Colonic

Colonic is also known as colon cleansing or colon hydrotherapy. 

The main functions of the colon are threefold:
  • To absorb water and vitamins/electrolytes from indigestible food matter.
  • To accept and store food remains that were not digested in the small intestine.
  • To eliminate solid waste (feces) from the body.

Use colon hydrotherapy as colonscopy prep is proven to be effective, safe and tolerable. 

The colon contains nearly 60 varieties of micro flora or bacteria to aid digestion, promote vital nutrient production, to maintain pH (acid-base) balance, and to prevent proliferation of harmful bacteria.
At Spring Wellness, your colon hydrotherapist is   I-Act certified and can be present during the session. Bodywork and trigger points can be applied to assist easier releases. With colon cleansing, the entire large intestine can be cleansed and the therapeutic benefits are much greater than those achieved with an enema.

EQUIPMENT

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At Spring Wellness, we use the latest Angel of Water® system. The Angel of Water®’s advanced design brings elegance, simplicity and dignity to colon hydrotherapy. The Angel of Water® Surround, a gravity-fed open design, is the premier colon hydrotherapy system and is the first choice for hospitals and clinics around the world. Whether used prior to endoscopic or radiological exam, as a pre-operative preparatory procedure, or for preventative maintenance programs, the Angel of Water® is the safest, simplest and most effective solution for irrigating the colon.

PROCESS​

 A session is a comfortable and relaxing experience. Our treatment room is immaculate, cozy and quiet.  Each hydrotherapy session lasts about 30 min.  You should allow up to an hour for your visits for filling out the medical history form, talking over the consesnt form. Your colon hydrotherapist will discuss any contraindications (which are few and rare) and review your medical history.  Our I-ACT certified therapist will then take you into the treatment room and explain the process to you, then leave the room for you to change into our gown. You lie down on the basin and insert into yourself a tiny rectal tube. Its made of soft flexible plastic with a rounded tip, about the size of a pencil - you are given a glove and some lubricant and put it inside yourself about 1 1/2 inch. You don't even feel it once its in there, and its not painful to insert. Then you press the buzzer and we will come in to turn the water on. Its a very gentle flow of gravity-fed, 100 degree warm, filtered water. It fills you, then you push it out. This process repeats itself over the 30 minute session.
During this time, you will be entertained by the "viewing tube" beside the bed, you can see what is coming out of you. You are in the treatment room by yourself for the session, though you can press the buzzer for assistance if at any stage you feel uncomfortable or unsure.

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 This progressive irrigation and hydration that starts at the rectum, goes through the transverse section and then to the cecum, breaks up waste matter and achieves the complete evacuation of the colon. All materials are disposable and for one time use only, and there is NO ODOR, NO MESS and NO EMBARRASMENT.  Remember, our main goals during this session are your safety, comfort and well-being. 
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FREQUENCY

It varies from case to case. It depends on the individual’s health, symptoms and goals. 
For example, someone that experiences chronic constipation, may need 4 to 6 sessions in a few weeks in a row with a regimen of follow-up maintenance sessions to retrain the bowel; as opposed to someone who is looking for preventative measures. 
Your suggested appointment schedule can be best determined during your first session while going over your history.   Once your initial series is completed, maintenance can begin.  Maintenance sessions are recommended at once a month. Maintenance is necessary in order to continue all of the great benefits you have already given to your body with the initial series.  Monthly sessions help to keep toxic load at a minimum while continuing to decrease the burden on your other elimination organs (i.e. liver, kidneys etc.).
Please keep in mind that even though one hydrotherapy session may be equivalent to several bowel movements, elimination during subsequent sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted feces are dislodged from the colon walls.
There is no commitment necessary. We are here to assist you any way we can, and we will work with you to find the best way to meet your needs.
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