WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HAVING A COLONIC?
Impacted materials can impair the colon's ability to assimilate vitamins and minerals into the blood stream. A buildup of material on the colon wall may inhibit muscular function, causing the bowel to slow or constipate. Waste material that has remained in the colon for some time is quite toxic. These toxins can re-enter and re-circulate the blood stream causing illness or disease. Thus, it is important to keep the colon cleared and functioning well.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A TOXIC COLON
Some of the signs and symptoms include, but are not limited to headaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, joint pain, brain fog, blemishes and skin irruptions, bloating, gas, and weakened immune system.
IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY SAFE?
Yes, the Angel of Water is FDA registered and is currently the ONLY Health Canada approved system in Canada.
Our hydrotherapists are also I-ACT certified and have a background in health and nutrition so they are able to guide you to make healthy choices and prevent further digestive issues.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLONIC AND AN ENEMA?
An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon. Colon hydrotherapy can reach the entire large intestine, including the ascending colon to the ileocecal valve. "One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas" according to Dr. Norman Walker, MD.
ARE COLONIC THERAPIES COMFORTABLE?
Yes, unlike "closed" colonics where the therapist administers the treatment, the Angel of Water's innovative design allows for maximum simplicity, safety and comfort, that's why it's chosen by the finest resorts, medical spas and wellness centres around the world.
IS IT PAINFUL TO GET A COLONIC?
No, a colonic is not painful. There may be a slight discomfort equivalent to cramping or gas as a result of resistance or tension, or a heavily impacted colon. The more are colonics received, the easier it will become. Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are pleased with the sensation after of feeling refreshed and lighter.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A COLONIC?
Some of the effects of colon hydrotherapy include: improved bowel regularity, resolve of constipation, improved digestion, increase in energy levels and mood, aid in weight loss, boost in immunity, clearer and brighter skin, reduced toxic load, reduced risk of illness and disease, and more.
EXPERIENCING A COLONIC
The session will last about 35-45 minutes. After the client positions himself/herself onto the system, the flow is turned on and the water is gravity fed through the rectal nozzle at a gentle 1-pci. (A bathroom faucet runs at approximatley 30-pci.)
The session is a continuous series of allowing the water to enter the colon, and then gently releasing it, which also releases waste and toxic matter. The client will move through approximately 8 gallons of UV filtered water throughout the therapy.
DO COLONICS WIPE OUT GOOD BACTERIA AND INTESTINAL FLORA?
Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment, thus cleansing the colon can actually increase good bacteria. Supplementing with pro-biotics can also help to bring the flora back into balance.
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR COLONICS?
Yes, some contraindications include, but are not limited to Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal cancer, recent surgery, liver disease, and congenital heart disease. The colon hydrotherapist will provide a detailed health intake before the first session begins. If you are unsure about the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy or your state of health, we recommend contacting your physician before beginning a detox program.
CAN I HAVE A COLONIC DURING MENSTRUATION?
Absolutely. If fact it can be an ideal time to have a colonic as the body is already undergoing cleansing.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A COLONIC?
Please arrive on time so you have enough time to fill out the health intake form and have a relaxing session. Refrain from eating 2 hours before your session and consume lots of water to stay hydrated. We also recommend avoiding foods that are hard to digest for 24-48 hours before the session such as pork, dairy, and carbonated beverages.
WILL ONE COLONIC EMPTY THE ENTIRE COLON?
No. One colonic will remove some of the waste, most likely it will reach the descending colon. The second session will generally reach the middle part of the colon known as the transverse section. A third session is likely to reach the ascending portion, up until the iliocecal valve. However, the more impacted the colon is, the more sessions are needed to reach the entirety of it. The more a client becomes comfortable with receiving colonics, the more he/she will be able to eliminate in each session.
WHAT ABOUT AFTER MY COLONIC, ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS?
After a colonic you will likely feel great! You can you back to work or carry on as normal, just as you would after a customary bowel movement. We recommend restricting foods that bloat such as raw, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, soda and seltzer, etc. Try to consume foods that are gentle to the body and easy to digest such as fresh cold pressed juices, fruit, steamed vegetables and pureed or vegetable soups.