Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • March 2018
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What happens during colon hydrotherapy?

Who can benefit from a colonic or colon hydrotherapy? Anyone!

The process of colon hydrotherapy is cleansing the entire large colon to remove any matter. The cleansing helps the 200 lymph nodes in the colon. To begin a colon hydrotherapy session, a person will lay on the FDA-approved, Class 2 medical device. Then the tank water that is used to cleanse the colon is filled with hot and cold water controlled by a water mixing valve on the basin’s right topside. The proper temperature of the water falls between 99 and103 degrees Fahrenheit and is monitored by the temperature gauge visible on the front of the tower cabinet. If at any time the water rises above 103 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature sensor will trigger the flow valve to shut off, stopping water flow to the client.

Once the water reaches 10 gallons it goes through two filters and an UV light. The person getting the colonic will then insert the nozzle into the rectum, water flow can be activated by turning On the Flow switch. Water flow can be stopped at any time by simply turning the Flow switch to the Off position. The tank line to the basin nipple has a backflow prevention valve as a permanent plumbing safety feature. It is located underneath the fiberglass basin and is connected directly to the basin nipple through an opening in the basin wall. It prevents water from flowing back into the line once it has passed through the basin nipple into the nozzle and into the client’s rectum.

The system utilizes the controlled pressure created by gravity as water exits the elevated tank in the tower cabinet as activated by the Flow switch. The procedure can be stopped at any time by simply turning off the Flow switch to stop the gravity-fed stream of water or by the person simply sliding back off the nozzle and resting on the basin.

A typical colon irrigation session lasts approximately 30-40 minutes and uses approximately eight gallons of water, which is the total volume capacity of the main tank. Usually, only one tank full of water is needed. At the end of the session, all three switches (U.V., Cycle, Flow) are turned Off and the client slides back off the nozzle so that it naturally drops away from the body. The client can now drain comfortably on the ergonomic basin, sitting up erect or leaning back in a lounge position to fully drain the colon. After this is done, the client can rinse off using the basin sprayer and its control valve located on the basin’s left topside. Tempered water is delivered to the sprayer by the same water mixing valve on the right topside of the basin that also sends water to the system tank. The client can then towel dry before dressing and leaving the privacy of the colon irrigation room. 

Submitted on behalf of 9th St. Wellness, 1028 Ninth St., Green Bay. For more information, visit

Danielle Stockinger

Green Bay Colon Hydrotherapy uses the Angel of Water device. This device is the top of the line. It is an RX only device, meaning a doctor signs off on the hydrotherapiest before they can purchase the device, to be sure all the proper training has been completed. To schedule an appointment for a colonic, go to and click on the appointment button or send an email to [email protected] with times and dates you would like an appointment.


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