A Wellness Within is a colon hydrotherapy office located on Nottingham Way in Hamilton. Jennifer Ress opened her office in September, 2013, with the goal of bringing health and wellness to Mercer County residents through colon hydrotherapy.
Colon hydrotherapy (colonic) is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs. By introducing filtered, temperature-regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis.
There are many reasons people utilize colon hydrotherapy: as a detoxification and cleansing program, for weight loss, and for relief from constipation and bloating. It helps get to the root of the problem and can help give them relief that they desperately need and make them regular again.
Each session lasts 45 to 60 minutes, and it is recommended to have three sessions within one to three weeks. Ress says “increasing water intake over three sessions, the more waste we can remove, as well as hydrate the colon, and that is what it is all about.” Clients feel relaxed and comfortable during the treatment. Most clients feel great after their sessions, reporting increased energy, they feel lighter, and all of their gas and bloating disappears.
This procedure is becoming recognized as an effective prep for a colonoscopy. “Waste is removed in a more comfortable environment than using traditional methods. This allows a clearer visualization of the bowel wall and any pathology within, enabling doctors to see better with their scopes.”
Colon hydrotherapy is more effective than an enema. An enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon (sigmoid colon), while colon hydrotherapy cleanses the entire length of the colon, about 5.5 to 6 feet. According to Dr. Norman Walker, “One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.”
A Wellness Within utilizes a “closed system” colonic irrigation device. The water temperature and pressure are controlled by a therapist guided by gauges on the instrument. There is no open evacuation and no offensive odors. The client is fully draped, and their dignity is respected at all times. The device is also FDA registered. Ress is a trained member of I-ACT, the International Association of Colon Therapy.
A Wellness Within’s hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the office at 609-587-8919 to schedule an appointment.
A Wellness Within, 3692 Nottingham Way, Hamilton. 609-587-8919. wellnesswithinnj.com.