Why The Northampton Colonic Clinic for Colonics?
Blowing our own trumpet......
Normally we are just a friendly, approachable and caring clinic with our clients health and best interests at heart. We have many clients who come back to see us for 'refresh' or maintenance treatments and many more who, as new clients, come to us as recommendations from friends, family or their Doctor.
If you've found us from surfing the web you won't know us too well, so in a thinly disguised attempt to blow our own trumpet here is some of the media involvement we are proudest of....and which are still live on the net ....
Jade Goody Fit Camp, The Independent,
A few years ago we were approached by the BBC to be involved in Celebrity Scissorhands, to carry out colonics live on the television in front of millions of viewers. We were so flattered that they had come to us!
We had to jump through a lot of hoops before the BBC were confident we were suitable for the job, they checked our experience, insurance, training, how we communicated with clients, premises, everything you can think of.
We passed with flying colours and since then we have been approached by various tv companies, radio and print journalists to help with programmes and articles on cleansing and colonics.
What we wanted to achieve.....
We admit it, we are perfectionists and we believe that everyone is entitled to the best colonic irrigation treatment they can possibly get!
Before setting up the Colonic Clinic we carried out over a year of research to ensure that our clinic was better than any others we had seen.
Our priority was a great treatment with lots of dignity, care and advice thrown in. We visited and had treatments at lots of other colonic irrigation clinics, took the good bits and improved them while throwing the bad bits away! This means you get the best of everything we've seen.
We still secret shop clinics to ensure we are still doing a good job and, every time we do, we come back proud of what we offer and the way that we do it.
Here are some of the reasons we are proud of what we do:
Our colonic irrigation therapists are fully qualified
As The Clinic's owner, Tracey Dell, once said "Only a qualified therapist is getting anywhere near my bottom!"
On a more serious note, when you have a colonic treatment there may be medical issues you need to discuss with your therapist. In our experience some therapists do not have the experience or knowledge to deal with these questions adequately. All our therapists are Association qualified and take a real interest in nutrition, cleansing and bowel related issues.
You may disclose something (eg medication) on your medical form that to the untrained will not be significant. A properly quaified therapist is able to take this information, along with other information on the form, and interpret it appropriately in connection with your treatment.
We set standards
We were the first clinic to open in Northamptonshire. Our therapists have more years of experience than any other local clinic, giving you peace of mind that your therapist is safe and competent.
The founder of the clinic, Tracey Dell, has undergone advanced training with I-ACT (International Association of Colonic Therapists) to ensure she keeps up to date with new colonic irrigation techniques from America.
Tracey enhances her treatments with specialist colon massage techniques learnt at The European College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and recently gave a talk to I-ACT delegates on colonic techniques. In 2003 Tracey studied fasting and detoxing methods in Thailand and a full diary of her experiences including photos (only if you dare!) is at The Clinic
With the increasing popularity of colonic treatments more and more people offer colonic treatments. We are often approached by people who want to train in colonics who don't have any knowledge at all. There are not currently any regulations stipulating that colonic therapists have to be qualified. We are lobbying hard to get regulations introduced in the UK to ensure you will always be treated by a properly trained and qualified therapist.
To make sure that we stay at the top of our game we regularly hold therapist meetings to exchange information, leading to improved treatments and hopefully a healthier you!
New guidelines should be adopted in the UK in the next year or so, in the meantime non trained or accredited therapists can continue to treat without any supervision. Please bear this in mind when choosing your therapist and clinic.
Please feel free to read the colonic section on cleanliness which will explain our proactive approach to setting standards. We want you to be safe in the knowledge that you will have a pleasant, clean, safe and professional treatment.
We take good mental care of you
When you are having a colonic treatment you often detox your mind too. Your reasons for having a colonic may have been based on physical symptoms but we know that your mind can also affect your body.
Our therapists are mature and are great listeners. In the privacy of your treatment room you can cleanse the mind, body and spirit if you want to.
All our treament rooms have ensuite facilities
We were genuinely shocked to find that most clinics do not have ensuite toilets.
After a treatment you will want to go to the loo to get rid of any excess water and loose waste that has not come out during the treatment. A very prestigous clinic in London offers toilet facilities across the hall. After the treatment, wearing an open backed gown, you have to walk in full view of waiting patients to a loo where you will sit, do your business and then have to walk past them again to go back into the room! Nothing dignified in that!
All our rooms have ensuite rooms allowing you to change and go to the loo in complete privacy before and after your treatment. Your dignity and privacy is paramount.
Our colonics are pleasant experiences!
We often hear horror stories about how painful or unpleasant someones colonic was. We've experienced it ourselves when secret shopping other clinics, in fact one of us had such a bad experience at another clinic it nearly made her cry!
We believe that any colonic should be a pleasant, comfortable and enjoyable experience.
We know that when you first come to see us you will probably be nervous, not sure what the procedure entails and in some cases embarrassed. We all remember our first time and we take great care in making you feel as relaxed as possible before you get on the couch!
Our reward is the relieved smile when you emerge from the treatment room and tell us "It was much better than I expected". If we had a penny for everytime we had heard that.........
Our patients are our best advertisement
Approximately 70% of our patients come through recommendation. We have patients who travel from London, the Home Counties, and even Scotland and the North West who have been recommended by friends or family.
Local GPs also recommend us and some are even patients!
We are open evenings and weekends
We are all busy people and sometimes the people that most need colonics are the people that are always busy. We offer evening and weekend appointments but bear in mind these are always popular so book as early as possible!
You can stay as long as you like!
After your Colonic you will be fine to continue your day as normal but, if you want to stay and chat, relax in our luxurious waiting room and have a cup of detox tea you are very welcome.
Some clinics are small operations where 'hanging around' is not an option as the only person there is the therapist who needs to get on with another treatment.
We always have staff available to look after you, talk to you about your treatment, exchange colonic stories (!), discuss other treatments we offer or generally just put the world to rights.
We enjoy having you visit us, if you didn't come in to see us we wouldn't have much to do!
The practice is within easy reach of Northampton, Milton Keynes, Kettering, Wellingborough, Rushden, Peterborough, Corby, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Please contact us on 01604 620966 or 0845 475 0606.