What is colonic irrigation?

Colonic irrigation is also known as colon hydrotherapy, colon cleansing or colonics. All of these are names for the process which uses warm, purified water to remove waste from the colon. Colon hydrotherapy is an effective way to hydrate and cleanse the colon of hardened waste, toxins and parasites, preparing the gut to establish and sustain a healthy microbiome.

Is colonic irrigation safe?

Yes, absolutely. We have treated many clients since 2005 and we have never had an injury. We use the best TGA registered equipment and qualified therapists. Our system is low pressure or ‘gravity fed’ and the water is ultra filtered. All tubes and cover sheets are fully disposable. We assess each client for any contraindications or previous health issues that may pose a risk. There are some conditions in which we need approval from a gastroenterologist such as diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease.

How many sessions will I need?

Initially you will need between 3-10 treatments. Everyone’s needs are different and individual circumstances will determine the amount of sessions required. Generally the more severe or long term your health issues are, the more treatments you will need. Lifestyle factors such as diet, water intake and exercise will also determine the amount of treatments you will need. Some people ask why one session is not enough? The colon is around 6-10 ft. in length and is often impacted with hardened waste. The first treatment begins the process of hydrating and softening the contents of the colon, preparing for subsequent sessions where the waste will be broken down and removed. The older you are the more likely you will require more sessions.

Is colonic irrigation painful?

Not for most people, but there can be some discomfort for clients who have severe digestive issues. Sometimes, but not always, cramping can occur as the colon contracts to expel waste, however this is generally short lived. We do our best to put you at ease and make the experience as relaxing as possible. Once you get the hang of it most clients enjoy their sessions feeling light, clear and relaxed afterwards.

Will I be embarrassed?

Not at all. You will be fully covered in a private room. The small tube used in the treatment is self inserted, so you will never be touched by the therapist. We understand the importance of your comfort and dignity, and patient confidentiality is treated with the highest regard.

How long does colon irrigation take?

Each colon irrigation session runs for 45 minutes. Your first session will include an initial consultation so allow 1.5 hours. Add on an infrared sauna session for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Add on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 60 or 80 minutes.

Do I need to prepare before my session?

We ask you to avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours before your session. Drinking 1 litre of filtered water per 30 kgs of body weight is fundamental to good health and increases the effectiveness of the treatment. We also like to know your blood type for your initial consultation but this is not essential.

Will laxatives have the same results?

No. Laxatives tend to have an irritating effect on the colon, promoting watery diarrhea which passes through the intestine but leaves hardened waste around the colon wall. Laxatives use chemical or herbal formulations to produce an evacuation. This can be effective if done infrequently, however longterm use can cause dependancy and increase bowel dysfunction. Colon hydrotherapy only uses warm, purified water to remove built up waste. Rather than causing dependency, it strengthens the peristaltic action of the colon.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy - 24 hours.
If you cannot attend your appointment we require 24 hours notice. We understand that emergencies occur, they happen to us all. We generally have a waiting list so if you can give us as much time as possible to fill your appointment it means another client does not miss out. Failure to attend without notice will incur full fee.