Colonics, specifically colon hydrotherapy, is really gaining in popularity right now. In fact, at VIVA Wellness Clinic, it’s one of our most popular therapies. So what is colon hydrotherapy and why might you want to schedule one for yourself?
What is Colonics?
A colonic is the infusion of water or other liquids into the rectum by a colon therapist to cleanse and flush out the colon. Here at VIVA Wellness, our colon hydrotherapist will ask you to lie down on a treatment table in our relaxing private suite. She will insert a disposable proctal a few inches into the rectum. When the procedure starts, you’ll feel a gentle pressure as warm (body temperature) purified water enters your intestines. Ours is a closed system, so as the feces exit your body neither you nor the colon hydrotherapist can smell it. The waste goes directly into the plumbing disposal system. At VIVA Wellness, our machine is FDA-cleared and 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.
During the colonics session, which will last approximately 30-40 minutes, your colon hydrotherapist may also apply a light massage to your abdomen to facilitate the process. Finally, after the procedure, when the tubing is removed, you’ll have a chance to use the private bathroom attached to the suite to pass any residual water or stool.
Is Colonics new?
No. Doctors and practitioners were performing colonics regularly the early 1900s, prior to the availability of prescription and over-the-counter laxatives. But anthropologists believe the practice has been around since 1500 B.C.
Why do people choose to get Colon Hydrotherapy?
Typically people will schedule colon hydrotherapy treatments to help remove accumulated waste in the colon, relieve or prevent constipation, and improve their overall health. As an alternative therapy, the medical community is still studying and learning more and more about the scientific benefits of colon hydrotherapy. But most proponents of colonics believe that our health can be negatively affected by the accumulation of toxic fecal matter in the intestines. It can become impacted and can cause the digestive system to become inefficient and prevent the absorption of nutrients into the body. Further, the waste can harbor toxins that are meant to be expelled from the body through the normal digestive process.
Besides the immediate removal of waste from your body, you can experience any number of wellness benefits from colon hydrotherapy. Clients report an increase in energy and concentration, improved mood, and even a kick start to a weight loss program. Still more benefits can include improved pH balance in your bloodstream, skin health, and less depression and anxiety. (To see more benefits, visit our colon hydrotherapy page.)
How can I schedule my colon hydrotherapy at VIVA Wellness?
You can schedule your colonics session online or by contacting our office.
If you would like to schedule your appointment online, click our Book Online. There you will be able to choose either a Colonic Intro session or a Colonic Return session. You will also be able to choose if you would like to add on an Enema or Implant. (Due to the popularity of this treatment, our Colon Hydrotherapist may be booked into next month.) Choose your date and time and you’ll be able to pay for your session online.
If you have questions or would like to contact our office, you can either complete our Contact Form online or call or text our office directly. We will get back to you to answer any of your questions and to schedule your appointment.