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People with certain medical conditions should NOT undergo colon hydrotherapy unless given written approval from and/or by prescription from their physician. Please read through the following lists and discuss any illnesses/possible concerns with Shelley prior to making a booking.


  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Blood Thinners eg Warfin, Clopidogrel etc.
  • Carcinoma of the colon or rectum
  • Children under 16 years without a medical specialist written referral and a guardian present at all times
  • Colitis
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fistula
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hypertension –severe or uncontrolled
  • Ileus (paralytic)
  • Active Inflammatory Bowel Disorders - Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Colitis and Diverticulitis, Inflamed haemorrhoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Radiotherapy of abdominal area not discharged from medical care
  • Severe Anaemia
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Severe persistent diarrhoea

The following timelines given post-surgery are deliberately conservative and could be less with the written support of a Medical Specialist

  • Recent surgery of colon or rectum (less than 26 weeks)
  • Recent bowel biopsy (Less than 12 weeks)
  • Recent prostate biopsy made through the bowel (less than 12 weeks)
  • Recent abdominal surgery e.g. hysterectomy (less than 26 weeks)
  • Recent Laparoscopy (less than 6 weeks)


The following are industry agreed relative contra-indications. The suitability of the treatment remains specific to the individual and will be assessed by your Colon Hydrotherapist

  • Anal tear and haemorrhoid(s) - potential intolerance to speculum
  • Chemo-therapy and cancer treatments, infections, anaemia and general weakness
  • Controlled hypertension and a prescription for diuretics
  • Debilitating heart, liver and kidney diseases manifesting pain and weakness
  • Diabetes (where sugar fluctuates and is not completely under control)
  • Diverticulosis within 3 months of episode of diverticulitis
  • Highly anxious, stressed or emotional
  • Hypotension
  • Fissure
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disorders in remission for a minimum of 6 months
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Long term Oral or Rectal Steroids
  • Severe underweight or Eating Disorder

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