People are really talking about the benefits of Colonhydrotherapy also known as colonics. But so many people have an apprehension of actually having the treatment done. So let's go over what to expect when one has booked an appointment. You will be asked to fill out some intake forms about past medical history and dietary habits. You are free to ask any and all questions at any time. You are then shown to the bathroom where you will change into a robe and empty your bladder. The therapist will then direct you to lay down on the treatment table. After insertion of a disposable speculum, you will be on your back and covered at all times. There is a very gentle flow of warm, filtered water and a subsequent release. This is repeated several time in order to fully hydrate the whole length of the colon (5 and 1/2 feet). This will hydrate any and all old fecal mater and allow it to pass easily through the tubing. There is absolutely no smell or mess. In between releases, your therapist will apply light massage to your abdomen to help loosen things up. After your treatment you will be asked to take some time and relax in the bathroom and allow your body to release what it needs to release. That's it!! I hope that any anxiety you may have about the unknown is alleviated and that you will take advantag of this very gentle, healing, and beneficial modality.
Andrea Goldstein-Pressas CCT