Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs. By introducing highly filtered temperature controlled water into the colon, the waste is naturally softened and loosened. This results in evacuation through natural peristalsis. The process is repeated several times during a typical session.


What About Certifications And Training?

We are certified by I-ACT at the instructor level and nationally board certified. This is the highest level of education possible. If the State of Illinois should ever decide to license colon therapists, we are one of a handful in the ENTIRE state ready to go. Our in house training is more extensive than what is required by our organization. We are committed to on going continuing education and meet all the requirements of our governing association.


Why 90 Minutes?

-Slo-infusion for a more comfortable colonic.

-Longer table time means more fills and releases resulting in a deeper, truer cleanse so less appointments are needed overall.


Why Should I Be Concerned About My Colon?

The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It is certainly one of them. It is the place where we store the waste material most of us would rather not think about. We don’t, until our health becomes poor, we feel constipated or have diarrhea. The entire body benefits from the release of this accumulated congestion and poisons in the bowel.


Can I Use Colon Hydrotherapy Before a Medical Procedure?

Probably. Instead of poisonous, uncomfortable, and often embarrassing laxatives and solutions...

Ask your doctor if this is an option for you.

No one at Chicago Colonic or it’s associates diagnoses or prescribes.


How Many Colon Hydrotherapy Sessions Do I Need?

The number of colon hydrotherapy sessions required will of course, depend on the individual. Each person’s goal will differ. Just as some people exercise on a daily or weekly basis to tone and tighten the outer body, some people follow an ongoing cleansing, toning, and balancing regime for their inner bodies. Colon Hydrotherapy could be used as part of any regular maintenance program.


What is a Colon Hydrotherapy Session Like?

A Colon Hydrotherapy session is a comfortable experience for most people. It produces no odor. At Chicago Colonic, we use the Slo-Infusion* Method wrapped into a 90 minute appointment. This method allows a small amount of water to flow gently into the colon softening the waste and stimulating the colon’s natural peristaltic action. The softened waste is naturally released. This process is repeated several times until the entire colon is cleansed.


Do I Have To Get Undressed?

During the session most clothing can be kept on and you will be draped with a real cotton sheet or thick terry cloth towel. You may also wear a gown if you prefer. If you accustomed to or or prefer a disposable paper drape sheet these are also available


What should I wear for a colonic?

Comfort is always best. Usually, business casual from work or comfy knock around clothes works well. 2 piece outfits are easier. A one piece ensemble, shift dress, or jumper is more difficult to work with.


Is The Procedure Sanitary?

We use the Hydro-San Plus. It is state of the art technology and sanitized after each use. The machine regulates the pressure and temperature of the water. The all disposable tubes and hoses are for one time use only. There is no chance of contamination. Each treatment room has a private bathroom.

The toilet and sink are sanitized after each use.


Why Is Colon Hydrotherapy so Popular?

Colon Hydrotherapists in the United States assist hundreds of thousands of clients. Many of these clients claim that Colon Hydrotherapy has allowed them to live their lives without drugs, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants and pain medications. In a society where Eastern and Western medicine combine to give us the best of both worlds, the acceptance of Colon Hydrotherapy has continued to grow with impressive results.


What is the difference between colonics, colon hydrotherapy,

colon or colonic irrigation and high colonics?

There is no difference at all.

These are different terms used to describe the cleansing of the colon with water.


Do You Offer Detox Programs?

Absolutely! We provide ongoing nutritional support as part of your Colon Hydrotherapy session.

We will work within the parameters of any detox program you are completing.

We also offer a 3 day Intro to Detox. Our intermediate 7 day is also customizable for novices and experienced individuals. For more advanced clients, we offer a 3-4 week gentle cleanse program.


Must I Be Fasting To Benefit From Colonics?

No. Colonics may be enjoyed at any time to help balance life’s stresses and excesses. Colonics are however, an important part of ANY detox program. NO detox program is complete without them.


Will Colon Hydrotherapy Help Me Lose Weight?

It won’t hurt. Most people carry around 10-35 lbs of impacted fecal matter in their bowels. A Colon

Hydrotherapy session will help rid you of that. We will assist you with any special weight loss program you start. We will also work with you to design a special one if you prefer.


Do I Have To Make An Appointment?

Yes. A preliminary phone interview, about 10 minutes, is required for all new colonic clients. We would like to take some time to get to know you and help you determine if colonics are an appropriate choice for you. We feel it is rude to not even talk to you and then get your credit card without ever speaking to someone. On line booking through e-mail is offered and encouraged for returning clients.  

Let's connect and determine if we are a good fit. We want all clients to feel safe and comfortable.

Please have your credit card handy as you will need it to book and guarantee your appointment time.


Do You Have A Parking Lot?

Yes. It’s free and it’s right outside the door. There is also ample free unmetered street parking

on both sides of Lincoln Avenue in front of the building.