What is Colon Therapy?

Terivik Hands Massage and Colon Cleanse in Oak Ridge and Knoxville TN.

Also known as Colon Hydrotherapy, Colon Irrigation, Colonic, High Enema and Colon Cleanse. Most of these are the same procedure. Purified and filtered water infused into the colon for inner cleansing. There are many benefits to Colon Therapy that will be discussed below.

What is the Colon?

The colon is the last five to six feet of the digestive tract of an adult. It is a hose-like organ made up of muscle that moves the digested food through to elimination.

Why is Colon Cleansing Beneficial?

Colon Hydrotherapy allows accumulated wastes to pass from the body. This can benefit the liver and kidneys as well as the skin and lungs. All of these share the load of eliminating toxins. A properly administered Colonic helps reduce the burden on the lymphatic system, which is our main line of defense to ward off harmful bacteria. After your Colon Irrigation, your nutrient absorption can be increased leading to improved health. Most of us never think about our colon, until we are suffering from a noticeable issue or condition. Think of the foods we consume; processed foods, fatty foods, foods with preservatives, refined sugar, and caffeine. Add to that being exposed to pollution in our environment, including our homes and work. We receive toxins into our system everyday of our lives. If you've ever felt the urge to have a bowel movement and found that it just wasn't the right time and you've stifled that urge, you may be toxic. Toxins can cause the colon to become sluggish, allowing toxins to enter the blood stream and circulate through the body. Colon Irrigation can help your body remove those toxins naturally. This can also work to minimize the absorption of toxins and help the lymphatic system, which is our main line of defense, to ward off harmful bacteria.

Can’t I just take a laxative or have an enema for the same effect?

No. Laxatives can irritate the colon. Enemas will only clean the lower part of the large intestine. Colon cleansing can provide a more efficient cleanse and improve bowel function. Enemas and laxatives alone can never remove toxins from the colon the way a properly administered Colon Irrigation will.

What can I expect during my visit to Terivik Hands Massage and Colon Cleanse?

Colon cleansing offered by Terivik Hands is done in a Private Setting where you will be fully draped and in a Private Room. Colon cleansing is a safe effective process, unlike administering of laxatives which can irritate the bowel.  The infusion of purified water into the large intestine for approximately forty (40) minutes encourages a natural response of the colonic muscles, which helps tone the colon and releases bodily wastes more efficiently.

Our Method of Cleansing | We furnish the facility, the equipment, the information and all the assistance that you need.  If you wish, you will perform your own Colon Cleanse! We use Colenz (Ultimate Concepts) Class 1 Professional System.  It is in full compliance and registered with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). It is designed to promote the evacuation of waste of the lower colon. We only use disposable nozzles that are only one-quarter inch in diameter and very flexible. Ours is an open system, meaning there is an air gap between the user and the sewer. This prevents bacteria from migrating back to the user, making the device the Safest and Easiest to use on the market. Our Class 1 Colon Hydrotherapy System does not require a prescription from a medical doctor or medical personnel. It is a very gentle, European-style, gravity fed non-invasive process. With this 'open system', you never have to wait for a practitioner to 'adjust valves' in order for you to expel waste.  In fact, your practitioner can be visibly present if you wish, or they will leave the room and allow you complete privacy. We are just an arms reach away if you need help. All the waste that is evacuated is freely eliminated at your ease. Most systems have "view tubes" where the waste passes through so quickly you can't always tell what you've seen pass. Our system has a basin where waste can be examined extensively before flushing (if you wish to do so).

Terivik Hands Helps Relieve Colon Problems in Oak Ridge and Knoxville TN.

What could be the result if you have Colon Problems?

When your colon is not eliminating properly, you are susceptible to halitosis (bad breath), abnormal body odors, bloating, poor complexion, acne, indigestion, headaches, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and diarrhea, among other health problems. See the list on the right of this page for a more detailed list of conditions that can be improved with Colon Hydrotherapy.

It is the goal of Terivik Hands Massage and Colon Cleanse to maintain your privacy and dignity at all times.  For your comfort, we provide you with comfortable clothing to where during your colonic, or feel free to bring your own. This will ensure that your clothing will remain fresh and unwrinkled when you go home or back to work. Upon completion of your cleanse, a private toilet, sink and shower is available for your use.

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Conditions That MAY Respond Well to Colon Hydrotherapy

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Body Odor
  • Brittle Hair
  • Brittle Nails
  • Cold Hands and Feet
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Joint Aches
  • Memory Lapses
  • Mouth Sores
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Poor Posture
  • Pot Belly
  • Skin Rashes
  • Spastic Colon
  • Toxic Environmental Exposure
  • Toxic Occupational Exposure

"Colon hydrotherapy eliminates from the bowel the repository of accumulated waste material which may disadvantageously get absorbed. If this absorption takes place, it overwhelms the other purification organs such as the liver, the kidneys, the skin, and the lungs. The toxin deposition which becomes lodged throughout the body‘s tissues and cells becomes capable of triggering a variety of illnesses."

Rheumatologist Dr. Arthur E. Brawer

Doctors View

  • Dr. Richard Anderson Terivik Hands Colon Therapy Knoxville and Oak Ridge TN

    Richard Anderson | Author on health

    "We clean the exterior of our bodies every day, doesn't it make just as much sense to cleanse the interior of our bodies?"
  • Dr. Bernhard Jensen Terivik Hands Colon Therapy Knoxville and Oak Ridge TN

    Dr. Bernhard Jensen | Authority on colon health

    "The colon is the basis of everything.  I care not what you do for your body, whether nutritional, physical, mental or spiritual, if you are not cleansing your colon, you are not beginning to get the benefits and results you could otherwise obtain."


"I am a recent client and had the colon-cleansing service that you provide. I am a private person and was a little reluctant to try the service, though I recognize the healthy benefits of periodic colon-cleansing. I was very happy with the experience. The equipment was clean, the process was easy, and my privacy was respected. Even though the process is private, I felt that assistance was immediately available should I need it. I especially appreciated the availability of a shower located adjacent to the colon-cleansing area. I will definitely recommend your service to my friends and will definitely do it again." | Carolyn S

"When I first heard of this method of colonic cleansing, I must admit I, like some others, expressed my skepticism of needing any thing like this. After all, I prided myself with being regular and really saw no need for anything like that. However, I gave in and received a colon cleanse with Terivik Hands Colon Therapy Center. My experience was relaxing (I catch up on a lot of my reading during the process) and it has been helpful in my elimination. Now I receive a colon cleanse at least twice a year and have seen good results." | A.H. of Oak Ridge, TN

"I visited Terivik hands for my second experience with colon hydrotherapy and I will never go back to the previous company. My drive is an hour and twenty minutes and worth it. Sharon is very professional and knowledgeable, and most of all, she is very accommodating with my schedule. 10 out of 10!" | C.L. - Pigeon Forge, TN