Colon Hydrotherapy – After Care Advice

Following your colonic hydrotherapy treatment you should feel good and not experience any unwanted side-effects. Follow any specific advice on diet, supplements, exercise, etc. given to you during your visit to us.

The following may be useful to consider for maintaining a healthy digestive system.


  • Avoid overeating, eat simply cooked or raw food, and chew well!  Try chewing your food, on average, 32 times. (Your food should resemble a thick soup before you swallow it!) A diet rich in fruit and leafy vegetables will add to the cleansing effect and help to regulate bowels.
  • Avoid eating red meat (beef, lamb, pork and game) every day; white meat and fish and vegetarian meals are much easier to digest.
  • Avoid refined grains, white flour, pasta, etc., eat only whole grains, e.g. brown rice, wholemeal flour.
  • Avoid lots of mucus-forming foods like refined grains, dairy products and eggs.


  • An amount of water is absorbed during the colonic treatment therefore you may notice an increased need to urinate, this is normal and will subside quickly.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. If your digestion is weak, don’t drink with meals or for 30 minutes before or 1 hour after meals. Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours following your treatment.

Wind / Gas

  • You may experience some flatulence or bowel sounds after a treatment. This may be due to bowel bacteria multiplying back to strength for up to 48 hours following a treatment. Probiotic supplements/foods may be useful and the fruit and vegetables will help.


  • If cramping occurs, drink hot Peppermint, Fennel or Chamomile infusions, and avoid cold and carbonated drinks.

Bowel Movements

  • Don’t expect a bowel movement the next day: depending upon your condition, it may take a day or two before normal bowel movements resume.

Exercise following a treatment

  • Avoid rigorous exercise and weight lifting for 24 hours after treatment.

If you experience any continued discomfort or if in any doubt consult your doctor or medically trained professional.

Further information – call us on 07795 21 1955 or Contact us here today.