At Cellular Health Inc. state of the art colon hydrotherapy equipment and innovative cleansing programs are used. Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of removing toxins and wastes from the colon without the use of drugs or laxatives. The process is like an internal bath or shower for your colon. Purified, filtered, temperature regulated water gently flows into the colon, helping to soften and loosen accumulated fecal matter. The water aids in softening the dehydrated fecal plaque and the colon’s natural peristalsis action helps the body eliminate the accumulated waste matter.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a valuable procedure that can improve your health and well-being on many levels. Colon cleansing can help improve a wide variety of digestive conditions and disorders. A clean colon can function better which helps you to feel better. Read our Frequently Asked Questions (below) for further in-depth information on Colon Hydrotherapy.
BOOKING APPOINTMENTS – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
How Do I Prepare For My Colon Cleanse?
First, it is best to call us at 780 482-7978 to discuss your specific cleansing goals and your current health status. Together we will design a specific cleansing program that suits your needs, schedule appointments, and then we will send you the pre-cleanse instructions. To prepare for your colon cleanse we recommend for most people to do some pre-cleansing with 2-3 colon cleansing products for 3-10 days prior to your first appointment (these products are available at most health food stores). These products will begin to scrub and loosen any accumulated waste in your colon so that you achieve better results when you come for your treatments. We also recommend taking probiotics (good bacteria) after your colon cleanse. We will email you these detailed instructions for using the products for the pre- and post-cleanse preparation once we discuss your cleansing goals.
Cleansing Diet Recommendations
Depending on your health condition it is recommended to lighten up your diet for 1 day prior to your first appointment and maintaining this diet while coming for colon hydrotherapy treatments. This improves your chances of eliminating older, accumulated waste versus what you are currently eating. Remember to always “Listen To Your Body” and adjust your diet accordingly. If you feel weak or light-headed you need to eat and consume more fuel/food perhaps including some protein (e.g. eggs, nuts, seeds beans, protein powder). The diet options are to begin 1 day prior to your appointment dates and during your colon hydrotherapy cleanse.
Diet Option 1: Liquid Diet/Fasting
For 1 day prior to your first treatment, consume only fresh fruit and vegetable juices (preferably made with a juicer if possible), and homemade vegetable broths. Consume as much juice and broth as your body needs.
Note: Option 1 – fasting or only juicing is suggested only for those who have good vitality or experience with fasting. This option is not recommended for Diabetics, Hypoglycemics or those who have low vitality or are ill. More food/fuel consumption is recommended as in Option 2 or 3.
Diet Option 2: Light Diet of Fruits & Vegetables, etc.
For 1 or 2 days prior to your first treatment consume only fruits, vegetables, salads, vegetable soups, smoothies, juices, or broth. If your body needs more fuel eat small amounts of brown rice, nuts, seeds, protein powder, or eggs.
Diet Option 3: Regular Diet – Eat a regular balanced diet, just avoid, bread, pasta, dairy, and heavy proteins.
Number Of Treatments You May Need
The number of treatments required varies from person to person based on health history, current lifestyle, bowel habits and personal health goals. Some people begin with a milder level of cleansing, while others prefer a more intensive level of cleansing. For a mild cleanse we recommend booking at least 2 or 3 treatments on consecutive days. Often the colon will absorb and hydrate on the first treatment and eliminate better on the second and third treatments once the waste has had an opportunity to soften and “pre-soak”. For a more thorough cleanse, we recommend booking at least 4-10 treatments depending on your condition. For the average adult, it can take anywhere from 4 – 7 -10 sessions to cleanse the layers of plaque out. Yes, most people are full of it and don’t realize it! Fecal matter can build up in the colon for years, even decades. The average person can have 5-25 pounds of fecal plaque in their system. It’s better out of you than in you. Toxicity can be the root cause of many health problems. We can help you determine which level of cleansing best suits your needs and health goals depending on your condition.
Plan to be at your first appointment for 1.5 hours, and the second or subsequent appointments for 1 hour.
We offer flexible appointment times ranging from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Mondays through Fridays. We have some flexibility in our schedule to accommodate your needs. Please note that we are a busy clinic, and are generally booking appointments 1-2 weeks in advance (which also allows time for the pre-cleanse protocol).
The cost for the first treatment (1.5 hours) is $120.00 + GST, the second or any subsequent treatments (1 hour) are $105.00 each + GST. Methods of payment are Cash, Cheque, Debit, or E-Transfer. Thank You.
How To Book Appointments
Please call our office at (780) 482-7978 to schedule your appointments. We do not book appointments through email as we need to assess and discuss your health and cleanse goals. If you get the answering machine, please leave a message as we may be in session with clients. Your call is valued and we will get back to you as soon as possible usually within 24 hours. Please note we require a minimum of 48 hours of notice to change or cancel your appointments, or you will be responsible for the cost of the session. Thank you!
MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COLON HYDROTHERAPY
Are colon hydrotherapy treatments painful in any way?
The treatment is generally free of discomfort although some slight abdominal cramping can occur as the muscles contract to release the water, waste, and gas. This cramping is no different from what is felt when evacuating the bowel under normal circumstances, however, can be more pronounced as several eliminations often take place during the treatment. The discomfort is usually easily tolerated and not long-lasting. Overall, the process is quite mild and gentle, creating a light empty feeling.
Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the treatment?
Not usually, but since the cleansing can stir up a lot of old debris and toxins, you might experience mild nausea or fatigue. This can persist for a short period of time after the treatment and gradually diminishes. For some, the treatment may trigger subsequent bowel movements over the next 24 hours, but there won’t be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. Generally, people find the procedure quite gentle and comfortable, and frequently report feeling a profound sense of lightness, clarity, renewed energy, and well-being.
Will I lose weight?
Colon hydrotherapy is designed to remove toxins out of the body and is not solely a weight loss technique. Many clients do report the benefit of some weight loss due to ridding the body of excess poundage in the form of accumulated waste. The average person may lose 1-2 pounds per session, each person responds differently. When the colon is clean and able to function efficiently, your digestion and absorption of nutrients improve. This allows you to metabolize better and burn off nutrients more effectively rather than storing them which can assist weight loss. A healthy, clean functioning colon can contribute to preventing weight gain.
Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results?
Everything has value and can help cleanse the body in different ways. Laxatives are considered to be an irritant and stimulant to the colon. They can draw water from the body and produce a thin watery substance that clears more recently digested waste from the colon, leaving behind the impacted waste on the colon walls.
Enemas can be beneficial but tend to only reach the rectum and lower part of the colon.
Colon hydrotherapy taken in conjunction with fiber and /or cleansing products is the quickest, fastest most effective way to cleanse your colon. Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the entire length of the large intestine and can effectively remove layers of build-up that might be present.
Will Colon Hydrotherapy affect the bacteria that reside in the colon?
Intestinal flora plays an important role in synthesizing valuable nutrients and are essential to maintaining a healthy balance in the colon. Many people, due to years of improper eating, poor elimination, medication, and other factors have an intestinal flora imbalance. The good bacterial cannot survive well in a toxic environment, so many people are deficient in the first place. After colon hydrotherapy treatments, the intestinal flora is restored by orally taking large doses of probiotics supplementation for 10 -14 days or longer if needed. When the colon is clean the good bacteria can then live and thrive better in a clean environment. This can help the bowel function better and is supportive with yeast and candida issues.
Is colon hydrotherapy dangerous in any way?
Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle and safe procedure. Colon Hydro-therapists are highly skilled practitioners, fully certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT). Modern state of the art FDA approved equipment is used, with purified filtered water. Hygienic disposable speculums and waste tubing are used, and cleaning and sterilization of the equipment are completed with hospital-grade disinfectants. The colon hydrotherapy unit is equipped with a sensitive pressure gauge, temperature gauge, ounce counter allowing the therapist to monitor the pressure, temperature, and volume of water in the colon at all times during the treatment. The client can communicate any discomfort they might be feeling during the session, so they are always in control of the colon hydrotherapy session.
Is colon hydrotherapy habit forming or can a person become dependent on it?
Many people find just the opposite to be true. Unlike laxatives and suppositories, which can be habit-forming, properly administered colon hydrotherapy can tone and condition the bowel so that it is better able to function on its own. As with everything, moderation is key. Your Colon Hydro-therapist can provide recommendations regarding the frequency of sessions, as well as helpful suggestions to assist with improved bowel function outside of colon hydrotherapy.
Should I see my doctor before having a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor or health practitioner. You can also speak to a Colon Hydro-therapist regarding any specific concerns you might have, as they are trained to screen for any possible contraindications. If you are interested in doing a colon hydrotherapy cleanse it is not necessary to be referred by a medical doctor.
Are Colon Hydro-therapists Nurses?
Colon therapists are highly skilled practitioners with extensive training in the field. They are fully certified by the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT), an association with standards for education, training, guidelines of operation, and certification. Some colon hydro-therapists may be nurses, but this is not a requirement to do colon hydrotherapy. Often Colon Hydro-therapists have other career backgrounds in other holistic health modalities.
If colon hydrotherapy is so great, how come I haven’t heard of it before?
Colon cleansing is not a new modality or practice, it has been around since as early as 1500 BC. For thousands of years, many cultures and religions cleanse or fast once or twice a year, in efforts to cleanse the body, mind, and soul. Different cultures devised different methods of cleansing. Around the turn of the 20th century, present-day colon hydrotherapy units were developed, providing a significantly improved method of colon cleansing. Up to the late 1920s many doctors supported colon cleansing, with articles dealing with colon health appearing in prestigious medical and scientific journals. Then the modern man began a 50-year love affair with drugs and surgery and colon cleansing went by the wayside, and laxatives became the method of care. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in using natural approaches for healing the body, and colon hydrotherapy has rapidly been regaining the respectability it has already earned.
How much do treatments cost?
The first treatment (1.5 hours) is $120.00 + GST, and additional sessions (1 hour) are $105.00 + GST per treatment. Methods of payment are Cash Check , Debit or E-Transfer.
Are treatments covered by Alberta Healthcare or private group plans?
Treatments are not covered by Alberta Health Care at this time. Some healthcare spending accounts or extended benefit plans do cover colon hydrotherapy, but not all of them. Check your policy for coverage or ask your plan administrator.
Is there anything I need to do prior to having a treatment?
Yes. A pre-treatment protocol that initiates the cleansing process and enhances the results of the treatments is suggested. The protocol involves working with fiber and cleansing products for approximately 3-10 days prior to the first treatment. Also, a lighter diet consisting of live juices and broths, fruits and vegetables etc. is recommended one day prior to treatment. Following treatments, acidophilus supplementation is recommended to replenish the intestinal flora. Since the suggested protocol is customized according to your individual situation, your therapist will work with you to tailor the protocol plan accordingly. It is best to call our clinic at 780 482-7978 to discuss your health concerns and cleansing goals.