What does it mean to get a colonic?

Colon hydrotherapy (also known as colonics, colon irrigation, or colon cleansing) exercises colon muscles that have been weakened by the build-up of toxic debris. The build-up of toxins weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. Receiving regular colonics is like taking your colon to the gym. The colon is the large intestine and the end portion of the human digestive tract. It eliminates waste, conserves water, and absorbs electrolytes and minerals. Waste material such as impacted feces, parasites, dead cellular tissue, and other toxins which have remained in the colon may pose health problems such as fatigue, overgrown bad bacteria, and yeast as well as hindering the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals.

We are not just what we eat, but we are mostly what we don’t eliminate

The colon absorbs water from waste. This creates feces. For every foot of the colon, the body can store between 7 and 10 pounds of feces. So if you’re just over five feet tall you could have over 20 pounds of poop stuck in your colon.

A build-up of materials in the large intestine wall can inhibit the colon’s muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, slow transit times, and constipation.


Colon hydrotherapy is a safe method of removing waste from the lower part of the large intestine without the use of drugs such as laxatives while stimulating peristalsis (the wave-like muscular action the colon uses) and hydrating the colon.  Infusing filtered and temperature-regulated water into the colon through a small (pencil size) sterile disposable rectal tube, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis.

The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improve peristalsis (muscular contraction) by which the colon naturally moves material.

A colonic will eliminate stored fecal matter, gas, and toxic substances from the large intestine.  The therapeutic effect improves muscle tone and re-stabilizes normal bowel movements enhancing the colon’s ability to absorb nutrients.


The removal of waste encourages better colon function and elimination.

Colon hydrotherapy (also known as colonics or colonic irrigation) hydrates your colon and body to make your digestive system work better at improving your colon’s own peristalsis.

This is like giving your bowel an internal gym workout.

Simulating the peristaltic action of the colon restores normal muscle tone to correct intestinal transit problems such as constipation and diarrhea without medication.

Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, gentle and effective method of removing accumulated waste and may aid the body in healing from a wide variety of conditions and systems such as:

  • Constipation

  • Bloating & Gas

  • Intestinal Parasites

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Indigestion

  • Sugar Cravings

  • Menstrual bloating & cramping

  • Acne & skin conditions

  • Fatigue, stress & ‘brain fog’

  • Low energy

  • Food intolerances

  • Inflammation

  • Headaches

Colon hydrotherapy may support the benefits of a juice cleanse or detox diet and sports performance.

We believe that good health and mental clarity begins in the gut.

Cleaning the colon relieves pressure on the digestive system and other organs of elimination including the lungs, kidney, liver and skin.

People experience a wide range of physical, mental and emotional benefits after a series of colonics.

Scheduling a Session



All New patients must complete a client INTAKE FORM – https://forms.vagaro.com/63f808dfb749e2999fdc3913 a min of 24 hrs. prior to first appointment. Once complete please call (203) 648-5018 to verify we received. The intake form is then reviewed by a Naturopathic doctor for approval. According to Connecticut State Regulations, a Naturopathic doctor must review your client intake forms to approve your colon therapy treatment.



Initial Health Consultation and Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment ~ $190 (Includes Naturopath script)

Your first colon therapy treatment at Vigorous Vitality is a One hour and 15 Minute appointment. The first 15 mins include time for you to meet with your therapist and share issues regarding your digestion or ways for helping you reach your goal of renewing your health and well-being. Your therapist will take time to give a thorough explanation of your treatment and will take time to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment.

After your consultation, you will be receiving your colonic treatment, which lasts 45 minutes.

When you are done we will give you our feedback on what we might recommend in order for you to achieve your goal. In many cases, a series of colonics is a very popular approach to allowing the body to gently detox over time much of what’s built up in the colon. Vigorous Vitality reccomends twelve sessions over a ten week period. Two sessions back-to-back the first week. Two sessions back-to-back second week and one session a week for eight weeks. The series should be done four times a year as the seasons change.


What should I do before my appointment?

Sessions are most productive when you are well hydrated, so aim to drink two liters of water and/or herbal teas for several days beforehand.  We recommend you refrain from eating in the two hours prior to your appointment.

Will one cleansing completely empty the colon?

Almost never will one colon hydrotherapy session cleanse your colon completely?  Many of us may have up to 11 lbs or more of impacted feces in our colons. The feces can be hard, rubbery material, and substantial work must be done to remove it. One cleansing removes some, the second, more. Your personal objectives will determine how many colonics you wish to have. To begin with, it is generally recommended to have 3-4 sessions within a 10-14 day period to maximize results in cleaning the length of the colon and getting the desired reset.

Is colon hydrotherapy embarrassing?

No mess, no fuss, no odor – in fact, a very relaxing experience. After you gently insert the pencil thin tube yourself, one and a half inches into your bottom, you are completely covered during the entire procedure.

Is colonic irrigation painful?

Rarely. Sometimes during the procedure, the muscles of the colon contract suddenly, expelling considerable liquid and waste into the rectum. The contraction may feel like cramping or gas with pressure in the rectum. Most of the process is mild and gentle with a wonderfully light and empty feeling after your session is complete.

Is having a colonic safe and sanitary?

With the use of high-tech, disposable apparatus, the equipment is new every session. The Open system is completely hygienic, safe, and superior even to sterilization.

What other benefits may I expect from colon hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy is not a cure-all, but a valuable procedure used to assist the body with a wide variety of colon-related conditions. By re-toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.

Common effects are sinus drainage, a loosening of mucous in the lungs, improved range of motion, skin tightening, feeling younger, clearing up of acne and skin conditions, improved posture, abdomen softening and shrinking, relief from headaches, less fatigue, body weight correction, relief from bloating and improved bowel function. Colon hydrotherapy works to soothe and tone the colon, helping it to eliminate more efficiently. The function as a whole reduces the burden on other organs and the lymphatic system. The main benefit received from releasing the old toxic waste is that we remove the number one source of disease in the body. The bowel then works more efficiently in eliminating waste, and nutrient absorption is improved.

Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results?

Using an enema you are missing most of the colon. During a colonic, the water washes all the way through the colon or bowel to the ileocecal valve (this is where the small and large intestines meet). Laxatives are an irritant, causing the body to produce a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste on the walls of the colon, but depletes the colon of good bacteria.  Laxatives can also be very habit-forming.

Can one become dependent on it? Could the colon stop functioning on its own?

Colon hydrotherapy retrains the muscle of the bowel to regain strength. The bowel muscle is forced to work against the water, providing resistance much like a weight provides resistance against a muscle in bodybuilding. After the bowel has regained its strength, it works better on its own. Colonics are like “colon aerobics.”

Does colon hydrotherapy wash away all bacteria, even the good?

If your bowel is toxic you have little or no good intestinal flora, to begin with. As in gardening, if you do not prepare the soil and fertilize the ground, plants will not live. The helpful bacteria can only live in an acidic environment, whereas the harmful ones thrive in an alkaline environment. Most people, due to years of improper eating, lack of exercise, and poor elimination, have an alkaline colon. The great benefit of the cleansing program is to change the environment from alkaline to acid. If we make conditions favorable in the colon for bifidophilus and acidophilus cultures – the good bacteria – they will populate. Removing toxic material and gases is the first step. Replenishing good bacteria can be accomplished by oral supplementation.

What should I eat following my appointment?

It’s best to eat lightly after your session. Focus on easy-to-digest, nourishing foods (such as soups, fruits, and lightly steamed vegetables). Try to avoid foods that are difficult to digest, highly processed, or spicy.

Can l have a colonic session while menstruating?

Yes, you may have colon hydrotherapy while menstruating.  You may have noticed that when you have your period you feel congested, heavy, crampy, and achy in the pelvic area. Bloated in the abdomen, with possible lower back discomfort. You may feel lethargic and moody. Maybe also experiencing constipation like a lot of women do at this time in their cycle.

Don’t feel embarrassed, or not come into the Clinic. We are really happy at Vigorus Vitality to be able to offer a colonic treatment that will make your symptoms so much better and you will generally feel much more comfortable. Many women tell us after a colonic they feel less heavy, less bloated, and get back some energy. Colonics are an appropriate treatment to use while you are premenstrual, have your period, and after it has finished.

We ask prior to the treatment starting to remove your tampon if using and at the end of the treatment use the machine hose as normal to wash and insert a new tampon. It is as easy as that.

Is colon hydrotherapy suitable for all ages?

Colon hydrotherapy can be for any age from 10 years to 90.  If you are aged under 16, we require that you book a full naturopathic consultation. Whether or not colonic hydrotherapy is a suitable therapy for you will be decided at the naturopath’s discretion. If you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you must have a guardian present with you for a colon hydrotherapy procedure, as they will be required to sign a medical questionnaire on your behalf.

Packages must be used within 6 months and are non-refundable.

Packages can be shared with anyone you love!


Vigorous Vitality 360 Wellness’s advanced detoxification, revitalizing, and restoring therapies help your body gently remove toxins, promote weight loss, and increase energy. Regain muscle and toning to regain strength, improve sexual health, conquer pain, as well as renew aesthetic goals.


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