Frequently Asked Questions

Does Colon Hydrotherapy Hurt?   

Most people describe their colon hydrotherapy session as refreshing and relaxing.  The warm, purified water is introduced in a manner that is similar to a slow trickle from your faucet.   The insertion of the speculum can be an
odd feeling for some but lasts for only a few seconds.  Some people may experience some slight cramping immediately prior to a release.  There is always close monitoring and interaction between the client and therapist to ensure that your experience will be as comfortable as possible.

Can I Get a Colonic During My Menstrual Cycle?   
There is no reason to avoid having a colonic during your menstrual cycle.  In fact, it is a good time to receive a session as your body is already cleansing.  Your flow will not interfere with the success of the session.  However, wearing a tampon during a session might be uncomfortable for some women. 

How Many Sessions are Needed? 

That depends on you, your symptoms and goals.  Generally a series of two to three sessions is recommended to ensure initial cleansing and hydration benefits.  The number of additional sessions will vary depending on individual needs.  Individuals who have more severe digestive issues may require more sessions to restore optimal colon health.  Once the initial series is complete, a maintenance schedule of 1 session every 4 - 8 weeks is recommended in order to continue all of the great benefits you have given yourself with the initial series.  Some people find repeating a series of sessions on a quarterly basis to be highly beneficial.  A maintenance plan can help to keep toxic load to a minimum and decrease the burden on other organs of elimination such as your liver and kidneys.  Your individualized appointment schedule is best determined during your initial session when your history is reviewed and your goals are discussed. Colon hydrotherapy is best utilized as an integral part of an overall wellness program.

Can I Go to Work Directly After a Colonic?    
Most people feel refreshed and energized after a colon hydrotherapy session and should be able to go about your day just as you would after having a normal bowel movement.

If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy, you should consult your doctor.  If you are diagnosed with any of the above conditions or have Diverticulitis, Colitis or Crohn's disease, you will
be required to have a doctor's letter in order to receive colon hydrotherapy.  

  • 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
  • Severe Anemia
  • History of Seizures
  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (eg, Crohns, Colitis)
  • Recent Abdominal Surgery
  • Prostatitis
  • Cirrohsis of the Liver

Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?  

With modern colon hydrotherapy devices and the standardization of training and procedures, it is often safer than administering an enema.  Colonics have a definite advantage and greater long-term benefits over laxative overuse which
can be irritating to the colon.

All materials, including tubing, speculums and sheets are for one time use and are disposed after each client. In addition, the Dotolo Toxygen, FDA Class II cleared colonic device has a one way check valve to prevent the clean water from ever becoming contaminated with the waste water and an internal self-cleaning system that uses only a hospital grade
disinfectant is used after each session.  The device, table, treatment area and private bathroom are cleaned and disinfected after each client.

However, there are circumstances in which colon hydrotherapy should not be considered.  You should not pursue colon hydrotherapy services if you have any of the following conditions without consulting with your doctor:


What Can I Expect?  

Sometimes people are afraid or nervous the first time they receive a colonic.  This is normal.  By understanding the process, these feelings may be minimized.  Your comfort and safety are the main concerns of your certified colon hydrotherapist.  


  • The session takes place on a comfortable massage table in an immaculate treatment room
  • You will be provided with a gown and asked to disrobe from the waist down in a private changing area.  Once on the table, you will be draped with a sheet for privacy
  • Relaxing music, a heating pad for your abdomen, homeopathics and essential oils are available to provide an atmosphere of peace and calm and to help you relax
  • Only temperature and pressure regulated, triple-filtered water is used for each session (water is 99.9% pure before being introduced into the rectum)
  • Only disposable speculums and tubing are utilized
  • For maximum comfort, clients are offered the option to insert their own speculums (assisted by the​ therapist if desired)
  • All waste is released into a closed waste tube that can be viewed by the client.  Because it is a closed system, there is no odor or embarrassment
  • Water is introduced slowly (approximately 1/2 to 1 cup at a time), allowing the body time to rest between fills.  The therapist and client work together to monitor any sensations in the body and when it is time to release the water.  This process may be repeated several times during the 40 - 60 minute session.
  • At the end of the session, the client will be shown to the private bathroom where any residual water and/or waste can be eliminated
  • Each client will receive a glass of spring water filled with trace minerals to replenish any lost electrolytes and a pro-biotic to help replenish the healthy flora (good bacteria) that may be lost during the session

You should plan up to two hours for your initial session.  This should allow ample time to review your intake form, explain the process in detail, perform the session and allow time for questions.  Follow up sessions
generally last no more than an hour and fifteen minutes.

How Do I Prepare for a Colonic?   

Properly preparing for a colonic can make a big difference.  We strongly recommend that you follow the suggestions listed below:

For Two to Three Days Before your Colonic Session

  • Eat lots of leafy greens and fruit
  • Eat whole grains such as whole-grain breads and brown rice
  • Eat lean meats like fish or chicken

Note: Some people find avoiding all wheat and gluten products as well as dairy products is helpful for them to prepare for a colonic as well as throughout the duration of a series of colonics.

On the Day Before your Colonic Session

We encourage you to refrain from the following.  These are just suggestions to help make the process easier for you.

  • Alcohol, carbonated and caffeine containing beverages
  • Refined carbohydrates or processed foods
  • Refined sugar
  • Fried foods
  • Gas producing foods such as beans, cabbage, broccoli, etc. 
  • Dairy products
  • Red meat and soy products

On the Day of your Colonic Session

  • Don't eat a meal within two hours of your session
  • Don't drink anything within one hour of your session
  • Eat light choosing foods such as fruit, salad, steamed greens, whole grains and lean meats 
  • Stay well-hydrated