Gravity Colonics at Yes2health are conducted by University Qualified Naturopath & Colon Hydrotherapist Rebekah.
Rebekah has been in private practice for 13 years & has been providing Colonics at Yes2health for over 9 years.
(B. App. Sc (Nat St), Grad Dip (Nat), Dip RMT, MATMS)
In 2022, Rebekah was trained in the Wood’s Gravity-Centred Colonic, which is a natural method & is the most gentle & comfortable colonic method available, whereby water enters the intestine from a source that is located above your body, allowing the natural flow of water to flow in and out without any means of motors or pumps. The natural peristaltic motion of the colon is prompted once the water enters the body. This is a very effective method for removing toxic matter while also strengthening your colon. Rebekah, your highly trained therapist administers the treatment, guiding you through the experience while using pressure points & massage.
When accumulated waste and toxic matter are removed from your body, its overall function significantly improves along with its ability to heal. The treatment will take 30-45 minutes. If you have moderate to severe constipation, we recommend you book 3 Gravity Colonics over 3 days (1 each day back to back) or over 3 weeks if you prefer to space them out. At Yes2health we also use filtered water in your Gravity Colonics to filter heavy metals, bacteria, cysts, chlorine & pesticides prior to it entering your body.
What is the difference between a closed gravity system (Woods gravity) and a pressurised system?
At Yes2health we offer gravity-centered colonics, based on the original method used by Dr. Robert Woods and Dr. Norman Walker. Rebekah has also done in person training with Shirley Woods, the granddaughter of Dr. Robert Woods and has been taught some amazing methods & received insight from Shirley, which was taught to her directly by Dr Woods when they worked together for several years in the US. This method allows for a simultaneous in/out flow, meaning water enters and exits at the same time, preventing water retention & discomfort. No machines, motors, or pumps are used, as they are in a pressurised system. Gravity-centered colonics gently awaken the natural peristaltic motion of the colon, rather than taking over the function of the organ itself. This allows for a comfortable & relaxing treatment & a stronger peristaltic action in the long term.
What are the benefits of colon cleansing?
The colon is the main repository of accumulated waste in the body. If left too long, this waste becomes impacted and septic, increasing the risk of toxins seeping back into the bloodstream & infecting the entire body. No organ or cell in the body can function optimally without a fresh supply of clean, oxygenated blood, so the state of the colon is a vital component of overall health. A toxic, acidic colon is a breeding ground for bacteria & disease, & a major contributing factor in some of today’s most serious health conditions, including acidosis, cancer, heart disease & obesity. An impacted colon will cease to function properly, causing nutrient malabsorption, bloating, cramping & constipation – symptoms that all further amplify the problem. The average person on a typical Western diet will be carrying around several kilograms of impacted, toxic waste material in their colon. Properly administered colon cleansing, along with the consumption of fresh vegetable juices & a healthy, clean diet, are key to effective detoxification of the body.
Why can't we eliminate waste on our own?
The body does eliminate waste on its own, however the effectiveness of which is dependant on diet, bowel strength & how unobstructed a person is. Most people today were raised on a diet high in refined & processed food, much of which the body cannot eliminate entirely. These foods also promote the growth of putrefactive bacteria in the gut, suppressing the amount of good bacteria, which your body needs to ‘mop up the mess left behind’. After decades or even just years of a modern diet, waste builds up & accumulates in the bowels, becoming impacted in the spongy tissue of the colon, which stretches to accommodate the waste. As the colon becomes impacted, it becomes more difficult to move our bowels with efficiency, thus increasing the problem. Even if you think you are moving your bowels on a regular basis, one or two movements per day still does not account for the common consumption of three meals & environmental toxins being processed by the body on a continued basis.
How often should you have a colonic?
A colonic should not be a one-off ‘quick-fix’. Rather, a series of colonics, even 2 per week when starting out if you have health conditions or ongoing treatment, is recommended. How often you have colonics is very individual – many clients have weekly appointments, as they begin to notice & feel the overall effects of colon hydrotherapy. Diet matters greatly when it comes to frequency of treatment. A cleansing diet & colonics go hand in hand, when you are awakening old stagnant waste matter in the body through vegetables juices and clean, organic food, & support the release of the waste via colonics.
Regulation of bowel movements
Improves bowel function
Improves peristalsis and muscle tone of the colon
Reduction of bloating & gas
Removal of toxins
Reduction of plaque, mucous & impacted faeces
Removes & identifies excess candida & parasites
A healthy well functioning bowel
Reduction in inflammation
Improvement of digestion & absorption of nutrients
Enhancement of mental clarity
Less emotional stress
Creation of a sense of well being
Reshaping of the colon, the fill & release stimulate peristalsis & reduction of spastic constrictions. This allows the colon to restore to its natural state leading to less problems.
Constipation, impacted faeces, bloating, flatulence, IBS, back pain, allergies, food intolerances, indigestion, haemorrhoids, skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, weight loss, poor concentration, headaches, migraines, depression, anxiety & lack of focus, candida, yeast infections, rheumatoid arthritis.
What happens during a colon hydrotherapy session?
Our treatments take place in a private, comfortable room specifically designed to perform the treatment. You will be lying down on a cushioned table with a therapist administering the colonic. A disposable eco friendly towel will be supplied for your privacy. In this method, we use the Wood’s Gravity-Centred Colonic method. This means the water enters the intestine from a source that is located above your body, allowing the water to flow in and out without any means of motors or pumps. A small amount of water does enter the colon when the therapist does a 'hold", but it is minimal & you will not need to push. Simply relax & the therapist will work with the rhythm of your body. The natural peristaltic motion of the colon is prompted once the water enters the organ. This is the most effective method for removing toxic matter while also strengthening your colon. Rebekah, a highly trained therapist administers the treatment, guiding you through the experience while using pressure points and gentle massage. The treatment takes 30-45 minutes. You will have time on the toilet afterwards if needed.
How will I feel after?
You should feel rejuvenated & a sense of lightness. There is a big shift with your first colonic so you may feel slightly fatigued. We recommend planning ample time after your first appointment so you aren’t rushing off to another activity.
Can I receive treatment during my menstrual cycle?
Yes. It is perfectly fine to get a Gravity colonic during any phase of your cycle. A treatment can also aid in relieving any uncomfortable symptoms that you may encounter monthly. The release of waste & gas can relieve painful pressure, cramping, & bloating, promoting an ease of flow.
Can men get colonics?
Absolutely they do! I have many men come in for colonics. More & more men these days are interested in their gut health which is amazing to see. Without focusing on gut health & bowel health, men are missing out on so many benefits that come from cleansing the colon.
Can I receive treatment if I am feeling sick?
Yes. In fact, a colonic is one of most effective things you can do to speed your recovery. Symptoms of “illness” are most often a sign the body is overwhelmed with waste & toxicity, which has not been able to exit through the usual channels of elimination. Removing the burdensome waste & gas will diminish the symptoms & promote healing.
Will the colonic wash out my healthy bacteria?
No. Cleansing the intestine of putrefied waste & gas will create an environment for healthy bacteria to thrive. You will want to re-hydrate with water, especially unpasteurised coconut water, & vegetable juice after each colonic. Daily consumption of freshly pressed vegetable juice will alkalise your system and help foster the regeneration of your flora over time.
Will my body become dependant on colonics?
Gravity colonics strengthen your colon. The more waste your body releases in each session, the stronger your colon becomes & the more regular your own elimination will be.
What can I do to get rid of painful gas & constipation?
Avoid excess fruit as this can be gas forming. Follow food combining principles as best as you can, ask us if you have any questions! Make a tonic of fresh grated ginger, a squeeze of lemon juice & a pinch of salt or make a ginger tea by boiling freshly sliced ginger. Do inverted yoga postures – they move gas: Downward dog, Shoulder Stand, Head Stand, and Bridge Pose. Take a Brisk Walk: this helps move gas by creating motion in the intestine. Take digestive enzymes with your meals. Avoid drinking liquid 30 mins before / after your meals. DoTerra DigestZen can be added to water or a drop can be added to your wrist and licked – do not add the drop directly to your tongue. Avoid hard to digest / gas forming foods: gluten, dairy, legumes, cruciferous vegetables (especially raw).
Who can't have a colonic at Yes2health?
Contraindicated in Recent Surgery, Active Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Chron’s Disease, Heart Disease, Renal Insufficiency, Advanced Kidney Disease, Colon Cancer & General Carcinoma, Lupus, Fistula, Mass, Epilepsy, Intestinal Perforation, Anaemia, Acute Liver Failure, Abdominal Hernia, Pregnancy.
Filtered Water to Filter Heavy Metals, Bacteria, Cysts, Chlorine, Pesticides
Sterile Disposable Single Use Speculums
Disposable & Eco Friendly Single Use Towels
Disposable Single use Waterproof Bed Linen
Disposable Apron for Practitioner
Seperate Bathroom with Complete Privacy
The Days Leading Up To & The Day of Your Colonic Appointment:
Consuming water containing and alkalising drinks and food is the best ways to assist in breaking up toxic matter in your system.
Drink fresh pressed vegetable juices on an empty stomach, not with your meals or immediately after.
Improve your detoxification process by simply incorporating a leafy green salad BEFORE all your cooked meals. Avoid heavy dressings with oil. Instead use lemon/lime juice, a small amount of macadamia nut oil, pine nuts or sunflower seeds, or avocado.
Eat as many water containing vegetables as possible. Choose cucumber, celery, lettuce, spinach, avocado, tomato, carrots, sprouts, and radish. Refrain from raw broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage as they can be gas forming, you can have these lightly steamed. Roasted vegetables including pumpkin & sweet potato can be added to salads.
Avoid processed/packaged foods, eggs, gluten, animal protein, dairy, alcohol & anything carbonated (i.e. soda, sparkling water).
To assist the colonic and loosen up stubborn waste laying in the bowel, supplement with magnesium chloride in the evenings leading up to your colonic, available at Yes2health online store.
Food Suggestions for the
Day of Your Colonic Appointment:
Start your day with lemon water, followed by a fresh pressed vegetable juice for optimum results in your colonic session
Avoid heavy meals 3 hours prior to your appointment but feel free to eat something light, especially if you suffer from sugar imbalances.
Fresh fruit, blended smoothies or soups, toasted gluten free bread with mashed avocado + sea salt and all of the vegetables mentioned above are great choices
Stay hydrated the day of your appointment but avoid drinking the hour before
Move your body and sweat daily to help flush your lymphatic system: walking, jogging, yoga, rebounding, sauna, detox baths are all good choices. Dry skin brushing can also stimulate your lymphatic system.
No vigorous activity for 2 hours
Electrolytes such as those found in coconut water
Meals of vegetables, lean protein if desired, whole grains & fruit
Probiotics are recommended to replenish bacteria; practitioner quality is available at Yes2health
Organic Cold Pressed Vegetable/Green Juices
Aloe Vera Juice (edible plant is best, if not Yes2Health sells one)
Peppermint Tea, Ginger Tea, Chamomile Tea if needed