Frequently Asked Questions


1. Is there any difference between colon hydrotherapy, colonic irrigation and enemas?

Yes, while these terms generally describe different methods for cleansing of the colon, they may be quiet different in terms of efficacy and the extent to which the whole colon is cleansed. Enemas are the least effective and only cleanse the rectum and lower part of the decending colon. Colon hydrotherapy and colonic irrigation machines and appartus work by gravity and or low pressure to infuse water into the colon to dislodge fecal matter and impactions. Of the three methods, colon hydrotherapy is considered the most complete cleansing of the colon.


2. How many Colon Hydrotherapy sessions should I have?

That depends on your current health status, condition of your colon and overall health goals. Because many have poor eating habits or chronic health conditions relating to digestive disorders, it is not uncommon for a colon therapist to recommend a series of colon hydrotherapy sessions after the initial treatment. The reason why is that the average person may be carrying around 10 to 20 or more pounds of impacted feces in their colon. Removing this hardened, rubber-like material can take multiple treatments to achieve a significantly positive health result. Your colon therapist will discuss with you options and pricing tailored to your health goals, budget and schedule.


3. Before my first colon hydrotherapy should I see a doctor?

Colon hydrotherapy is safe when administered by a professionally trained colon therapist and provided you do not have any pre-existing conditions, a medical examine should not be necessary. However, if you have any reservations about receiving colon hydrotherapy treatments consult your doctor. Depending on their familiarity and knowledge of this type of alternative therapy, they may encourage or completely reject it’s use. Where colon hydrotherapy would not be appropriate is where you have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, severe hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal or intestinal tumors, abdominal hernia or had recent colon surgery.


4. Is getting a Colon Hydrotherapy treatment painful?

No. A properly administered Colon Hydrotherapy should never be painful. During the procedure the muscles of your colon may contract suddenly expelling liquid and waste into the rectum. Some may liken this type of contraction to cramping or passing gas. While this can cause some a level of discomfort, there should never be any pain associated with the treatment procedure. The very best way to assure your colon hydrotherapy session is a gentle and pleasurable experience is to communicate everything you are feeling to your therapist. Remember, part of their training included having received a series of colon therapy treatments themselves. Your colon therapist knows exactly what you may be experiencing.


5. How long does a Colon Hydrotherapy session take?

Depending on the therapist’s office procedures your first visit and treatment will be approximately 90 minutes. The first 20 to 30 minutes will involve your filling out a personal health intake questionnaire and informal interview. This information is very important to help your therapist understand your previous health history and any issues which lead to your seeking colon treatment. The actual treatment time for your first colon hydrotherapy session will be about 45 to 60 minutes. Subsequent sessions for treatment last about 40 to 45 minutes within a 60 minute office appointment.


6. What can I do or expect after having a Colon Hydrotherapy session?

You can do most anything you want after your therapy session is complete. You should not experience any unexpected urgency to eliminate. The only caution would be not to gorge yourself on a very heavy meal or excessive consumption of alcohol. Many clients will have a general feeling of levity and peacefulness.


7. Is Colon Hydrotherapy safe?

Yes. Today’s modern, state-of-the-art colon therapy machines are designed with many safety features including multiple water filtration systems, pre-sterilized, disposable hoses and speculums and closed effluent discharge systems. Disposables are only used once for a single therapy session. Correctly administered there is no danger of contamination. Colon therapists are required to have or obtain training, certification and or licensing in compliance with applicable state health regulations.


8. Can I have a colon hydrotherapy session during my menstrual period?

Yes. Because your body is already in a natural cleansing process it can be beneficial to receive treatment.


9. If I have too many colon hydrotherapy treatments will my colon stop functioning normally?

No. Your colon is a tubular muscle about 5 to 5.5 feet in length that moves waste matter through involuntary contractions called peristalsis. During a colon therapy session the filling and emptying of water into and out of your colon stimulates natural peristaltic action and tones this digestive organ. So colon therapy can over time strengthen your colon function. Another concern some people have is, they may become dependent or otherwise habitualized to colon treatments. This is not true and no evidence exists of such a case.


10. Is it true that colon hydrotherapy is bad for you because it washes away all good intestinal bacteria?

No. It is a myth that good intestinal bacteria is washed away by having a colonic irrigation and is often repeated by uninformed health practitioners. If it were true, then surely would not also bad intestinal bacteria be washed away and thus provide a healthful benefit to the recipient? The fact is that helpful (good) bacteria live and thrive in an acidic digestive environment. But when your digestive tract becomes alkaline and out of balance, harmful (bad) bacteria can multiple exponentially to create an unhealthy environment. The result can be gas, bloating, digestive disorders and disease symptoms.


11. Should I take a probiotic like acidophilus or digestive enzymes after my colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Yes. You may benefit greatly by supplementing friendly bacteria probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium and digestive enzymes. This is not because the intestinal flora has been washed out by colon therapy as explained in the previous question. Rather this is an effective way to augment, build and balance a healthy bacterial environment in your digestive tract.


12. I have another question about Colon Hydrotherapy. How can I get in contact with you?

The quickest way is to call us at (801) 479-5616 and leave your contact information and best time for us to return your call. You can also contact us using the Contact Us form.

Your questions are very important and we look forward to hearing from you.