Colonic FAQ

  • Why should I be concerned about my colon?
    Although not the focus of conventional health regimes, the colon plays a leading role in general well being. When the colon is full of toxins, one's physical health is impacted, leading to more serious conditions over time. Inner Spa, the leading choice for Bucks County colonics, specializes in offering safe colon hydrotherapy sessions administered by registered nurses. Learn more about your colon.

  • Is a colon hydrotherapy session safe?
    Yes.  In fact, with the modern advancements of today's colon hydrotherapy devices and standardization of training and procedures, colon hydrotherapy is often safer than administering an enema. And, with the dangers of laxative overuse, colonics have a definite advantage and greater long-term benefits. Learn more about your colon.

  • What is the difference between colon hydrotherapy, enemas and laxatives?
    Colon hydrotherapy is designed to cleanse, hydrate, and retone the entire length of the large intestine (approx 5 to 6 feet) whereas an enema only reaches the lower part of the colon or about 1 foot. Laxatives generally contain drugs and chemicals that irritate the colon walls and are known for dehydrating the bowel instead of hydrating the system as with colon hydrotherapy.

  • Does colon hydrotherapy hurt?
    Most people describe their colon hydrotherapy session as being both refreshing and relaxing. The instillation of warm, purified water is very gentle (comparable to a "trickle" from your faucet). Therefore, the pressure of water (p.s.i.) entering your colon is less than that of a standard hospital enema. Clients often describe the insertion of the speculum as "a feeling of oddness for about 5 seconds".  I have never heard anyone describe colon hydrotherapy as being painful. Learn more about colonics.

  • Should I see my doctor before my first colon hydrotherapy session?
    If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy you should consult a doctor. If you are diagnosed with diverticulitis, diverticulosis, colitis, crohn's disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal/intestinal tumors or if you are pregnant, you would be required to have a doctors prescription in order to receive colon hydrotherapy. 

    Contraindications for colon hydrotherapy include the following:
    You should not pursue colon hydrotherapy services if you have any of the following conditions:
    • Recent Rectal or Colon Surgery
    • Cancer of the Rectum or Colon
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Uncontrolled Hypertension
    • Kidney Disease (decreased kidney function)
    • Fissures or Fistulas
    • Abdominal Hernia
    • Severe Hemorrhoids
    • GI Hemorrhage/Perforation
    • Aneurysm
    As always, we will be more than happy to discuss the colon hydrotherapy process with your physician should he/she be unfamiliar with the procedure or have any questions. Just pass our phone number along.

  • Could there be cross-contamination from other clients?
    All materials, including tubing, speculums and drapes are for one time use and are disposed after each client. In addition, the FDA Class II cleared medical device (the hydrotherapy device) has a one way check valve to assure fresh, clean, purified water instillation and an internal self-cleaning system that uses the same hospital grade disinfectant that is utilized in some operating rooms.

  • How long does a colonic session take?
    Please allow 1.5 hours for your initial visit so the colon hydrotherapist has a chance to review your history, address questions, and perform the colonic session. Follow-up visits take approximately one hour.

  • How many colonic sessions will I need?
    As each client is different based on the degree of cleansing needed, your situation will be evaluated during the initial visit. Learn more...

  • What should I expect when I get a colonic?
    Colon hydrotherapy at Inner Spa is taken very seriously. From the immaculate Newtown, Bucks County spa facility to the highly-trained colon hydrotherapists, our colonic services offer much more than just routine clinical cleansing. Read all about what to expect...

  • What should I do to prepare for a colonic?
    Taking the proper precautions before undergoing a colonic can make a big difference. We strongly recommend the following:
    • No eating or drinking for 2 hours before your session
    • At least 24 hours before your session, follow the following regimen:      
      • No carbonated beverages
      • No alcohol
      • No red meat
      • To enhance your colonic process, focus on eating fruits and vegetables
      • Avoid "gassy" food, such as beans, cabbage, onions, etc.

  • Can I get a colonic during my menstrual period?
    Absolutely. In fact getting a colonic during your menstrual cycle is usually a good time to receive a treatment since your body is already cleansing. Your flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment.

  • Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
    Usually not, but since the cleansing will stir up a lot of old debris and toxins, you might experience some minor nausea or fatigue with your first session.  If any discomfort occurs, it is recommended to rest and apply a warm heating pad to the abdomen. If you wish, a mild vegetable broth or peppermint tea is usually soothing at this time. Any discomfort will usually pass within 24 hours. Follow-up sessions provide the necessary means to continue sweeping and cleansing  toxins which is often reported to produce an array of beneficial symptoms.

  • Can I go to work directly after a colon hydrotherapy session?
    Absolutely.  You can work just as you would after a normal bowel movement.

For more information about Bucks County colonics, colon hydrotherapy, and Newtown detoxification therapies, please contact us.

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