Why Is Colonic Hydrotherapy Good For You?

Colonic Hydrotherapy


The words colonic hydrotherapy can often strike fear in to the faces of non-practitioners, even though this is a fantastic way to restore that good gut feeling. With a better understanding of the numerous health benefits this cleansing treatment can bring, even the most wary adversary will find themselves tempted to convert.

As the control centre for where our bodies absorb the good and expel the bad, our large intestine (or colon) influences much more of our health and wellness than you might think. Designed to allow essential vitamins, minerals and water to pass into our bloodstream, when undigested waste sits in our system, it prevents the colon’s ability to function correctly. Instead, a build-up of mucus and harmful toxins cover our colon walls, enter our circulation and poison the body.

In our modern lifestyles, factors such as increased stress and poor diets frequently lead to a build-up of toxic waste that accumulates over the years. By flushing warm purified water gently through the bowel, together with abdominal massage techniques to stimulate release, this innovative treatment provides a safe and effective means of cleansing the colon.

But how does all this flushing and cleansing really help us? With a number of our wellness spa holidays offering this reviving treatment, here, we take a look at some of the reasons why colonic hydrotherapy is good for you.

Colonic Hydrotherapy

Find out why colonic hydrotherapy is good for you on a spa holiday

Help with the detox process:

Often utilised for its toxin cleansing abilities, colonic hydrotherapy, frequently features as an inclusive spa treatment on healthy detox holidays. When detoxing the body, cleansing your internal organs of unwanted impurities frees your body from warding off toxins and allows your organs to absorb key nutrients. When combined with a healthy detox diet and low-intensity exercise, purging the body of harmful toxins can lead to a number of health benefits, including stress reduction and a stronger immune system.

Weight loss:

With the capacity to hold up to eight meals worth of food before digestion finally occurs, it is no surprise that colonic-hydrotherapy can see you lose pounds within minutes. With low-fibre foods crawling through the digestive tract at one-quarter of the pace of high-fibre choices, a poor diet will soon see the intestinal tract weighed down with waste matter. With the release of stored waste material, in some cases up to as much as 10 pounds, a course of colonics on a weight loss holiday can see you losing inches.

weight loss

Make colonic hydrotherapy part of your weight loss holiday

Reduce the risk of colon cancer:

As the leading cause of cancer deaths in non-smokers across the western world, every year more than 16,000 people die of bowel cancer in the UK alone. If waste remains in the body too long it becomes a breeding ground for harmful toxins and bacteria. By releasing stagnant body waste with colonic hydrotherapy on a wellness holiday, you reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths. Other illnesses and irritations caused by an unhealthy bowel can include anything from haemorrhoids to varicose veins.

Improve digestion and bowel regularity:

Understanding good digestive health and what our gut is telling us can sometimes be difficult. Constipation, however, is one of the biggest indicators of unhealthy digestion, causing a sluggish digestive response. Unlike damaging laxatives, colonics do not clear your system by making the bowel lazy but instead exercise and strengthen the large intestine walls, promoting a return to regular bowel movements. As well as allowing the digestive systems PH level to return to its preferred alkaline state, colonic hydrotherapy can also help to resolve problems such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), bloating, wind, diarrhoea and heartburn.

Abdominal Massage

Enhance your cleanse with an abdominal spa massage

Increase energy levels:

Allowing our bodies to refocus the energy usually used for forcing waste through our intestines and battling harmful toxins, partaking in a cleansing colonic hydrotherapy treatment on a healthy holiday is one way to increase your energy. People who have undergone the treatment often report a relief from fatigue and celebrate achieving enhanced sleep, reduced headaches and better moods. So if you find yourself prone to mood swings and low energy levels, it may be time to clean out, reset and recharge on a life enhancing healthy break.


With 60-80 litres of purified water used throughout a single treatment, colonic hydrotherapy is an effective means of clearing the way for better absorption and encouraging re-hydration. When our bodies are deprived of fluid in our diet, our bodies begin to search for fluid from within, leading to a dehydrated colon, irregular bowel movements and possible functional problems. As well as providing improved digestion and fighting off fatigue, staying properly hydrated is a great way to beat back pain.

SHA Wellness Clinic Detox

Hydrate with colonic hydrotherapy on SHA's Detox holiday


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