Irrigation/Hydrotherapy is an age old therapy that works with the premise that the body is open for Auto-intoxication and one way to assist the body to cleanse and to prevent Auto-Intoxication is to assist the elimination channels (AKA the Colon).
Over these years and with the different trainings and developments we are now left with options or different ways of undertaking this therapy. All which may give different results to the client. It’s important that when you are ring to book a session you know what you are booking in for.

Closed Colonic – This is where the filtered water and waste all come in and out of tubing.  The therapist inserts a speculum that off the end has two attachments, one for the filtered water and one for the waste.

Open Colonic – This is where the filtered water enters through a small scope that you have inserted yourself. The waste releases either side of this scope as you are lying on a bath/bed that allows all the waste to go away through a hole that goes into clear piping that you have the ability to see.

Enemas/Coffee Enemas  This is typically what you will do at home. When having an enema at home it is best to start with filtered water. There are many YouTube’s on how to do an enema. These can be useful when travelling. A coffee is the same process as a water enema with the added benefit of the coffee, which stimulates the liver to release bile.

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Kindly Contributed by:  Sue WilsonBottoms Up Colonics (QLD)

When you are looking to book for a colonic, some great questions are:

  • do you do they open or closed?
  • Where did you do your training?
  • Who was your trainer?
  • When did you get trained?

You will get to know different techniques that are taught. Its like finding a good hairdresser!
You will hear people talk about gravity and pressure systems which sound a little scary.  The difference is – Gravity has a holding tank of water on the wall and the therapist’s works with the pipes to fill, hold and release. The Pressure system is where the therapist uses a device that can read the pressure on a gauge on the device and adjust the flow rate through the device (we call them a device not a machine, as there is no motor involved).

Other good questions you should ask are –

  •  what insurance cover do you have?
  • What certification level is your training?
  • Is that Australian approved training? If not what level of approval does it have.
  • Is their device TGA approved. Are they using TGA approved disposable speculums and tubing?
  • Is there speculums BPA free and do they have a filtration system on their device.

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Kindly Contributed by:  Sue WilsonBottoms Up Colonics (QLD)

Depending on what area of your life you are wanting to heal or maintain, Colonic Hydrotherapy may assist with

  • Physically – Constipation
  • Faecal Loading
  • Faecal leakage
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Painful periods/regulating cycles


  • Headaches
  • Energy levels
  • Clarity of thinking
  • Clear skin
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Pre-menstrual tension

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Kindly Contributed by:  Sue WilsonBottoms Up Colonics (QLD)


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