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Colon Hydrotherapy Cleansing

Colon hydrotherapy at the Hollister Wellness Clinic

What is colon hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy, or a colonic, is a comfortable, relaxing and effective process to remove material from the large intestines, using an enclosed water system. It can be used as a drug-free approach to prepare for a colonoscopy.

For answers to frequently asked questions about colon hydrotherapy, expand the toggle bars below.

Sessions all by appointment. Call: 831-245-8839

What exactly does colon hydrotherapy accomplish?
A colonic irrigation, or gentle water cleanse

  • cleanses, hydrates and tones the colon,
  • facilitates peristaltic action,
  • enhances the absorption of nutrients, and
  • minimizes the re-absorption of waste and unwanted material.

You can only imagine just how calming this is to the nervous system! …..sigh

How do I know if I need colonic irrigation?
First, almost anyone can benefit from some internal cleansing since our bodies are exposed to toxins and pollutants every day. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.

But beyond that, our modern lifestyle has also taken its toll on our digestive and elimination organs. Refined, processed, low-fiber foods, trans fats, lack of exercise, and ever-increasing levels of stress, all contribute to our poor digestion and our nation’s current gastrointestinal health crisis. However, when normal by-products and pollutants can be eliminated from the body, there is no problem. When the pollutants build up faster than they can be eliminated, or when the elimination systems are underactive, these articles accumulate and create the necessary preconditions for problems in the body.

What can I expect during a colonic?
A colonic is a gentle procedure.

Relax because… nothing is fast…. The water… slowly flows in, the waste… slowly releases out. Everything easily goes down the tube… to the sewage pipe, never to be seen again. The air is fresh and clean.

The client lies restfully, always fully covered and discreet. Protection beneath provides much confidence.

Our treatment room was especially designed to be beautiful and relaxing. Clean, warm and professional. Softly lighted with soft music.

It all begins with time spent receiving instructions and education. When the client is ready and willing, there is a brief ‘personal moment’  … since the client, with instructions, will gently introduce a short lubricated speculum (similar to a tampon) to the rectum. This small but important act allows the therapist to begin the session with the filtered, temperature-controlled water.

(Of course FDA-approved sterile ‘single use’ equipment is used and properly disposed of after.)

How long does a colonic take?
Treatment lasts anywhere from 35-45 minutes as needed.
How will I feel after a colonic?
Most people report that they feel wonderful and even terrific!

  • More energy
  • Better digestion
  • Regular bowel movements
  • Less gas and bloating
  • And a good night’s sleep….

After the colonic you are able to go on with your day as usual. People often say they feel lighter, as if a weight has been lifted from them.

How many colonics should I have?
This depends on the condition of your colon, which depends on:

  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Years of abuse
  • Family history

The total body cleansing process takes time… and how many colonics to be suggested is something you and your Doctor can decide together, taking into consideration any health symptoms you may have.

What can I do to prepare for a colonic?
We would suggest reading Dr. Norman Walker’s book on Colon Health. This book can be borrowed from the clinic, or purchased used online. Doctor Walker’s book covers all the important details of digestion and how the environment of the colon is so critical to our health.
What should I eat during a series of colonics?
Whether you choose to do a diet cleanse while doing colon cleansing or not… it is important to remember to eat lightly before the therapy and have less water two hours before arriving for your treatment, to ensure that you are comfortable during the session.

Dos: Eat foods that are alive! Not processed. This is so your digestive system can absorb the nutrients from your food. Eat plenty of vegetables, salads, soups, fruit, whole grains, fiber and pure water. A cleansing diet before a colonic, or during a series of colonics, will help the elimination process, as well. Our Naturopathic Doctor will be glad to create a plan for you.

Don’ts: Anything processed, sugars, wheats (including breads and pastas), pasteurized dairy, alcohol, trans fats, and fast foods. If you are having symptoms of any kind, please remember… Foods that are are hard to digest create disturbance and stress to the digestive system, causing improper function and absorption.

What will it cost?
First visit (includes a consultation): $125

Regular session: $95

Series of three: $85 each

Medical Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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