logo

Welcome to Diana Loze Wellness

Helping you change your health from the inside out... because you have only one YOU!
In Office Hours
Tuesday 9-7 pm
Wednesday 3-7 pm
Thursday 9-7 pm
Friday 9-5 pm
Saturday 9-2 pm
Tour the Facilities
Top

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy (also known as Colonics) is a safe, effective method of hydrating and removing waste (fecal matter, gas and mucous) from the large intestine (your colon). 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.

Why would we want to do this? Because a healthy well-functioning bowel is essential for the maintenance of optimal health. A build-up of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action, causing sluggish bowel movement, slow transit time, and constipation. Anyone who has suffered from chronic constipation can tell you how unwell they feel. In addition, if the ileocecal valve between your small and large intestine isn’t working properly, waste can flow back into your small intestine and your bloodstream, impacting your organs and other body systems.

Regardless of whether you have a bowel movement every day, there is always some buildup in your colon. Many people think that it is like a garden hose, but it is actually a series of ‘pouches’, called haustra. So while fecal matter, undigested food and mucous travel through, they leave a bit behind and over time, this can build up. Think of your teeth; you brush them twice every day, but there is still residue built up over time. Your colon is the same.

How Do We Do It?

Using the FDA and Canada Health approved Aquanet EC-2000, a disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum, and a waste tube is attached to the end of the speculum and the machine, allowing you to see what waste is travelling from you via the view tube and then into the sanitation system without odor.

The water that is used is taken from the municipal supply, but then filtered and sterilized using UV Rays and heated to about body temperature. This ensures your safety and comfort.

We allow the water to flow in and out of your colon, and periodically do a ‘fill’, where we keep the water flowing in, but stop it from flowing out. This fills the colon a bit more and helps the water break the waste away from the wall of your colon. Because your therapist is always with you, the two of you are in constant communication, and the pressure in your colon is constantly being monitored, there is no danger to you whatsoever.

While no part of this process should be painful, you may experience some discomfort when the speculum is being inserted. Some clients do feel some cramping and in some cases a bit of nausea when the waste is coming away from the colon wall, but the water pressure can be adjusted to make you as comfortable as possible.

How do we keep you safe?

We use only disposable speculum kits, you wear disposable shorts and the massage table has disposable pads on it. The speculum is only inserted approx. 1 inch, so there is no risk of perforation of any kind. In addition, we monitor the pressure in your colon at all times to ensure that it is at a safe level.

After your session, because you release good and bad bacteria over the course of the treatment, we provide you with a probiotic drink to replenish the healthy bacteria that may have been lost.

How many sessions do I need?

Your large intestine is 4 to 6 feet long, and everyone is different and has been exposed to different environments and stresses, so there is no standard number of session recommended. You will feel great even after your initial session, but it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest that you book a single session and discuss your health goals and background with your therapist during the consultation. During your session and based on your results, we’ll discuss recommendations. Typically, a course of 6-10 sessions over an initial 3-5 week timeframe produces the best results with regular maintenance thereafter.

How should I prepare for my sessions?

We recommend that you refrain from drinking and eating a heavy meal at least two hours prior to your appointment and ensure that you are well hydrated. In the 48 hours prior to your appointment, sip as much water as possible (with a target of half your weight in ounces), avoid gassy foods like cauliflower, broccoli, tofu and cabbage, do not drink any alcohol or carbonated beverages and avoid chewing gum.

Will one colonic completely empty the colon?

Typically, one colonic will not completely empty your colon. Many of us have impacted feces and undigested food and there is work to be done to remove it over the course of your sessions. The first session is the hardest for most people, as they are unsure what to expect and their body tends to be a bit tense. As you go through the experience and subsequent sessions, you will feel more relaxed and your body will release more material.

How will I feel afterwards?

People are often energized following a colonic and report feeling lighter and less bloated. Many clients have reported clearer eyes and skin.

Will I go back to regular bowel movements after a colonic?

There can be a slight delay in your routine, depending on how much material is released and how much of a workout your colon had during the session. For some, it can take up to 4 days after their first session to resume a normal bowel schedule, but that does decrease over the course of your sessions, so that when you have a colonic, you return to your regular bowel schedule the following day. This is a result of your colon being toned by the process; the motility getting stronger over the course of your sessions.