FAQ’s

How many colonic sessions does one need?

Having one colonic is the first step towards renewed health and vitality. The number of colonics you need depends on your goals, intestinal health, dietary habits and lifestyle choices. During your initial visit, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, and your therapist will offer feedback and guidance as to how many sessions will be helpful for you.

How often should I have a Colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Everyone has different needs. After your initial visit, you can discuss with the therapist’s guidance as to how many and how often you might want to schedule sessions. We generally recommend at least doing a series of 3 colonics to appreciate what colonics can do for your body. Some people initially need a series or more to get the colon functioning well. Regular clients may have maintenance colonics from once a month to once every three months.

Do I need to fast before a Colon hydrotherapy session?

It isn’t necessary. If you are familiar with fasting you may know it is a good thing to do in conjunction with Colon hydrotherapy. If you’ve never fasted before, we recommend having a treatment first and learning more about your body’s needs before jumping into a fast. We say that you should refrain from eating 1-2 hours before your session.

Is Colon hydrotherapy painful?

No it isn’t! Many people say the sessions are easier and more relaxing than they thought they might be. Following our dietary guidelines 36-48 hours prior to your colonic is a good way to avoid potential discomfort.

How long does a Colon hydrotherapy session take?

The first session at Cleanse is 75 minutes. This includes an initial meeting with the colon therapist during which time the two of you will review your goals. We explain the process step by step and answer any questions you might have regarding the colonic. The therapy itself can last anywhere from 30-50 minutes. Afterwards we sit down with you and provide a general assessment of the session and give you an opportunity to ask any further questions. We offer individualized recommendations based on your session. How many more (if any) sessions you might need can be discussed at this time. Follow up sessions are booked by the hour although you will be receiving the actual colonic for 30-45 minutes.

What can I expect afterwards?

Clients generally report a feeling of lightness and sometimes even increased mental clarity. You may have a bloated or gassy feeling in your colon, this is a normal detoxification reaction. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the clinic.

After a Colon hydrotherapy session, will I need to be close to the toilet all day?

Usually clients release everything while they are in our office as there is time to finish on the toilet before you go. There can be exceptions to this, of course, but most clients continue their day without urgency to eliminate.

Will I lose weight?

You will lose waste. The average human carries around 5-20lbs of waste in their colon at any given time. Ridding the body of excess waste helps your body to metabolize more efficiently. You will become more conscious of what foods you are putting into your body and how your body processes those foods. I have seen many clients improve their diet and exercise regime when they start having colonics. The therapists at Cleanse will encourage you to make healthy dietary choices and support you in your weight loss goals. That being said, clients do report weight loss after a series of treatments.

Can I have a colonic if I am having a period?

Yes. Your body is in cleansing mode already so it is a fine time to have a colonic.

Can I have a colonic if I am pregnant?

Please contact your healthcare professional and ask for permission from them as to whether or not a colonic will be okay for you.

How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have one while I am nursing?

Wait at least 6 weeks to heal and recover from childbirth before having a colonic. You can have a colonic while you are nursing. If you are coming in because of constipation, a colonic is much better than a laxative. You don’t want your baby to feel the effects of a laxative, and everything you consume orally will pass through the breast milk.

Is Colon hydrotherapy dangerous in any way?

Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective way of cleansing the large intestine.
We use pre-packaged disposable speculums and tubing. Our FDA-registered Specialty Health HydroSan closed-system instruments are sanitized between each session with an anti-bacterial glutaraldehyde solution. Cleanliness and sanitation are top priorities at Cleanse. Each Colon hydrotherapy suite is complete with anti-microbial flooring and toilettes in your rooms to ensure the utmost cleanliness and privacy.

Are there any contraindications to having a colonic?

Yes, the contra indications include: Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure), aneurism, severe anemia, GI hemorrhage, severe hemorrhoids, severe diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis, intestinal fissures/fistulas, advanced pregnancy, abdominal hernia, recent colon surgery and renal insufficiency.

What can I eat after a colonic?

We encourage you to eat healthy food such as nourishing soups, salads, or steamed vegetables. Avoid spicy bean dishes, dairy, and especially sweets.

Are colonics covered by my medical insurance?

Unfortunately, colonics are not covered by medical insurance. Some flex-spending healthcare plans do cover Colon hydrotherapy. Check with your provider.

Why Should I Be Concerned About My Colon?

The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It is certainly one of them. It is the place where we store the waste material

most of us would rather not think about. We don’t, until our health becomes poor, we feel constipated or have diarrhea. The entire body benefits from the release of this accumulated congestion and poisons in the bowel.

Why is colon cleansing so crucial?

We are all exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals on a daily basis at work, in the home, through the air we breathe, our food and water supply, and through the use of pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, we are eating more sugar and processed foods than ever before in human history and regularly abuse our bodies with various stimulants and sedatives. By cleaning the colon, you are decreasing the general toxicity of your body and supporting your liver to function more efficiently. It’s like changing the oil in your car on a regular basis.

Why not just use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead?

Enemas typically aren’t as thorough as Colon hydrotherapy. At Cleanse you are working with a trained professional who will make the experience more comfortable and successful. Suppositories and laxatives can both be irritating to your colon, even if you are taking an herbal form. Colonics are more natural in that they stimulate peristalsis of the colon muscles and help to establish regularity. Laxatives cause the colon to spasm due to aggravation.

Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhea?

Sometimes if there is a full release during your session, you may not have a bowel movement the next day, as we have emptied your colon of most solid waste. This doesn’t mean that you are constipated. On the other hand, if you do not fully release during a session there may be residual water in your colon that you may release later in the day.

I’m worried that I could become dependent on colonics. If I have too many, will the colon stop functioning on its own? Are colonics habit forming?

Colon hydrotherapy has a toning effect on the colon. They stimulate the colon muscles and remind them how to work. Physically, colonics are not habit forming. Your body will not become reliant on them to eliminate.