Green Lotus Wellness Center

Green Lotus Wellness Center

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Closed-In Colon Hydrotherapy Questions

A lot of questions and misconceptions come up with the process of Colon Hydro-therapy.  Colon hydro-therapy, or the act of cleansing and purifying the colon, has a long history, and understanding the physiologic and energetic components of the process, assists one's understanding and appreciation for the therapy. Recommended reading....coming soon... 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy is the administration of warm, filtered and temperature-regulated water into the colon, where the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis of the colon.  This procedure is repeated several times during a session.  There are no side-effects and the therapy is gentle, yet very effective.  

Since this method involves an enclosed system, the waste and gases are removed without discomfort, noise and/or unpleasant odors.  

At Green Lotus Wellness Center, aromatherapy, breath work, abdominal massage/pressure point massage are included in every session or as needed by the client.  

What is a Closed-in System and How is it Different?

A closed-in system refers specifically to the equipment and method used by the therapist and facility.  This chosen method offers an experience that differs from, what the colonic industry calls, an 'open system'.  One is not necessarily better than the other, but the over-all experience is completely different for the client.  It then boils down to client preference.  A closed-in system is just as the name implies, completely closed-in, so there are no bodily noises nor odors that are experienced during the therapy.  The closed-in method is always therapist-assisted, since the therapist needs to be in the room with you to work the device.  The device does not work on its own as with an open system.  The client is situated comfortably on a standard massage bed with standard bedding/sheets and the entire duration of the therapy provides an open dialogue between the client and the therapist; coaching from your therapist gives you insight about your progress on the table. Your therapist will typically implement abdominal massage, pressure-point massage, aromatherapy, breathing techniques and will encourage you to talk or to meditate/pray to facilitate the cathartic nature of colon cleansing.  It is based on your comfort and needs. Typically, closed-in colonics are at a higher rate (cost) per session due to the one-on-one coaching between you and your therapist for the entire duration of your cleansing session. Furthermore, closed-in colonics tend to be at a slower pace and a bit more gentle, yet still most effective; further, people who have gut hypersensitivity tend to have more tolerance for the closed-in method, as it is gentle on the nervous system.  

What Are the Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy? 

This process of removing unwanted waste, gases and toxins from the body provides the body a systemic boost of energy, vitality, and complete relaxation. Other benefits include:

  • Relieving the acute onset of various colon/health disturbances:

  • Constipation (Mild to Severe)
  • Diarrhea
  • Intestinal Infections (e.g. From Traveling or from common colds/flu)
  • Abdominal Distention/Flatulence
  • Sinus Infections
  • Allergies
  • Post-surgery (to relieve constipation)*see contraindication form

  • Balancing Physiologic Flora of the Colon
  • Atonic Colon
  • Increasing Energy and Stamina
  • Balancing Moods
  • Improving Sleep and Concentration
  • Reducing Stress
  • Detoxification/Cleansing Programs (e.g. Juice Fast/Chelation) (Absolutely Necessary Support)
  • Detoxification Through Other Forms of Bodywork (e.g. Reflexology or Massage) (Essential Support)
  • Boosting Immune Function
  • Increasing Metabolism
  • Supporting Skin Vitality
  • Anti-Aging
  • Managing Weight Loss
  • Preventive Approach to Wellness 
  • Supports Awareness and Transformation