Colonic FAQs

The facts about colonic hydrotherapy

Here we break down the myths and facts about colonic hydrotherapy. If you have a specific question that we have not answered below, please contact us and we'd be happy to help you.

Colonic FAQ #1

What is colonic irrigation and who would need colonic irrigation?

Colon Hydrotherapy is also referred to as Colonic Irrigation, colonics, colon therapy, or high enemas.

All these are names for Colon Hydrotherapy, which uses safe; warm filtered, temperature controlled water for inner cleansing and detoxification.

Ideally people receive the treatment as a preventive and detoxification measure. However some people discover colonics also assist in overcoming symptoms of constipation, diarrhoea, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, stress, over processed diet, headaches, migraines, back pain, haemorrhoids, parasites, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, colitis, arthritis, diverticulitis, depression, intestinal distress, irregularity of bowel movements and allergies.




  • Improved bowel function

  • Increase in energy and vitality

  • Relief from wind, bloating and IBS

  • Natural detoxification

  • Relief from headaches

  • Feeling positive and relaxed

  • Healthier and improved complexion

  • Better posture

  • Flatter stomach

  • Improved concentration

  • Natural weight loss

  • Relief from lower back pain

  • Loosening of mucus

  • Improved digestion

  • Improved range of movement and mental strength

  • General wellbeing


Colonic faq #3

How long is a recommended colonic hydrotherapy session?

45 – 60 minutes is the length of time we suggest to experience an effective Colonic Irrigation session.



What is the Colon?

The colon is the last five feet of the digestive tract. It is a hollow tube-like organ made up of muscle that moves digested food along by a wave-like motion known as peristaltic action.

The colon is the living area for a host of bacteria that produce vitamins, such as K and some B vitamins. The colon also absorbs water, nutrients, proteins and cell salts back into the blood stream.



How can I cleanse my colon?

One of the safest ways is diet, exercise and Colon Hydrotherapy. It is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water, into the colon, by way of a sterile-disposable rectal tube or speculum. Water in – faecal matter flushed out.



How does colonic irrigation help my health?

The colon is a reflex organ, meaning there are electrical connections to all other systems and parts of the body. When waste material has accumulated over a long period of time it breaks down and becomes toxic. The body responds by slowing down other functions. This causes constipation and sluggish bowel movement, which will affect all other systems of the body.



What signs show inefficient colonic elimination?

The most miserable people on earth are people with inefficient elimination. Some of the signs of a toxic colon are – coated tongue, fetid breath, shallow complexion, abnormal body odour, dark circles under the eyes, cold hands and feet, brittle nails and hair, Saggy posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, chronic headaches, irritability, nervousness, nausea, depression, asthma, and backaches.



Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results?

To clean out the lower part of the colon, enemas are fine. But, you are missing about four feet of the colon. Laxatives are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.



How is Colonic Hydrotherapy different?

Colon Hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the colon, which fills the colon allowing impacted toxins and waste to be removed. With an experienced Certified Colon Hydro therapist, who uses TGA equipment, more toxins and waste can be eliminated by working the different meridians.



What are the signs of a colon that is not functioning properly?

When sufferers finally visit a physician, they usually relate a history of one or more of these complaints that go back years. These complaints usually are; constipation, coated tongue, fetid breath, shallow complexion, dark circles under the eyes, abnormal body odour, cold hands and feet, blood pressure up or down, brittle nails and hair, saggy posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, menstrual problems, swelling of legs, asthma, backache, and loss of memory or concentration.



Why is Colonic Irrigation beneficial?

With every session we very gently flush the colon with up to 50 litres of warm water and herbal and coffee infusions and we will be able to work loose and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique.



Is Colonic Hydrotherapy painful?

An impacted colon can cause discomfort, and cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, many actually find a session pleasant and have been known to fall asleep! On a positive note the cramps that may be experienced during initial colonic sessions result in the strengthening and re-established tone of the colon. Think of it as a gym session or workout for the bowel!



Is colonic irrigation embarrassing?

NO. Your dignity is completely maintained with proper draping in a private room. The odour from regular bowel movements does not exist with FDA & TGA Registered Colon Hydrotherapy Equipment! At the Colon Care Clinic all qualified therapists are female.



What should I do before a session?

It may be more comfortable to refrain from eating at least two hours before your scheduled appointment. For the best results, prepare a diet of vegetables and grain. Drink plenty of water and refrain from red meat.



What kind of diet should I follow after a Colon Hydrotherapy session?

It is important to look after yourself after a colonic irrigation. Following large intestinal cleansing, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and possessing through its cleaning period; so, proper rest is important for your body to rejuvenate. The therapist will provide you with a printed suggested diet for you to follow, after your first session.

After your Colonic Irrigation session, we suggest that it is important to:

  1. Drink plenty of liquids (purified or distilled water, juices, herb teas, and electrolyte liquids).

  2. Eat pureed food for 24 hours after each session (blended soups are recommended).

  3. Avoid eating raw vegetables for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables and raw fruit are sufficient, chew very thoroughly.

  4. Reduce flesh consumption (especially beef, pork and chicken).