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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions 2018-11-03T22:17:47+00:00

Colon Hydrotherapy, traditionally known as Colonic Irrigation, gently fills the colon with warm filtered water through a small sterile rectal nozzle. When the water is flushed out, it carries with it any material that has built up in the large intestine (the colon), waste matter, toxins, trapped gases, bacteria, etc.

The LIBBE device is considered to be the Rolls Royce of Colon Hydrotherapy treatment devices, providing more privacy, dignity and efficacy whilst offering the client a more relaxing, safe and comfortable treatment session.
This system allows the client more control & privacy during their treatment.
One distinct advantage with the LIBBE device is the small pencil-thin rectal nozzle, which clients find extremely comfortable, compared to other systems.  Your privacy is protected at all times, the specially designed bed allows you to easily insert the lubricated thin rectal nozzle by yourself. Many people find this deeply reassuring and comforting.
Once the water flow is turned on, there is no need to interrupt the cleanse. Your colon will gently take in as much water as it can tolerate. When you feel the need to evacuate, you simply release. Because of the continuous inflow and release during the treatment, the body’s own muscles are used to provide a more natural, gentle release. At the same time, the peristalsis (action of the muscles of the colon) is greatly stimulated and this provides an excellent workout for the colon. Because of the nature of the LIBBE device, the qualified therapist does not need to be with you all the time. This affords you as much privacy as you may desire.

The water is extensively filtered & purified.  It passes through a 5 micron carbon filter, and separate Ultra Violet purification light, before being heated to the correct temperature. This filtered & purified water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of it’s drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter.

Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon-hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which is approximately as long as you are tall. Additionally, colonic irrigation promotes peristalsis and helps the colon muscles regain tone, therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.

Laxatives empty the colon short term but are an irritant to the body. This irritation to the Intestinal lining, will cause the colon to go to sleep after the initial irritation, causing an endless need for laxatives. Colon hydrotherapy uses purified water and does not irritate the body. Two of the tremendous benefits is that it actually hydrates the body, and exercises the colon.

Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure, but a valuable procedure, used to assist the body for a wide variety of different colon-related conditions, such as Bloating, Constipation and more.
By re-toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.

Toxins accumulate in the body as a result of stress, consuming too much acidic, Genetically Modified & processed food, such as sugar, white flour, caffeine, meats and alcohol, chemicals in our food, atmosphere and more. When the bowel becomes unnaturally acidic & toxic, it attempts to protect itself by secreting a glyco-protein substance that lines the entire intestinal wall. This is known as mucoid plaque. This substance is what makes it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients, which could result in chronic malnutrition. When the bowel becomes toxic, it contaminates the blood, which in turn, spreads the toxins to the heart, lungs, brain, muscles, etc as it delivers nutrients throughout the body. In the end, the liver is left to deal with toxic blood, and after years of relentless toxicity, it will become sluggish until it will no longer function. At this point, the toxins will begin to collect in other parts of the body. Disease will manifest wherever they settle. Overall, cleansing allows you to remove accumulated mucoid plaque in order to rebuild your bowel and liver to protect yourself from dis-ease.

When one feels the urge to eliminate and immediately honours the urge by a trip to the toilet, elimination is quick and painless and will feel complete. Stools are medium to light brown have very little odour and will break up in water. You should eliminate after each meal.

A healthy bowel may have two to four bowel movements daily, depending on what you eat.

We recommend the first two sessions to be taken over consecutive days, this will ensure you get the most out of the therapy, after this, we offer a variety of Packages, a Monthly Membership or bespoke treatment plan best suited to the individual’s condition and needs.
For a healthy individual with regular bowel movements, it is recommended to have 10 – 12 sessions over a 4 week period to complete one Colon Cycle.
For someone with Bloating / Constipation, and / or Parasite / Candida complaints, it is recommended a Complete Cleanse of (10 – 12 sessions over 4 weeks, with 2 monthly sessions thereafter until regular bowel movements are regained.
Speak to our Team about Herbal Medicines to take in conjunction with your Colonic Treatments to speed up your results, and get a deeper cleanse, or to combat Parasites, or other ailments.
Let our therapist know about your individual goals and current health complaints.
Alternatively you can book a session whenever you feel the need.

Please allow 10 – 15 minutes prior to your first visit for a consultation and one hour in total for your first treatment, this includes the basic operation of the device and what to expect during the session. Please allow one hour for each subsequent visit. The treatment itself will last between 35 – 45mins.

Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time, and can help decrease the cramps and the bloating accompanying the menstruation.

Colon hydrotherapy does not flush all good or bad bacteria out of the body. Once harmful toxins are removed from the colon, the beneficial bacteria have a cleaner habitat facilitating their reproduction and multiplication, therefore achieving a positive bacterial balance. The ideal balance of bacteria in a persons bowels, is thought to be around 80% good and 20% bad, due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices, most peoples bowels are far from this balance, and will benefit from having a series of Colonics.

When a regular diet of stimulants such as coffee, tea, alcohol, sugar and others are eliminated from your diet, some clients comment about having headaches, flu-like symptoms and even mild depression. At this stage of a detox, cleansing through Colon Hydrotherapy helps to flush toxins out of your system, which will greatly reduce the occurrence of such symptoms, hence Colon Hydrotherapy is recommended to be practiced with two sessions over two consecutive days, for the first two – four weeks.

This is due to the body discarding toxins which are removed from the tissues, which are then transported by the blood to the liver and then the colon for elimination, whilst these toxins are in the blood, this is the time you may be subject to these temporary symptoms. All symptoms generally pass by the third or fourth session of Colon Hydrotherapy. Clients often comment on their increased energy levels after the second session onwards.

No, colon hydrotherapy is not habit forming. On the contrary, one of the features of colon hydrotherapy using a Gravity fed – Open system, is the toning of the colon muscles, which helps in maintaining and resuming regular bowel movements.

The colon will probably never be empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. As more of the impacted material is released clients comment on feeling the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well functioning colon.

Only in the case of an impacted colon you may experience slight discomfort. Some cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, you will find the session pleasant and relaxing.  Open System Colonics are far safer, more gentle, less intrusive, and a more natural process of water entering and leaving the Colon, in a more private and comfortable environment, as compared to Closed System – Forced pump Colonics.
We recommend all our Client to try both systems if they wish and experience what is more beneficial for themselves.  We have available in our Clinics the rectal Speculums used with both systems to allow clients to compare.

With an Open System such as the LIBBE Device we use.  Your dignity and privacy is completely maintained at all times in the comfort of our calming and soothing private treatment rooms. During your bowel movement there is no odour with the LIBBE Colon Hydrotherapy Device.  You can safely have the entire treatment alone once familiar with the device controls.

There are a few contra-indications to keep in mind when considering colon hydrotherapy, including recent colon and abdominal surgeries, hernias, uncontrolled high blood pressure and other conditions. We thoroughly check the suitability of each individual prior to starting any treatment. In some cases, we may refer you to your doctor for further examinations to assess suitability for treatment.

No special preparation is needed other than keeping an empty stomach 2 hours prior to your Colonic treatment.
No fasting is necessary prior to a treatment, although for greater results and a deeper tissue clean, once you are totally familiar and comfortable with the therapy, fasting and Colonics can be practiced together.

It is advisable to refrain from eating or drinking anything two hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This is to avoid feelings of nausea, as well as ensuring maximum comfort during your Colon Hydrotherapy session.

You may leave your treatment session feeling rebalanced, rejuvenated, re-energised, and lighter, sometimes you may feel a little tired or light headed after a session, due to old toxins being released, and the colon muscle being worked.  We always suggest a natural Coconut Water of Smoothie immediately after sessions.  Following this we suggest a simple – light Veggie Diet for 24-36 hours.

Following a cleansing of the large intestine, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and processing through it’s cleaning period; proper rest is important at this time to give your body time to rejuvenate. Once you have rested, it is recommended to follow a diet of no meat, no alcohol, no strenuous activity, and any other harmful substances including artificial food substances and processed foods, for the 24-48 hours.
A simple smoothie, some whole fruit, or a light salad are best to enhance the bodies ability to cleanse itself, keep yourself hydrated and nourished sufficiently.

Drink plenty of liquids (purified water, juices, herb teas and naturally occurring electrolyte liquids such as Coconut Water). Eat a warm healthy vegetable soup. Raw / Steamed vegetables and fruit are sufficient. Avoid all meat consumption, alcohol, caffeine and unnatural sugar intake for 24 -48 hours.

In the 1989 study – “Effects of Colon Hydrotherapy on Serum Electrolytes” conducted by National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, USA: “No patients experienced any clinically significant symptoms or disturbances”.
We still suggest you should consume a Smoothie or Coconut Water immediately after Colonics to replenish and replace electrolytes plus other nutrients.