Welcome to the Intestinal Health Institute!

Colon Hydrotherapy, GAPS™ & Intestinal Nutrition, Detoxification

At the Intestinal Health Institute, you work with Sheila Shea MA, a certified Colon Hydrotherapist in practice 41years. Sheila has expertise with abdominal massage that accompanies the session as well as working with challenging cases.

Ms Shea is also able to work with you nutritionally and create a detoxification program that will support your health goals. Recently, she became a certified GAPS™ Practitioner. The Gut and Psychology Syndrome Program has been developed by Neurologist and Nutritionist, Natasha Campbell-McBride MD for neurological disorders, mental illness, auto-immune conditions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

We want your visit to be relaxing, educating and supportive to your health.

Many resources are available on this page to allow for your best experience.

Below is a brief outline of the contents of this page.

Therapists ~ Making an Appointment ~ Colonoscopy Prep ~ Cost ~ Health Questionnaire ~ Location ~ Videos ~ Introductory Brochures ~ Preparing ~ What To Expect After ~ Speculum Insertion ~ Equipment~ Cancellation Policy ~ Insurance ~ Frequency of Sessions ~ Products & Articles ~ Other Services ~ Bio ~ Disclaimer

Your Therapist 

Sheila Shea at the office.
Sheila Shea



Making An Appointment

Email. text or call for an appointment.
I look forward to hearing from you!


All sessions are by appointment. On the first session, you arrive 20 minutes early to fill out the Health Questionnaire. For your convenience and to save you the 20 minutes, you are able to download the Health Questionnaire, fill it out at your convenience and bring it to the office completed on your first visit.

Colonoscopy Preparation Using Colon Hydrotherapy

Patients now have the opportunity to use colon hydrotherapy as a preparation for Colonoscopy. The results are more effective and comfortable. The Intestinal Health Institute offers you 2 options to prepare your colon or large intestines for your Colonoscopy.

Two schedules to prepare your bowel for examination:

Schedule One
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 1 is 2 days prior to exam.
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 2 is 1 day prior to exam.
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 3 is the morning or afternoon of the exam.

Schedule Two
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 1 is 7 days prior to exam
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 2 is 3 days prior to exam
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 3 is the afternoon/evening prior to the exam

If you feel you do not have a productive session by the second colonic or within a day before your colonoscopy, you might want to reschedule your colonoscopy. You want to put yourself in the best position to have a successful colonoscopy. The therapist cannot determine whether the colonoscopy will be successful. However, with the therapist, the client uses his/her best judgment as to rescheduling. In the event of rescheduling a colonoscopy appointment, you continue a colonic protocol until you are cleansed.

This colon hydrotherapy approach is the healthiest known way to cleanse the colon prior to a colonoscopy and is now being used in hospitals. Danbury Connecticut Hospital has made it the top choice for colonoscopy preparation.


Visa, MasterCard and Discovercard Accepted

One Session$80
Three (3) Sessions $220
Five (5) Sessions $300
Ten (10) Sessions $500
Half Year Concierge $750
Year Concierge $1500

Package Sessions Expire in Five Months

No Refunds


Implants $30

Additives $10


Health Questionnaire

Click here to view and/or download Health Questionnaire.

The Health Questionnaire is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader to open.
Click on Adobe Reader to download the free software.

I am centrally located in the city of Tucson, Arizona at
4427 East Fifth Street west of Swan and east of Columbus Roads.

Click here for the Map

As you enter the office, the Health Questionnaire is to the immediate right on the table. You may fill it out at the office or download the form and bring it in already completed.

Colonics TV! Episode 1

New Film on Colonics! (Trailer)

Colon Hydrotherapy - an Alternative Bowel Prep for Colonoscopy

Introductory Brochures
Many of you want to know what a colon hydrotherapy session is like. I have two introductory brochures to answer many of your preliminary questions about the process. Click on Basic Info on the Navigation Bar for Sheila's Introductory Brochure. Click Introductory Brochure to read a colleague's information on Colon Hydrotherapy.

How do I prepare for a Colon Hydrotherapy session?
To make your session easier, I have written an article that gives you abundant information on HowTo Prepare. Click on How To Prepare to make your sessions that much better!

What about after the colonic, what can I expect?
Once again, click on the hot text and you can read over What To Expect After your first and subsequent colonics. It's not always the same for everyone however it gives you substantial background to guide you after you have received colon hydrotherapy.

The insertion of the speculum, what's that like?
The insertion of the speculum is the big event that both first time clients and beginning students of colon hydrotherapy all wonder about. The speculum is about 3/4 " in diameter, well lubricated and inserted very gently 2-4 " into the anus by well-trained practitioners. Some states require self-insertion and the therapist guides you in the insertion. In other states, the therapist makes the insertion. In either case, the insertion is done very gently. In some instances, you will be asked to rest on your left side for the insertion. In other instances, you may be asked to bring your knees to your chest, holding your knees lightly with your hands. Breathing deeply and easily into the lower abdomen is a breath we encourage during insertion and during the colonic as it is the basis of relaxation.

After the insertion, the theripist secures the speculum preventing it from slipping out by having you rest on a tie that is wrapped from the speculum to under your buttocks.

This information is about the close-tube system. The open-basin system operates slightly differently and still very gently and simply. To understand the difference between the two systems click on Intestinal Hydrotherapies on the Navigation Bar.

I use FDA approved equipment to perform the Colon Hydrotherapy. The instrument is manufactured by Dotolo Research Corporation and is called the Toxygen Model BSC-UV. It is a closed-tube system with temperature and pressure control. Each person has his or her own set of disposable tubing and speculum that come in a germicidal pack.

Frequency of sessions
The number of sessions varies from person to person depending on your goals, medical and intestinal background, and current lifestyle and intestinal state. I review the Health Questionnaire with you, answer your questions, give you the session and offer my feedback. You choose your course of sessions.

Cancellation Policy
24 Hour Cancellation Is Required for Any Appointment or
You Are Charged for the Full Amount.

Insurance Coverage
The therapy is generally not covered by insurance. However, in some cases it is covered if you have a medical prescription for it. Some corporations pay for colon hydrotherapy through a fund paid into by their employees.

Products and Articles
Educational articles are available for your further information. A few select products are for sale that relate to intestinal health and the colon hydrotherapy process.

Click on About Me on the Navigation Bar.
Member of the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is not intended to replace the relationship with your primary health care providers and my consultation is not intended as medical advice. They are intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from my education, research, experience and community. As a Colon Hydrotherapist, I encourage you to be open to new information on the effectiveness of colon hydrotherapy and the foundational role of diet, exercise, supplementation, stress management and emotional and mental work. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with your primary health care providers.

The information and service provided is not used to prescribe, recommend, diagnose or treat a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your primary health care providers.

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