Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Person Become Dependent On Colonics?

No. Colon hydrotherapy strenghtens the muscle tone of the colon by giving it a workout as the colon contracts and pushes the water out. The better your peristalsis (muscle contraction) the better the elimination, and the healthier the body.

How Many Sessions Should I Have?

The number of sessions can vary from person to person, depending on your goals and state of health, level of toxicity, etc. Usually 3-10 colonic sessions in conjuction with suppliments and dietary protocol will completely clear the colon. Based on your initial consultation and your first session, we can offer suggestions that will support you to make the optimum choice. One session will not completely empty the colon, as it takes time to rehydrate and soften any dried and layered fecal matter (mucoid plaque) until it is loosened enough to be released.

Will It Be Painful Or Embarrasing?

No. At the most, some people may feel a slight cramping as the colon contracts with the gentle flow of purified water. Most people can feel the speculum, but it is not painful. Clients have the choice of being fully clothed on the top, and either wearing a gown or a pair of disposable shorts, and are draped with a towel for modesty. The room is kept warm to ensure your comfort, and the procedure is descreet and respectul.

How Long Will It Take, What Can I Expect?

Each treatment includes a consultation and takes about an hour and includes a series of gentle cleansing water fills and releases, along with abdominal massage and deep breathing suggestions.

What Will A Session Be Like?

Care and consideration is taken for comfort and privacy at all times. A small hygienic and disposable tube (called a speculum) is placed only about 2 inches into the rectum. The waste hose and the purified water tube are then connected. Clients lay comfortably on their backs for most of the session, and water gently flows in and out at a pace they control. The therapist monitors and operates the equipment, supporting the client throughout the session. Gas and waste flow through the evacuation hose directly into the sewer system so there is no odour or mess.

What if I am constipated?

To maximise the benefits of your treatment please take the Bioxy Cleanse or the Movement Formula before your first session.

How Safe is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Your safety is of paramount importance. Modern equipment constantly maintains the water temperature and pressure within the suggested limits and the FDA insists that a new, single use disposable speculum is used for each treatment.

What can I expect after a treatment?

After your first session, it is not uncommon to feel a little tired, mild cramping/bloating. You may also have another gentle release post colonic, nothing that would prevent you from going about your normal daily activities though. It is also not uncommon to not have a bowel movement the morning after a productive colonic. Most discomfort post colonic will subside the next day.  However, occasionally some clients may feel a little under the weather for around 24 hours. If you have any concerns, or you feel unwell, contact your Colon therapist at Inner Garden. It is also not uncommon to leave a session light on your feet, with an abundant amount of energy and somewhat euphoric.

Does Colon Hydrotherapy wash away the “good Bacteria”?

Most of the important bowel bacteria are present on the bowel in the bowel wall and are not removed during the session. Since these good bacteria breed best in a balanced environment, a colonic cleanse may actually improve their environment and increase their numbers.

Can I have a colonic during my period?

Yes, your body is already cleansing with your period and this is a perfect time to have a colonic.

I have been coming to ‘Inner Garden’ for a number of months now and intend to continue making this a part of my yearly treatment for my ‘well-being’. I have found that even though i felt fine when I first started; I feel much better balance now.

Testimonial Dennis M.
Dennis M.