"All disease begins in the gut"

– Hippocrates

Based in York, UK.

York Happy Gut Clinic
289 Hull Rd
York YO10 3LB 

Find out how Colonic Hydrotherapy can help you to achieve more balance through your digestive health.

by Keren Wheeler


I hear from so many clients that they have been considering treatment for a long time & are embarrassed by the whole idea of having a Colonic.

If you have been thinking the same or have any questions why not contact me today for a complimentary chat & not put it off any longer!

Welcome to the website for all things Gut & poop related! A Happy Gut & A Happy Mind.

Your gut health is vital for life & has a major impact on us if it isn’t happy. Find out how I can help you create more balance in your digestive health.

Our office is based at the York Foot Clinic near the ring road

Keren is passionate about Colonic Hydrotherapy & how the gut/brain connection affects bowel disruption. 

This is done by putting together a simple plan that is easy to follow using various tools, often including nutritional supplements I regard highly by leading companies, to gain the best outcome possible.

Many clients come in for a variety of reasons including IBS, constipation, boating, gas & other digestive issues often triggered by emotional stress.

Professionally Keren has been a member of RICTAT, the Register of Integrative Colon Therapists & Trainers since it began in 2010 & am insured by Holistic Insurance Services.


Struggling with IBS symptoms, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea?

You haven’t got to live with the uncomfortable problems that this gut & stress-related disorder produces.

Imagine how it would feel to have control over your symptoms and stop it from dominating your life.

It is possible & it starts with Colonic Hydrotherapy.

Clinic Opening Hours:


13.30 - 19.00


9.30 - 17.00


9.30 - 17.00


9.30 - 15.00

We are closed on Monday, Thursday, Sunday & all bank holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the colon?
The colon, also known as the large intestine or large bowel, is the final part of the digestive tract and is located in the abdomen. Its main functions are to eliminate waste and absorb water. The colon is roughly 5 feet long and 2.5 inches in diameter and is inhabited by billions of ‘friendly’ bacteria that assist in detoxifying waste and helping guard against infection.

You can see diagrams and information on the colon and colonic irrigation on our more detailed page.

Is colonic hydrotherapy safe?

Yes it is. You’ll have a comprehensive consultation before your first session, to make sure colon hydrotherapy is right for you. Only a small amount of water enters the colon at any one time during treatment, and it’s introduced at a low gravitational pressure, lower than is normally generated during a bowel movement, so there is no risk of perforation. The environment in the colon after treatment is usually healthier than before, leading to a better balance. Colon hydrotherapy, unlike laxatives or enemas, is not habit forming and actually improves the tone of the colon.

Is colonic hydrotherapy painful?

No, it isn’t painful. Any discomfort during treatment is usually the result of resistance or tension and can be overcome by relaxation, helped by deep breathing. Sometimes during treatment the muscles of the colon will contract suddenly, expelling considerable amounts of waste. This may feel like cramping or gas, and may create a feeling of needing to empty the bowels. Such episodes, if they do occur, are brief and easily tolerated. All waste is expelled immediately through the tubing and into the waste system so there is never a delay or need to ‘hold yourself’.

Is a colonic embarrassing?

Not at all. Your personal dignity will be completely maintained, with just you and the practitioner in the treatment room, which is quiet and secure. Each step will be fully explained to you throughout your visit and your emotions or any anxieties will be acknowledged and understood. You’ll get changed in private and will be covered by a towel during the treatment. Only the bottom half of your clothing need be removed.

Will I feel okay after a colonic?

This is a common concern. Many people fit a colonic into their working day and return to work straight afterwards. It’s unusual to experience urgency or the need to be near a toilet after a treatment. However, for peace of mind some people prefer to go home and rest. Most likely you’ll feel a lightness and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Some people feel tired, but this shouldn’t be any more than the tiredness experienced after exercise as the body starts to detoxify itself. For some, the colonic therapy may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won’t be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. It’s also possible that you may feel light headed but if so, this quickly passes.

Can I eat before and after a colonic treatment?

Yes you can – on the day of treatment we suggest you have a light diet and plenty of water. A heavy meal is best avoided as your stomach may be massaged during the treatment and would be uncomfortable. We’ll advise you regarding aftercare at the time of treatment, including dietary advice.

How many treatments will I need?

You may find it takes a few treatments for your colon to start expelling waste. In cases where there are long standing concerns, such as constipation, it may take the body time to correct itself and adjust to new habits. Many people have a course of treatments while others just have just one. It’s up to you and your practitioner will offer advice based on the consultation and treatment outcome. Many clients choose, after initial treatment, to continue using colonic hydrotherapy a few times a year, in order to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Colonic Hydrotherapy is not in any way intended as a cure or medical treatment & not seen as an alternative to seeing your GP if you have any health concerns. Neither is it intended to infer or imply symptoms of IBS or other bowel conditions will be solved.

York Happy Gut Clinic services & products are not used to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease.

When is colon hydrotherapy not advisable?

Certain conditions such as active infections, active inflammation (such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis), a painful fissure or painful haemorrhoids mean treatment cannot be comfortably carried out until they are healed or are in remission. Diseases such as:

  • congestive heart disease,
  • severe uncontrolled hypertension,
  • severe anaemia,
  • liver cirrhosis,
  • kidney disease,
  • severe haemorrhaging and colo-rectal carcinoma are also contra-indications for treatment.
  • Some physical conditions such as severe abdominal or inguinal hernias make it an unsuitable treatment.
  • Pregnancy is unsuitable for treatment.

We do have a medical contraindications waiver form to fill out, please read and learn more about it here.

Learn more from our information resources:

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What is colonic hydrotherapy?

Why have a colonic?

What to expect during & after treatment.

Food Intolerance Testing

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I would highly recommend treatments with Keren!

Not only have I seen results that have improved my IBS but I have also seen benefits in my overall well-being plus I have learnt a lot through Kerens’ knowledge of how the body works. Keren is extremely professional & an expert in her field plus she has a friendly, approachable manner which makes you feel relaxed & comfortable so that you do gain the most from treatments.

– Gill

After only 2 sessions with Keren ..

.. I started to feel so much better,I had less bloating & felt like I had more energy & motivation.

Keren is extremely professional, informative & at all times she made me feel very comfortable & relaxed.

I highly recommend the service that Keren provides.

– Paula