What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
A hydrotherapy treatment gently cleans the colon by filling and emptying it with warm and cool water. A client lies relaxed on a table, which is connected to the hydrotherapy equipment. During the procedure, which usually lasts from 45 minutes to one hour, a colon therapist massages the abdomen and caries the water temperature to tone the colon muscles and improve peristaltic action. Acupressure, specific neuro-lymphatic point therapy, head and neck massage, foot reflexogy, and Young Living Essential Oils are used to enhance colon release.
Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapy
Our Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Donna Florimonte, R.N. has more than 30 years of medical experience as a nurse and more than 10 years of experience as a colon hydrotherapist.
What are the Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy?
In addition to toning the colon, hydrotherapy helps to increase circulation, calms the nervous system, and brings relief to headaches, food allergies, backaches, indigestion, colds, and other disorders. Most importantly, the body is better able to metabolize good sources of nutrition.
Can colon hydrotherapy be used as an alternative bowel prep for a colonoscopy?
Yes. By utilizing colon hydrotherapy, the patient does not have to fast, waste time preparing, or use harsh laxatives. Often, patients do not finish the laxatives due to the poor taste and the extreme discomfort that follows—as a result, the doctor may not be able to complete the colonoscopy. Because colon hydrotherapy clears the entire colon, this ensures that the physician can successfully complete the colonoscopy.
Colon Hydrotherapy can Provide Relief from Many of these Health Symptoms:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Aches and Pains
- Need for Laxatives
- Fungal Infections
- Bad Breath
- Skin Problems
- Lower Back Pain
- Celiac Disease
- Sinus Problems
- Food Allergies
- Lack of Sexual Response
- Yeast Infections
- Loss of Memory
- An al Itching
- Mucoid Plaque
- Gluten Intolerance
What is the difference between colon hydrotherapy and an enema?
An enema merely flushes out the lower end of the colon where the waste matter (feces) collects. The average enema uses only about two quarts of water, while a hydrotherapy treatment uses 15 to 30 gallons of water to flush out the entire 5 ½ feet of the colon. The water is introduced at a rate of one pint to two quarts at a time, then the fecal matter is expelled. This action can soften and wash away impactions lining the colon.
Is hydrotherapy treatment painful or harmful in any way?
No. After a small tube is inserted into the rectum, a separate tubing carries the water in and the wastes out in a lightly pressurized system (less than 1 PSI). Minor, temporary discomfort may result as the client passes gas or old waste material, or if the patient has an extremely congested colon. Once this matter is eliminated, the patient experiences a feeling of release and renewed vigor. The colon is on its way to working properly.
How do I know if I need treatment?
Almost anyone can benefit from some internal cleansing. Those of use whose diets have been rich in refined and devitalized foods are in even greater need of hydrotherapy.
How many treatments does an individual need?
An effective cleansing program involves a series of treatments, combined with a healthy diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques to detoxify the body and rebuild and rejuvenate the bowel. Many people feel a significant difference after just one treatment, as old matter is washed out. But the removal of large amounts of waste buildup is a gradual process and varies for each person. Each client’s body will change and improve from treatment to treatment.
If you would like to make an appointment to detoxify and cleanse your body or if you have any questions, call us at (570) 346-4621.
The Inner Harmony Wellness Center
743 Jefferson Avenue
General Services Building, Suite 104
Scranton, PA 18510