Colonic Hydrotherapy

Colonic hydrotherapy is promoted for digestive issues such as bloating, colitis, constipation and indigestion. It is also touted for completely unrelated problems that include arthritis, alcoholism, allergies, lethargy, asthma and skin conditions.

Digestive health is critical because our gut plays a huge role in our overall health and well-being. The bacteria in our gut makes up about 70% of our immune system, it helps us to maintain a healthy weight, it keeps our mood balanced, and it ensures that we are maximizing the nutrients from the food we eat. More and more conditions are being linked to imbalances in the gut, and individuals are searching out ways to improve their health through the treatment of their gut.

Colon hydrotherapy is one treatment that can help improve your gut health. Colon hydrotherapy, or colonics, is a gentle method of rinsing the colon with warm water, to expel fecal build-up and mucous plagues. This method of colon cleansing enables essential nutrients to be absorbed more effortlessly, removes harmful bacteria, and leaves you feeling revived and lighter. Colonics can also help your colon return itself back to its original, healthy form. If you have experienced years of constipation, gas, bloating, and other issues, this can leave the colon malformed, prone to build-up, and not effectively eliminating. Exercising the colon with colonics builds the health and function of the colon, bringing about better bowel movements and decreasing gas and bloating.

Benefits from colonic hydrotherapy

Makes the digestive system more effective

As the colon is cleansed, it pushes waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. A clean colon from a colon detox allows waste to pass easily.

Maintains regularity and prevents constipation

Constipation causes a sluggish digestive response, which leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood of certain conditions and irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Colon cleanses increases energy

Releasing the toxins from your body is rejuvenating because it refocuses the energy to other parts of your body. People who have had colon detoxification say they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep, and a boost in energy.

Increases the body's absorption of vitamins and nutrients

A colon that's been cleansed allows only water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream, creating an unobstructed path for essential nutrients to filter into your body.

Improves concentration

Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause you to become distracted and lose your concentration. The buildup of mucous and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. This has far-reaching ramifications for work, your relationships, and your overall health.

Colon cleanses can kick-starts weight loss

Foods lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with fecal matter. Colon cleansing has the potential to aid weight loss. This procedure can result in significant weight loss and kick-start your metabolism and refocus your attention on better food choices and whole-body wellness.

Decreases risk of colon cancer

All the toxins that you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin end up processed by your gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and liver. If they're not forced from your organs as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body's systems. By releasing stagnant body waste, you reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.

Maintains ph balance in the bloodstream

Foods that cause colon blockages are acid-forming — particularly high-protein diets without enough fiber. The colon's tissue eventually becomes inflamed, reducing its ability to do its job, which is to allow only water, minerals and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream, the body's pH will be thrown out of balance.

Colon cleanses can increase fertility

Colon cleansing rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. Many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colon cleansing before attempting pregnancy.

Colon cleanses improve whole-body well-being

Ridding the colon of waste and toxins by releasing layers of colon buildup can lead to feelings of lightness, increased energy, and overall good health.

A healthy gut will allow vital nutrients to be absorbed easily and will leave you feeling rejuvenated, healthy and light. In addition to regular maintenance, you may feel or experience:

A healthy gut will allow vital nutrients to be absorbed easily and will leave you feeling rejuvenated, healthy and light. In addition to regular maintenance, you may feel or experience:

Why choose Open colonics?

Out with the old, in with the new

The ‘Open System’ is the newer type of colon hydrotherapy, whereas the ‘Closed System’ is the old way of doing colonics. Why is there a newer system? Because it’s regarded as much safer, gentler and more effective than the old method of colon hydrotherapy. And when it comes to colonics, at the end of the day they are a medical procedure and we want our clients to have the best treatment available, which is why we use the ‘LIBBE’ Open System equipment, internationally recognized as the best colon hydrotherapy equipment available. It is also why many of the old Closed System therapists eventually update to the Open System, as it can be viewed as better for the client.

Out with the old, in with the new

UCleanse uses an open system called LIBBE. The open system is very gentle and is usually the better choice for clients who have any type of bowel disease. The open system is generally regarded as more comfortable and private than conventional closed systems. Unlike closed systems in which the water is pressurized, the LIBBE system is a safe and gentle gravity-fed system complete with ultra-violet water filter/purification, odorless venting and automatic water temperature control. After receiving your initial guidance to use the system, you are in control of your experience and given the option of privacy.  

The water used in the open method is gravity fed, so there’s no pressure at all. This makes it safer than the closed method where the practitioner is basically pumping you full of water to the pressure they deem appropriate. In the open method you will feel when you’re full and naturally push out, rather than rely on the therapist’s judgement. The open method is also safer in that you’re putting the tube inside yourself, so will feel what is the right angle etc. and of course will stop and seek assistance if there is any discomfort. This helps to prevent any damage to the rectal opening. Also the tube used in open colonics is small, soft and flexible, unlike the speculum used in closed colonics.

People love that our system is self-administered in privacy. It makes the process of colonics a lot less daunting. Our colon hydrotherapist is available to assist you if you press the buzzer at any stage during your session, so you can feel safe that help and professional advice is available if required. Most people prefer to be left alone during colonics though – pooing is a private process!

Which one’s more effective?

When you have a colonic, you want to get the most effective treatment possible, right? Whilst both Open and Closed treatments will help eliminate accumulated waste from the entire 5 and a half feet of your colon, the Open System is widely accepted as being more thorough for a few reasons. With the Closed System, the therapist has to hold the tube inside your bottom to fill you up, then decide when to empty you. But the Open System is much more intuitive – clients are able to listen to their body and engage their colon muscles to release water and waste whenever they want to, just like you’re going to the toilet at home. This motion helps to strengthen and tone your colon muscles, improving your peristalsis (the action of your colon muscles squeezing waste along your colon). A regular complaint about Closed colonics is that they can weaken your muscles and impair your ability to have a bowel movement, whereas the Open colonics in our clinic actually improve your ability to have a bowel movement at home.

We want you to feel comfortable

Clients often complain about feeling ‘overfilled’ with Closed colonics, because it relies on the therapist emptying you when they decide it’s right. That doesn’t happen with the Open system, you can release whenever you want, so let that poop go whenever you like for the most comfortable treatment!

The procedure

At the beginning of your session, you will be taken into the colon hydrotherapy room. Your therapist will do a thorough consult and walk you through the process, instructing you on how to insert the nozzle yourself and how the system works. To make sure you fully understand and feel safe. After giving you instructions, the therapist will leave the room and you will disrobe from the waist down, sit on the system, insert the nozzle and cover from the waist down with the provided blanket. You will then call the therapist with the call button that is on the system and the therapist will begin the session. Water will flow from the nozzle into the colon causing the process of peristalsis to begin and you will naturally eliminate waste into the system. The therapist will make sure you are taken care of during the entire session while also allowing times of privacy.

Preparation And After-Care


You do not need to chug water leading up to your appointment. Drink what makes you feel comfortable without feeling like you’re forcing fluids in preparation for a colonic.

After receiving Colon Hydrotherapy, and once the body has rested, it is important to drink plenty of liquids (purified water, juices, herb teas and naturally occurring electrolyte liquids such as Coconut Water).


If you’re not on a cleanse, stop eating 4 hours before your scheduled appointment. This will make your colonic more comfortable as your body will not be digesting and eliminating at the same time. Failure to do this can result in nausea and occasionally vomiting during your session. To avoid this, do not consume alcohol the night before your treatment. Please do not come in hung over for a first appointment. Following your appointment, we suggest eating food that’s easy on your digestion.

Following a cleansing of the large intestine, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and processing through its cleaning period; proper rest is important at this time to give your body time to rejuvenate. Once you have rested, it is recommended to follow a diet of no meat, no alcohol, no strenuous activity, and any other harmful substances including artificial food substances and processed foods, for the 24-48 hours.

A simple smoothie, some whole fruit, or a light salad are best to enhance the body’s ability to cleanse itself, keep yourself hydrated and nourished sufficiently.


If you are constipated, some people find taking a therapeutic dose of a water soluble magnesium the night before and after your treatment to be helpful. Please stop all fiber supplementation, stool softeners, and laxatives before coming in.

Time duration

Please allow 10 – 15 minutes prior to your first visit for a consultation and one hour in total for your first treatment, this includes the basic operation of the device and what to expect during the session. The treatment itself will last between 35 – 45mins.

Colon cleanses improve whole-body well-being

We recommend the first two sessions be taken over consecutive days, this will ensure you get the most out of the therapy. For a healthy individual with regular bowel movements, it is recommended to have 10-12 sessions over 4 weeks to complete one colon cycle.

Frequently asked questions

The LIBBE device is considered to be the Rolls Royce of Colon Hydrotherapy treatment devices, providing more privacy, dignity and efficacy whilst offering the client a more relaxing, safe and comfortable treatment session.
This system allows the client more control & privacy during their treatment.

One distinct advantage with the LIBBE device is the small pencil-thin rectal nozzle, which clients find extremely comfortable, compared to other systems. Your privacy is protected at all times, the specially designed bed allows you to easily insert the lubricated thin rectal nozzle by yourself. Many people find this deeply reassuring and comforting.
Once the water flow is turned on, there is no need to interrupt the cleanse.
Your colon will gently take in as much water as it can tolerate. When you feel the need to evacuate, you simply release. Because of the continuous inflow and release during the treatment, the body’s own muscles are used to provide a more natural, gentle release. At the same time, the peristalsis (action of the muscles of the colon) is greatly stimulated and this provides an excellent workout for the colon. Because of the nature of the LIBBE device, the qualified therapist does not need to be with you all the time. This affords you as much privacy as you may desire.
No special preparation is needed other than keeping an empty stomach 2 hours prior to your Colonic treatment.
No fasting is necessary prior to a treatment, although for greater results and a deeper tissue clean, once you are totally familiar and comfortable with the therapy, fasting and Colonics can be practiced together.
It is advisable to refrain from eating or drinking anything two hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This is to avoid feelings of nausea, as well as ensuring maximum comfort during your Colon Hydrotherapy session.
You may leave your treatment session feeling rebalanced, rejuvenated, re-energised, and lighter, sometimes you may feel a little tired or light headed after a session, due to old toxins being released, and the colon muscle being worked. We always suggest a natural Coconut Water of Smoothie immediately after sessions. Following this we suggest a simple – light Veggie Diet for 24-36 hours.
There are a few contra-indications to keep in mind when considering colon hydrotherapy, including recent colon and abdominal surgeries, hernias, uncontrolled high blood pressure and other conditions. We thoroughly check the suitability of each individual prior to starting any treatment. In some cases, we may refer you to your doctor for further examinations to assess suitability for treatment.
Absolutely not. Your body remains covered throughout most of the session. The waste tube is connected directly to the plumbing, which exposes nothing (smell or sound) to the client or therapist. At first you may feel nervous because it is a new experience, but be assured; there is nothing to be concerned about.
Absolutely not. Your body remains covered throughout most of the session. The waste tube is connected directly to the plumbing, which exposes nothing (smell or sound) to the client or therapist. At first you may feel nervous because it is a new experience, but be assured; there is nothing to be concerned about.
Colon Hydrotherapy retrains the muscle or bowel to regain strength and work better. After a series of colonics, most people regain the normal bowel function of at least one movement per day. In time, once the colon is strengthened with colonics (like a work out for your colon) a healthy bowel may eliminate two or three times per day as it should. We suggest you adopt a healthy diet consisting of lots of raw fruit, veggies, whole grains, and omegas 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. An overall balanced diet is important for the body to function properly; it all goes hand in hand. When you have a weak bowel, you may observe a darkening of the stool because of the much longer transition time in your system. The result of this can be toxic decay, fermentation and putrefaction absorbing into your blood stream, rather than regularly passing out of the body. Our goal is to help strengthen your colon so that you will be able to go better on your own and keep your internal system in top shape.
When a regular diet of stimulants such as coffee, tea, alcohol, sugar and others are eliminated from your diet, some clients comment about having headaches, flu-like symptoms and even mild depression. At this stage of a detox, cleansing through Colon Hydrotherapy helps to flush toxins out of your system, which will greatly reduce the occurrence of such symptoms, hence Colon Hydrotherapy is recommended to be practiced with two sessions over two consecutive days, for the first two – four weeks.
Colon hydrotherapy does not flush all good or bad bacteria out of the body. Once harmful toxins are removed from the colon, the beneficial bacteria have a cleaner habitat facilitating their reproduction and multiplication, therefore achieving a positive bacterial balance. The ideal balance of bacteria in a person’s bowels, is thought to be around 80% good and 20% bad, due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices, most people’s bowels are far from this balance, and will benefit from having a series of Colonics.
Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time, and can help decrease the cramps and the bloating accompanying the menstruation.
Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon-hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which is approximately as long as you are tall. Additionally, colonic irrigation promotes peristalsis and helps the colon muscles regain tone, therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.
If you are trying to unplug or clean the lower part of the colon, an enema will help. But this misses about five feet of the colon. Laxatives are irritants to the colon and the body. The colon produces a thin watery substance that goes through the colon to attempt to flush the irritant out but leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.
The water is extensively filtered & purified. It passes through a 5-micron carbon filter, and separate Ultra Violet purification light, before being heated to the correct temperature. This filtered & purified water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter.