Gut Health

Have you noticed symptoms of IBS or similar but kept avoiding dealing with it, because you’re just too busy? Well, it’s time to stop – if you go down, who’s going to keep the ship afloat? It’s time to listen to your gut!

Colonics, Colon Massage & Manual Lymphatic Drainage

I know what you’re thinking – you’ve reached a turning point in your life where you’ve decided you really need to look after yourself, you’re seeing other people with ill health and realising you’re not immortal either and need to change something.

Are you a young professional woman or perhaps menopausal, dealing with a multitude of stresses, fast-paced lifestyle, bad diet always eating convenient food, possibly had a past eating disorder and now you are either finding you just either struggle to go to the toilet or have developed issues related to this problem, in some cases more serious health issues?? You know you need to do something to get your health back on track and make yourself the priority instead of everyone else.

Are you male, possibly a businessman, a young sports guy, a fitness freak, or even a more mature man that wants to look after your health now?? Builder to a barrister, pornstar to a gangster – I see them all in my clinic and they all want the same outcome – to feel better. I say to everyone– there’s nothing taboo about poo and that hits the nail on the head. Don’t be embarrassed – over 40% of my clients are male. Join the club.

Helen in her treatment room at the Lowry Hotel

Colonic Irrigation

All your questions answered.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Improve the lymphatic system.

Probiotic Implants & Coffee Enemas

Super Charge your colonic treatment.

Colon Massage

A great alternative to a colonic treatment.

What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?

A colonic hydrotherapy treatment (also known as colonic irrigation) is an internal bath. It rehydrates a constipated bowel, removes excess gas and most importantly withdraws the toxins. So think of your bowel going to the gym and giving it a good workout; it is the ultimate DETOX! Essentially, it is a more complete form of an enema as well as a method of removing waste from the large intestine without using drugs. 

At the Complete Health Clinic we use a closed method of colonic hydrotherapy. This means there are no odours and there is a continual flow of highly purified warm water, all regulated by the trained therapist, which has a soothing and rehydrating effect to the body.

This modern and dignified method is also a great stimulating workout for the bowel, helping to promote bowel muscle strength and tone.

Gentle massage can also be administered if required during the treatment and natural probiotic supplements can also be provided to increase the bowels friendly bacteria levels.

Find out what happens when you arrive at the Lowry Hotel for your appointment.

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Colonic Hydrotherapy + Nutritional Advice

  • 60 min duration
  • Less bloating
  • Increased energy
  • Removes waste & toxins

Price : £80

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Colonic Hydrotherapy Course + Nutritional Advice

  • Coffee Enema and Probiotic Implant available as an added extra
  • All 3 treatments to be used within 8 weeks T’s & C’s apply

Price : £210


Colonic Hydrotherapy + Coffee Enema and/or Probiotic Implants

  • Colonic Hydrotherapy, with a Coffee Enema or a Probiotic Implant

Price : £90 – Coffee Enema

Price: £100 Probiotic Implants

Why have a Colonic Hydrotherapy?

People choose Colonic Hydrotherapy (also referred to as Colonic Irrigation, Colonic or Colon Cleansing) for many different reasons.


  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects one in three people; symptoms include a bloated feeling, constipation, gas/wind and diarrhoea.
  • A history of bowel disease in the family.
  • Skin problems – I have seen some amazing results when we have established a regular healthy bowel habit. The skin is the largest organ of the body and when the body is overloaded with toxins it will manifest itself in many ways: a spotty or dull complexion and back-acne can all benefit from the treatment.
  • Fatigue – feeling sluggish and lethargic, perhaps experiencing sleep problems.
  • Bad Breath – this can actually stem from problems with your bowel and can see great improvements after treatments.


Lesser known benefits of Colonic Hydrotherapy


  • Eczema and Psoriasis can also show improvement.
  • Bad breath and a sour tasting mouth can be one of the side effects of constipation which can be relieved by colonics.
  • Crohns disease, Colitis or just busy stressful lives all have an impact on the bowel. Improvement after colonics can be immediate or sometimes quite subtle but improvement in energy levels is felt.
  • Better quality of sleep and an inside feeling of lightness and cleanliness is felt.
What can you expect during your treatment?

On your first appointment, I will go through your medical history form to understand your reasons for having colonic hydrotherapy and explain the procedure in detail. Our initial consultation is aimed at making you feel comfortable and gaining a deep understanding of what you want to achieve. Then we can become the supportive partner you want – everything we do is around you giving you real results.

The treatment itself takes approximately 30 minutes and of course, your modesty is preserved at all times.

The Complete Health Clinic services are personal and bespoke, built on a deep understanding of you and your goals. As part of your treatment, I will give you bespoke nutritional aftercare advice, suited to your personal needs and goals.

Is colon hydrotherapy different to enemas?

Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon-hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which is around 5 1/2 feet long.

Additionally, colon hydrotherapy promotes peristalsis (a movement of the bowel) and helps the colon muscles regain natural tone, therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.

Why should you have a Colonic Hydrotherapy?

An individual can carry 1kg-10kg (6 – 8lbs.) of old faecal matter in their colon. A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body.

Modern dietary habits and fast-paced lifestyles lead to eating refined and processed foods that are high in saturated fats and low in natural fibre, which all contribute to a multitude of bowel disorders and subsequent health problems.

Poor elimination of waste products from the body can add up to a toxic environment within the bowel. A toxic environment can contribute to a large number of toxic related health problems, both physical and emotional. Some people say your gut is your second brain, which makes sense when you think of the knock-on effect that an ill performing digestive system must have on your moods.

Think about trying to have a clean and happy home but with blocked drains and the bin men on strike, so no rubbish collection! The more you ignore the problem, the bigger the problem becomes and soon you end up with a giant mess!

What can happen to your body if you choose not to have Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Brace yourself! Firstly the stagnant waste matter within the body becomes putrefied and releases toxins into the colon, which then can seep through the walls of the colon into the blood stream. This puts a strain on the whole body’s integrity including the immune system and internal organs, such as the liver and kidneys making us feel tired, ill and weak.

This means the colon’s ability to assimilate vital vitamins and minerals becomes impaired, leading to the muscular activity of the colon being reduced significantly, which can cause constipation and bowel disorders.

There’s an easy solution though. Courses of colon hydrotherapy, quickly, effectively and safely assist the body in expelling large quantities of old, toxic faecal matter and other waste materials from the body, greatly enhancing the condition of the entire body, leading to a healthier well-being and better quality of life.

Will laxatives accomplish the same result?

No! Laxatives empty the colon in the short term but are an irritant to the body. The body produces a thin watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste. Colon hydrotherapy uses pure water and does not irritate the body. In contrast to laxatives, it actually hydrates the body.

Can everyone have Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Unfortunately colonic hydrotherapy it is not suitable for people suffering from the following ailments:

  • severe cardiac disease
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • congestive heart failure
  • aneurysms
  • severe anaemia
  • any internal haemorrhage or perforations
  • severe haemorrhoids or rectal bleeding
  • cirrhosis
  • carcinoma of the colon
  • fissures or fistulas
  • abdominal hernia
  • recent colon surgery (1 year)
  • renal insufficiency
  • It is also not suitable for pregnant women.

Feel free to phone us and discuss your symptoms. Should you have any health concerns or queries, please consult your doctor before making an appointment.

Can I have a Colonic treatment on my period?

Yes, this will not have any effect on your treatment.

Will Colonic Hydrotherapy be painful?

No, the scope that is inserted into your rectum is lubricated and only goes in 1 1/14 inches. It feels similar to having ‘butterflies’ in your colon and the feeling like you are going to the toilet without having to push, so it is rather unusual but not painful.

Most people actually enjoy the cleansing and refreshing effects of a colonic experience!

Is it safe?

Yes, I am a fully certified member (trained, regulated and registered with the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), to ensure colonic hydrotherapy is both safe and beneficial. For over 15 years I have aided many clients to achieve positive health benefits through colon cleansing.

All contact equipment is sealed, sterile and disposable and where required sterilised using approved sterilisation techniques which kill all prevalent bacteria, viruses and fungi.

The relaxing therapy room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after every treatment.

Is Colonic Hydrotherapy embarrassing?

Definitely not! I will at all times respect your dignity and not rush you through your treatment. I am with you throughout your colonic treatment and will explain everything you need to know for complete comfort and peace of mind.

We will chat during the treatment and I will observe what is happening, to enable me to provide the best advice to help you with your goals and objectives for optimal health. Gentle abdominal massage can be beneficial during your session and is available on request either before or during your treatment.

There is no embarrassing dash to the toilet; you will simply be lying on a comfortable bed throughout the session. I will never do anything without explaining and first asking permission. Most people actually enjoy the colon hydrotherapy treatments.

Preparing for a Colonic

Firstly please don’t panic! It’s normal to feel slightly nervous (although I always say to my clients it’s excitement about how better you may feel afterwards)! 

Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your medical history form (unless you choose to do so beforehand). Upon completion we will spend some time talking, reviewing your health history, answering questions and ensuring that you feel comfortable before getting started.

It might be considered an intimate treatment but I actually see more socks and toes than I do bottoms believe it or not……. so Ladies nicely painted toes and smooth legs are an advantage and for the Gentlemen trendy socks are also good so I have something interesting to look at!  I do have a sense of humour so don’t panic!

Please feel free to talk openly and honestly with your colonic therapist to discuss your lifestyle, medical history, and any questions or concerns you may have about your symptoms or the procedure.

The following are JUST SUGGESTIONS ONLY…

Drinking as much water as you comfortably can..

Drinking as much water as you can comfortably is important – do NOT over-compensate by guzzling a gallon of water a few hours before your treatment or you are likely to constantly want to go for a pee. 

Eat healthy, nourishing foods..

Eat healthy and nourishing foods the day of your session unless you are fasting or on a specific Detox Program.

Eating a meal two to four hours before your colonic is ideal, but no food or beverage should be consumed in the two hours before your appointment.

You are in the process of taking very good care of yourself so allow for the time and space you need to be in a calm state of mind. Your body responds best to treatment when it is relaxed – which I will ensure that you are.

Consider these detox tips before your appointment...

A day or two before your appointment drinking 16 to 32 ounces of raw vegetable juice daily can be really helpful. Raw veggie juice goes to work to help scrub your cells squeaky clean like soap does for us externally. A colonic rinses the released toxins out of the body and away from our internal lining. Drinking the raw veggie juice prior to your colonic helps loosen wastes in the body and starts the cleansing process in advance.

A great cleansing formula is – One head of romaine lettuce or equal to that amount in celery, 5-6 stalks of kale, 1-2 apples, 1 whole lemon, and 1-2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (go all organic if you can).

Avoid dairy products, red meats, shellfish, processed carbohydrates (white rice, pasta, etc.), fried foods, sugar, carbonated beverages (i.e. fizzy pop or cheeky beers) and carbonated water too…… for as long as you can leading up to your appointment.

Include lots of the following in your diet:
  • Raw fruits – ideally only 2 portions a day – a portion being 80grams or 3oz for people who don’t do metric 😛
  • Lightly steamed, low starch vegetables
  • Organic raw nuts and seeds
  • Plenty of omega 3, 6, 9, coconut oils, avocados and cold pressed plant oils like olive and sesame oil:star:
  • Whole grains – NOT whole wheat
  • Chicken and fish

Chew your food thoroughly. Try to chew each mouthful 20 to 30 times before swallowing. Thorough chewing will reduce the accumulation of undigested food and pockets of gas in your colon.

What to do after your colonic:

Since the colon has been cleared of solid matter, it may take one or 2 days before it fills up again and normal bowel movements are resumed. Some water is absorbed through the colon wall during a colonic, and one may notice an increased need to urinate for a few hours afterwards. The beneficial effect of flushing the kidneys may also be enhanced by drinking a few glasses of water with the juice of half a lemon added to each glass.

A colonic can have a major cleansing effect on the body and many people feel so good afterwards that they want to double their jogging or workout out time or even clean the house from top to toe! Caution is advised here, as you can overdo things. Although light to moderate exercise is good if you are used to it, any strenuous activity should be avoided 12-24 hours after your treatment.

Deposits build up in a lifetime and cannot be removed in one treatment, we recommend between 2 and 3 colonics initially depending on your bowel condition. Thereafter it is very much down to the individual .


Aftercare Advice

Pre-existing conditions like IBS, Acne, Eczema

If a condition such as irritable bowel or constipation has existed for a while then tiredness may be experienced for a couple of days after your first colonic.

In extreme cases, you may feel ‘a healing crisis’ which is similar to flu-like symptoms or you may have a headache. In some cases, if you suffer from skin conditions such as acne, eczema or psoriasis you may have a flare-up, but this will subside. This can happen with any holistic treatment and can last around 48 hours.

Bloating or excess wind

If you feel particularly bloated or windy this will subside over approximately 12-24 hours and is very natural as toxins are being released.

A warm bath or cup of peppermint tea, or hot water or a hot water bottle on your tummy will ease any discomfort.

Bowel Movements

Sometimes you may experience continued clearout (continual bowel movements) this is when the body is having an extremely good clearout of toxins, this does not happen often and it does tend to occur after the 2nd colonic.

Follow a Light Diet

A light diet of fruit, vegetables, salads, soups and chicken or fish should be followed for 2 or 3 days, taking care to avoid anything that causes gas. Avoid drinks with gas, natural or added. Rich or heavy foods, flour products, spices and alcohol should also be omitted.

Take a Probiotic

Although colonic hydrotherapy does not remove all of the intestinal bacteria, it is still helpful to take probiotic’s to maintain bacterial balance.

Natural yoghurt with acidophilus (without artificial sweeteners) is advised because it is an active cleanser that also adds vital forces to the colon.


If you have haemorrhoids they may bleed a little, as long as it is fresh red blood and only a small amount that is fine. Any worries contact your GP.

Helen inside the treatment room at the lowry hotel

A few T&C’s

Any appointments for packages needs to be taken in full within 8 weeks of the booking date.

All packages are sold to be used by an individual, not by separate people (i.e. a package of three treatments is not for three people). If you require appointments for more than one person, you must book separate appointments for each person.

Appointment Cancellation Policy – The Complete Health Clinic requires all treatments and packages to be paid for in full at the time of booking. We are an in demand clinic and as such cannot afford a last minute cancellation, as we have clients on waiting lists for appointments! If you cannot make your appointment, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required in order to try and reallocate your time to another client. We understand that sometimes unforeseen event occur and as such we treat each cancellation on a case by case basis, however unless we manage to fill your booking slot, there is a no refund policy.

All Services

Complete Health Clinic offers services for the mind, body and spirit.


Probiotic Implants


Gut Diagnostics


Coffee Enema


Food Intolerance Testing


Sound Healing

Complete Health Clinic

The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place,
Manchester, M3 5LH