Open or Closed? 

Are you confused about the right Colon Hydrotherapy to have? 

There are basically two different types of equipment available for administering colonics, ‘open’ systems and ‘closed’ systems. It is helpful to understand the basic differences between the two equipment types. 

Open System:

Encompass uses an ‘open’ state of the art system. The open system is very gentle and is usually the better choice for clients who have any type of bowel disease. The open system is generally regarded as more comfortable and private than conventional ‘closed’ systems. Unlike closed systems in which the water is pressurised, our system is a safe and gentle gravity-fed system complete with ultra-violet water filter/purification, odourless venting, and automatic water temperature control. After receiving your initial guidance to use our system, you, the client, are in control of your experience and given the option of privacy. 

Closed System:

Conventional ‘closed’’ systems require a therapist to insert a speculum into the client’s rectum and then attach a disposable hose. A pressurised stream of water is then delivered through the attached hose. When the colon is filled, and pressure reaches maximum levels the therapist manually drains the colon back through the hose. Water pressure and temperature within the colon must be monitored constantly to avoid leakage or perforation, requiring the constant attention of the therapist.

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