How much does it cost?

Colonic – The cost is £75 for a 75 minute appointment.

This includes a colonic irrigation, a digestive health assessment, general digestive advice, an abdominal massage with aromatherapy oil prior to the colonic, a herbal enema infusion during this therapy to enhance the results, a probiotic capsule afterwards to encourage the healthy gut bacteria to multiply and aftercare advice.

Colonic with a Personal Home Care Plan – I do offer a more in-depth appointment which takes 30 minutes longer than the above and costs an extra £15 and is recommended for those who suffer from digestive or health issues. This includes all the features of the colonic appointment but the health assessment is more far more detailed, we look at your past/current health history along with your lifestyle, you receive digestive and dietary advice specific to your symptoms, health information handouts and most importantly a tailored Personal Home Care Plan to guide you forward.

Consultation Only – The cost is £50 for a 60 minute appointment.

This is for those who do not wish to have a colonic or they have a condition where a colonic would not be suitable. This includes an in-depth digestive health assessment, we consider your past/current health history along with your lifestyle, you receive digestive and dietary advice specific to your symptoms, health information handouts and a tailored Personal Home Care Plan to guide you forward.

For full information go to the appointment page.

I accept cash only and Gift Vouchers are also available.

Terms and Conditions:
If you are unable to make your appointment, please give 24 hours notice.
Later cancellations will be subject to a 50% charge.

Would you like to know more about Coffee Enemas?

Coffee enemas are used during cleanses and fasts and also used in health clinics all over the world to help those with cancer release toxins. Coffee enemas stimulate the gallbladder and liver to release bile, which stores large amounts of toxins and cholesterol, and these toxins are then released via the colon during the colonic. Enema coffee is high in antioxidants and this stimulates the production of the detoxification enzyme glutathione. I use organic coffee specifically made for enema use.

Coffee also contains Theobromine, a byproduct of caffeine, and this is a potent dilator of blood vessels so it increases the circulation. Poor circulation leads to toxic build up, weak cell metabolism and cellular waste production. By placing Theobramine and caffeine into the colon, via the coffee enema, circulation increases and cellular metabolism is stimulated and cellular waste is reduced and toxins eliminated.

Another 15 minutes will be required to administer this during the appointment and it must be booked in advance for preparation to be done beforehand. I would also recommend a morning appointment if possible as for some people slight caffeine stimulation can be felt. If you are unsure whether you would be interested then please give me a call to find out more. The cost is £17.

Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?

Completely safe if the colonic is administered by a properly trained therapist. If you are pregnant, have taken a long course of oral steroids, had a recent operation or have a serious long-term health issue, then a colonic may not be suitable. I’ll discuss this with you before you make an appointment. During the procedure, temperature-controlled filtered water is introduced carefully into the colon by a gravity system at a pressure that is lower than a normal bowel movement so there is no risk of perforation. ARCH maintains extremely high levels for qualification and inspects members’ clinics to ensure hygiene standards are met.

What happens before the appointment?

Before you commit to making an appointment I like to talk to you so that I can answer any questions or concerns you may have. This helps me to understand what you would like to achieve from the therapy and for you to make sure you know as much as you need to in order to feel comfortable about the whole process.

After this, and prior to the appointment, I’ll send you a detailed health questionnaire which you complete at home and bring along to your first visit. This gives me a good overall picture of your health and lifestyle before we begin.

What happens during the appointment?

We will look at your health questionnaire, i will explain how the colonic is carried out and then we begin. Once you are on the couch you will receive an abdominal massage with aromatherapy oil as this stimulates an easier release.

On your first appointment I carry out a rectal examination to ensure suitability for a speculum insertion. The disposable speculum, which is 20mm in diameter, is gently introduced about 6cm into the rectum and has two tubes attached. These tubes work simultaneously – one introduces warm filtered water at a carefully regulated temperature while the other gently draws waste away through the pressure of gravity.

The colonic itself lasts around 40-45 minutes and during this i will add a herbal enema infusion to enhance the results and once this is completed it is off to the toilet to see if more can be released. During the procedure you will evacuate a volume of old and new waste material equivalent to several bowel movements. The quantity of water used varies between 40 litres to 80 litres depending on the individual health of the person and whether previous colonics have been administered.

Afterwards you will be given a probiotic capsule to encourage healthy gut bacteria and you will receive aftercare information.

For more information take a look at this ARCH video of a Colonic Hydrotherapy session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uw4U9-kHWls

What happens afterwards?

Many people feel lighter, refreshed and energised. If you experience a larger than average release you may feel a little tired afterwards and you shouldn’t experience any ‘urges’ on your way home either. As with all therapies, it is better to take it easy for the rest of the day. Driving or going back to work is fine, but vigorous exercise is not!

Is it painful?

Some people may find the feeling of fullness a little uncomfortable initially as the water enters the abdomen. Others may experience slight cramping before releasing but many clients find the experience very relaxing.

How many colonics will I need?

This depends on your present health, diet, lifestyle, age and history of preceding bowel or health problems. The results of your first visit will indicate what would be suitable for you.  If someone suffers from constipation for example then they may benefit from 3 to 6 colonics over a period of a few months. Some people come for a one off appointment while others have 2 or 3 appointments. If you have never had a colonic before then two appointments within a short period of time would bring a better result.

How do I prepare for a Colonic?

During a colonic your abdomen is massaged to encourage your colon to release. You should avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours before your appointment.

Is the equipment safe?

I use disposable speculum and tubing for your peace of mind. All surrounding areas are cleaned with hospital-approved solutions so there is virtually no risk of cross-contamination.

Will it wash away my friendly gut bacteria?

There is no evidence that this is the case but if some were washed away it would only take 24 to 48 hours for the indigenous good gut bacteria, found in the gut lining, to re-establish itself to pre-colonic levels. Before you leave you will be offered a probiotic capsule, which contains the bacteria lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium bifidum, which are known as ‘friendly bacteria’.

Can a colonic help me lose weight?

It may certainly help ‘kick start’ a change of diet and lifestyle. You may feel lighter immediately following the procedure, but that’s not quite the same thing as losing weight. A colonic is not a magic way of shedding those pounds I’m afraid.

What’s the difference between a colonic and an enema?

With a home enema kit you use around 2 litres of water and it reaches the rectum and the lower part of the colon. A colonic reaches the whole length of the colon and uses between 40 to 80 litres of water, but not all at once of course!

Is it embarrassing?

I am always very sensitive to your feelings. At all times you remain covered to maintain your dignity and your comfort and there is a changing room with en-suite facilities. Embarrassment is rarely an issue.

What about smells and mess?

There are no smells or mess. Once the speculum is inserted, we create a closed system so nothing can escape.

What if I’m using prescribed laxatives?

I would discuss any health concerns you may have and your use of laxatives, prior to your appointment.

Will it help during a fast or a cleansing programme?

From my experience colonics and enemas are vital during a cleansing, detoxing and fasting period. During this time we release toxins from our tissues and the body’s excretory system has to work incredibly hard otherwise we reabsorb these toxins.

Colonics and enemas enable us to rid the body of these released toxins quicker than the body can so they are an extremely useful tool in enhancing the overall experience and the results of the detoxing programme.

Is it habit forming?

A colonic strengthens the colon muscles and promotes elimination by increasing peristalsis (muscular contractions which push waste through the bowel), so there is no risk of becoming reliant on them.

Do men book appointments?

Absolutely!  We all have the same health issues, which is why 30% of those who make appointments are men.

What if I am menstruating?

Unless you experience very bad cramps or heavy bleeding then it is not a problem.

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Appointments are available Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 6pm. Evening appointments are available by request; please contact the clinic for more information. Book an appointment now: Telephone: 01858 469206 or Email