Colonic Hydrotherapy / Colonic Irrigation

Colonic hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, has its roots in ancient times across different cultures and was standard practice in UK doctors’ surgeries and hospitals from the 1920’s to 1940’s, after which medication and surgical interventions became more popular.

Now colonic cleanse treatments have enjoyed a huge resurgence in popularity as people enjoy the benefits of this drug-free therapy with outstanding health outcomes.

At The Cleansing Space, our knowledgeable and experienced practitioners have incorporated the most up to date equipment and techniques to provide relaxing detox and colonic hydrotherapy treatments in a specially created space with private facilities for clients’ use. We practice Colonic Hydrotherapy Cleansing at the Light Centre in Belgravia .

Colonic hydrotherapy involves filtered water, warmed to body temperature, gently flushing out the colon following the insertion of a lubricated specially-designed tube, to introduce water and remove waste.  A colonic cleanse in this way helps to remove impacted waste (faeces), indigestible toxins, bad bacteria and excess mucous from the colon.  These unwelcome guests in our colon can cause illness and disease.

The odourless, therapeutic treatment lasts approximately 40 minutes. While the sensations may be new, the procedure is pain free and not discomforting. Virtually all patients report that it is a relaxing and relieving treatment.

Why have a Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment?

The bowel is not as efficient an organ of elimination as you might think!

A typical colon may be carrying:

      • putrefying food
      • bacteria
      • viruses
      • indigestible chemicals
      • excess mucous
      • encrusted pockets of fermented waste (faeces).
Colonic hydrotherapy, or colonic irrigation as it is also known, helps to eliminate these from the body to provide a range of outstanding health benefits (see under Benefits), greater bodily comfort and a feeling of well-being. Even if you feel healthy and have a regular bowel movement once a day, you may be re-absorbing up to 85% of bowel toxins into your body systems through your bloodstream, which in turn may transport them into your lymphatic and circulatory systems as well as organs such as the lungs and kidneys. This process, which is called ‘auto-intoxication’, can lead to illness and disease. Patients who are suffering from the following conditions use colonic hydrotherapy because it makes a valuable contribution to them maintaining good health:
  • Allergies
  • Food cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Excessive gas
  • Depression
  • Menstrual problems
  • Bloated stomach
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Irritability
  • Poor circulation
  • Candida
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Excess weight gain
  • Headaches Skin problems
  • Stomach pain
  • Bad breath
  • Nausea
  • Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Some patients have colonic hydrotherapy to help deal with specific health conditions. Many people who have completed a course of colonic hydrotherapy treatments not only feel good but look great as well. The elimination of impacted waste matter from the colon along with unwanted toxins and bacteria can have profoundly positive effects on bodily health and well-being. These include:

  • Decreased bloating
  • Increased energy
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduction of heartburn and indigestion
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved metabolism
  • Decrease in food cravings
  • Restoring PH balance to the body
  • Improved Immune system
  • Increased assimilation of nutrients to the blood

Other people may notice in you:

  • An improved mood
  • Clearer skin
  • Bright sparkling eyes
  • More energy
  • Shinier hair


At The Cleansing Space, in additional to the body benefits, our patients may experience benefits not always available elsewhere:

  • High level of support (including out of hours)
  • High level of practitioner training and knowledge
  • A commitment to pass on knowledge to empower
  • A desire to help with change, as appropriate


For your initial treatment, our highly qualified colonic therapist will undertake a comprehensive consultation to inform herself of, and understand, your medical history along with any dietary or lifestyle issues.  This is the time when you can also discuss your treatment goals.  Our therapists have a broad knowledge base to help guide you towards these goals and determine your treatment priorities.

At The Cleansing Space, we pride ourselves on how our therapists put all our clients at ease. Happy to answer any patient concerns or queries, they always maintain clients’ dignity by appropriate placement of towels over the body at all times. Treatment begins with the patient lying on their side.  The therapist will firstly lubricate the area before inserting narrow tubing into the back passage to introduce warm, filtered water and start the process of removing waste material.  The patient is then asked to lie on their back while having their abdomen massaged to help the dislodging of impacted faeces, mucous and toxins. The therapist remains with you throughout treatment to support you and answer any questions or concerns you might have. All equipment used is disposable and for single use only.

Treatment is not painful. We recognise that on your first visit you may feel anxious and find the sensations involved beyond your previous experience.  However, virtually all patients feel comfortable during treatment and enjoy the great health benefits afterwards. All our therapists have a bank of knowledge at their fingertips to provide post-treatment help and advice. At the end of treatment, your practitioner will provide an assessment and give advice based on what she has noted during your consultation and what she has observed being eliminated during your colonic hydrotherapy session.  For example, she may suggest dietary changes or specific additional supplements.

For all of us at The Cleansing Space, this end of treatment assessment and advice is a hugely important part of your treatment.  We hope the knowledge we share will put you firmly on the path to optimum health, as well as helping you make any lifestyle changes that will significantly improve your well-being.

Your Cleansing Space therapist will advise you as to the most appropriate approach to detoxing and cleansing according to your circumstances and bodily health.

Services at The Cleansing Space

Colonic Hydrotherapy / Colonic Irrigation


Thecleansingspace Detox Service


Thecleansingspace Cleanse Service


Herbal and Coffee Enema


Metabolic Balance® Programme




Cs Massage




Cs Hopi