The Herrmann Hydromat is a state of the art colon hydrotherapy machine that cleanses the entire colon using filtered water and without the use of drugs or chemicals. Colonic hydrotherapy detoxifies & re-energises your system, and can even aid in minimising allergies and skin problems.
Please note this therapy is done at the Norfolk Clinic
IMPORTANT NOTICE IF BOOKING
- You must have a light meal two hours before your treatment
- Please bring your own large towel.
Colon hydrotherapy involves gentle, continual bathing of the colon by infusing warm filtered water into the rectum. This process enables the water to cleanse the large intestine, resulting in a gentle release. During the treatment, purified and filtered, temperature-controlled water is fed into the colon at a controlled rate. Although this process may sometimes be uncomfortable, it’s not painful. The Herrmann Hydromat is a state of the art colon hydrotherapy machine that cleanses the entire colon using filtered water and without the use of drugs or chemicals. The device is a “closed system” which affords a comfortable modern naturopathic procedure while maintaining the dignity of the individual. There is no open evacuation and no offensive odours. It is therapist assisted for effectiveness, comfort and most importantly, safety. The process involves warm filtered water being introduced into the colon via a disposable speculum that is gently inserted about an inch and a half into your rectum. The water pressure and temperature are carefully controlled, and all waste is removed discreetly by an independent corrugated plastic line through the machine via an internal observation tube with absolutely no mess or odours. This filling and emptying is repeated several times, and massage applied to your abdomen.
Colon hydrotherapy reaches the whole length of your large intestine, with the massage from your therapist helping to ensure you benefit from an effective cleanse. The Hydromat comfort has an added feature of being able to draw any gas out of the colon and discharge it internally through the waste line so creating a very gentle treatment and avoiding any embarrassment to the client. Unlike other devices, the Colon Hydromat device has a unique “locked-in” self-cleaning system and a wonderful LED feature to imprint the water to improve absorption, decrease inflammation and aid antibacterial benefits to the colon.
Colon Hydrotherapy aims to help with the following:
• Hydrating the colon
• Reducing the toxic overload
• Increasing vitality and performance
• Reducing sluggishness and bloating
• Detoxification, achieving a clearer complexion
• Kick starting a weight management programme
• Allergies and intolerances
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• Constipation and flatulence
• Skin problems
How it's done
- STEP 1
After a full consultation and explanation of treatment, you will be asked to enter the bathroom to remove all clothing below the waist (apart from socks as they will keep your feet warm during therapy) empty your bladder if need be and cleanse the area with biodegradable wipes.
- STEP 2
Cover yourself with the bath sheet and enter the colonic room.
- STEP 3
Your lower body is covered at all times and the abdomen is gently palpated to feel for any resistance or areas of sensitivity. You will be asked to roll onto your left side while the speculum is inserted (this is very quick and discrete with minimal discomfort)
- STEP 4
You will be guided to roll onto your back and to get comfortable for the introduction of water from the Colonic Hydrotherapy.
- STEP 5
There will be a series of 'fills' and 'empties' at each stage you will be guided and the abdomen gently massaged. You will not smell any odours as this is a closed system, you do not always see lots of stool removed, it is quite normal to not see anything as this is a sign of dehydration.
- STEP 6
When therapy is completed, you will be asked to lie on the left side once more for the removal of the speculum. You can then take yourself back to the bathroom to finish evacuation of the bowel.
- STEP 7
Aftercare is given.
Tips before the Colonic
On the day of your colonic, it is recommended you have light meals and do not eat any food for two hours beforehand. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and book the therapy on a day that you can relax afterwards and allow the body to cleanse and detox. We kindly request that your personal hygiene is at its optimum.
Tips after the Colonic
Abstain from alcohol, spicy and rich foods for at least 24 hrs after therapy. If you have had a longstanding condition of constipation or several health problems you may experience a headache or fatigue on the first couple of treatments. This may be due to the detoxinating process, if this happens then listen to your body, rest and hydrate with water. In some cases you may experience slight bloating for a few hours post treatment, as trapped makes its way out of the colon. It is recommended to take peppermint capsules or a peppermint tea. Since the colon has been cleared of solid matter, it may take on average 3-4 days to fill up again and normal bowel movements are resumed. Some water is absorbed via the colon wall during the colonic so the need to urinate may increase a few hours after therapy. The beneficial effect of flushing the kidneys may also be enhanced by drinking water with a squeeze of lemon in the glass or by adding in the Hydration Duo. You will be provided with a course of Probio+ that you will be requested to finish in the days after therapy to restore and replenish the good bacteria in the gut.