Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle, warm internal bath using filtered, purified water that gently assists in eliminating stored fecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances from the colon. Colon Hydrotherapy is also known as colonics, colon irrigation, and colon therapy.
Renew uses the FDA-approved LIBBE device in our colon hydrotherapy treatment. Our devices are sanitized after each use with a pharmaceutical grade astringent and disposable insertion tubes are used for each client’s safety and sanitation. The client lays comfortably on a contoured table in a private room to ensure privacy and modesty. A small tube, about the size of a pencil, is inserted into the rectum 1 to1.5 inches. The client is laying directly over a drain so there is no odor. The therapist will administer the treatment. A gentle flow of water begins to fill the colon, rehydrating fecal matter. The colon will then engage a peristaltic muscular release of the hydrated fecal matter, similar to a natural bowel movement. The treatment is 30-45 minutes, however, we allocate plenty of time to ensure a relaxed, safe, thorough cleansing for each client.
To help restore a more natural colon climate, we recommend at least 3 treatment sessions, preferably 2 sessions the first week, 1 session the following week, or 3 weekly sessions. As with all major muscles in the body, to see a significant change in the function of the colon, it is recommended that weekly treatment sessions are continued for 12 weeks on a weekly basis. Of course your treatment needs are unique to your wellness goals, but Renew does offer discounted service packages for clients committed to renewing and restoring the colon.
We recommend that the client refrain from eating 2 hours before the treatment and limit soda beverages and coffee. Both of these beverages are aggravating to the colon so there is less discomfort when they are limited the day of the treatment.
Following the treatment, clients are given a chewable probiotic as well as electrolyte water solution to restore a healthy climate and balance after the cleansing. Follow-up instructions are also provided to empower clients to improve natural elimination and maintain balance in the colon following treatment. Clients are recommended to refrain from over eating, drinking, or consuming red meats and raw vegetables for 24-48 hours.
Safety & Sanitation
At Renew Wellness Spa, your safety and sanitation is of the utmost importance to us at all times. Modern colon hydrotherapy equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. The FDA registered LIBBE system features temperature controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, water purification, and disinfecting standards. Each client is provided with a new single-use rectal tube. The LIBBE device is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with standards from the FDA, I-ACT and Tiller Mind Body (LIBBE manufacturer). We maintain very high standards of cleanliness, not only for the LIBBE devices, but also for each treatment room, bathroom and the facility as a whole.
Colon Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries and can be dated back as far as the 14th century B.C. The ancient Egyptian medical document known as the Eber Papyrus shows that the procedure of colon cleansing was used in the treatment of no less than twenty different stomach aliments and intestinal complaints. In the early 1900’s, John H. Kellogg, M.D., the lead physician at the Battle Creek Sanitarium for health and founder of Kellogg Cereals, used colon therapy on many patients with positive health benefits to his patients. Kellogg was an early advocate of exercise and “biologic living” to avoid surgery for gastrointestinal disease. Dr. Kellogg published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association praising colon therapy’s efficacy in saving dysfunctional bowels and restoring optimal health.
The colon (large intestine) is approximately five feet long and two and a half inches in diameter, yet it is capable of stretching to five times its size. This hollow, tube-like organ is muscular and moves material through it by a process known as peristalsis. The major functions of the colon are final food digestion, absorption of water and nutrients, elimination of digestive residue, and discharge of toxins and waste from the body. When the colon becomes compromised due to diet, environment, stress, and other factors, it accumulates and stores unhealthy residue and toxins disabling the body’s natural systems of elimination, purification and nutrient absorption. This accumulation of toxins may have negative effects on daily well being and may be a major contributing factor to many diseases. Regular colon cleansing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures to maintain a healthy colon and is a principle therapy of natural health practitioners.
Before a colonic:
We recommended that you refrain from eating two hours before a colon hydrotherapy session. Avoid caffeinated beverages and drink plenty of purified.
After a colonic session:
Replace intestinal flora with a good probiotic.
Avoid eating raw vegetables and red meat for 24 hours after your session.
Limit alcohol for 48 hours.
Hydrate the body with purified water or herbal teas.
Eat light choosing organic, fresh natural foods in moderate quantities.
Improves elimination of excess debris, bacteria, and toxins. Treatments promote healthy colon surface cells and mucus lining allowing nutrients to be absorbed properly. Treatments also help prevent toxin absorption from impacted fecal matter in the colon.
Improves peristaltic (muscular contraction) activity. Colon Hydrotherapy stimulates natural muscular contractions to improve colon strength and can improve natural elimination when practiced regularly.
Reduces stagnation. Treatments allow the proliferation of healthy bacteria and micro flora. This aids digestion, promotes the manufacture of vital nutrients, maintains a proper pH (acid-base balance), and keeps harmful bacteria in check.
Supports your immune system. 70% of our immune system is within our colon. Cleansing regularly can improve your immune system by eliminating excess debris, strengthening the natural muscularity and improving the microbiome, or internal chemistry of the gut, to aid healthy flora to improve the immune response.
Improves Skin tone. Our clients have a glow that gets noticed. In ancient medicine, most skin issues are attributed to a toxic colon. Cleansing the colon regularly can improve aging and create beautiful, hydrated skin that begins within.
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