WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A COLON HYDROTHERAPY SESSION?

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS USED?

At Northern Beaches Colon Hydrotherapy we use the LIBBE open colon hydrotherapy device, which is registered and approved in Australia by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association).

The LIBBE device has a Carbon Filter and an Ultra Violet light purification system to ensure the purification and safety of water used throughout the session.

The highest standard of hygiene is maintained through the use of ‘single use’ disposable equipment.

THE PROCESS

The client undresses in private from the waist down and is then draped during the entire session.  A thin disposable tube (the approximate thickness of a pencil) is inserted slightly into the rectum by the client.  A soothing flow of purified, temperature controlled water is fed into the colon.  This helps soften and loosen waste matter which then naturally passes out of the body through the colon.  This process assists with detoxification of the colon and also of the whole body.

There is no odour and no mess involved with this process.  

The LIBBE colon hydrotherapy device ensures that your privacy and dignity are maintained throughout the session.  A certified colon hydrotherapist is available to monitor and assist with the process throughout the session or to provide privacy for those that prefer solitude.

A session lasts around 40-45 minutes, so clients are asked to allow around 60 minutes in total to include some time before and after the session.

PRE CARE

It is possible to have a colon hydrotherapy session without any preparation, however avoiding some things may allow for an easier and more comfortable treatment:

·       Keep hydrated drinking enough water and fluids.

·       Try not to eat anything 2 hours before your treatment.

·       On the day of your treatment it may help to just eat light meals like steamed vegetables or soup.

·       A few days prior to your treatment it you may like to minimise caffeine, alcohol, sugar, meat, bread, soft drinks, heavy and processed foods.  This will assist the body to begin detoxing prior to your session.

 

POST CARE

Immediately after the colon hydrotherapy session the therapist will provide the client with aprobiotic to replenish the levels of good bacteria in the gut.  Post care tips include:

·       Aim to stay hydrated through the intake of water, herbal tea, soup etc especially if you are prone to constipation

·       After your session it may help to eat light and ‘easy to digest’ foods for the remainder of the day such as steamed vegetables, soups and vegetable juices

·       Continue to avoid/minimise caffeine, alcohol, sugar, bread, soft drinks, heavy and processed foods on the day of the session and in the following few days

·       Over the following days remember general tips for colon health to consume enough water & fluids, to include fibre in the diet such as from lots of fresh vegetables and some fruits and to exercise.  Even a bike ride, walk or swim will help the regularity of the colon!

·       For longer term gut health include a probiotic supplement or foods that naturally contain probiotics into your diet such as cultured vegetables (sauerkraut, pickles), fermented dairy and non-dairy products (yoghurt, kefir).

 

Responses after a colon hydrotherapy session:

·       Everybody’s response is different after a colon hydrotherapy session.  A lot of people report having more energy and feeling a lot lighter in body and mind.  Other people report feeling tierd or lightheaded.  Listen to your body and take time to rest or sleep if you need to.  Many people report experiencing major emotional shifts especially after one of their first few colon hydrotherapy sessions.  This is totally normal but it may be beneficial to take some time out to rest, reflect and to be kind to yourself. 

·       A common response after a colon hydrotherapy session is for the client to have a slight delay in bowel movements.  This is normal and regularity of bowel movements should return back to normal within a day or two (often with somewhat larger, more well formed and easier to move stools).