Hydrotherapy FAQ's


Frequently Asked Questions For Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy, also called colonic, is the safe, gentle infusion of warm water in to the rectum using no chemicals or drugs. It is a restorative, painless procedure that is effective in removing colonic waste, encrusted matter, gas, mucous, toxins, and parasites from the large intestine (colon). By introducing pure, filtered, and temperature-regulated water into the colon, and gently massaging the abdomen, waste is loosened and broken down for easy evacuation. The process is then reversed, evacuating the water and waste and stimulating the body’s natural peristalsis. This process of introduction and evacuation is usually repeated several times during a therapeutic session.

Here at Aria Wellness our colon hydrotherapists are highly qualified and thoroughly trained in operating The Angel of Water colonic device. The Angel of Water is a state of the Art, top of the line, FDA approved Type 2 medical device. It gently delivers purified, double filtrated water through a client inserted rectal nozzle. Colon cleansing is safe, comfortable, and an effective means of hydrating and evacuating the colon’s contents.

You should be having 1-3 bowel movements a day. If you skip even one day of elimination, it is like missing trash day at your house 3 times. Piled up garbage attracts vermin and rodents. That is what happens in your gut when you’re irregular; bad bacteria, yeast, viruses, and so on thrive. When ingested substances are allowed to sit, decay, and become toxic, these toxins can damage the surrounding organs, nerves, glands, and tissues, and damage the intestinal wall. This also creates a major decline of the absorption of nutrients, as the undigested food proteins re-enter and poison the blood stream, liver, tissues, and cells.

The contamination and toxicity of the colon can have dramatic health effects ranging from allergies to major medical problems, including cancer, altered immunity, and even mental health issues that range from brain fog to bipolar disorder. For those who desire to keep their bodies in peak performance or already have a healthy diet, there are several reasons to adopt colon hydrotherapy as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Keeping and maintaining a strong, healthy colon is one of the basics of keeping the body at its peak performance capability. CHT (colon hydrotherapy) improves metabolic efficiency; it is beneficial to a cleansing or detoxification program, along with raw food diet, and healthy eating habits. New research encourages a CHT treatment be done within 2 hours or at least 2 days of mercury amalgam dental removal.

For people that have never had a colonic, or if it has been a long time since your last colonic, most people choose a series of 3 or 4 in a 7 to 10 day period. Depending on each individual’s challenges and health goals, more or fewer sessions may be needed. The main goal with Colon Cleansing sessions is to hydrate and eliminate waste to achieve a clean colon. It is rare that this is achieved in a single session. On the first session, the body will experience hydration and sometimes little waste material comes out. The result may depend on several factors including the ability of the body to relax, the health condition of the colon, diet and water intake to name a few. Knowing that the length of the colon is approximately 5.5 feet in length, in most people it may take a few sessions to allow full hydration and better elimination.

Example of scheduled colonics for Total Transformation

 Number of sessions will depend on your individual goals. Generally, the more you cleanse, the deeper detox you achieve.

Recommended Series: 3-10 sessions

              Example Cleansing Schedule:

              Week One: 3 colonics        Week Two: 2 colonics

              Week Three: 2 colonic       Week Four: 1 colonic

              Week Five: 1 colonic          Week Six:     1 colonic

 Maintenance: One session every 4-8 wks to maintain ongoing digestive balance and detox benefits.

*The above is simply a guideline. There is no commitment. We will be happy to accommodate any cleansing and detox schedule that you desire.

A toxic bowel is the source of many health problems. Colon cleansing activates the body’s self-healing processes thereby allowing more efficient waste elimination and nutrient absorption. Both are essential to a lasting rejuvenation process. This is also the first step toward normalizing the colon so friendly bacteria can return keeping the colon safe from putrefaction.  It is a time for deep healing and restoration!

Colonics are a gift for your body, mind and soul. Many people feel rejuvenated after a colonic…you deserve it! Don’t wait till you have a problem, Prevent it!

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Because of the modern diets full of animal proteins, processed food, fat and sugar, and stress, with constant pressure and lack of exercise, the colon becomes the repository of accumulated waste and toxins which disable the body’s purification system.  The toxic material ends up re-absorbing into our bloodstream and gets deposited in our cells.  As a result of this auto-intoxication, we feel and act far below our potential and can become susceptible to disease.

For the vast majority of individuals who receive colonics, the procedure is free from pain.  During the treatment, you may feel some slight cramping in the stomach and occasionally clients feel slightly nauseous, whenever toxic waste detaches from the intestinal walls and leaves the body, particularly if your colon is congested and you have chronic digestive problems.

Colon hydrotherapy is very safe when performed by a qualified therapist.  We use a system called the Libbe and the water goes through a double filtration process prior to entering the colon.  We only use disposable rectal tubes and the table, knobs, and all surrounding surfaces are disinfected with a highly concentrated disinfectant after every use. We are certified through I-ACT (International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy).   You will most assuredly know that we place a high priority on your safety and well-being.

The benefits of colonics can include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin & eyes, mental clarity, weight normalizing, better digestions, relief from bloating and heaviness. By removing the waste material from the colon, the process of detoxification is given a boost and the harmful bacteria that is produced by encrusted fecal matter is removed from the body. Colon hydrotherapy helps your immune system to help itself, by giving it a chance to breathe and allow the lymph system to effectively cleanse your body. Colon hydrotherapy can assist the body with healing a variety of conditions: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, bloating, excessive gas, indigestion, allergies, candida overgrowth, skin problems, brittle nails and hair, abnormal body odor, unpleasant breath, backache, stiffness, arthritis, fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration, and headaches.

Healthy intestinal flora are present throughout the small and large intestines and colon hydrotherapy actually helps to improve their habitat, allowing the friendly bacteria to reproduce and multiply.

An enema can only reach a few inches into the colon, whereas the water during a colonic is potentially able to travel the entire distance of the 5+ feet of the colon.  During an enema, you generally will fill up once and hold it for a short time.  But the gentle, repetitive inflow and outflow or warm water that you experience during a colonic slowly dissolves accumulated toxic material and encourages release naturally, without any undue stress on your system.

So basically, enemas only clean out the lower part of the colon, missing about four feet of the colon. To clean the entire colon, a colonic is necessary.

No. Our setup is very comfortable, private, and discreet.  There is no odor from the bowel movements as the equipment has an exhaust system that pulls any odor into the system.  Your dignity is always maintained with proper draping in a private room.  Clients can opt to have the colon therapist or colon therapy assistant present or not during their session.  If you choose to have a private session, we will check on you periodically and you can ring the bell if you need assistance.

Every person is different and changes in our lives create different stresses, so there is no standard number of treatments that are recommended. It depends on your personal health objectives. Even though a person feels relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest you book a single treatment initially and discuss with your therapist during the consultation what their recommendations are. In our experience, we have found that a course of 6-10 sessions over an initial 3-4 week timeframe produces the best results with regular maintenance thereafter.

We recommend that you refrain from eating about an hour prior to your appointment and make sure that you are well hydrated. If possible, a diet of vegetables and grains 2-3 days in advance rather than heavy foods will help prepare your colon for the treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours in advance.

First, you will be instructed on how to set up for your treatment. You will be lying on a slightly inclined, cushioned table and you will insert a small tube (about the circumference of a pencil) into the rectum.  The therapy begins with a gentle flow of filtered water using light pressure to allow the colon to be cleaned. As you fill with water you will begin to feel full and feel the urge to eliminate. Each time you will just push as if to have a bowel movement and the loosened wasted, gas and mucus will begin to be released. The therapist monitors the water temperature and how you are feeling to ensure a relaxing and healing treatment experience. There is no odor and it is like a gentle colon massage.

Typically, one colonic will not completely empty the colon. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colons. These are hardened, rubbery, or wallpaper like materials. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Moreover, there is a learning process that occurs when having a colonic. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will move some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. this is why we recommend doing an initial series and then maintenance. 

Colonics have a “relieving” effect. There may well be a feeling of lightness and internal cleanliness. People are often energized following a colonic but may sometimes feel slightly drained. Many clients have reported clearer skin. Once the colon has been thoroughly cleansed then diet, exercise, and other health programs will become many times more effective. You will notice that your body absorbs and assimilates nutrients more efficiently.  Make sure you drink plenty of liquids, avoid raw vegetables, reduce consumption of meats for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables, fruit, and soups are recommended.

The most common post-colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier-to-move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However, this is not due to the colonic, but because of the weakness of the colon. Rarely is diarrhea or loose bowels experienced. This may be due to the extra water introduced into the colon. If it should occur, it is usually of a very short duration.

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 and fecal waste, one’s physical health is impacted, leading to more serious conditions over time. Gravity One Studio, the leading choice for Houston Metro area modern colonics, specializes in offering safe colon hydrotherapy sessions administered by certified colon hydrotherapists overseen by a Texas medical doctor.

If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy you should consult your doctor.

you have any of the following conditions (Contraindications) within the past two years or currently pregnant:

  • 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

All materials, including tubing, nozzle 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. Additionally, we employ a clean-and-disinfecting protocol that uses the same hospital grade disinfectant that is utilized in some operating rooms.

A session last between 40 – 45 minutes, please allow 1 hour for your initial visit.

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.

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.

Absolutely.  You can work just as you would after a normal bowel movement.

When is colon hydrotherapy contraindicated?

  • Cancer of the colon or GI tract.
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Recent history of GI or rectal bleeding
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • History of seizures
  • Carcinoma of the rectum
  • Abdominal surgery within the past 6 weeks
  • Intestinal perforation
  • Abdominal hernia
  • Recent colon or rectal surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Recent heart attack
  • Vascular aneurysm
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Epilepsy
  • Untreated Mental Illness
  • Severe hemorrhoids
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fissures or fistula
  • Pregnancy in first or third trimester
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Acute Crohn’s disease
  • Rectal or abdominal tumors

A contraindication is an indication or symptom that makes it inadvisable to use a particular therapy.

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