What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy, also known as colonics or colon irrigation, is a safe and effective method of removing toxins from the large intestines without the use of drugs. Colon hydrotherapy has been practiced for centuries with the earliest records of basic enemas dating back to 1500 B.C in ancient Egypt. Here at Vitalita we use the LIBBE system. The LIBBE is a TGA registered, open system device that uses a double filtration system. It is a controlled method of cleansing the colon using a gentle, gravity fed flow of water. The water is infused gently into the colon by a sterilized, disposable rectal nozzle that is about the size of a pencil. As a result, the compacted waste that has accumulated in the colon over weeks, months or years of toxic exposure is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis.

2Why do I need a Colonic?

Unfortunately, the average person does not have a healthy colon. We are constantly bombarded by toxins in our everyday lives. They are in our food, air, water, skincare, household products, medications, etc. Some of these toxins are unavoidable but one of the main reasons we are so burdened by poor health is our nutrition. The typical Australian diet consisting of high fat, low- fibre, refined sugar, processed food high in preservatives and toxic chemical additives. As these foods move through the colon, fluids are absorbed during the digestive process and the remaining waste hardens and clings to the colon walls where it putrefies. A healthy colon will be moving this waste out through natural peristalsis 2-4 times a day but sadly, the average persons is having less than 2 bowel movements per day. When this occurs and the colon is not functioning as nature intended then these toxins can then be absorbed into your blood stream and can lead to autointoxication or self-poisoning and negatively affect your physical, mental and emotional health, leading to very serious weight and health problems.

Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

There are a huge range of health benefits that our clients report from regular colonics. Here are some examples!

Improves Digestion

Colon Hydrotherapy can help to ease a large range of digestive complains including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhoea, gas and bloating. Colonics can help improve these conditions by increasing hydration and nutrient absorption and removing the bad bacteria that flourishes as a result of impacted waste in the colon.

Increases Energy

Cleansing the colon prevents toxins from being reabsorbed into the blood stream. This alleviates the feeling of fatigue or sluggishness.

Improves Muscle Tone of the Colon

When the colon is heavily impacted with waste the natural peristalsis is limited. Over a long period of time this causes our colon to become ‘lazy’. Colon Hydrotherapy retrains the colon to function optimally, promoting strength and tone.

Restores Hydration

The primary functions of the colon are to eliminate waste and absorb water. During your colonic treatment water is gently infused into the colon where it can be absorbed and utilized efficiently.

Improves Immunity

Around 80% of our immune system resides within the gut. When the colon is cleansed we are creating a better environment for our good bacteria to flourish and build a strong immune system.

Assists in Weight Loss

Lots of people find that once they get their digestion, absorption and elimination functions in order then weight loss becomes easy. Many of us have 5kg or more of waste impacted in our colons, Colon Hydrotherapy can help to clear that waste plus any bloating that may contribute to concerns.

Improves complexion and acne

When the colon isn’t functioning properly, toxins need to leave the body through alternate means, the skin. Once the colon is cleansed the skin (and other elimination organs) is no longer burdened with excess toxins, reducing the likelihood of breakouts and rashes. Cleansing the colon also allows our good bacteria to flourish which can help to ease symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Decrease Stress and Anxiety

There is a very profound connection between the gut and the brain, in fact the gut of often referred to as the second brain! Restoring balance to the bacteria in our gut through colonics can help to boost your mood and create a sense of emotional wellbeing.

Improve Cognitive Function

Colon Hydrotherapy can help to improve general brain function. If our colon is not functioning properly, often our brain isn’t either which can result in feelings of brain fog and poor concentration. Colon Hydrotherapy can also help to improve absorption of nutrients that are crucial to brain function.

What to expect?

Having a colonic should not be a scary experience. At Vitalita Detox and Wellness we aim to create a safe, relaxing and comfortable environment for our clients.

When you arrive for your colonic your Certified Colon Hydrotherapist will show you to your private treatment room. If this is your first time with us we will have a quick consultation to establish what your needs, expectations and any concerns you may have regarding your treatment. We will take some time to educate you on the treatment benefits and show you the equipment.

When we are ready to start your treatment, your therapist will explain to you how to get onto the LIBBE bed and insert the rectal nozzle. The nozzle is only pencil thin and should not cause any discomfort. We will provide you with a T-shirt to wear during your treatment. You will be left in complete privacy while you get changed and perform the insertion yourself. You are provided with a drape to cover yourself with and once you are comfortably in place you will buzz your therapist who will come in and start your treatment.

During your treatment, your Certified Colon Hydrotherapist is there to assist you through the entire process, or if you prefer we can leave you in complete privacy. There is no mess and no odour during your treatment so you can lay back and relax.

Your Colon Hydrotherapy treatment will last around 40-45 minutes. Once you finish your treatment you will be offered a refreshing drink and some probiotics.

Before and After Care

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

It is extremely important to drink plenty of water before and after you colon hydrotherapy session. We recommend that you avoid heavy meals the day prior to your treatment. Avoid processed foods, red meat, alcohol and refined sugars.

After your colonic we recommend that you keep your diet as clean as possible. Lots of fruits and vegetables to nourish your body.