Detoxing your body is the best way to ensure long-term health. The Colon Clinic and Healing Centre specializes in natural cleansing known as colonic irrigation, which helps promote proper health! Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of hydrating and removing fecal matter, gas and mucous from the large intestine. Using warm, filtered and pressure regulated water, waste is softened and loosened from the walls of the colon and evacuated through natural peristalsis, which is the muscle movement that food uses to travel through your digestive system.
When it comes to your health, not many things are more important than cleansing your body of impurities and toxins, but colonics are also used for assisting in weight loss, depression, managing constipation issues, chronic fatigue and so much more.
We are certified under The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists, and all of our therapists are I-ACT Certified Members (International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists).
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the health benefits of colonics?
The top three are: (1) Aids in the release of toxins built up in our intestines (2) Helps remove built up heavy metals (3) Jump starts and empowers the immune system
Why are colonics so important?
With colon hydrotherapy, you cleanse the colon by breaking down toxic material and removing it. We are exposed to thousands of toxins on a daily basis, through the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink, not to mention the amount of sugar loaded, highly processed and nutritionally deprived foods that we consume on a regular basis. More than 90% of our health related issues are caused by what we put in our mouth and the end result clogs up our bowels. If you think about it – we brush our teeth every day, at least twice, and we still go the dentist every six months for a deeper cleaning… your colon needs the same attention. Through colon cleansing, you are reducing the abundance of the old toxins forming in the body. Removing these toxins allows the body to do what it was designed to do – absorb nutrients and keep you feeling great, because all health starts in the colon.
Is this a safe procedure?
Yes, the equipment that you come in contact with is all sterile and disposable, including the shorts that we provide for your comfort and privacy. The machine has an adapter and shut-off mechanism (Applied Pressure Sensing Technology or APST) that never allows it to exert harmful pressure on your colon. Your therapist is in the room during your treatment, ensuring that you receive the best possible, most comfortable care. As a further safeguard, the washroom is cleaned after each use using Virox Accel TB Wipes, which provide superior speed of disinfection with a rapid contact time of 1 Minute for bacteria and *viruses, including *Norovirus. We are the ONLY clinic to take this extra measure.
How long will my first session take?
The first session includes a consultation and review of your health history and is typically 90 minutes. This includes time for you to complete your health form, walk you through and complete a session (approx. 35 - 45 minutes, or as required). There is plenty of time to answer any questions you may have. Follow up treatments are also 35-40 minutes, and you’ll be in and out of the clinic in under an hour.
What about suppositories, or laxatives? Don’t they do the same thing?
Suppositories are intended to stimulate a bowel movement when constipation is already present and it will only empty a small portion from the large intestine.
Laxatives, prescription or ‘natural’, are just major irritants to your colon. All forms of laxatives are temporary measures only, typically leading you to need larger quantities over time and eventually leading to dependency.
Will one session empty my colon completely? How much is actually "cleaned" during a colonic session?
One session is a good start, but will not empty it completely. Many of us have impacted stool that has hardened and become like wallpaper to our colon walls, and that takes time and plenty of water to break it away from the walls. Each person will be different depending on your end goal and if there are health issues contributing to the impacted stool. As for how much of your intestines are cleansed, it depends entirely on the amount of waste packed into a colon and your hydration level. A good session would be equivalent to 20-25 bowel movements.
Are colonics painful? Is it embarrassing?
Although you may experience some discomfort, no part of this process should be painful. Cramping or the strong urge to release is a healthy sign telling us that the colon is working to do its job to move the waste out of the body. Most people leave feeling lighter, clean, and clear. Is it embarrassing? We'd like to say no, but like anything in life it totally depends on the person. But rest assured, unless you bring a guest, support, or a cheering section (it happens...), it is just you and your therapist in a private room. You will be wearing disposable shorts, which provide you with comfort and privacy during your session. Some people get a little embarrassed when they first see their poop float by, but just think of it as your Oscar winning performance.
What kind of supplements should I take after my session?
Immediately following your session, we provide you with a probiotic drink to replenish the good bacteria in your system. Products we usually recommend include fiber, probiotics and digestive enzymes, but each person will be different and each case will vary. For your convenience we have these products for purchase at the clinic, saving you a trip to a health food store.
After my session, what's my next step?
Once the colon is clean or restored, it would be ideal to keep it that way. Life happens, stress happens, dietary slips happen - so coming in for maintenance is ideal. The best time to cleanse is when the seasons change.
Will I become dependent on them?
No, actually quite the opposite; colonics have a toning effect on the colon. They stimulate the muscles and remind them how to work on their own.
Is this covered by OHIP or my benefit plan?
While the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover Naturotherapist visits, visits to The Colon Clinic & Healing Centre are paid for by some health insurance plans provided by employers. Colon Hydrotherapy sessions can also be claimed on Canadian taxes as medical expenses.
Colon Hydrotherapy is not a medical treatment. At The Colon Clinic and Healing Center we are certified therapists offering information for the betterment of your digestive health and cleansing sessions for your colon. We do not diagnose, prescribe, recommend or give medical advice, nor are we a medical facility. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem consult your medical health professionals.