DID YOU KNOW there’s actually 2 types of colonics?

You may have heard the term ‘Open System’ or ‘Closed System’ colonics when searching Google or Instagram. If you don’t know the difference between the two types, it’s important to ask the question before you book – otherwise you might end up getting a treatment you don’t want!

Out with the old, in with the new

The ‘Open System’ is the newer type of colon hydrotherapy, whereas the ‘Closed System’ is the old way of doing colonics. Why is there a newer system? Because it’s regarded as much safer, gentler and more effective than the old method of colon hydrotherapy. And when it comes to colonics, at the end of the day they are a medical procedure and I want my clients to have the best treatment available, which is why we use the ‘LIBBE’ Open System equipment, internationally recognised as the best colon hydrotherapy equipment available. It is also why many of the old Closed System therapists eventually update to the Open System, as it can be viewed as better for the client.

The tube is HOW BIG?


Open colonics use a pencil-thin tube that the client gets to insert themselves, approximately 1-1.5 inches inside their bottom. Most clients say they can’t really feel the tube or it even feels like it’s going to fall out (it won’t). On the other hand, Closed colonics require a therapist to insert a very large speculum into your bottom, that can often be more than 1 inch thick and 5 inches inside your bottom. Before you book, ask yourself which tube you’d be more comfortable with sticking out your bum! (Hint: the smaller one)

Which one’s more effective?

When you have a colonic, you want to get the most effective treatment possible, right? Whilst both Open and Closed treatments will help eliminate accumulated waste from the entire 5 and a half feet of your colon, the Open System is widely accepted as being more thorough for a few reasons. With the Closed System, the therapist has to hold the tube inside your bottom to fill you up, then decide when to empty you. But the Open System is much more intuitive – clients are able to listen to their body and engage their colon muscles to release water and waste whenever they want to, just like you’re going to the toilet at home. This motion helps to strengthen and tone your colon muscles, improving your peristalsis (the action of your colon muscles squeezing waste along your colon). A regular complaint about Closed colonics is that they can weaken your muscles and impair your ability to have a bowel movement, whereas the Open colonics in our clinic actually improve your ability to have a bowel movement at home.

We want you to be comfortable

Clients often complain about feeling ‘overfilled’ with Closed colonics, because it relies on the therapist emptying you when they decide it’s right. That doesn’t happen with the Open system, you can release whenever you want, so let that poop go whenever you like for the most comfortable treatment! I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to poop whilst there’s someone in the room next to me!

Know your therapist

With the closed system, the therapist remains in the room with you the entire treatment, because they have to hold the tube in your bottom so that everything doesn’t explode out and make a mess everywhere. The therapist also applies abdominal massage to move waste along your colon, to compensate for the fact that your peristaltic action has been overridden by this old technology. With Open colonics, the therapist allows you to be in a private room, after some education on how the system operates. This does not mean you are left alone completely, as the therapist can come in and out of the room to assist as needed. Most people find that being in private allows them to relax and release more effectively, although some people prefer us to be in the room with them. It’s your choice!

Which type of colonic does every else think is best?


As you can imagine we have had hundreds and hundreds of clients that have tried the Closed system of colonics before they come to our clinic to try the Open system. Without word of a lie, I can tell you that EVERY SINGLE PERSON that tries the Open System prefers it to a Closed colonic. 

So now that you know the difference between the two types of colonics, make sure you choose the right type for you. ONLY THE BEST FOR MY BOTTOM! - is the mantra you should take with you when booking your next appointment! 😊