In order to experience this life-giving therapy, we must make sure there are no contraindications for colon hygiene.  Please review this list.  You will be asked to affirm that you do not currently present with any of these symptoms.

Contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy


  • Cancer of the colon or GI (gastro intestinal) tract.

  • Acute abdominal pain (please call us to clarify).

  • Recent history of GI or rectal bleeding.

  • Congestive heart failure.

  • Uncontrolled hypertension.

  • History of seizures.

  • Carcinoma of the rectum.

  • Abdominal surgery*

  • Intestinal perforation.

  • Abdominal hernia.

  • Recent colon or rectal surgery.

  • Diverticulitis.

  • Recent heart attack.

  • General debilitation.

  • Vascular aneurism.

  • Renal insufficiency.

  • Epilepsy or psychoses.

  • Severe hemorrhoids.

  • Cirrhosis.

  • Fissures or fistula.

  • Pregnancy.

  • Ulcerative colitis.

  • Acute Crohn’s disease.

  • Rectal or abdominal tumors.

    * Please call us to inquire about your situation as this does not apply to all surgeries:

If you have any of these contraindications you may still be eligible to receive colon hygiene once they have subsided or been eliminated. As well, nutrition consultations can provide you insight and a reasonable plan to address many of your digestive or reproductive challenges.

Contraindications/Cautions for Ionic Footbath

  • Surgical Electrical Implants - includes pacemaker, TENS unit, cochlear implant, etc.  It does NOT include metal pins, plates or rods or other metallic implants.  These types of implants are fine for foot baths.

  • Heartbeat Regulating Medication

  • Pregnant or Breast Feeding - it is suggested to wait for 2 months after childbirth or until breast feeding is complete.

  • Organ Transplant Recipient - when you use any kind of anti-rejection medication.  Medications can be drawn out during a foot bath and therefore is not recommended in this type of situation.

  • Medications - where the absence of which would mentally or physically incapacitate.  Medications can be drawn out during a foot bath and therefore is not recommended in this type of situation.

  • Low Weight/Children - if you weigh less than 95 pounds, start with 15 minutes sessions and work up to full sessions as tolerated.

  • Open Sores - you may experience discomfort if you have a wound or sore on your feet or ankles for the first few minutes.  You can do the session, but you may prefer to wait.

  • Diabetes/Dialysis/Congestive Heart Failure - as a general rule, it may be used by persons on dialysis or by those diagnosed with diabetes or congestive heart failure; however, person with these conditions should consult their physician prior to implementing the ion body detox and cleanse foot spas as part of their wellness program.