Yes. The Angel of Water® uses warm filtered gravity-fed water.
An enema only reaches the rectum at the lower part of the colon, whereas with colon irrigation the entire length of the colon is reached. An enema uses about one quart of water and will cleanse the lower bowl at best. A colon irrigation session will use approximately 30 times that amount of water and will cleanse the entire length of the bowel to the cecum.
No. In fact, many people report their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing.
Yes, it has been shown through colon scopes that the water can reach the cecum and efficiently rinse the entire colon.
If you have concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy, you should consult your physician or licensed health care practitioner. Contraindications for the use of the Angel of Water® include, but not limited to: recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery, congestive heart failure, intestinal perforations, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids, abdominal hernia, renal insufficiency, first or last trimester of pregnancy, and cirrhosis of the liver. Professionally-administered colon hydrotherapy is otherwise very safe.
The Angel of Water® system uses a single-use, sterile rectal nozzle. The use of sterile disposables, coupled with the implementation of the EPA-registered hospital grade disinfectants and multi-state disinfection protocol of the Angel of Water® leaves no danger of contamination.
Actual session time is about 30-45 minutes, but you should plan on about 1.5 hours for your first consultation with session.
Refrain from eating about two hours before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible, and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.
Yes. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement. The most common post-colonic experience is a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days after the hydrotherapy. This is not due to the colonic hydrotherapy, but rather to the weakness of the muscles in the colon and indicates that the colon requires strengthening and healing, thus more treatments.
This is your choice. A certified therapist will set up and begin the process, checking periodically to monitor fills and releases of water, temperature, and pressure. The client has the option to ask the professional to stay throughout the process or go for privacy sake.