Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy, using the gravity method, is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is usually no discomfort, very little internal pressure, just a steady, gentle flow in and out of the colon.

How Is a Colon Hydrotherapy Administered?

With the closed system, there will be a therapist present during the whole session, a person receiving colon hydrotherapy lies on a bed on their left side. A speculum is gently inserted into the rectum, by yourself or with the help of the therapist. Water flow, which is under the control of the person receiving the colon hydrotherapy, flows into the colon via speculum, then out and around the speculum carrying with it impacted feces and mucus. As the water flows out of the colon you gently massage your abdomen to help the colon release its contents.

With the open system, a person is lying virtually flat, allowing the water to flow around the entire colon without the counter forces of gravity. During a 30-45-minute session the person will be flushed with up to 15 gallons of water. Larger solid pieces can be eliminated without having to fit through a speculum. The rectal nozzle is locked in place and moves to the side when the client eliminates the waste matter. The nozzle cannot be over-inserted into the colon because it is locked into the scoop on the catch basin. The entire procedure is virtually odorless.

What happens during a colon hydrotherapy?

A colon hydrotherapy session is usually 30 to 45 minutes in which 15-20 gallons of water are gently flushed through the colon. You are kept covered during the entire session. All waste is disposed though the tube: thus, there is no odor. The use of disposable instruments is employed to secure total sanitation and hygiene. Our water is filtered and passed though UV light system.

How many colon hydrotherapy sessions are recommended?

One colon hydrotherapy, though helpful, is not sufficient to effectively cleanse the colon. We recommend following a comprehensive program with both nutritional input and colon management techniques.

What are the benefits of colon hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy offers relief from a variety of disturbance by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive fecal matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, lethargy are among the problems people have found relieved by colon hydrotherapy. Constipation of course is another as well as chronic diarrhea. Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon hydrotherapy. You feel lighter, more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored, and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colon hydrotherapy is a key factor in the restoration of the body’s natural balance or what we call good health.

How to prepare for colon hydrotherapy?

Please follow these instructions for the day before and of each colon hydrotherapy.


  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Red Meat
  • Fried Foods
  • Dairy


  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Salads
  • Lean Meats (Chicken/Fish)
  • Steamed Rice
  • Chewing Gum


Drink plenty of water, herbal teas and fresh vegetables juices. Refrain from eating any solid foods two (2) hours before your scheduled colon hydrotherapy appointment. Our colon therapist will advise you on what to eat following the colon hydrotherapy session.

Who can’t have a colon hydrotherapy done?

Anyone who has rectal bleeding, colon or abdominal surgery done within a year, pregnant women, liver or kidney dialysis patients, abdominal hernia present or if under cardiac distress, Crohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or intestinal tumors.

Is Colon hydrotherapy for weight lost?

Colon hydrotherapy is also a direct means of losing weight, by cleaning the walls of your colon you are able to absorb nutrients better and be more healthy. Some clients experience that when they don’t have a daily bowel movement that carefully weighing themselves minutes before the colon hydrotherapy session and then right after the session on the same scale, lose between 3-5 pounds of fecal matter.

Is colon hydrotherapy painful?

It is important to note that while colon hydrotherapy may feel different, most individuals do not experience pain during the procedure. In fact, many of our clients describe their colon hydrotherapy sessions as not only refreshing but also relaxing.

How is colon hydrotherapy different than enema?

When comparing colon hydrotherapy to an enema, it's clear that there are distinct differences in reach and effectiveness. While an enema targets the rectum and lower colon, colon hydrotherapy goes further, reaching the entire length of the colon, including the large intestinal tract which spans approximately 5 to 5 1/2 feet.

Colon hydrotherapy offers a comprehensive cleanse, eliminating waste and toxins from the body. By targeting the entire colon, this therapy provides a more thorough and effective cleansing experience than an enema.

When is colon hydrotherapy not suitable for me?

If you have health concerns or questions about the suitability of colon hydrotherapy, we recommend consulting a doctor.

Contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy:

  • Acute diverticulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Carcinoma of the colon or rectum
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Crohn's disease
  • Fissures/Fistulas
  • GI hemorrhage perforation
  • Incarcerated Abdominal hernia
  • Pregnancy
  • Prostatitis
  • Recent abdominal surgery
  • Recent colon or rectal surgery
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Severe Anemia
  • Severe Cardiac disease
  • Severe Diverticulitis
  • Severe Hemorrhoids
  • Tumors
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uncontrolled hypertension

Is there a risk of bacterial or viral contamination from previous use of our colon hydrotherapy equipment?

No, at Alora Health Spa, we utilize colon hydrotherapy machines that incorporate pre-sterilized, disposable hoses and speculums. These disposables are strictly for one-time use during each therapy session, ensuring complete safety and eliminating any risk of contamination.

Does having a menstrual period during a colon hydrotherapy session affect the treatment?

No, in fact, it can be a beneficial time to receive treatment as your body is already undergoing a natural cleansing process. Rest assured that your menstrual flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment.

Should I undergo colon hydrotherapy if my doctor prescribed a colonoscopy?

Although we recommend following your doctor’s orders, we suggest adding colon hydrotherapy as helpful approach to clean your colon more thoroughly. In a study, reported in 2006 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the doctors reported that colon hydrotherapy worked better than laxatives in clearing out the colon.

The patients rated colon hydrotherapy higher on ease, convenience, and comfort. Patients who received colon hydrotherapy also were less likely than laxative users to say they would prefer a different approach next time.

Can I go back to my regular activities immediately after a colon hydrotherapy session? And do I need someone to drive me after a colon hydrotherapy session?

Yes, you can resume your regular activities immediately after the colon hydrotherapy just like a regular bowel movement. And no, you will not need someone to drive you, you are able to drive yourself.

What can I expect after my first session?

Some clients may experience temporary fatigue or bloating after their sessions; however, most of our clients report feeling more energized and vibrant. We understand that these temporary side effects can be concerning, but it's important to remember that they are completely normal and typically subside within a short period of time.