Q & A /Colon Cleansing

What is a colonic/colon hydrotherapy

A colonic is a very gentle, and very effective method of cleaning out the colon using highly purified water. The colon, large intestine, or bowel is the last 5 to 6 feet of the digestive system.

Is a colonic uncomfortable?

Colon Hydrotherapy is a relaxing process of taking and releasing water according to your body’s natural rhythms. You might experience gas or cramping during your colonic. We support you during any gas symptoms and offer massage to help alleviate any discomfort.

Isn’t a colonic embarrassing?

YOU insert the rectal tube while we give you privacy. The tube is about the diameter of a pencil and is only inserted 1-1/2 to 2 inches. When you have inserted the tube and are completely covered, we come back into the room and begin your colonic. Usually after one session, it’s not a big deal. Remember you are completely covered and we chose this as a profession because we are dedicated to helping others.

Doesn’t an enema do the same thing?

An enema  allows you to clean the sigmoid colon and can reach higher but is not alway possible. The sigmoid is approximatly the last 10-12 inches of the large intestine. You could miss about 4-5 feet of the colon.

What if I’m on my cycle?

Colon Hydrotherapy may release abdominal pressure that might build up while menstruating. The colon actually wraps around the uterus and Colon Hydrotherapy may help relieve bloating, cramps and other menstrual discomfort. We ask that you remove your feminine product right before your session begins.

Will Colon Hydrotherapy disrupt the natural balance of intestinal flora in my colon?

Even in a very healthy colon, there is a natural balance of beneficial and pathological bacteria that is essential to digestion and ideal function. Colon Hydrotherapy will help to reduce pathological bacteria and will leave an ideal environment for beneficial bacteria to thrive in. It may be a good idea to take acidophilus and/or bifidus orally after your treatment.

Does Colon Hydrotherapy create dependence? Is it habit forming?

One of the most important benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy is that it exercises the colon (a tubular muscle), which may help improve normal function. Also, Colon Hydrotherapy is a completely natural removal process using water only (no chemicals) and there are no suctions or vacuums involved in the release process. We use an OPEN SYSTEM. The water is gravity fed so it gently flows into the bowel.

How many sessions are recommended?

The number of sessions varies according to the condition of the colon and a person’s general health and health goals. Each person’s body is different.  The Colon Hydrotherapist will suggest session options and maintenance options.


Do you take insurance?

Unfortunately, we do not take insurance. If your insurance company covers colonics, or you have a Flexible Spending Account, we will be happy to provide you with a detailed receipt.

Is it like a Colonoscopy?

No. Colon Hydrotherapy gently cleanses the colon. During a Colonoscopy, your doctor will use a scope to look deeply in your colon. Colon Hydrotherapists don’t diagnose disease or perscribe. We are not medical doctors, thus, we do not diagnose or perscribe.


How long does it take?

For your first session, you will be in the office for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. In this time, you will have a consultation, education, instruction on use, and the Colonic session. You’re normally on the devise for 45 minutes. Every session thereafter, you will be in and out in 1 hour.

Will I lose weight?

While there can be temporary weight loss benefit to colonics, they aren’t an effective long-term weight loss strategy. Colonics can help with weight loss, when used together with diet and exercise. We are more concerned about you creating a healthy environment for your body through healthy choices.

How will I feel after my Colonic?

Some people have increased energy, feel lighter, and have a flatter tummy. And some people feel tired. It depends on your digestion and your health. Either way, you may sleep well that night. And when the body is tired it’s probably telling you to lay down so it can do its healing process.

Will I have to be in the bathroom all day?

Not likely. You should be fine to go about your normal routine for the rest of the day.

Are “electrolyte minerals” washed out?

As with regular bowel movements, there is some mineral elimination. These minerals are easily replaced at the next meal. The kidneys and liver are the organs in charge of balancing minerals. They become “tired” by intestinal intoxication. Consider that cleansing might facilitate and improve their ability to manage and utilize minerals. We always offer electrolytes in water before and after your session.

Our Hours

Open 7 Days a Week

Mon 9am-3pm

Tues-Fri 9am-7pm

Sat 9am-3pm

Sunday By Appointment Only


Disclaimer: Colon hydrotherapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Colon hydrotherapy services are not supervised or performed by a physician. Colon hydrotherapy services are performed by a technician certified by International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy. Technicians are not required to be licensed and are not regulated by the State of California or other state or federal governmental agency. Optimum Health, LLC will not perform colon hydrotherapy services if certain medical conditions or symptoms are present. This web site is not intended to provide medical advice or to be a substitute for a visit to your own doctor. Use of this web site does not create a doctor-patient relationship.Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professionals. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Optimum Health, LLC is providing this site and its contents on an “as is” basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents. Except as specifically stated on this site, neither Optimum Health, LLC nor any of its directors, employees, independent contractors or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and services offered are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.