Colon hydrotherapy is a thorough and yet gentle way to cleanse the large intestine of putrefied waste, gas and toxins. We have an amazing colon hydrotherapy suite at Viva Wellness. We do our best to make the environment relaxing and meditative.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
The large intestine can accumulate waste, gas and toxins. When the colon is not eliminated properly, waste backs up and solidifies throughout the organ. The result is toxins can get reabsorbed into the bloodstream and attack other vulnerable areas of the body. Colonics are a great way to detox the entire body, correct proper muscle tone of the large intestine and reverse many ailments.
Colon hydrotherapy gently cleanses the large intestine using lightly pressurized water inserted into the colon to soften up old impacted waste. The waste is then released through a closed system machine that goes directly into the plumbing system.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
The colon is 4-6 feet long and 1 foot of your colon can accumulate up to 10 pounds of waste. Our colon is a major way that we eliminate not only fecal matter but also toxins we take in throughout the day. If you are not eliminating properly chances are you have an accumulation of toxicity wreaking havoc on your body. When you get a colonic you are releasing toxic burdens throughout every organ and system in the body.
The actual benefits of colon hydrotherapy can be numerous. It can kick-start a weight loss program, make the digestive system more effective, maintain regularity and prevent constipation, balance your gut microbiome, increase your energy, improve your mood, skin health and skin conditions, increase your body's absorption of vitamins and nutrients, improve your concentration, increase your fertility, maintain pH balance in your bloodstream, and improve your whole-body well-being.
Here is a list of some conditions which may have potential benefits with colon hydrotherapy:
- Bloating & gas
- Skin rashes
- Immune system disorders
- Psoriasis & eczema
- Acid reflux and heartburn
- Yeast infections
- Autoimmune disorders
- Bad breath
Note: If you currently have C. diff (Clostridium difficile) you can NOT get a colonic. If you have a history of C. diff, we will require a consultation with one of our nurse practitioners to confirm if you are a candidate for a colonic at VIVA Wellness.
What Happens During a Colon Hydrotherapy Session?
Colon Hydrotherapy sessions at VIVA Wellness are performed in a private suite. We do our best to make the environment comfortable, relaxing, and meditative. During your session you will be undressed from the waist down but covered by a towel.
At our clinic, we use a closed system with disposable tubing to perform your colonic. A proctal is lubricated and inserted just a few inches into the rectum. After that, gently pressured (body temperature) water begins to enter the rectum. The water goes through four different purifying filters before entering your body.
Through a series of fills and massaging of the abdomen, you will begin to release waste through the closed tubing. After 30-40 minutes the tubing is removed and you will have a chance to release any remaining waste in the private bathroom connected to our suite.
Colon Hydrotherapy Services & Pricing
75 Minute Session
60 Minute Session
Choose Coffee, Boost & Sweep, Get Luck, Herbal, Super Soothe, or Wonder Calm. (Add 15 Minutes to Colonic Session)
Choose Probiotic, Anti-Inflammatory, or Lavender
Special Colonic Packages
4 Session Series - 60 Minute Sessions*
To help jump start your wellness goals. Recommended after your Initial Colonic session.
*Must be used within 30 days of purchase. Why? When starting a gut health or detox plan, it is important to have more frequent sessions to give the gut what it needs to heal. Too much time between sessions can delay progress.
6 Session Series - 60 Minute Sessions**
For those wishing to maximize their gut health healing journey or for those with more chronic issues. Our therapist will advise you which series is best for you.
**Must be used within 60 days of purchase. Why? When starting a gut health or detox plan, it is important to have more frequent sessions to give the gut what it needs to heal. Too much time between sessions can delay progress.
All purchases are paid in full at the time of booking. No refunds or transfers. We will happily reschedule your appointment if you contact us with 48hrs notice. Anything rescheduled within a 48hr window will result in the session being forfeited, and you will be charged the full amount.
"I am absolutely amazed by the quality and standards held at VIVA Wellness. I have had colonics in North Carolina before and I can’t even begin to share the difference here at VIVA! I felt so comfortable and at ease...if you are nervous for your first colonic appointment please know you are in very trusted hands. Colonics are life changing and if you are on the fence about making an appointment...go for it and I promise you won’t regret it! The high vibe at viva is purely energetic and highly contagious. You will be greeted by big smile and you will leave feeling totally renewed... with a big smile of your own! Outstanding job! Will be recommending to all of my friends local and out of state! VIVA Wellness is well worth the trip."
"Everyone at VIVA has been so wonderful, I’ve never felt so comfortable! I thought getting a colonic would be uncomfortable and awkward, but Laura has made the experience so pleasant. I look forward to my monthly appointment! I would highly recommend VIVA to anyone looking to make changes to their lifestyle, learn more, or to just have a wonderful experience if they are figuring out what’s next for them."
"I never got a colonic before and Laura was amazing person to go through that process with. She was very knowledgeable and helped me understand what was going on in my body in a way that was easy to understand. Laura talks you through everything that’s she’s doing to inform you and to make you feel at ease. I highly recommend her! VIVA Wellness is a creatively designed and welcoming space. I especially liked that they had a bell when you were ready for them to come in the room. No awkward waits or no early entries."
When beginning to detox the colon we recommend anywhere from 4-10 colonics sessions, depending on your level of toxicity. The colon is 4-6 feet long and because the waste inside the colon can get very compacted it often takes multiple sessions to break it down. Scheduling your sessions as close together as possible will give you the best results.
During your first session you may feel some discomfort from the breakdown of the gas wall that has built up in your intestines over time. After introducing more hydration to your colon your sessions will get much easier.
At VIVA Wellness, we utilize single-use, sterile rectal nozzles and a multi-stage sanitation protocol. We use sterilized disposables, detailed sanitation protocols, and EPA-registered disinfectants to remove any danger of contamination.
It is impossible to become dependent on colonics. We use nothing but filtered water during our colonic hydrotherapy sessions. In fact, colonics help strengthen the muscles in the colon wall. This will help the peristalsis movement and you will be able to have more bowel movements on your own after the old matter is released.
Getting colonics will actually help re-balance your gut flora. The human body needs a balance of 70% good bacteria and 30% bad bacteria. Good bacteria cannot grow in a toxic environment, so by flushing out the bad, changing the diet and taking probiotics you can create that good and healthy environment for your gut.
A healthy colon has three bowel movements a day.
Your first session will take a little bit longer, followed by shorter sessions. For your initial colonic you should plan for approximately 75 minutes. Follow up sessions will be approximately 60 minutes each.
We recommend that clients that have more questions or wish to jump start their wellness journey schedule a session with our Nurse Practitioner to discuss your goals. You may also wish to add an Enema Infusion or Implant to your session.
We recommend avoiding caffeine and dairy products for 24 hours before your session. If you have a juicer at home or have access to freshly pressed juice we recommend having multiple juices in the days leading up to your appointment. Please come to your session on an empty stomach (no food 2-3 hours before your session and no liquids 30 minutes prior to your session).
There is usually no down time after a colonic. Most people tend to feel amazing after their sessions. If you are on the more toxic side you could have some general detox symptoms which include: headache, fatigue or nausea.
We recommend that you consult your physician or licensed healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy.
Our nurse practitioner, Jennifer Hruz FNP-BC, APNP, is available to answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions or concerns, we recommend you set up 30 minute complimentary consultation in office or as a virtual visit to discuss your concerns.
Contraindications include, but are not limited to—recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery; congestive heart failure; intestinal perforations; carcinoma of the rectum; fissures or fistula; severe hemorrhoids; abdominal hernia; renal insufficiency; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; diverticulitis; blood in stool; first or last trimester of pregnancy; and cirrhosis of the liver.
Here is a full list of contraindications:
- Cancer of the colon or GI (gastrointestinal) tract
- Acute abdominal pain (please call us to clarify)
- Recent history of severe GI or rectal bleeding
- Congestive heart failure
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Carcinoma of the rectum
- Abdominal surgery within the past 6 months* (please call us to clarify)
- Intestinal perforation
- Abdominal hernia
- Recent colon or rectal surgery
- Rectal prolapse
- Acute diverticulitis
- Recent heart attack
- Vascular aneurysm
- Renal insufficiency
- Fissures or fistula
- Pregnancy (second trimester could be eligible with clearance from NP)
- Acute Ulcerative colitis
- Acute Crohn’s disease
- Rectal or abdominal tumors
Our office policy is that a client be 16 years or older. A legal guardian must be present the entire session. A consult with our nurse practitioner is REQUIRED with both minor and parent prior to booking your session.
An enema is a therapeutic procedure to deepen your detox. We use a stainless steel enema bucket with 32oz of liquid (coffee, herbs, etc.) and insert it into the colon. After about 15 minutes it is released on the toilet. We do this procedure after the colonic so you have better absorption after the removal of waste.
An implant is a small amount of liquid that is inserted into the colon after a colonic. We use different mixtures including probiotics, lavender, essential oils, chlorophyll, etc. Implants help with anxiety, insomnia, balancing of gut flora, inflammation, repopulating good bacteria after the use of antibiotics, parasites, and more.
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