to the Intestinal Health Institute! Office
of Sheila Shea and Colon Hydrotherapy
Sweatland Brochure on
Hydrotherapy or Colon Therapy
is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a gentle infusion of warm filtered water
into the large intestines, using no chemicals or drugs.
The warm water helps to soften, break up, then remove impacted
and dehydrated fecal, mucoid, parasitic and other waste
material that layer the intestinal walls.
The client relaxes comfortably on a massage table as a small
sterile, disposable rectal tube or speculum is gently inserted
into the anus. The speculum has a separate water and waste
line that is attached to the hydrotherapy equipment.
The therapist then begins a series of gentle infusions of
filtered water into the colon, controlling the water temperature
and pressure. As soon as the client experiences any urgency
or fullness, the waste line is opened. The water, along
with old fecal material, gas, mucus, and toxins are released
through the waste line and then through an illuminated viewing
tube so that the amount and type of waste being eliminated
can be thoroughly assessed. The waste in then flushed away
through the sewer line.
The Goals of Each Treatment Are:
-Hydrate the body
-Soften and remove hardened toxic fecal matter
-Stimulate and strengthen the nerves, muscles, glands, circulatory
and immune components of the digestive system
-Stimulate peristalsis (the natural wavelike muscular movement
that moves waste through the intestines)
-Cleanse the intestinal wall to allow better nutrient absorption.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
The number of sessions will depend on the individual needs
of each client. Most people on the standard American diet
will need a series of six to eight treatments fairly close
together to receive a thorough cleansing of the colon. Then
a monthly maintenance treatment is suggested to keep the
colon cleaned and toned.
Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?
It is completely safe. The hydrotherapy equipment is FDA
approved. Sterile-disposable tubing and specula are used
with each treatment to prevent client-to-client contamination.
The water used has an extensive filtration system to filter
out chemicals and contaminants. The water pressure and temperature
are controlled at all times for the clients complete
comfort and safety.
Is It Embarrassing or Painful?
Your dignity is completely maintained with proper draping
in a private room, and because a closed system is used,
there is no offensive odor or mess to worry about. There
may be minimal cramping or discomfort just before a release,
as with any bowel movement. Most of the treatment is very
relaxing. The therapist uses various abdominal massaging
techniques along with relaxation and visualization suggestions
to add to the clients comfort and to help facilitate
a more thorough cleansing.
How Do I Prepare For a Treatment?
For the best cleansing, drink a lot of water and eat plenty
of fresh fruits and vegetables several days before your
treatment. On the day of your treatment you may be more
comfortable if you refrain from eating or drinking too many
liquids for at least two hours before your scheduled appointment
What Are Some Signs of Inefficient
Elimination and a Toxic Colon?
-Bad breath body odor
-Excessive gas or bloating
-Sagging posture (pot belly)
-Cold hands and feet
-Dry, brittle nails
-Lower back pain or arthritis
-Aching muscles or joints
-Inability to lose weight
-Poor immune function
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
Some benefits that have been reported with periodic colon
-Improved bowel function that allows for better nutrient
-A loosening of mucus in the lungs
-Looking and feeling younger
-Improved range of motion
-A clearer complexion
-Smoother, tighter skin
-A better posture
-A sharper, clearer mind
-An all around feeling of improved health and vitality