Colonic Hydrotherapy: What is it and how can you benefit from the treatment?

Feeling tired all of the time? Suffering from stomach problems? Finding that your toilet habits aren’t as regular or consistent as they used to be? Colonic Hydrotherapy could be the answer to your problems.

The benefits of colonic hydrotherapy

Over the years, our bodies build up toxic waste, due to the lifestyles we live and the food and drink we consume. Storing this toxic waste in our body is not ideal, and can lead to many health problems further down the line.

The role of the colon in the digestive system is to absorb water and nutrients from food after it’s broken down by the stomach and small intestine. The waste that’s left over is then neutralised by the colon to make it safe, so that it can continue its way through your body without causing any damage. In turn, the colon combines bacteria and food waste to produce essential vitamins for the body such as biotin and vitamin K.

Without taking care of your colon, you’re at risk of contracting various different health problems and illnesses. A poorly functioning colon is prone to common conditions such as constipation, diarrhoea, insomnia, headaches and even depression. In severe cases, an unclean and poorly functioning colon can lead to colon cancer; believed to be the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, second to lung cancer in men and breast cancer in women. This indicates the seriousness of taking care of your colon and digestive system, and just a few changes to your lifestyle can help to prevent many different health conditions associated with poor functioning of your colon.

What happens inside our body is very much down to the food we eat. It goes without saying that eating many refined, processed foods packed with saturated fats, sugar and preservatives are damaging our bodies. We don’t necessarily notice the impact of consuming these foods on our bodies, unless it’s resulting in profound weight gain, but it’s what’s happening inside the body that we need to focus on.

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A person who appears healthy on the outside is not necessarily healthy on the inside, and it could be too late before this is picked up on. Putting preventative measures in place such as filling up on the right nutrients and staying hydrated with water can help to keep your colon clean and healthy. The colon is a very important function in the body. In the same way you take care of your skin and your hair, it’s important to take care of your colon, too!

A lot of people aren’t aware of just how much old hardened, faecal matter is stored in their colons, which is why Colonic Hydrotherapy is a tried and tested treatment for removing excess waste and cleansing the colon.

What is colonic hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy has been practised for thousands of years, and is still a popular treatment in clinics across the world today. It’s a completely natural and safe treatment which is proven to deliver a host of health benefits. The treatment is enjoyed regularly by celebrities and people of all ages with different health conditions or none at all. You don’t have to be suffering with constipation, diarrhoea or any other bowel irritations to seek out colonic hydrotherapy, as it’s a great way to take care of your health and well-being with regular treatments.

The treatment is essentially an internal bath, which gently flushes out toxic waste and excess gases, while re-hydrating a constipated bowel. Colonic hydrotherapy really is the ultimate detox for your body, and much more effective than any form of detox diets or products that promise to flush your body of toxins.

How does colonic hydrotherapy work?

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A small tube, called a speculum, is gently inserted into the rectum which allows it to introduce warm filtered water into the colon. As the water enters the colon, it causes a feeling of fullness for a short amount of time, followed by a relaxing feeling as the colon is emptied. The speculum allows for the safe entrance of water and the release of waste and toxins.

The treatment is repeated several times and the therapist will massage your abdomen in order to ensure that the colon receives a full, effective cleanse. The treatment generally takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and results in a cleaner colon with a loosening of old faecal debris.

Prior to treatment, the therapist will conduct a full consultation and medical questionnaire, also providing a full explanation of the equipment and procedure. With most patients, there’s usually a lot of concern and embarrassment about the treatment and the exposure of the body. However, it’s careful to remember that therapists are fully qualified at performing this procedure and completely understand the sensitivity and need to preserve the patients’ dignity at all times.

This means that you will be given privacy to get changed, and only a few moments of exposure will happen while the speculum is inserted into the rectum, and after that, you will be covered completely for the entire treatment. Rest assured, the waste is always discreetly drained away and releases no mess or odours.

Depending on the outcome of your consultation, your therapist will recommend how many colon cleansing treatments you should undergo. This varies from person to person, and can be as little as just one treatment in a period of 1 to 3 months, or a course of up to 6. Following your initial treatments, it’s advisable that maintenance continues every 6 to 12 weeks to keep the colon free from any harmful waste and ensure the effectiveness of the first few treatments.

Why do I need colon cleansing?

As we’ve previously mentioned, people seek out colon cleansing for a whole host of different reasons. It could be that you’re experiencing certain health issues related to a poorly functioning colon, and this is your chance to rectify it. Alternatively, you’ve heard the health benefits associated with colon cleansing and want to try it out.

Successful colon cleansing has been proven effective for people suffering with the following conditions:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)








Skin problems

Problematic weight loss

Abdominal gas


Bad Breath/Halitosis

Foul body odour

Menstruation problems

Breathing difficulties






However, this is not to say that a poorly functioning colon is the underlying reason for developing any or all of these conditions, but proven tests have delivered effective results helping to alleviate certain symptoms from those conditions.

What results can I expect from colonic hydrotherapy?

Depending on your reason for undergoing colonic hydrotherapy, you could benefit from some of the following results:

  • If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the treatment has helped to show signs of improvement from symptoms such as constipation, abdominal bloating and trapped gases associated with the condition. As colonic hydrotherapy is a completely safe and natural way of removing substance build-up, there’s no need to worry that the treatment may interfere with the body’s natural processes.
  • Skin improvements are greatly noticed with the results of colonic hydrotherapy. With the skin being the largest organ in the body, it can get overwhelmed with all of the waste and toxins building up in the colon which can eventually manifest itself in the form of acne or a dull complexion. By flushing out all of these toxins, there’s less chance of this happening.
  • Although not strictly a weight loss treatment, colonic hydrotherapy flushes out a mass of old hardened, faecal matter that can weigh between 5 and 20 pounds in the average person. Because of this, people report immediate weight loss after their first treatment, and some people see significant weight loss after a successful course of treatments.
  • Bad breath can sometimes be caused by problems in your bowel, so by removing all of the built up waste and toxins, this can see a great improvement.
  • Colonic hydrotherapy can have great results for people suffering with chronic fatigue and depression. By cleansing the body internally, it has a positive effect on the mind and has proved to alleviate stress and make you feel healthier due to a reduced number of toxins in the body.
  • Eczema and Psoriasis are two other conditions that can see improvements from colonic hydrotherapy, due to the removal of toxins in the body showing great results for the skin.

It’s important to remember that an upkeep of colon cleansing is necessary to experience long term benefits of the procedure, and adjustments to your lifestyle and eating habits can help to keep your colon in great shape and reduce the risk of developing any bowel related health issues.

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How will I feel after colonic hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy is a completely natural and safe procedure (for those who are medically fit enough to undergo the treatment) that enhances the body’s natural processes of eliminating harmful substances. That being said, patients can sometimes feel slightly unwell during the procedure, with reported symptoms of stomach ache, headache and a sense of fatigue being amongst the most common.

If these symptoms are present in the early stages of the treatmtent, it indicates that the body is effectively cleaning itself and flushing out the wasteful toxins. Indications of a body that is highly intoxicated and overloaded can arise if symptoms are present after the procedure.

Colonic Hydrotherapy is not a medicine so it’s important to remember that it make take a while, and a few sessions of treatment, to really feel the full benefits.

If you want to find out more about Colonic Hydrotherapy at Evolve Skin Clinic in Bolton, please don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation.

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