Sometimes referred to as colon cleansing, colonic hydrotherapy involves using water to flush waste out of the large intestine. The goal of this is to remove toxins and waste from your body to improve your health and well-being. According to the Cleveland Clinic, a typical colon cleansing session takes only 45 minutes. If you’re wondering how you should prepare, here’s what you’ll need to know before your appointment.

Speak to Your Doctor

Colonic hydrotherapy is a medical procedure, and you should discuss it with your doctor before your appointment. Your doctor will be able to discuss any potential risks or side effects, as well as help determine if the procedure is right for you. They’ll also likely be able to provide you with recommendations and references for trained professionals.

Ensure You’re Well-Hydrated

You’ll be removing a lot of water from your body, so for the best possible experience, you’ll want to ensure you’re well-hydrated before the session begins. This will help make the process more comfortable and effective.

Avoid These Foods and Beverages

Try to avoid eating any spicy, exotic, heavy, or rich foods the day before and the day of the session. Along with caffeine and alcohol, you should avoid dairy, shellfish, and fried foods. Carbonated beverages, beer, and sugar should also be avoided before the session. For the rest of the day after your session, you’ll want to eat light and drink plenty of water.

Wear Comfortable Clothing

You’ll want to make sure you’re wearing clothing that’s comfortable and loose. Anything that’s tight or will restrict movement should be avoided because you’ll be laying down on a table for the session, and you want to be as comfortable as possible. You may also be asked to remove an article of clothing or to change into a gown. Wearing comfortable clothing makes this process much easier.

Preparing for a colonic hydrotherapy session is relatively simple. By talking to your doctor, staying hydrated, avoiding certain foods, and wearing comfortable clothing, you can help make the procedure as safe and effective as possible. Your colonic therapist may provide more guidelines on how to prepare for your session. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us today at Rachels Water of Life Colon.