How safe are colonics?

Very safe! At Living Waters your health and safety is paramount.  We use a new, disposable speculum for each colonic session. The Libbe, an FDA-approved colon hydrotherapy device, is thoroughly sterilized directly following the session. 

How does a colonic compare to an enema?

Enemas generally only cleanse the latter part of the large intestine, the sigmoid colon. A colonic usually flushes the entire large intestine, provided fecal impaction, accumulation & other obstructions don’t affect the water flow.

Could I still be constipated even if I have daily bowel movements?

You could be. Accumulated waste, mucus and gas may affect peristalsis, a natural movement in the colon. This compensation can result in regular, yet incomplete bowel movements.

What is the ideal bowel movement?

The ideal bowel movement should be medium brown and float at the top of the toilet water for a few seconds before sinking. Having to strain & noticing strong smells are good indicators that something is out of balance. 

Does colon hydrotherapy hurt?

No. If you ever feel pain while receiving a colonic please let the colon hydrotherapist know. Some mild discomfort may occur just as it can normally when releasing a gas or bowel movement. At Living Waters we strive to make your colonic as relaxing, refreshing & positive an experience as possible.

Are colonics habit forming?

No. In fact, colonics may actually strengthen the colon muscles and revitalize them to enhance the peristalsis movement.

How much of the intestines are cleansed with colon hydrotherapy?

The entire large intestine up to the Ileocecal Valve that connects the small intestine may be cleansed with a colonic. However, a series is always the best way to ensure a thorough cleansing.

What should I do to prepare for a colonic?

Eat lightly & intentionally for at least the day before and the day of the colonic. Avoid processed, preserved foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, bread and any other items that have been known to cause you gas. Drink 8- 10 tall glasses of water each day. Avoid eating altogether 3 hours prior to your appointment. An herbal cleansing product may enhance your cleansing efforts, but not all cleansing supplements are created equal.

If you are a first time client at Living Waters, please print & fill out this intake form prior to your initial appointment.  There are contra-indications of colon hydrotherapy and a doctor’s note may be required prior to setting up an appointment. Please look over the health conditions section in the intake form & speak with your colon hydrotherapist about any that may apply.

Can I work after a session?

Yes. You should be able to go about your regularly scheduled day following a colonic. That being said, you probably don’t want to run a marathon directly after either. 

How long does one colonic session take?

Please plan on 90 minutes for the first appointment as it includes a free initial consultation. For continuing care, plan on being at Living Waters for roughly an hour each time.

Is there any chance of adverse reactions from colonics?

Your body may go in to a healing crisis at any point when transforming your health. If this is the case, rest, drink lots of water, restore your electrolytes (coconut water is great for that) & thank yourself that you are doing a good thing for your body!

Do the intestinal flora get restored after a colonic?

We provide an optional probiotic implant at the end of the session.