Do I need to fast before a Colonic?
It isn’t necessary. If you are familiar with fasting you may know it is a good thing to do in conjunction with Colonics. If you’ve never fasted before, we recommend having a Colonic first and learning more about your body’s needs before jumping into a fast.
How does Colon Hydrotherapy Work?
By gently introducing filtered, UV treated and temperature-regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. The process is repeated many times during a session. The removal of waste encourages better colon function and elimination. The specialized equipment ensures you an easy, odorless, private and safe way of eliminating.
How long does a Colonic take?
The first session at Internal Harmony is 90 minutes. This includes an initial meeting with the colon therapist, during which the two of you will review you history and goals. We explain the process step by step and answer any questions you might have regarding the colonic. The colonic 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 and opportunity to ask any further questions. We offer individualized recommendations based on your session. How many more (if any) Colonics or what kind of program you might need can be discussed at this time.
Clients generally report a feeling of lightness and sometimes, increased mental clarity.
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.
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.
Each client has different needs and after a session we may suggest supplements that we think will help you and your colon. Products we might recommend include fiber, probiotics and digestive enzymes. If you are cleansing or have specific constipation issues, we may suggest temporarily using herbs to support movement.
Clients may already be taking appropriate supplements and sometimes clients may not need to supplement with anything!
Everyone has different needs.
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.
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 a series of 3 Colonics to appreciate what Colonics can do for your body. Some people initially need a series of more to get the colon functioning well. Regular clients may have maintenance Colonics from once a month to once every three months.
Due to the sensitive nature of Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonics and Colonoscopy are booked for 90 minutes although you may be receiving the actual colonic for 30-60 minutes.
Cleanliness and sanitation are top priorities at Internal Harmony Center.
We use pre-packaged disposable speculums and tubing. Our FDA Registered (Class II) medical device, the LIBBE, is cleaned and disinfected between each session. An Odor Exhaust System insures that the session room and entire center remains totally odor free.
While Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective way of cleansing the large intestine, contraindications include severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure), aneurysm, sever 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.