Colonic Irrigation

Colonic irrigation

Colonic irrigation is a safe and effective way to hydrate and cleanse the colon of hardened waste, toxins, bacteria and parasites, preparing the gut to establish and sustain a healthy microbiome.

Colonic Irrigation is also referred to as colon hydrotherapy, colon cleansing or colonics. All of these are names for the process which uses warm, purified water to cleanse the colon – water in, waste out.

How does it work?

Colon hydrotherapy is the process in which warm, filtered water is introduced into the colon to aid the release of waste, toxins, bacteria and parasites. A small, disposable tube, which is the diameter of a pencil, is self inserted into the rectum to facilitate the entrance of water into the body.

The water slowly and systematically travels around the colon for 45 minutes, softening and breaking up blockages of waste and removing them from the body. You will be comfortably reclined in a private room and given step by step instructions and support. 

Each client experiences the procedure differently depending on their health. For most people the procedure is refreshing and relaxing.


Health Benefits

Every system and organ of the body is affected by the health of the colon. Studies show that a healthy digestive system with a balanced microbiome contributes to more efficient metabolism, stronger immune function and better mental health.

The colon hosts the microbiome – the internal eco-system of microbes that synthesise vitamin B12, folic acid, thiamine and vitamin K. Colon cleansing improves gut health by removing harmful bacteria, waste and toxins, and optimising absorption of nutrients. Colon cleansing promotes increased energy and sounder sleep.

Ideally colonic irrigation is used periodically as a detox measure and for disease prevention, however it can also be used to treat various health issues.

Digestive disorders:

  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Acid reflux
  • Allergies

Digestive related conditions:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Lowered immunity
  • Chronic fatigue
The Colon

The colon is one of the organs of elimination along with the liver, lungs, kidneys, skin and lymphatic system. It makes up the last 5-6 ft. of the digestive system, completing the digestive process by absorbing water and synthesising key vitamins.

What causes the colon to function sub-optimally?

There are many reasons why the colon may not function optimally. Genetic predisposition, nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, lack of exercise, stress and sleep patterns can all play a role. 

Ultra-processed foods containing sugar, chemical additives and transfats lead to the breakdown of intestinal tissue causing inflammation and leaky gut. The role of the colon is to eliminating waste, but ultra-processed foods do not provide the fibre, moisture or nutrition to facilitate proper movement through the intestine. This can result in accumulation of waste within the body, which hardens over time.

We are not designed to carry around years of build up waste. A colon that is sluggish eventually interferes with the functioning of every other organ in the body. Digestive disorders such as IBS, constipation, bloating and gas can progress to more serious conditions if left untreated. Colon cleansing clears out years of accumulated waste and sets up the right conditions for a healthy microbiome. 


Downtime or risks?

There is no downtime after colon hydrotherapy. Most clients feel lighter, relaxed and refreshed after their session, and some even come during their lunch break. Some clients report feeling tired and others experience a mild headache or unsettled feeling in the abdomen. This is a detox sign and is normal.

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. Complications are rare but can happen. We assess each client for any contraindications, medications or previous health issues that may pose a risk. There are some conditions in which we cannot perform the treatment or need approval from a gastroenterologist. Such conditions include:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • All digestive cancers
  • Medications such as steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Abdominal surgery within 3-6 months
  • Pregnancy

Perforation of the colon is very rare and may occur in less than 1 in 20,000.



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