While it might seem embarrassing to consider colonic irrigation, the benefits of the treatment far outweigh the negatives. The process hydrates the body’s waste system, leading to a healthier digestive system. This is a great way to detox, and also an excellent defence against colonic cancer, one of the most dangerous forms of the disease. At Barrie Phillipe Hair and Beauty, based in Aldershot, Hampshire, we are experts in the treatment.
Colonic hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of warm, filtered water into the large intestine (colon). When the colon has taken enough water, the therapist gently massages the abdomen to encourage the water to move through the length of the colon. When the water empties from the colon, it brings with it the impacted waste matter that has accumulated over weeks, months, and even years.
The Phillippe Colon Hydrotherapy Centre is one of the few centres in the UK that uses the LIBBE, a medically approved colon hydrotherapy device developed in the United States. As well as offering a safe and comfortable way to experience a colonic, using this device provides complete privacy for the client. Unlike many other colon hydrotherapy devices in Britain, which require a therapist to insert a speculum for the client, the LIBBE rectal tube can be self-inserted, making it a more dignified and comfortable procedure. For your peace of mind, our therapist is a qualified female nurse who has been fully trained in colonic hydrotherapy and is accredited by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy.
Your appointment is for an hour. The colonic treatment itself lasts between 35 and 45 minutes.
No. An enema works on the lower part of your colon only. Colonic irrigation cleanses the entire length of the colon.
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. Cancer of the colon is the fourth most common form of cancer, only behind breast, prostate, and lung cancer. The treatment hydrates the whole body's waste system, stimulates the bowel, and is a good method of detox.
You are suitably covered at all times, and in a private room. Your safety, comfort, and dignity are of paramount importance to us. We fully appreciate the sensitivity of the procedure, and do our utmost to put you at ease, ensuring that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. Do not hesitate to ask us any questions.
In the past, clients have reported feeling rejuvenated, and say that they’ve experienced increased energy and a decrease in toxic symptoms. The treatment also helps to improve skin condition, contributes to a decrease in heartburn and indigestion, and improves regular bowel movements.
No special measures are required, but it is a good idea to only eat light meals and take only light exercise in the lead up to treatment.
You may feel a little discomfort, but this is rare. We recommend closing your eyes and breathing, which lessens the feelings that you experience. Most people actually enjoy the colonic, finding the procedure relaxing and are pleased with the unaccustomed feeling of feeling cleaner and lighter.
Unlike the regular use of laxatives, colon hydrotherapy is not habit-building, and it improves colon tissue tone. Equipment is sterile and disposable, and all surfaces are sterilised using hospital-approved sterilising solutions.
Following the treatment, you’re able to carry on as normal, although we would recommend that you relax afterwards. A great way to relax is one of our beauty treatments, and the range that we offer ensures that there’s something for everyone. With massages, manicures, and cosmetic options, there’s something perfect waiting for you.