Reflection Holistic Therapies has been providing professional colonic hydrotherapy treatments in Swansea, South West Wales for many years.
The treatments are performed with love and care, by Jan Jenkins, a fully qualified practitioner and fully trained with the Guild of Colonic Hydrotherapists
The colon, bowel or large intestine plays a important role in health and vitality, carrying out a range of different functions that keep you fit and well.
These functions include the final stages of the process of digestion, absorbing water and nutrients in addition to producing certain vitamins. In addition, the colon plays a major role in eliminating food from the body along with other harmful waste products and in turn, helps prevent disease and infection.
In a normal, fully working colon, all of these functions are aided by 'friendly bacteria' that work with the body to prevent disease. However, the fragile balance between the good bacteria and the environment they live in (the colon) can easily be disturbed, resulting in a decline in health.
The effects on a toxic bowel can be seen throughout society, resulting in a range of health problems. Some of the health problems include discomfort and chronic pain, ranging right through to life-threatening illness in the worst cases.
Factors that can disturb the ecosystem include poor diet, stress, pollution, smoking, drugs and exposure to toxins. This type of imbalance in the colon can result in a number of health problems and complications including Irritable Bowel Disease/Syndrome (IBD / IBS), Crohn's Disease, Yeast Infections (Candida) and Colitis.
Colonic Hydrotherapy (sometimes referred to as Colonics, or Colonic Irrigation), is a practice dating from around 1500 B.C., involving giving a gentle, warm internal bath to help clean the colon. This process results in the elimination of old faecal matter, toxic substances, mucus and gas from the colon.
Detoxifying the colon can also help the efficacy of other natural and alternative therapy treatments. As a result, many people receiving treatments from herbalists, acupuncturists and homeopaths are referred to colonic practitioners as part of their overall treatment.
What is involved in Colonic Hydrotherapy?
The first step when you visit your (registered) colonic therapist will be to discuss your case. This involves taking a look at you health history. After that, the process will be explained to you and you will, of course, be able to ask any questions or raise any concerns you have.
The colonic treatment itself will take between 30 and 45 minutes in total. During the process, purified water is introduced very gently into the colon (via the rectum).
At the same time, your therapist will use special massage techniques that help to encourage the release of any matter that is stored inside your colon. At all times during the procedure, your modesty will be preserved.
In some cases, the colonic treatment can be boosted with the use of pro-biotic or
The number of treatments you require depends upon your individual case. You will receive advice on this at the time of you first consultation with your hydrotherapist. Typically, courses may range from just a single one-off treatment to a number of treatments over a period of months. After a course of colonics treatments, it may be that you are recommended a maintenance or preventative treatment to continue, perhaps once every few months.
Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?
You can also be assured that all equipment used is disinfected. The cleaning process is rigorous and uses hospital approved disinfecting solutions. This cleaning kills all bacteria, fungi and viruses.
How can Colonic Hydrotherapy help?
Colonic hydrotherapy has a number of benefits that goes much further than just washing the colon.
The benefits of colonic hydrotherapy include increased energy and a clearer mind and can help relive people that suffer from headaches. Other effects include immune benefits, better circulation. As you might expect, cleaning the colon can have significant benefits for people with weight problems. People that have a course of colonics treatment, often find it easier to reduce and maintain body weight.
However, a benefit that comes as a surprise to many people is in the health of the skin. Many people find their skin condition and complexion improving drastically following colonic hydrotherapy
herbal implants. You will be advised by your practitioner whether you will need to make any special dietary changes that will help to improve your treatment.
There are no special measures that you will need to follow prior to your first treatment and you are not required to fast either. In some cases your practitioner may advise a special colon cleansing programme in between sessions.
How many treatments will be required?.
Yes, colonic hydrotherapy is completely safe. The water used is purified and introduced into the colon under low pressure (gravity fed). No electronically enhanced equipment is used, which means that you will not be in any danger with regard to bowel perforation.
Unlike the use of laxatives, Colonic hydrotherapy does not result in any habit formation and actually helps to improve your colon's tone.
Colon Hydrotherapists should be fully trained by an approved Colonic Hydrotherapy training college and therefore can be visited with confidence.
A practitioner must have been either trained and experienced in regular medicine (for example, a dentist, doctor or nurse), or have had a full training in physiology and anatomy as well as extensive experience before being accepted for training.
If you would like to discuss how colonic hydrotherapy could work for you, or to book an appointment for a colonics therapy here in Swansea, please feel free to either send me an email or call me at my clinic. I am always more than happy to talk and discuss your situation and look forward to helping you in your quest for good health, energy and well-being.