Is Colon Hydrotherapy for You? 10 Reasons Why It Might Be!

Colon Hydrotherapy, or Colonics, is a gentle method of rinsing the colon with warm water to expel fecal build-up and mucous plagues. This method of colon cleansing enables essential nutrients to be absorbed more effortlessly, removes harmful bacteria, and leaves you feeling revived and lighter. Colonics can also help your colon return itself back to its original, healthy form. If you have experienced years of constipation, gas, bloating, and other issues, this can leave the colon malformed, prone to build-up, and not effectively eliminating. Exercising the colon with colonics builds the health and function of the colon, bringing about better bowel movements and decreasing gas and bloating.

Awareness of the importance of digestive, or “gut,” health is ever-growing in our society. Digestive health is critical because our gut plays a huge role in our overall health and well-being. The bacteria in our gut make up about 70% of our immune system; it helps us to maintain a healthy weight, it keeps our mood balanced, and it ensures that we are maximizing the nutrients from the food we eat. More and more conditions are being linked to imbalances in the gut, and individuals are searching out ways to improve their health through the treatment of their gut.


  1. Cleansing, toning, exercising, and re-educating the colon
    Apart from washing away the toxins, the water gently massages the bowel, improving the circulation and bowel musculature and helping restore its proper function.
  2. Emptying colon pockets
    Even with a regular bowel movement those little pockets in the colon wall are difficult to empty. If the bowel is sluggish and weak, diverticulosis can develop (pouches forming as a result muscle weakness). The waste can hide away in those pockets / pouches for years and can eventually lead to inflammation resulting in diverticulitis, which can be very serious.
  3. Balancing colon microflora
    The health of the body and the colon is dependent upon a good bacterial equilibrium. Well-balanced bacterial flora is linked to the health of the immune system, so it does affect our health directly and indirectly.
  4. Improved bowel transit time (time it takes for a meal to travel through the digestive tract)
    Ideally bowel transit time should be anything between 12 and 18 hours. This is hugely variable even within the same person and it depends on many factors including the type, volume and frequency of the food consumed, as well as hydration and exercise. Even the transit time is less than 12 hours, there is a risk of not absorbing nutrients from the food properly, which over time may lead to malnutrition.
  5. Increased absorption of nutrients through colon wall
    Waste material stuck to the bowel wall can make the absorption of nutrients less efficient. Colon hydrotherapy helps improve nutrient absorption by gently removing the waste that in many cases had been accumulating for a long time.
  6. Decreased enterotoxin production in the colon
    Poor bowel function can contribute to higher levels of enterotoxins, which are toxins produced by microorganisms that target the intestines. Enterotoxins are frequently cytotoxic, which means that they kill cells by altering the permeability of the intestinal wall.
  7. Decreased risk of colon-rectal cancer
    Colo-rectal cancer starts typically in the lining of the bowel. Sluggish bowel function and exposure to toxic compounds can cause the lining to erode over time. Colonics are a great preventative tool, particularly when used in conjunction with a colon-friendly diet.
  8. Decreased congestion of other organs of elimination and the liver leading to improved energy levels and well-being
    A clean, well-functioning bowel takes the pressure of the other organs of elimination (skin, lungs, urinary tract), as well as the liver. Low energy levels, as well as many health problems, are often associated with the body being overloaded with toxins.
  9. Improvement in conditions secondary to poor bowel function
    Colonics can help with conditions that are associated with poor bowel function, such as skin problems (e.g. eczema), fatigue, headaches, etc. due to decreased toxicity levels.
  10. Helpful with weight loss / weight management
    Colonics can indirectly help with weight management. Clogged-up digestive system means toxic body and that makes it very difficult to lose weight.

Please prepare the day before your session by drinking a few liters of water throughout the day (Try to do this every day if you can!) to ensure that you are well-hydrated for your session. Eat healthy and nourishing foods the day of your colon hydrotherapy session, unless you are fasting (better results if fasting). If eating a meal, eating at least four hours before your colonic is ideal, but no food or beverage should be consumed in the three hours before your appointment.
You are in the process of taking very good care of yourself, so please remember to allow for the time and space you need to be in a calm state of mind. Your body responds best to treatment when it is relaxed; deep breathing, laughing, exercising, soothing music and a positive, supportive environment all help facilitate this peaceful state. If possible, schedule a massage or better yet a lymphatic flow treatment, which enhances and makes colonic more effective during your session. Make sure you book any additional treatments prior to your session.

If you wish to go a few steps further, there are a number of additional foods you can eat to prepare for your colon hydrotherapy. Include lots of the following in your healthy diet:

  • Raw fruits and vegetables (preferably organic)
  • Lightly steamed low starch vegetables, organic raw nuts and seeds
  • Plenty of omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, coconut oils, avocados and cold pressed plant oils, such as olive and sesame oil
  • Raw, unpasteurized dairy products from goats or sheep
  • Whole grains
  • Organic chicken and fresh water clean fish, even organic bison

After Your Colonic Session:
After your session, we recommend probiotics. During a colonic some of the good bacteria, along with the bad, may be eliminated from your colon. The probiotics will re-inoculate your system with the good bacteria you need. You may want to sit and relax with us for some time after your session and have a cup of tea or a piece of fruit until you feel you have finished eliminating and fully replenished your system and energy level.

We ask that you eat very light, pure and easy-to-digest foods for the remainder of the day. Try to stay away from raw, overly rich, heavy foods. You have just cleansed your system and we suggest that you allow your body the time it needs to rest and relax, so it can go to work to heal you, rather than go to work digesting rich meals. Please try to stay away from alcohol; it will go directly to your head and may cause a stomachache because it is just too strong for your freshly cleansed system.

Colon hydrotherapy is extremely safe when performed by a trained expert using FDA approved equipment. Colon cleansing is one service offered at my retreats, along with juice cleansing, yoga, meditation, hiking, and sound bath. Contact me to book a spot on one of my upcoming retreats! To book an individual colon hydro-therapy session, email vidacleanse@gmail.com or call me, Yesenia Johnson at 760-641-9385.