I use herbs, massage, nutritional advice and supplementation along with the colonics if these things will add extra benefit to the treatment. Each treatment is adapted to the individual patient depending on what symptoms they are presenting with and what their outcome needs are.
Colonic treatment stimulates bowel activity by using the body’s natural nerve and muscular response mechanisms, so is essentially a natural treatment.
By using the body’s natural nerve and muscular activity colonic hydrotherapy may help to tone and exercise the bowel, thus aiding the evacuation of waste both during and after treatment.
Colonic treatment is used as a naturopathic modality and clients who choose this treatment include those who suffer from various bowel conditions. One of the best things about colonic hydrotherapy is that the benefits of the treatment are very personal to the client. This means that as a client you will know how you feel after the treatment. You won’t need to be influenced by anyone else.
Many people report an improvement in symptoms, and choose to have colonic hydrotherapy on a regular basis. Others wish to experience one treatment to see what it is like. In an ARCH survey, 96% of people consulting an ARCH practitioner would recommend the treatment. This shows an extremely high level of satisfaction.
You do not need to make any special changes to your diet or lifestyle before a treatment, however, many people choose to have a treatment when embarking upon a new health regime.
As registered, professional therapist, I am used to people feeling nervous, especially before a first treatment. Part of my job is to put you at ease and ensure you are comfortable having your treatment.
At your first appointment a medical case history is taken, and I will explain the procedure and treatment process to you.
Your modesty is preserved at all times throughout insertion of the speculum. Insertion itself is not painful and takes just moments before you are fully covered once again.
An inlet and outlet tube are attached to the outside of the speculum to provide a through-flow of water going in and water and waste going out. The waste is piped away, and since the whole system is closed, there is no odour
After lying on your left side to allow the speculum to be gently inserted, you will be asked to turn onto your back. Gentle abdominal massage technique will assist elimination of waste and gas pockets.
Herbal infusions are used during a colonic treatment. Each treatment is individual and the choice of herbs or other modifications will depend on the nature of your condition on the day.