A colon irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of accumulated fecal matter, gas and mucus. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water, therefore is less uncomfortable and more thorough. The average enema only reaches the first 6-12 inches of the colon, whereas a colon irrigation can reach the entire 5-6 foot length of the large intestine.
There is no discomfort, no internal pressure, just a steady flow of water in and out of the colon. The therapist gently massages the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. All sessions are tailored to the individual. We focus more on how much water is used during your treatment, rather than the time. The average closed system session generally takes 35 minutes. The client needs ‘toilet time’ immediately following their session for a minimum of 5 minutes.
Our main focus is to help retrain your colon’s muscle function during your session. In essence, this system is comparable to an aerobics class for your colon. The cleaning out aspect is considered a bonus. We prefer first time clients to start with the closed system as the therapist is present the entire session to help assuage your concerns as well answer any questions that may arise.
At Cleanse Chicago, we like to give our clients a choice about which colon cleansing system they use. One system is not considered better than the other. We charge the same for both the open and closed system sessions, and we schedule an hour for each appointment. It is all about choice, and we encourage you to try both systems to find which one your body responds to better.
Why you may choose the closed system over the open system:
- As the therapist is present during the entire session, they are better able to assist you if a problem arises.
- The therapist can determine the peristaltic function of your large intestine.
- The therapist is able to actively retrain the colon.
- The therapist can easily determine if the client is digesting their food well.
- If you frequently suffer from hemorrhoids, the closed system is less likely to reactivate them. The closed system uses a speculum, rather than a nozzle. The speculum protects the rectum as the release passes through without disturbing inflamed tissue.