Our Open Invitation to a Closed System

Are you suffering from gas, bloating, constipation, loose stool or other digestive discomfort?

Or, perhaps you enjoy trouble-free digestion (lucky duck!) but are embarking on a cleanse, a healthier lifestyle or simply wanting to lose weight.

Whether you have received a concerning diagnosis or are just ready to turn over a new leaf, colonics is an effective treatment to jump start a healing journey.

How does it all work?

We believe in five-star treatment for you and your precious digestive tract.  When you arrive for your colonic sessions, you will be escorted into our soothing hydrotherapy room where you change into a robe in the adjacent private bathroom. When you are ready, your experienced hydrotherapist will help you get comfortable on the table and gently insert the speculum, which is similar in size to the circumference of a finger. You are now on your way to transforming your health from the inside-out!

Sterile warm water is infused into your colon at a slow and comfortable pace to wash out old and stagnant fecal matter. We use a “no pressure” FDA approved device with single-use disposable equipment. No chemicals or drugs are ever involved. You will immediately begin to see waste exiting your body through the tube and have our expert therapist there to answer any questions along the way. We love being there for patients as they witness the immediate impacts of this process. We constantly hear that a client’s biggest regret is that they didn’t come to us sooner!

Life is messy, but removing waste doesn’t have to be. Our closed system partners you with a certified colon hydrotherapist during your entire session, giving you the comfort of knowing you can simply lie back and relax and focus on releasing waste from your body. Throughout your treatment, your therapist will make adjustments based on your health needs and what she observes in your waste. 

No two treatments are ever the same as she assesses which position or technique will give you the best results. The closed system machine allows the therapist to adjust the water pressure throughout your session in order to move water deep into the far-reaching parts of your colon where toxin and parasites tend to hide.  

If you’re worried about sensory overload during your session, fret not. During your session, your waste is removed through clear tubing that goes directly from your body, through the machine and out through the plumbing. This is an opportunity for you to see the immediate benefits of colon hydrotherapy, by witnessing the sludge that has been trapped in your colon for months, even years. This “closed” connection also eliminates the risk of any contamination or embarrassing odors. We want you focused on the healing benefits of colon hydrotherapy, not searching for air freshener. 

We will walk you through our recommendations for continued gut and digestive health.  Benefits of exceptional digestive health include an improved immune system, reduced allergies, clearer skin, less bloat and fatigue, increased fertility and vitality. Our mission is to help you look and feel like your best self. Getting out the waste is a great first step on the path to your optimal health. 

Because colonics quickly removes toxins, encrusted fecal matter, gas, mucus and pathogens from one of the most important organs in our body, our colon, many leading holistic health experts recommend colon hydrotherapy. Even if your digestive issues are rooted in your upper GI tract such as heartburn, burping, lack of appetite or excessive appetite, colon hydrotherapy can improve your symptoms because the organs of digestion work as a system. Each effects the other.

The colon serves as a pipeline to remove waste from what we have ingested but also waste produced during the body’s metabolic functions. And, it is a pathway to remove toxins that have been inhaled through our lungs or absorbed through our skin. Colon hydrotherapy can help re-tone & reshape the colon and improve absorption of vital nutrients leaving you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. A healthy well-functioning bowel is essential for optimal health.

Your colon houses millions of beneficial bacteria which aid in digestion, support the immune system, produce nutrients and biochemicals such as B vitamin, lactoferrin and short chain fatty acids. These bacteria also attack invading pathogens, preventing them from gaining a foothold in gut. It is difficult for these good guys to thrive and do their job when the colon is full of old waste and toxins.

How does it all work?

Colon irrigation works somewhat like an enema but it involves much more water. The procedure starts with the client lying on a comfortable therapy table. While you lie on a table, a low-pressure pump slowly moves water into your colon through a small disposable tube inserted into your rectum. The therapist monitors the water pressure to ensure a relaxing and healing treatment experience. 

After the water is in the colon, the therapist may massage your abdomen. Then you release the water like a regular bowel movement through the tube; the process flushes out the fluids and waste. This is then repeated one or more times. After the last release, you eliminate any remaining water and waste in a private bathroom. A typical session lasts for approximately 45 minutes.  

We only use  sterile, disposable tools during the procedure. There is no odor and it is like a gentle colon massage

Due to modern lifestyles with diets with excess animal proteins, processed food, fat and sugar combined with stress and lack of exercise, the colon becomes the repository of accumulated waste and toxins which disable the body’s purification system. The toxic material ends up re-entering our blood stream and getting deposited in our cells. As a result of this auto-intoxication we feel and act far below our potential and can become susceptible to disease.

For the vast majority of individuals who receive colonics, the procedure is soothing and relaxing. Occasionally someone will experience minor abdominal discomfort or slight nausea whenever toxic waste detaches from the intestinal wall. This is more likely if you have a clogged colon. We use a special ointment for the insertion of the small speculum that reduces friction and allows for a gentle insertion. 

Colon hydrotherapy is very safe when performed by a qualified therapist. We only use FDA approved medical devices for the procedure. All of the equipment used is sterilized or disposed of after each use. Water goes through an advanced filtration process prior to entering the colon. Our therapists meet the highest professional and ethical standards. You are in very safe hands.

The benefits of colonics can include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin & eyes, mental clarity, weight normalizing, better digestions, relief from bloating and heaviness. 

By removing the waste material from the colon, the process of detoxification is given a boost and the harmful bacteria that is produced by encrusted fecal matter is removed from the body. Colon hydrotherapy helps your immune system to help itself, by giving it a chance to breathe and allow the lymph system to effectively cleanse your body. 

Colon hydrotherapy can assist the body with healing a variety of conditions: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, bloating, excessive gas, indigestion, allergies, candida overgrowth, skin problems, brittle nails and hair, abnormal body odor, unpleasant breath, backache, stiffness, arthritis, fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration and headaches.

Healthy intestinal flora are present throughout the small and large intestines. Colon hydrotherapy helps to improve their habitat, facilitating their reproduction and multiplication.  Colonics, when done properly, are a very gentle treatment that use the warmth of the water – not the speed or intensity – to cleanse waste from the colon.  This gentleness does not strip your mucousal lining (where your bacteria live) but rather give it a gentle bath.  In addition, probiotics may be added to your colonic treatment. 

An enema is the process of introducing liquids into the colon, causing a rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract which results in a powerful peristalsis and evacuation. By contrast, colonics involves the gentle inflow and outflow or warm water that slowly dissolves accumulated toxic material and encourage release naturally, without any undue stress on your system. Enemas only clean out the lower part of the colon, missing about four feet of the colon. To clean the entire colon, a colonic is necessary.

Laxatives are an irritant to the body. In response, the body produces a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.  Laxatives are also extremely habit forming and weaken the peristalsis of the colon, further adding to constipation issues.

  1. We recommend that you refrain from eating at least two hours prior to your appointment and ensure that you are well hydrated. If possible, a diet of vegetables and grains 2-3 days in advance rather than heavy foods will help prepare your colon for the treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours in advance.
  2. For best results we suggest you not eat any foods that produce gases, such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, nuts, and bread, on the day of the procedure.
  3. Avoid soft drinks and seltzer on the day of your procedure. In fact, it is best to avoid soft drinks altogether.
  4. For those who suffer from bloating, don’t eat any raw fruits, vegetables or beans for 24 hours before and after the procedure. It is better to eat whole grains such as brown rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa and amaranth with steamed vegetables and freshly made vegetable juices.
  5. If you are looking for a deeper cleanse and especially if you are overweight, in order to lower the pressure in the organs and help dissolve toxicity, it is highly recommended for you to be on a liquid diet (water, fresh pressed fruit juice and vegetable juice, herbal teas) for 24-72 hours prior to each procedure. 

No. There is no odor from the bowel movements as the system is “closed” and your dignity is always maintained with proper draping in a private room. 

It depends on your personal health objectives and your system’s toxicity level. Even though you will feel relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest you book a series of 3 treatments initially and discuss with your therapist during these sessions what their recommendations are going forward. In our experience we have found that a course of 3 treatments over a 3 -4 day period produces the best results with regular maintenance depending on your personal needs and goals.  

Typically, one colonic will not completely empty the colon. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon that has been building up over a lifetime. These are hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material that cover the entire lenght (all 5 to 6 feet) of the colon.  Substantial work must be done to remove it. Moreover, there is a learning process that occurs when having a colonic. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will move some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. That is why the initial 3 day cleanse is highly recommended at the beginning.

The most common post-colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However, this is not due to the colonic, but because of the weakness of the colon. Rarely is diarrhea or loose bowels experienced. This may be due to the extra water introduced into the colon. If it should occur, it is usually of very short duration. 

Colonics have a “relieving” effect. There may well be a feeling of lightness and internal cleanliness. People are often energized following a colonic. Many clients have reported clearer skin. Once the colon has been thoroughly cleansed then diet, exercise and other health programs will become many times more effective. Make sure you drink plenty of liquids, avoid raw vegetables, reduce consumption of meats for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables, fruit and soups are recommended.

Benefits of Colonics

At Gut Harmony, we believe you are most beautiful when you feel confident in your own skin.  If your gut instinct is telling you something is wrong, connect with us to dig deeper and find a solution.  

Although colonics is about removing waste and toxins from the body, our goal at Gut Harmony is help you reduce toxins from entering your body in the first place! We would also love to help you consume healthy foods that your digestive tract is able to break down and absorb. These are some of the key ingredients to healing your body from the inside out.

Our concierge health services were designed to focus on you, so you can focus on healing. We are here to share our wealth of knowledge to help you find the right diet for your individual needs, stay hydrated and digest well without discomfort. In addition to being highly experienced in colonics, each of our Colon Hydrotherapy Therapists is a certified health coach. So, you will receive nutritional, herbal and health guidance and information throughout your sessions.

Work with the best

We are the Largest Colon Hydrotherapy Center in Charleston

Work with the best

We are the Largest Colon Hydrotherapy Center in Charleston

Dr. Tara Meyerink

Dr. Tara is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and is a National Board certified Integrative and Functional N Nutrition Practitioner.

She believes that getting to the root cause of health issues is the key to sustaining health and wellness. Teaching clients the “why” behind recommended action steps for health improvement empowers them to learn to listen to their body and pro-actively take responsibility for their health. She believes one never stops learning.

Dr. Tara worked 20+ years in public education and educational administration prior to becoming a healthcare provider. She has authored and co-author peer-reviewed publications, does public speaking regarding longevity and nutrition, and mentors/supervises functional nutrition residents/candidates for their national boards.