EF MediSpa’s colonics team is headed by Victoria Cooper who has been a member of Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), the leading professional body, since 2001. Victoria is a member of the Doctor Healer Network as well as being a member of Holistic Healers.
Colonic hydrotherapy is a naturopathic treatment used to cleanse your body of any unnecessary waste and toxins. This is a procedure which involves a gentle infusion of water into the colon by means of special disposable tubing. The water works to soak and displace faecal wastes that may have become trapped in the body for reasons that may include stress, poor diet, insufficient exercise or other causes.
The colonic hydrotherapy procedure is able to help the body expel waste which has not been eliminated through the normal process becoming trapped in the pockets and crevices of the colon. Once the elimination of such waste successfully occurs, a sense of well-being may return as the body is freed from recycling the toxicity of the trapped wastes.
Many clients have reported a sense of ‘lightness’ after having colonic hydrotherapy. Other reports have included improved skin clarity, fresher breath, better mood and a reduced incidence of headaches.
In general, the procedure may provide many benefits, including the following:
- Reduced bloating
- Reduction of trapped wastes and gas
- Enhanced immunity by reducing the workload of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of IBS-like symptoms
- Reduced transit time of wastes
- Reduced toxicity
- Improved balance of good to bad bowel bacteria
- Improvement absorption of nutrients
- Re-education of the bowel muscle to improve elimination function
At EF MediSpa, the initial session will involve a full consultation and medical history, to ensure that our clients are suited to the procedure. The therapist will ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible with full respect to the client’s modesty.
Does it hurt?
No. There should be no pain at all during this treatment.
Is it safe?
Yes. With a properly qualified ARCH therapist carrying out the procedure, the pressure is kept too low for any damage to the bowel. EF MediSpa’s equipment has the latest pressure valves for maximum protection and your therapist is always on hand during the treatment. Tubing used is disposable, for complete hygiene.
Will it be embarrassing?
No. Your therapist is trained to put you at your ease both prior to and during the session. Waste matter is not visible during the treatment. All waste matter is expelled via tubing which carries it straight into the waste pipe through to the mains drainage.
What will I feel?
The normal sensation to feel is a gentle arising and subsiding of the abdomen as the water goes into the body to soften, soak and dislodge hardened and trapped deposits, and is then expelled together with the wastes. Your therapist will combine the treatment with gentle abdominal massage to facilitate the release process.
Where is the treatment conducted?
EF MediSpa has a special purpose treatment room with an en-suite toilet facility for your convenience.
For further reference on research and studies on Colonic Hydrotherapy see the following books:
- Wheatgrass Juice. Gift of Nature. By Betsy Russell Manning
- Wheatgrass, Natures Finest Medicine. By Steve Meyerowitz