Colonic Irrigation in Marbella & Malaga

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Colonic irrigation, colon therapy, colonics

Colonic irrigation, colon therapy, or colonics refers to the cleansing of the colon (large intestine, bowel and rectum) using nothing more than tepid water. The ancient Egyptians already used it as an effective method to stay young and to heal many ailments.

An important task of the colon is to eliminate waste and thus protect us against infection and disease. Sadly, we are constantly sabotaging our own bodies by choosing diets which are low in fibre and high in harmful toxins. We consume endless amounts of caffeine, refined and fatty food, excessive alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. Add a lack of proper exercise to this cocktail and you will almost certainly slow down your own natural waste disposal system.

Think of your organs as factory workers. Treat them badly, ignore their demands and make their working environment unmanageable and you´ll eventually have a strike on your hands. Is your colon on a go-slow? A healthy colon transmits food through our bodies in less than 24 hours. The average time taken these days is around 60 hours for men and 70 for woman.

A sluggish digestive tract
can cause a multitude of ailments such as:

  • headaches
  • depression
  • flatulence
  • chronic fatigue
  • skin diseases
  • allergies
  • constipation
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • lack of vitality and concentration
  • backache
  • arthritis
  • hypertension
  • gall bladder problems – to mention just a few!

Our modern lifestyle leaves a lot to be desired and leads to poor nutrition and inefficient digestion. This in turn causes a build up of toxic waste in the gut. If toxins are not expelled properly, they re-enter the blood stream and circulate through the body. When toxins clog the colon, waste seeps through the intestine walls and is excreted into the pores of the skin, often leading to skin disorders.

Don´t let parasites colonise your colon!

The stagnant, poisonous waste also creates the perfect environment for intestinal parasites.

The presence of these parasites is often what causes us to feel unnaturally tired and listless. If you suffer from a bloated stomach, bad breath, stiff joints, mood swings, restless sleep or skin problems, you may need a colonic irrigation. These can all be indications of an impacted colon.

Debris removed by colonic irrigation is often found to be months and sometimes even years old.

Colonics safely remove fermented waste, which has become stuck to the intestine walls. As a result, your whole system is detoxified. Once you are rid of these toxins, your health improves. Life becomes more manageable. You look and feel younger.

The human digestive system - why is colonic irrigation so important?
Above: The human digestive system.

O.K., so what actually is done during a treatment?

You may now be convinced that colonic irrigation is for you, but are perhaps apprehensive about the procedure. In fact, there is nothing to fear.

A trained colon hydrotherapist will firstly go over your medical history and then explain the procedure. You will be asked to lie on your side and a small applicator will be guided very gently into your rectum. Then you will lie over on your back with your knees bent up and your feet flat. A blanket will cover you and preserve your modesty throughout the entire procedure. Filtered, tepid water is then gently and gradually introduced into your system via the applicator, which is connected to sterile rubber tubing. When the water passes into your bowel, you will be asked to hold it for as long as you find comfortable (anything from 15 seconds to 2 minutes).

The therapist will then release the pressure, allowing the water and accumulated waste to flow down the outlet pipe and drain away. There is no physical sensation of the water entering your system. The therapist will gently massage your abdomen to help with the elimination of waste while controlling the flow of water in and waste out of your colon.

All the equipment is sterile. There is no odour as the waste is contained in the enclosed rubber tubing. Your first session will be equivalent to 20 or 30 bowel movements. From the waste evacuated from your system, the hydrotherapist should be able to advise you on how to modify your diet to improve digestion. There will be evidence if you eat too much fat and sugar and not enough fibre, for example. You may be given new dietary and exercise advice. Don´t be afraid to ask questions. Think about all the information you are given. It is part of the treatment. Make this your first step to a healthier lifestyle!

Colonic irrigation is often suggested by other practitioners as a combined treatment to enhance other alternative medicine courses, such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, etc.

A single session will usually last from 30 to 50 minutes. Most people will need two to four sessions. Colonic irrigation cleanses the entire five feet of colon. If you have to eat before the session, it´s best to have a light meal and to avoid white flour, sugar and alcohol products.

A word about enemas. Although some people think that an enema is just as good as colonics, they are mistaken. An enema would use just 1 to 2 quarts of water and only cleanses the lower eight to twelve inches of the bowel. Colonic irrigation cleanses the whole of the large intestine and uses up to 15 gallons of water (and sometimes more).


Colonic irrigation cleans out the colon completely. The results are immediate. After just one or two sessions, you will feel lighter and brighter and notice an overall better functioning. Water retention will be eliminated and the liver and kidneys will have improved their detoxifying role. Headaches and shoulder pain often disappear and the condition of the skin is likely to be visibly clearer. Weight loss normally follows the disposal of the harmful waste.

Rejuvenate yourself

Have you considered how well your inner waste system is working? Are you eating the right things? What percentage of your diet is fibre? Are plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables part of your daily intake? Do you exercise regularly? Do you drink plenty of fresh water every day? If not, you are probably not helping your system to digest and eliminate properly. You can do yourself a favour by having a clear-out and enjoy a fresh start over.

Body cleansing (inside and out) and rejuvenation go hand in hand. After years of abusing our bodies with toxic intake, are we finally reawakening to the fact that it causes premature aging?

Colonic irrigation may not sound too glamorous, but the results are likely to make you glow with health and give you a new lease on life.