Frequently asked questions

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    Is colon hydratherapy safe?
    Yes. In fact, with the Angel of Water® system used at the Spring Wellness, sessions are much safer and easier than the common enema.
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    Do the treatments hurt?
    No. In fact many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing.
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    How does a colon hydrotherapy treatment compare to an enema?
    An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon, whereas with colon hydrotherapy the entire length of the colon is reached and it is many more times effective.
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    Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from prior use of the colon hydrotherapy equipment?
    The Angel of Water® system uses single-use, sterile rectal nozzles. The use of sterile disposables coupled with the implementation of the Angel of Water®’s multi-stage sanitation protocol with EPA registered disinfectants leaves no danger of contamination.
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    What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy cleansing?
    Refrain from eating about 2 hours before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.
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    Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
    Usually not, but everyone is different. Some report a slight feeling of tiredness, but this is similar to the feeling you have after exercising vigorously. After a session, sipping warm liquids is usually very soothing. If you have concerns, consult with your colon hydrotherapist.
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    Is colon hydrotherapy embarrassing?
    No, you are completely covered during the entire procedure, reclined and resting comfortably on the hydrotherapy device. The trained therapist helps to insure the individual maintains the utmost dignity during the session. It is a very relaxing experience.
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    What is colon hydrotherapy?
    Colon hydrotherapy, also known as Colonics, is the gentle infusion of water into the colon to cleanse it of accumulated waste material, gas, mucus, undigested foods and other toxins. It helps improve muscle tone, facilitating the natural peristaltic action necessary for efficient removal of waste and absorption of nutrients. Toxic waste buildup can be the root of a variety of different health concerns. A colonic is a more gentle way of elimination than an enema. This is due to a controlled, lower water pressure. All waste is removed through a tube, which makes a colonic cleaner as well. It is safer to use than laxatives since no drugs are involved and there no potential harmful side effects. We use FDA registered equipment with disposable, sealed speculum kits.
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    How is a session given?
    When you come to our beautiful clinic, we'll ask you to fill out a health history form. Our I-ACT certified therapist will then take you into the treatment room and explain the process to you, then leave the room for you to change to our gown. You lie down on the basin and insert into yourself a tiny rectal tube. about 1 1/2 inch into the rectum. Then you cover up, press the buzzer and we will come in to turn the water on. Its a very gentle flow of warm, filtered water. It fills you, then you push it out. This process repeats itself over the 30 minute session. During this time, you will be entertained by the "viewing tube" beside the bed. You are in the treatment room by yourself for the session, though you can press the buzzer for assistance if at any stage you feel uncomfortable or unsure.
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    Will a treatment completely empty out the colon?
    No. A mild cleanse will take 2-3 sessions, over the course of one week, depending on the client. Since we are constantly eating and drinking, the colon never becomes completely empty. The goal of colonics is to remove the fecal plaque and other toxins which have accumulated over time, not to try and completely empty the colon of normal, everyday waste.
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    Is the water filtered?
    Yes! Angel of Water® colonic system equipped with a three stage, patented, water filtration system for particle removal, chlorine reduction, and bacteria and virus reduction.