The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. The statements below have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your country's equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.Info shared from my colon hydrotherapist during a recent interview... I asked here "What can someone expect during a colonic?"A lot of individuals may feel that a colonic is an invasive process that is painful. But for those that have had a colonic before are pleasantly shocked how comfortable the procedure could be. It can be a valuable health tool to be performed together with a 30 day or even as little as a 3 day detox diet.After finishing a health history form and a consultation with the colon therapist, the individual is asked to change into a gown or even wrap in a towel and lie face up on top of a treatment table. A massage of the belly area is carried out before the therapy session to loosen up any stagnant waste and assist the patient to relax. As soon as the massage is finished which lasts just a couple of moments, the client turns on their left side where the colon therapist places a disposable speculum inside the anus which is nearly the size of an adult's thumb.The gravity fed pressure helps the water to circulate throughout the whole 5-6 feet of the colon, and it also creates a pressure that is like a vacuum which pulls and draws the waste matter out. Gravity fed colonics are suggested since it is the safest and more effective way of cleaning the colon. It operates with the natural flow of the body, and reduces the possibility of any issues.The best type of system is the closed system which makes certain that all the waste matter will drain through a closed drainage which also means that the client and the therapist do not smell the feces, so this is also sanitary and much more pleasant.The client typically feels a small amount of discomfort in the abdomen during part of the therapy as waste as well as gas is being mixed up and pulled out. The colon therapist may employ light massage to the client's abdominal area to assist the process. Cramping is a standard part of the process and once you start to break up stagnant toxic waste, the bowels will do its job to get rid of it. In particular, when performing colon therapy sessions along with a raw food cleanse, much more waste will become present to be expelled.Additionally, various patients will say the only thing that is uncomfortable about the colon therapy process is merely feeling the urge to push or get to the toilet. It is a "strange" feeling for lack of a better word, nevertheless it is one that you do get accustomed to. Keep in mind that you will be expelling waste while laying over a treatment table, rather than the standard toilet, so it's expected to feel a bit strange initially.A lot of times while doing a colonic one may encounter 'hot flashes' or start to sweat, or even get goose bumps. This happens because the circulatory system is being stimulated and because the blood is evacuating waste.A standard session will make use of 15-20 gallons of water and may last anywhere from 35 minutes to a hour. Following the session, the therapist leaves the room, and the client may sit on a toilet to eliminate any residual water and waste.Various patients will feel lighter, have more energy, feel cleaner as well as less bloated immediately after a session, and they could resume right back to their regular routine. Some may experience a headache or even feel tired and this is because a lot of toxic materials were mixed up. Years of build up doesn't get eliminated in just one session so to receive a more thorough cleaning of the intestines it is recommended to do a minimum of 5-10 sessions and continue on with a raw food detox.