and out through disposable tubing and speculum that are attached to the outside of the colonic irrigation device.  The flow of the water is controlled by a flow control valve.  The water flows into the colon at a very low rate for the clients safety.  The therapist controls the pressure range.  The pressure gage on the device not only shows the rate at which the water is flowing into the colon, but it also registers a back pressure as well.  This lets the therapist know when to stop the fill cycle and open the release valve to allow the contents of the colon to evacuate out through the waste tubing.  Because everything is self-contained within the tubing, there is no smell or mess associated with the process.

Below is a picture of what the Hydrosan Plus device looks like:

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 How Long Does It Take To Receive A Session?

The length of a session will vary according to the individual needs of the client.  Usually, a session will last between 30 minutes to an hour.  Please plan 90 minutes for your first visit in order to allow time for a proper intake and to answer any questions you might have about the colonic process.

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 May I Bring Someone With Me?

Of course you are welcome to bring a friend, spouse or family member.  They will usually find the experience very informative.  However, I ask that you limit the number of visitors to just one.  Too many people can be distracting and make it hard for yourself to fully relax and release well.  Please do not bring any children as they can become restless during a session, again making it hard for you to relax and gain the full benefits of the experience.

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 Is The Process Uncomfortable?

Honestly, the answer to this question is relative and dependent on several factors.   

Some people's colons may be more sensitive than others.  What may be comfortable to you may be uncomfortable for someone else and vice-versa.  Also, constipation and gas can cause more of a cramping sensation.  A properly trained therapist is an important factor in helping to mitigate any discomfort.   A knowledgeable therapist will also help to get a proper hydration of the colon and a successful release of waste matter for the colonic session.

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.
 
It must be said that while the therapist is in the room to assist you during the colon hydrotherapy session, you the client are always in control.   You may choose to release at anytime.

However, most everyone will get a slight cramping sensation as the peristalsis (contractive response) of the colon is stimulated and the colon is evacuating the  waste matter.  Clients generally say that the relief and benefit they feel afterward far outweighs any discomfort they felt during the session.

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  What about the insertion of the tubing (speculum)? Does that hurt and how far into the body does it go?

The rounded, and lubricated speculum is gently inserted only 2-3 inches into the rectum.  Most of the clients do their own insertion and the therapist will then set it in just the right place and connect all the tubes for an easy, effective treatment.

And no, the insertion doesn't hurt, although it may feel a bit odd the first time.

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Preparation For A Colonic Session:

  1. For new clients:  
  2. Try not to drink too much fluid (stay away from caffeine) for about 1 1/2 hours before your appointment time to avoid a full bladder during the session.
  3. Refrain from eating 2 hours before the colonic session to avoid a full stomach.
  4. Be as relaxed as possible and allow yourself ample time for the session.  If possible, make your schedule light for the rest of the day.  However, the majority of people are fine to return to work.
  5. Several things you can do to help yourself release more easily during the session would be to increase your water intake prior to your visit to at least 8 glasses of water daily or better yet, half your body weight in ounces each day.  Increasing your fiber intake close to 30 grams daily may help as well.  If you suffer from constipation, I recommend increasing your intake of fruit, vegetables and whole grains as the best sources of fiber over fiber supplements.  A supplemental fiber can constipate you more initially if you are not getting enough water.   The increased fiber will help to hold more fluid in the bowel and start to soften harder fecal matter so it will release more easily during your colonic session.
  6. To get the best result people may combine colonic sessions as part of a cleansing program (Fasting, Juicing, restricted diet, Herbal/Fiber Cleanses). 

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Can I Eat Afterward?

Yes!  As long as your stomach is not upset, it is a good idea to eat something light after a colon hydrotherapy session.  Fresh Vegetable juice, a broth-based soup, steamed vegetables and brown rice are all good choices following your session.  Stay as close to nature (avoid processed foods) in your food choices and preferably eat organic foods.  See also:  Post-Treatment Tips
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 What Is I-ACT?

The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) heightens the awareness of the colon hydrotherapy profession, ensures continuing and progressive education in the field of colon hydrotherapy and implements professionalism beyond reproach.  I graduated in 1999 from an I-ACT certified school (The Internal Environment Institute) located in Los Angeles, California.   I am also a current member of I-ACT and adhere strictly to the associations standards of practice. 

  While most therapists do an amazing job, training and experience can vary greatly.  Be a smart health consumer, ask about the therapists education and make sure they are using a professional-grade colonic device and following proper sanitation guidelines (disposable tubing and speculum kits).

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 What is the Cost of a Session?

If purchased Individually, the session costs are:

First Colonic Session:   $75.00
Subsequent Sessions:   $65.00

Series pricing is as follows for new clients:

Series of 3 Sessions:   $195.00    
Series of 6 Sessions:   $385.00

The series of six can be shared between two people if desired.  If you book online and desire to purchase the series of 3 or 6 package,  please follow these guidelines:

If you are a new client and use the online scheduling system to book an appointment, you need to book under the "first-time Colonic Session" appointment.  After your first visit, book the "Regular Colonic Session" to book your return appointments.  

I keep track of series packages in my office.  The online scheduling system does not know you have purchased a series package, so do not be confused by the individual pricing listed in the online scheduling system.  If you are confused, remember you do not have to book online.  You may call my office to book an appointment directly with me at 801-366-9544.

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First-Time Client Appointment:

For the first-time client, you will need to plan at least 1 1/2 hours for the appointment.  Also, please do not eat a meal or drink any fluids for at least 2 hours prior to your appointment time.  The reason for this is because I don't want your stomach full of food prior to your session or your bladder to get full halfway in the middle of your appointment. 

On the day before your appointment, make sure you drink plenty of water to help hydrate your body.  On the day of your appointment, allow yourself plenty of time to get to my office so you are not stressed out when you arrive.
 

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Sanitation:

Modern colon irrigation equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict federal guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability.  For your safety,  I only use disposable single-use tubing and speculum kits.  The package below is what a speculum kit looks like when it comes from the factory.
  

                  

Below is what the kit Contains:

             

A. = This is what the speculum looks like before
         it is inserted. 
B. =  This is the portion actually inserted about
         2-3 inches.
C. =  This is called the "obturator" and is used
         to assist during the insertion of the
         speculum.  It is then removed and the
         tubing are attached to the outside of the
         speculum as shown in the picture below.
   
            

The tubing is then attached to the side of the colonic device as seen below.

A sterile lubricant is used for the insertion and the speculum goes in quite easily.  The speculum allows for both the water to flow into the colon through the fill tubing and for the waste to be released through the waste tubing.
The Hydrosan Plus has a built in chemical  sanitizing system which is used in between each use for your safety and peace of mind.The filtration system is a triple water purification system:  double filtration plus ultra-violet sterilization.   

This is the water filtration UV sanitizing system below:

 


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Can I work After A Colonic Session?

Certainly.  Just don't over exert yourself.  Plan for a low-key day.

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 Will I Experience Any Intestinal Discomfort Or Fatigue After The Cleansing?

Usually not, but since the colonic will stir up the contents of the colon and toxins, you might experience some minor nausea or fatigue.  If any discomfort occurs, it is recommended to rest and apply a warm heating pad to the abdomen.  If you wish, a mild vegetable broth, peppermint or chamomile tea is usually soothing to the stomach.  Any discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours.

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 May I receive a colonic during my menstrual cycle?


Yes, in fact it is usually a good time to receive a colonic session since your body is already cleansing.  Your period will not interfere with the success of the treatment. 

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Contraindications:


Colon irrigation may not be for everyone.  A contraindication is any indication or symptom that makes it inadvisable to use a particular therapy.  Please call me at 801-366-9544 if you believe you have a contraindication.  I will help clarify your situation and ensure that you make the best choice for yourself!  It is also advisable to consult your physician or health care provider if you are not sure about your general health prior to booking a colonic session. 

The following are contraindications for colon hydrotherapy. 
If any of these apply to you, I will not be able to treat you at the present time, unless you have a written prescription from your physician showing supervision over our services for the contraindication.

If you have any of these contraindications, you may still be eligible to receive colon hydrotherapy once they have subsided or been eliminated. 
If you are unsure at all, please call me at 801-366-9544.

Cancer of the colon or GI (gastro-intestinal) tract.
Acute abdominal pain.
Recent history of GI or rectal bleeding.
Congestive heart failure.
Uncontrolled hypertension.
History of seizures.
Carcinoma of the rectum.
Recent abdominal surgery.
Intestinal perforation.
Abdominal hernia.
Recent colon or rectal surgery.
Diverticulitis.
Recent heart attack.
General debilitation.
Vascular aneurysm.
Renal insufficiency.
Epilepsy or psychosis.
Severely inflamed hemorrhoids.
Cirrhosis or liver disease.
Fissures or fistula.
Pregnancy.
Ulcerative colitis.
Acute Crohn's disease.
Rectal or abdominal tumors.

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Can I have a colonic while doing a fast (juice or water)?

The simple answer to this question is, "It depends on several factors."  First of all, if you have never had a colonic before, then it is advisable to do your first one while not in a fasting state to see how your body reacts.  While fasting, it is important to maintain a proper electrolyte balance.  For this reason, if you are doing a water fast please call before you make an appointment.  Generally, I will not see clients who have been doing a prolonged water fast for more than 3 days. If you are doing a juice fast and it's your first time having a colonic, then I ask that you call as well before booking an appointment to assess when would be the best time to do a colonic session(s). My goal is to help you get the best results, be safe and have the best all-around experience with your first colonic experience.
 

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