Information about Colonic Irrigation

intestinesDid you know that your intestines have the surface area the size of a tennis court and that your large intestine is 1.5 metres long and 6.4 cm in diameter?

Our modern diet and lifestyles has led to a build up of toxic faecal waste that is accumulating in the pockets of your large colon and is becoming 'glued' to your colon wall.

For this reason, even if you go to the toilet everyday you are still accumulating waste in your colon over days, months and years.

Colonic Irrigation is a safe and effective method to gently cleanse your large intestine with repeated gentle flushing with warm water under very low pressure. Specialised skillful deep abdominal massage techniques will be used to help you to relax and to soften and loosen the waste and stimulate peristaltic movement.

Did you know that Colon cancer has the second highest incidence and mortality rate of any cancer tumour in Spain, behind only lung cancer for men and breast cancer for women?

Throughout Europe the rate of Colorectal cancer is increasing and sadly 149,000 people died from Colon cancer in Europe in 2008.

How can a course of Colonic Irrigation help you?

  • imageIncrease your energy levels and improve your mood, leaving you feeling 'lighter'.
  • Reduce bloating to help achieve a flatter tummy.
  • Improve your skin making it brighter and resolving conditions such eczema, acne, psoriasis.
  • Resolve digestive problems including constipation, diarrhoea and cramps.
  • Prevent you from getting colds and infections by removing 'bad bacteria'and creating a clean environment for 'good bacteria' to grow to boost your immune system.
  • Get rid of water retention in your body and reduce appearance of cellulite.

What factors contribute towards this build up of toxins in your body?

  • Red meat, particularly pork and beef
  • Cheese, particulary yellow cow's cheese
  • Eating too much gluten eg. Bread, pasta, cakes, biscuits, pizza
  • Too much Coffee
  • Alcohol, Cigarettes and Drugs (pharmaceutical and recreational)
  • Fizzy drinks such as coca cola, sprite, fanta, coke zero, cola light, pepsi etc.
  • Not eating enough fresh vegetables
  • Not drinking minimum 2 litres of water everyday
  • Ignoring the urge to 'go'
  • Not taking regular exercise

Are you suitable for Colonic Irrigation?

Anyone aged 16 or over is suitable for Colonic Irrigation.

There are a few exceptions of course.

If you have any of the following medical conditions, colonic irrigation is not advised:

  • Surgery to the rectum or abdomen within the last 8 weeks
  • Blood pressure above 160/100
  • Pregnancy 3-8 months (note - it is safe to do colonic irrigation outside of these months however I prefer not to do this)
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Anaemia
  • Severe Haemorrhoids
  • Fissures
  • Fistulas
  • Cancer of the rectum, bowel, kidney, liver
  • Abdominal hernia
  • Bowel perforation
  • Long term oral steroid use

How should I prepare for a Colonic?

Please follow the following simple advice 24 hours before your treatment:

  • Drink 2 litres of water
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Avoid fizzy drinks
  • If possible avoid coffee, cigarettes and red meat (pork, beef, lamb, duck)
  • If possible eat plenty of fresh vegetables/salads.

What will happen when I come for a treatment?

  • Your treatment will last 40-60 minutes
  • You will be covered with a towel during your treatment so that your privacy is maintained
  • A fully disposable speculum is very gently introduced to your bottom
  • A controlled amount of water is very gently introduced to your colon thoughout the treatment.
  • You will receive skillful abdominal massage to help you relax and to encourage the release of stored waste and gas.
  • You will be given 'good bacteria' in capsules to take after the treatment so that they can grow inside your cleaner colon to help look after your bowel regularity and immune system.
  • 2 to 3 treatments will recommended and can be done daily or weekly depending on what is convenient for you.

What should I do following my treatment?

To enhance and maintain the benefits of your colonic irrigation treatments it is important to read and follow my essential Nutrition and Lifestyle tips here.