Colonics – Colonic Hydrotherapy

Let’s face it, nobody is particularly comfortable discussing the state of their bowels. It isn’t a pleasant topic but it is a critical one. Anyone having issues with their bowels knows how it affects their health and the quality of their life. A stagnant bowel can be the source of many health problems. When your colon is unable to efficiently remove waste and bacteria from your body it can cause illness. Karen Brady offers clients colonics services that help to cleanse the colon and remove waste stagnating in the body. They can help with constipation, removing excess fecal matter, and overall health.

What exactly is a colonic?

A colonic is the infusion of water into the rectum by a colon therapist that cleanses and flushes out the colon. It is also called colonic hydrotherapy or colon irrigation. There are two types of units used for colon hydrotherapy, Closed or Open. Natural Healthcare Services uses the Closed system.

What is the procedure of getting a colonic like?

You can expect to complete a health history form and have a consultation with Karen. You will then change into a hospital gown and lie in a fetal position on your left side on a colonics table. The disposable tube will then be inserted into the rectum by you or the therapist (upon your consent). It is connected to a disposable hose that is connected to the colon hydrotherapy unit. Warm, filtered water slowly flows into the colon. That causes peristalsis (or a contraction of the colon’s muscles) which excretes feces through the hose to a waste system. There is no odor or direct contact with the feces. The therapist can see the feces through the clear hose and viewing tube in the machine.  During the procedure, the colon therapist may lightly massage your abdominal area to help the process. After the session is over, your therapist will ask you to use the restroom and you will be able to pass any remaining water and feces via the commode. The entire process usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

There are contraindications that a person might have and that will be discussed in detail with your colon hydrotherapist PRIOR to a colon hydrotherapy session. Karen conducts a detailed case history for each client prior to services being rendered.