Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some FAQs. If your question has not been answered please contact or call Juliet on 027 248 7695
How does colon hydrotherapy work?


You position a pencil thin disposable tube in your rectum and a gentle flow of warm water is released into the colon. The water loosens and softens the contents of the colon and the waste is expelled, comfortably and hygienically with maximum privacy and limited odour. 


Click here to watch a video on what to expect with your session.


Is it safe?

Most definitely! We use an “Open System,” which gives you total control and privacy. You receive a sterile, single use, thin, plastic rectal tube to insert in privacy. Then the twice purified water (carbon and UV light filtered) is turned on and waste can be released whenever you feel the need to eliminate.


Does it hurt?

Normally there isn’t any pain with a treatment. There may be some discomfort such as wind, nausea, and cramping but this normally passes quickly and it is a good sign that the treatment is working. 


How is a colonic different from an enema?

A colonic can reach the entire length of the colon, whereas an enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon, making it not as effective. A colonic will not reach the small intestine.

How long does a colonic take and how many should I have done?

An hour is booked for your session with the actual time of the treatment taking between 30-50 mins depending on the person and goals. The extra time allows room for discussion with Juliet about any questions or concerns you may have. (Note: your first session will take 1 1/2 hours to take into account the initial consultation).

A minimum of three sessions is recommended and is very important to ensure maximum benefit. It is also best to undertake a light and natural eating plan while undertaking colonics to get the most from your sessions. 


Some people commit to six or even ten scheduled colonics to have a thorough detoxification. Maintenance sessions are then recommended in order to keep your colon and digestive system working at its best. 

Do I need to prepare or fast before my treatment? And what do I need to do after?

By eating lightly through snacking on  fresh fruit and vegetables and avoiding wheat, meat, dairy, sugars and processed foods before and after your colonic, will make it more beneficial.


Also, during the colonic process, make sure you hydrate well through drinking lots of water (preferably alkaline/filtered water), fresh fruit/vegetable juices, herbal teas and vegetable broths. Click here for more info. 

Will my friendly bacteria be washed out?

After the colon hydrotherapy session your colon will be cleaned, which actually allows the friendly bacteria to flourish more readily as it is not competing against the “bad” bacteria and your overall immunity is strengthened in the process. By eating certain foods you can encourage the growth of the friendly bacteria and our body does this on a daily basis as well, but you can take probiotics as well for good assurance. Once again this will be discussed in greater detail during your introductory session. 

Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the treatment?

Usually you will not experience problems after the colonic, but there are some cases where old debris and toxins can be stirred up causing nausea or fatigue. A mild vegetable broth or peppermint tea can help to settle this if needed.

Can I work or drive after the treatment?

Definitely. You can return to normal activities as you would after a regular bowel movement. 

Is it safe during pregnancy?

It is best to check with your doctor, however it is only recommended to have colonics in your second trimester. 

Do I need to see my doctor before a colonic or get a referral?

You do not need to get a referral or have an examination from a doctor before a colonic, but if you have health concern and you would like to tell your doctor before having a colonic then please do.


If you have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, severe haemorrhoids or anal fissures, rectal or intestinal tumors, diverticulitis, acute liver failure, an abdominal hernia, sever anaemia, lupus or an aneurysm then colonics are not recommended. 


Click here for a list of contraindications. If you have any please discuss with your colon hydrotherapist before making an appointment.

How much does it cost? 


Click here to view all pricing options.


What colon hydrotherapy system do you use?


There are two types of colon hydrotherapy systems commonly referred to as a closed system and an open system. At Inside Out Health we use an open system called a LIBBE which is manufactured and designed in the USA. 


Inside Out Health uses the open system over a closed system due to the privacy for the client and the size of the tubing that you insert into the rectum, which is a lot smaller than that of the closed system.  This system allows you to be in a private room without a therapist and you are able to push as needed on your own. 


How big is the tube you use?


The rectal tube (blue) is smaller than a pen as seen in the picture below.

It is inserted into your rectum 1 1/2 to 2 inches and you do the inserting! It is very simple, does not hurt and safe. 



















Your colon (large intestine) is approximately as long as you are tall and around 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Its function is to conserve water in the body and eliminate waste. 

Unfortunately most people do not have a heathly colon!

The average person (of normal weight, height and healthy) may have 4.5 - 11.5 kilos of dried fecal matter in their colon!


Major causes of gut damage and dysfuntion:


Antibiotics and medication

Chemicals, preservatives and conservatives in food

Nutrient deficiencies



Yeast, fungus, parasites

Toxic food triggers 




Cholrinated water

Lack of sleep

Poor diet

Toxic overload

Inadequate digestive enzymes

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