I Felt Very Refreshed.I have had two professional colonics.
The first time, I was apprehensive and felt that if I didn't have some symptoms to talk about, that the "nurse" (I don't know what else to call the operator) would think me a bit off. But after a brief chat, she assured me that many of her clientele simply liked the experience. The session was about 45 minutes, all modesty was safeguarded and I soon relaxed and got into the mood. There was new age music piped quietly into the room. The gravity fed system never made me feel bloated or uncomfortable. It seemed that just as I was beginning to feel full, the expulsion would begin.
I have self administered enemas many times, so based on the fill time and my "distention" I would guess each fill was only about 1 quart of body temperature water. I could feel (and hear) solid matter being flushed away and near the end of the treatment, knew that i was pretty much empty.
All the facilities I have spoken with recommend a series of 3 treatments in a matter of days, about every third day. The idea is that each treatment will dislodge more of the "crusted" matter and will need to be washed away in a subsequent session. The fee was $75; a discount was offered if I signed up for the series.
The last 10 minutes of the session, I was allowed to simply lie there to regain my composure. When I finally dressed and left, I felt very refreshed and "lighter". When I returned home I stepped on a scale as I had before I left and noted that I had left about 1-1/2 pounds behind. For the next few days I tried to eat healthier, following some of the guidelines from materials that were in the waiting room.
The next time I went for a colonic I sought out a facility that used a pump system instead of the gravity flow. All in all, I did not notice any different sensations.
I don't think the sessions were "invasive". The nozzle was not unusually large or uncomfortable, and was well lubricated when inserted. The hoses and such were help in place with tape so there was never any fear that the nozzle would be pushed out. Both facilities were in professional buildings and the staff at each seemed very professional.
I now do a series of enemas in the privacy and comfort of my home. It is not as relaxing having to fill, expel and refill myself, but a lot less expensive. The end (no pun intended) result is about the same. If I could afford a quarterly series of treatments (the 3 sessions in a week) I would go to a professional. There are no medical reasons that would prompt me to do this, I simply liked the feeling of being clean and re-energized.