Wendy Russell-Rayner - Registered Osteopath, Bedford
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Registered Osteopath, Bedford

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Bedford Colonic Clinic is the first registered colonic clinic in Bedford. Our female therapists are highly qualified with extensive knowledge and expertise.


During your treatment and time with us you will be treated with utmost respect and consideration. Your privacy and modesty is preserved at all times.


We are a very friendly practice and all our clients are treated as individuals.


You can be sure that our standards are of the highest level as we are registered and inspected to ensure our clinic meets the rigorous standards of the Association & Register of Colonic Hydrotherapists.

The Clinic


The clinic was started by Wendy Russell-Rayner BA(Hons) BSc(Hons) ND MACH, a Registered Osteopath who realised that many patients with musculoskeletal aches and pains have bowel and digestive problems. These problems are now recognised to be the underlying cause of toxicity which can cause minor problems such skin blemishes, bad breath or back pains, to more unpleasant conditions such as uncomfortable bloating, irritable bowel and inflammatory bowel conditions. We have a holistic approach to health and are medically trained with access to laboratory testing facilities. We can supply laboratory tests for you by post if you wish.


We can offer treatment, advice, laboratory testing and/ or colon hydrotherapy,. We can design a treatment specifically for your needs, whether it be an occasional colonic hydrotherapy treatment or a more in depth investigation, where colon hydrotherapy may be included as part of your treatment programme.

The Detoxifying Benefits

  • Detoxification – Feeling of well being
  • Improved digestion promoting return of normal, regular bowel movements,
  • Decrease bloating, Improved sleep,
  • Healthier skin and hair,
  • Decrease in heartburn & indigestion,
  • Feeling of well-being.
  • Remedial benefits-Conditions treated

Remedial benefits-Conditions treated

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
  • Headaches
  • Bloating
  • Food Intolerance
  • Bad Breath
  • Constipation
  • Crohns Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Detoxification



Colon Hydrotherapy for Detoxification or Rejuvenation


Some clients wish to have the occasional colonic hydrotherapy treatment for rejuvination, well being, detoxification or to springboard a diet. It is quite popular for a colon hydrotherapy treatment to be bought as a gift. You will enjoy our beautiful and comfortable treatment room where you can listen to music if you wish. A friend or partner can be present if you prefer, or we have comfortable waiting facilities. We will have to take a full medical history at your first treatment to find out your aims for treatment and ensure that colonic hydrotherapy is appropriate for your needs. If you wish we can analyse your diet and give you nutritional advice. We will be able to identify areas of your digestive system which are not functioning to optimum capacity, enabling you to make lifestyle and dietary changes which will enhance energy levels, circulation and immunity and limit the development of future problems.



Colon Hydrotherapy for a Specific Condition


Some clients have more long standing conditions such as flatulence, irritable bowel, chronic constipation, or conditions such as ulcerative colitis or candida. In these cases we can devise a treatment programme with you. Our aim is to retrain the colon and to bring you back to optimum health.


Often our clients have suffered with uncomfortable and difficult conditions for years. They have exhausted medical investigations and been disappointed with conventional medical treatment. This often entails ever increasing prescription of laxative medication or anti spasmodic drugs, which result in the colon becoming sluggish and less likely to return to full health.

We will be able to advise you about the cause of your problem and if necessary have access to laboratory facilities and testing, some of which is far superior to that available in the UK at this time (and not available through the National Health Service). For example the NHS faecal stool test is only 58% reliable in the detection of colon cancer, whereas we can offer a test which has 90% reliability. This is a non invasive stool test and has the same accuracy as an unpleasant and invasive colonoscopy.


We will analyse your diet and your nutrition to establish whether you have any problems digesting carbohydrates, fats or proteins. We will also analyse where in the digestive process there may be difficulties and make suggestions to help alleviate the situation. We can suggest supplements to help your treatment and can advise which laboratory tests may be appropriate for you.


You may make an appointment with us to discuss your situation and for us to advise you as to what we would suggest in your particular situation. We would always take a full case history from you in order so that we understand your needs.If necessary we can liaise with your GP or medical specialist. Colon Hydrotherapy may form part of your treatment and would benefit anybody, but you can decide whether to just see us for a 45 minute full consultation, without colon hydrotherapy.


Laboratory Tests Available


You do not have to attend our clinic to obtain these tests. They can be ordered from us on-line and will be sent out by post to you within 24 hours. Some tests require stool samples, urine samples or breath samples.These can be done in the comfort of your own home. Some tests require blood samples, (which if you are near to us we will take free of charge). Otherwise you should be able to obtain them from your GP.


Laboratory tests provide evidence that can identify the cause of your signs and symptoms. We can help you identify the most appropriate tests for you. We are qualified to take blood samples if required, but some tests require hair, stool, breath or urine and may be conducted at home.You may choose to order these tests to complete at home, rather than having a consultation with us. You may order the tests through us directly with the laboratory. We will send you the results together with our observations and you can choose to discuss this with us at a later stage.


With pollution, processed foods, stress and a busy lifestyle it is easy for nutrition and the digestive system to be out of sorts. Your health depends on bacterial balance and your ability to properly absorb and synthesise proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins. If these are not ideal you may well have symptoms of fatigue, bloating, flatulence, constipation, diahorrhea, depression, lack of energy, depression, mood swings, anxiety or joint pain.


All these tests are carried out by our professional, scientific laboratory Genova Diagnostics. These are generally considered to be the world leader in diagnostic testing. This laboratory hold sole patent rights to some tests which are unavailable anywhere else in the world. We only use tests not available or easily available on the NHS and would advise you if you should ask your GP for NHS testing.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis & Parasitology Test

A 'gold standard' test to evaluate the digestion, gut immune system and gastric problems


Candida Testing


Food Intolerance and Allergy Testing


Hair Analysis for Mineral and Heavy Toxic Metal Levels


Leaky Gut Test (Gastrointestinal Permeability Test)
This test identifies 'leaky gut' or malabsorption


Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine


Colon Cancer Test

A non invasive stool test of 90% reliability if you are concerned about colon cancer (The same reliability as an unpleasant colonoscopy)


Parasitology Testing



he Colon


stomach examThe colon forms the last part of the digestive tract. The colon is also a major excretory organ whose additional functions are to absorb water soluble nutrients plus synthesise certain vitamins. Stress, pollution, poor diet, food additives, alcohol and constipation lead to faecal matter sticking to the colon wall, sometimes forming little ‘pockets’. The average amount of debris lodged in the colon is between 3-5lb. This can lead to bowel conditions such as constipation, irritable bowel or diverticulitis. Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonic Irrigation is a gentle infusion of warm, purified water that can help to gently cleanse the bowel of mucus and old, toxic residues. This can help to retrain the colon and improve its function.


The treatment can also indicate the presence of parasites or whether there is difficulty breaking down proteins, carbohydrates or fats, or too much mucus production. If you wish we can analyse your diet and give you nutritional advice.


What is Involved

A Colon Hydrotherapy treatment will typically last an hour. The session will begin with your personal therapist taking a case history. The colonic treatment takes between 30-45 minutes. The client relaxes on a couch and a small disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum. Warm filtered water is gently introduced into the colon whilst the therapist uses special massage techniques, stimulating the release of stored matter. All waste is discretely transported away without offensive odour. It is pain free, safe and gentle. The equipment used is sterilised and disposable. There is no possibility of contamination between clients. You may have a sensation of wanting to have a bowel motion, which then ‘releases’. Your modesty is preserved at all times.

The treatment can also indicate the presence of parasites or whether there is difficulty breaking down proteins, carbohydrates or fats, or too much mucus production. If you wish we can analyse your diet and give you nutritional advice.
If you suffer sensations of bloating, constipation, irritable bowel, headaches, bad breath or skin problems; colonic hydrotherapy may be of benefit to you. Internal detoxification is often neglected. Food allergies, intolerance and diet can cause soft frequent bowel motions or constipation. Laxatives can compound the problem as the colon becomes sluggish. Colonic hydrotherapy is the first step in retraining the bowel and detoxification. It can have a dramatic effect on energy levels resulting in a feeling of well being.


Following the Treatment

The client can carry on as normal. In fact many people pop in during their lunch hour. As the bowel will have been thoroughly cleansed, it is fairly normal to not have another movement for anything between 24 and 72 hours following treatment.


If you wish to talk to us on any aspect involving the treatment please feel free to contact us on

01234 294954



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