What Covid-19 precautions are being taken?

Throughout the appointment current government guidelines regarding Covid-19 are followed which means that I will be wearing a visor/mask, protective apron and gloves throughout. The clinic is cleaned with hospital grade solution between every client, including door handles, taps, soap containers, toilet, pens, desk, couch and in fact everything on show and all unnecessary items have been removed to reduce the risk. We have been advised not to use the waiting area so we ask all clients to arrive on time, and not early, so that you can come straight into the clinic and please bring as little with you as possible. I will also do a temperature check when you arrive and ask you to sign a Covid-19 symptom form and you will be asked to wear a mask, if for some medical reason you cannot wear a mask then we can discuss this. I also need to check that you are not on the government’s Vulnerable & Shielding list and that you are not considered generally vulnerable. I would not be able to see you if, in the last 14 days, you have been abroad, self-isolating, from an area in lockdown, been in contact with anyone with covid-19 symptoms or unwell. Symptoms of the coronavirus can be a sore throat, continuous cough, high temperature, breathlessness, change to your sense of smell or taste and being generally unwell.

How much does it cost?

Colonic – The cost is £90 for your first appointment which lasts approximately 90 minutes, with all subsequent appointments £80.

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 – If someone has digestive issues there is often a lot to discuss and we cannot always remember it all. A Home Care Plan makes it easy as I will write everything down so that you don’t miss anything vital, ensuring that you get the full benefit , this will be sent by email within 48 hours and is an additional £10.

Consultation Only – The cost is £65 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.

Payment is made in cash or by bank transfer. 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 chronic health issues. 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 procedure. 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.

Another 15 minutes will be required to administer this during the appointment, it costs £20 extra, and it should be booked in advance for preparation to be done. 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.

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, although please note that if you suffer from constipation it may not yield these results on your first visit.  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

What happens afterwards?

Many people feel lighter, refreshed and energised and if you experience a larger than average release then you may feel a little tired afterwards. Generally there shouldn’t be any ‘urges’ on the way home as I leave plenty of time for you to release fully after the colonic.  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 strange initially as the water enters the abdomen but they soon get accustomed to it. Others may experience slight cramping, as we getting deeper into the colon, but generally it will only last a few seconds and most people won’t experience this anyway. Many clients find the whole experience very relaxing and not at all as they had envisaged!

How many colonics will I need?

This depends on your past and present health, diet, lifestyle, your age and your digestive health generally. 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.

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 1-2 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 75 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 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.


Appointments are available Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Evening appointments are available by request; please contact the clinic for more information. Book an appointment now: Telephone: 07592 603047 or Email