Health Etcetera provides colonic hydrotherapy, otherwise known as colonic irrigation or colonics. Based between Kingston and Wimbledon, our treatment centre is ideally situated to treat those in the South London area.
Colonic hydrotherapy, or colonic irrigation is a simple ancient procedure to wash the colon. During a session, the therapist will insert a speculum in your rectum. The speculum has a small feeding tube and an outlet. The therapist will gradually and gently fill your colon with water while allowing the waste to come out.
The actual treatment lasts between 35-45 min. Whilst it may feel a little odd at first, it should not hurt or smell. Some minor discomfort should be expected as you fill up but it is immediately relieved as you inform the therapist You are ready to release.
Before the treatment, no special preparation is necessary.
You will be asked to remove all items of clothing form the waist down. Although you will be covered with a towel, it is recommended to wear a top you can keep on. Wearing or bringing socks is a good idea, it your feet get cold easily.
After the treatment, people generally feel much lighter, energised and with a desire to continue the day on a healthier road. Occasionally, people may also feel a little tired and even a little queasy. This will soon pass but it is advisable not to plan a busy schedule after a treatment.
Since the cleanse may flush some of the good bacteria (if you actually have any, that is!), you will provided with an extra-strength probiotic. The therapist may also suggest a few dietary changes.
The principal purpose of the colonic hydrotherapy is to hydrate the colon. Also to remove impacted waste matter from the colon walls; strip disease- causing bacteria and repopulate with beneficial bacteria.
- Is a colonic irrigation treatment safe?
Yes, it is! There are no known incidents coming from a trained colonic therapist. Any stories circulating have taken place when people have used their garden hose etc.
- Does it hurt?
It should not hurt. However, there may be some discomfort as the therapist makes your colon full.
- Does it smell?
No, it doesn’t. All faeces go through the tube and so do all smells.
- Do you strip beneficial bacteria?
Yes. Well, if you have any that is. If you don’t follow a raw vegan diet and take probiotics on a regular basis the chances are you don’t actually have many beneficial bacteria anyway. But, yes, it would get stripped away with the bad ones. That’s why we repopulate your gut immediately after the treatment with a strong probiotic.
- Is it essential for everyone?
As above, if you have a perfect diet and you go about twice a day naturally, you may not need it.
- How often should I have one?
If you are perfectly healthy, perhaps twice or three times a year. If you are trying to correct an issue, your therapist may recommend a course of 3-6 treatments within a few weeks.
- Can children and older people have one?
Yes, there are smaller specula for children. There is no reason why an older person could not have treatment.
- Can I have it at any time of the month?
Yes. You may want to pop a tampon on if you have an appointment scheduled for the wrong time of the month.
- What about cancer patients or other suffering from serious diseases?
While most diseases will benefit from having a colonic, the therapist will reserve her right to perform a colonic on some people with serious diseases.
- I have haemorrhoids, can I have a colonic?
Depends if they are active or inactive. The therapist will assess the area and will decide the best course of action.
|Course of 3||£165|
|Course of 6||£300|
Where to find us
Our treatment centre is based in Coombe, between Kingston and Wimbledon in South London.