Colon Hydrotherapy / Colonic Irrigation
Colon Hydrotherapy is also known as Colonic Irrigation and is a safe and effective treatment for cleansing the large intestine of waste materials by gentle flushing with warm water.
Beckenham Therapy Rooms has a specially designed and equipped treatment room from which to offer colonic irrigation. The room uses a closed system with machines that filter the water and regulate the pressure and temperature. All of the other equipment used is disposable.
See also: Liver Detox
What is it good for?
Colonic Irrigation is an effective treatment for the following conditions:
- Atonic (sluggish) colon
- Colitis in remission
- Headache, toxic
- Leaky gut
- Mucous colitis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parasitic infections
- Skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, etc.
- Urinary urgency in females
Colonic Irrigation can also be used alongside other treatments during:
- Cleansing regimes
- Liver and gallbladder cleanse
- Weight loss programs
What will happen?
Before the colonic treatment itself there are no special preparations although large meals and lots of fluids are not advised.
On your first visit to one of our colon hydrotherapists they will expect you to be nervous, but will put you at ease! The first appointment includes taking a full case history, explaining the procedure and the treatment itself.
The colonic treatment involves introducing a speculum 1.5inches (4cm) to open the sphincter. An inlet and outlet tube is attached to the outside of the speculum so that the system is open, with water going in and water and waste out.
Approximately 60 litres of filtered water are used in one treatment but with only small amounts allowed to enter the bowel at any one time. This acts to dilate the bowel and stimulate it to empty. In all, about 15 litres enters the bowel during treatment with the vast majority coming out again. The water pressure is carefully controlled and is in fact lower than is normally generated during a bowel movement.
To begin with water is put into the lower bowel whilst on your left side and then after about 10 minutes your colon hydrotherapist will ask you to turn onto your back, and using gentle massage techniques across the bowel profile, will work around the whole bowel assisting the elimination of waste and gas pockets.
The colonic treatment itself takes about 40 minutes.
Is it safe?
You will be assessed for any contraindications to treatment at your first consultation but, if there aren't any, then the treatment is extremely safe. You will NOT be able to have a Colonic if you are pregnant or if you suffer from any of the following Conditions : Abnormal Distension Masses, Abdominal Hernia, Any Abdominal/Rectal Surgery or Abortion in the last 6 months, Acute Liver Failure or Cirrhosis of the liver, Anaemia (Severe), Aneurysm, Carcinoma (Of the colon) Cardiac Condition, Miscarriage, Heart Attack (Recent), Renal Insufficiencies, Ulcerative Colitis, Chrohn’s Disease, Dialysis, Diverticulosis, Epilepsy, Fissures/Fistulas, Rectal Haemorrhaging, Haemorrhoids (Severe) History of Seizures, Intestinal Perforations, Lupus. If in doubt, please contact Beckenham Therapy Rooms.
At Beckenham Therapy Rooms all of our equipment is disposable and we do not sterilise equipment like other clinics may do. The water is filtered a number of times and enters at a low pressure so there is no risk of perforations to the bowel.
The clinic and therapists
Beckenham Therapy Rooms has been providing colonic irrigation in the Bromley, Croydon, London and Kent area since 2007. All of our colon hydrotherapists are professional and passionate about what they do as well as being experienced, qualified and insured. If you would like to speak to someone regarding colonic irrigation or want to book an appointment then please contact us.
Patients purchasing courses of Colonic Irrigation treatments are reminded that prices shown are per person and once purchased these are NON REFUNDABLE, NON TRANSFERABLE and SHOULD be completed within 6 weeks of the course start date.