Better out than in!
My name is Ruth Lloyd and I am a fully qualified and insured Colon Hydrotherapist based in Belgravia, London. I work from a tranquil treatment room at The Light Centre, located on 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX.
I began my career in Complementary therapy in 2001 when I qualified as a Remedial Massage therapist at the Northern Institute of Massage. I then trained in Naturopathic Colon Hydrotherapy in 2004 at the West Midland School of Colonic Hydrotherapy and qualified in 2005. Through the last 16 years I have worked with clients of all ages, with a vast array of medical conditions and reasons for wanting the treatment.
Every one of us is an individual and we all have different needs. In an appointment I aim to understand as much as I can about my clients so that they get the best possible results.
I draw not only on my colonic training but also on other disciplines I have trained in such as massage, reiki, kinesiology, yoga and my first career as a dancer. Furthermore, I have also gained wisdom from therapies I receive and the amazing therapists who have helped me to regain balance along my own journey.
I am registered with The Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH) and regulated by The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). To maintain registration and regulation I follow stringent hygiene standards and treatment protocols and must continue to improve my professional development via training courses, workshops, reading and keeping up to date with any changes in legislation.
Colon Hydrotherapy involves introducing water to the colon with the use of a disposable speculum and tubing, to aid the evacuation of waste from the large intestine. The treatment is also known as colonic irrigation.
The therapy itself takes between 30 and 45 minutes, during which warm filtered water gently bathes and cleanses the colon, in a simple, dignified procedure. This filling and emptying is repeated several times and I will massage your abdomen, which further aids in the release of waste and gas.
Unlike an enema, colon hydrotherapy reaches the whole length of the large intestine, with the massage helping to ensure an effective cleanse. The water pressure and temperature are carefully controlled and all waste is drained away discreetly in a closed system with no mess or odours. The colonic system I use is gravity fed.
In addition, coffee, green powders (chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass) or herbs may be implanted during the treatment and these can all further improve the detoxifying effect of the procedure.
People have colon hydrotherapy for a wide range of reasons. Some are looking for relief from the symptoms of IBS and other gastro-intestinal problems such as bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, while others simply want to maintain and improve their digestive health and enjoy the fresh, light feeling and enhanced energy levels that often comes from the treatment.
Even with the best will in the world, few of us eat as healthily as we should, or take enough exercise. Unfortunately, our bodies simply aren’t designed for this sedentary lifestyle fuelled by processed and refined foods full of chemically synthesised ingredients. Inevitably, this upsets the natural way your digestive system works, leading to a range of negative effects on your health, from digestion and bowel problems, to lethargy and headaches.
On top of this, we are exposed to a whole manner of environmental toxins on a daily basis, which can further play havoc with our bodies, including our gut.
Colon hydrotherapy works with your body, helping to return your digestive system to a more natural, healthy state. The gentle flow of water works in two ways: firstly, it cleans out waste matter in the colon, and secondly it stimulates the natural nerve and muscle action of the bowels to encourage proper bowel function. In other words: it’s like taking your colon to the gym.
Colon Hydrotherapy gives many people a sensation of overall well-being and energy and it’s often the inspiration for a healthier diet and lifestyle all round. What’s more, since your digestive system is closely linked with the rest of your body's functions, the therapy may also help you with headaches, allergies and skin conditions, and improve mental and physical sluggishness. And when you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside, bringing out your natural beauty through clearer skin and brighter eyes.
3pm - 8pm
8.45am - 8pm
1 hour treatment
90 minute treatment
A thorough medical history is taken prior to treatment and this will ensure that you are suitable for the procedure. It is usually safe to have a Colonic Hydrotherapy session alongside conventional medicine, but if you are currently having any medical treatment please get in touch before making an appointment and we can discuss your situation.
"For many people, and perhaps especially young men, the idea of colonics can seem invasive and scary. Ruth makes the entire process totally comfortable and she is very knowledgeable about both gut health and nutrition. I continue to be shocked by how my improved gut health has transformed my quality of life.
I suffered for 5 years with an undiagnosed autoimmune disease which caused chronic back pain and severe insomnia. Even post diagnosis, my doctors never mentioned any connection between gut health and inflammation. After my first colonic with Ruth I had my first pain free day in years. Almost 1 year later, after regular colonics, careful nutrition and exercise, I am on my way to becoming symptom free."
"Best colonics in town! I have been getting colonics for many years in different countries and the therapist makes all the difference. I wholeheartedly recommend Ruth, she's very experienced, always friendly, hygienic and most importantly she uses the gravity method.
Regular colon hydrotherapy alongside careful nutrition has been life changing for me in hindsight and can improve both physical and mental health, First timers don't be shy!"
"Ruth is most certainly an excellent hydrotherapist. Not only is she well versed on a plethora of facets of health and wellness, but she has the most important quality any therapist needs... a kind and sympathetic ear.
She's a great listener and on top of that the advice she offers is grounded deeply in spiritual wisdom. I look forward to my sessions with her and recommend her to all of my friends."
"Ruth Lloyd is a wonderful, patient and very friendly therapist. I have known her for many years and cannot imagine life without her help and support.
I would highly recommend her to all of my friends and I always leave a treatment feeling like a different person"
"I have had many colonics over the years, and Ruth is without doubt the best therapist I have ever met. I have some very specific medical problems and she is expert at dealing with them. Her experience of colonics and her knowledge of other related fields (nutrition, exercise, supplements) and the role they play in maintaining a healthy body is second to none. I value her advice, experience and humour and always leave feeling so much better. I highly recommend her."
"I have been having colonics from Ruth now for 6 years to help manage my IBS and chronic health problems, and I don’t know what I would do without her! The colonics have been indispensable in reducing my symptoms of constipation, bloating and discomfort. Ruth always makes me feel comfortable and looked after, as well as being a lovely, kind person to be around."
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