Welcome to the Complete Health Clinic
Hi, I’m Helen O’Brien – otherwise known as The Colonics Queen!
I am the founder of the Complete Health Clinic which is a complementary therapies clinic that genuinely cares about people and their health, which is at the heart of everything I do.
The Complete Health Clinic is me! I specialise in Colonic Hydrotherapy (also known as Colonic Irrigation) and complimentary therapies such as Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Natural Rejuvenation Facials, Cupping, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Drainage to name a few! I have over 11 years’ experience working in spas and clinics in the North West and to many of my clients, I am knows as the 4th Emergency Service! I am the number one in number twos!
Why choose the Complete Health Clinic
The Complete Health Clinic reflects my own personal health philosophy that I have developed over a decade in the natural health industry. It distils the principles I know to be the most effective in achieving your long term health goals.
It is my aim to assist you on your journey to a healthier you.
For most people, life can be unnecessarily complicated and stressful, running around at 100 miles an hour, being pulled from pillar to post! In today’s fast paced life you need a strong foundation to depend and this foundation is your health! If you look after your health you can do almost anything and after all, there is only one you!
If you are considering complimentary health therapy, I understand that it’s a big decision, that’s why I will make sure every experience is comfortable, relaxing and personal to you.
Read these happy client testimonials to see why my regular clients trust me and recommend me to their family and friends.
Your time is precious – this is why I am available for appointments at times suitable for you. I’m flexible and I hold regular evening, weekend and daytime appointments. See our opening times available here.
I am regulated and registered with the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and GRCCT. I am also an active part of the ARCH committee which is a wonderful privilege.
What is Colonic Irrigation?
Colonic Hydrotherapy has been practiced for thousands of years by Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and Indian civilisations. Colonic Irrigation (or Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonic, Colon Cleansing) is a procedure that introduces a gentle and safe infusion of warm, purified, filtered water into the large intestine (colon) to flush accumulated faecal waste, harmful bacteria, toxins, gas and mucous from the colon. It is safe and gentle, yet a very effective detoxifying treatment to cleanse the body and reactivate the waste systems.
The soothing effect of introducing warm filtered water gently into the colon via the rectum assists in expelling the contents of the lower bowel during your session. The flow and temperature of the warm filtered water is regulated by Helen, the advanced qualified colon hydro-therapist throughout your treatment.
Why should I have Colonic Hydrotherapy?
An individual can carry 1kg-10kg (6 – 8lbs.) of old faecal matter in their colon. A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body.
Modern dietary habits and fast-paced lifestyles lead to eating refined and processed foods that are high in saturated fats and low in natural fibre, which all contribute to a multitude of bowel disorders and subsequent health problems.
Poor elimination of waste products from the body can add up to a toxic environment within the bowel. A toxic environment can contribute to a large number of toxic related health problems, both physical and emotional. Some people say your gut is your second brain, which makes sense when you think of the knock-on effect that an ill performing digestive system must have on your moods.
Think about trying to have a clean and happy home but with blocked drains and the bin men on strike, so no rubbish collection! The more you ignore the problem, the bigger the problem becomes and soon you end up with a giant mess!
What can happen to your body if you choose not to have Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Brace yourself! Firstly the stagnant waste matter within the body becomes putrefied and releases toxins into the colon, which then can seep through the walls of the colon into the blood stream. This puts a strain on the whole body’s integrity including the immune system and internal organs, such as the liver and kidneys making us feel tired, ill and weak.
This means the colon’s ability to assimilate vital vitamins and minerals becomes impaired, leading to the muscular activity of the colon being reduced significantly, which can cause constipation and bowel disorders.
There’s an easy solution though. Courses of colon hydrotherapy, quickly, effectively and safely assist the body in expelling large quantities of old, toxic faecal matter and other waste materials from the body, greatly enhancing the condition of the entire body, leading to a healthier well-being and better quality of life.
Is colon hydrotherapy different to enemas?
Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon-hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which is around 5 1/2 foot long. Additionally, colon hydrotherapy promotes peristalsis (a movement of the bowel) and helps the colon muscles regain natural tone, therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.
What can you expect during your treatment?
On your first appointment I will go through your medical history form to understand your reasons for having colonic hydrotherapy and explain the procedure in detail. Our initial consultation is aimed at making you feel comfortable and gaining a deep understanding of what you want to achieve. Then we can become the supportive partner you want – everything we do is around you giving you real results.
The treatment itself takes approximately 30 minutes and of course your modesty is preserved at all times.
The Complete Health Clinic services are personal and bespoke, built on a deep understanding of you and your goals. As part of your treatment I will give you bespoke nutritional aftercare advice, suited to your personal needs and goals.
Colon Massage with nutritional advice
This treatment is a gentle and effective massage based procedure focusing on the abdomen but also incorporating reflexology, acupressure points and mysofascia techniques to stimulate bowel function. It can also relieve pain casued by constipation, and/or bloating and also help with retained abdominal fluid. It is particularly good for relieving painful wind. Overall it can assist in better metabolic function and upper respiratory function through breathing and fascia release.
Full Body Swedish Massage
Touch is an amazing sensation and the most basic form of communication we receive from the minute we are born. Parents cradle their babies to soothe and comfort and even as adults we embrace to re-create a feeling of comfort, love and protection. It makes sense therefore that other forms of touch such as massage, can bring about such feelings of relaxation, comfort and well-being. Massage has been used for centuries as an instinctive way to relieve muscle tension and to relax the body and mind.
Swedish Massage uses a variety of stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body to treat and prevent a huge variety of complaints, or can simply be used for deep relaxation. It has also been shown to be helpful in reducing pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage gets into those deep, tight muscles & trigger points. It also mobilizes all your joints for better range of movement and it great for rehabilitation of injury. It is great for people who sit or stand in one position all day or who engage in physical activity on a regular basis. Muscles tend to compensate for one another, which can create an imbalance in the muscular structure of the body. Deep Tissue massage serves to ease the tension in over-compensating muscles and to alleviate stress on particular muscle groups.
Indian head massage
Indian head massage works on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, ears and the face. The areas are massaged using firm yet gentle, rhythmic movements that involves acupressure points called marma points.
Indian Head massage is based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda and involves the technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp which releases muscle tension and stimulates circulation and this also fully oxygenates the cells. It also stretches and mobilises the tissues of the neck and shoulders and stimulates lymphatic drainage. Indian head massage originated in India over 1000 years ago and began as a way of keeping the hair in good condition.
Colonic Hydrotherapy + Coffee Enema
A coffee enema is the insertion of organic ground coffee into the colon after a colonic hydrotherapy treatment, helping to cleanse the liver of toxins. These toxins occur from the normal metabolisms of food as well as the carcinogenic toxins from our polluted environment, drugs, food and water pollutants such as pesticides, preservatives, hormones, excreted prescription drugs and fluoride.
Facial Aesthetic Treatments
Natural Facial Lift & Rejunevation
Facial Rejuvenation is often referred to as a ‘natural face lift’ – without the surgery. The Facial Rejuvenation treatment incorporates a unique blend of highly effective techniques.
It is a well-known fact that facial expressions, stress, pollution and modern life over the years contribute to ageing, this causes muscles in the face to lose tone elasticity and they start to sag.
Many have heard of the term ‘everything going south’ but you can do something to help.
The treatment consists of:
- Complementary techniques from Japanese Facial Massage
- Acupressure for the face
- Beauty facial techniques
Depending on your unique needs and preferences, oils, creams or aromatherapy blends can be used to carry out your natural face lift treatment.
Derma Roller Facial
A Dermaroller is the name of the tool used to complete the facial treatment. It consists of a small barrel which is covered in tiny sterile needles with varying thicknesses for the area of skin I will use it on. A professional Dermaroller treatment will cause a level of trauma to the skin which stimulates new collagen cells in abundance and makes skin look immediately plumper.
The Facial Mesotherapy process involves using micro-injections to apply natural mesotherapy ingredients which are already found in the skin (hyaluronic acid plus nutrients, vitamins and minerals) into the epidermis layer (middle layer) of the skin where the rejuvenation takes place. It is essentially hydrating the skin from the inside out, giving longer lasting effects than regular topical treatments.
This treatment is created on a case by case basis and is most effective when used in a package of several treatments.
Glycolic Skin Peel
Skin Peels are a brilliant way to improve the skin’s texture by resurfacing it, leaving it brighter, firmer and with an improved appearance. They have been around for hundreds of years. There are stories about Cleopatra bathing in sour milk, which is in fact a similar rejuvenation treatment, as the sour milk contains lactic acid, which is one of the key ingredients we use now for exfoliation purposes and is still in some skin peels.
Glycolic Acid is another form of lactic acid that has been derived from sugar cane. It is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which removes the dead cells on the surface of the skin (causing blocked pores and dull or rough skin). By removing these dead cells, you can restart the natural skin function, regenerating the skin to leave fresher, brighter skin.
The skin peel ingredients have a very small molecule size, which means they can penetrate through to the upper layers of the epidermis. The product that I use contains only 40% acid which is not enough to cause unwanted peeling or irritation (burning does not necessarily lead to a positive outcome), yet it is strong enough to create superb results. The ingredients help to shed the dead cells on the top layer of the skin and encourage new skin cells which will look fresher and brighter.
Food Intolerance Testing
Food Intolerance testing starts from just from £1499. All you need to pay is a £49 deposit and then depending on what needs testing the following charges apply. 75 for £149 and 100 for £199 and 150+ £299
The first recorded evidence of cupping was discovered in Egypt dating from 1550 B.C. From Egypt, it was introduced to Greece and eventually it spread to other cultures across the world. It is also one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine and was widely used for treating conditions such as fever, vertigo, muscular pain and to improve the immune system. Eventually it developed into a treatment for a variety of conditions.
Modern practitioners use cups made of glass, plastic or runner/silicone and using a mechanical device to create the vacuum before placing on the body.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a therapy which is designed to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system, which is part of your circulatory system. Manual Lymphatic Drainage has powerful cleansing, pain relieving, immunological effects and its relaxing. It is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage and is used primarily to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that leads to the circulatory systems. Manual Lymphatic Drainage can facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, protein molecules and foreign substances from tissue via the initial lymph vessels and the venous capillaries’.
Manual Lymphatic drainage relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain and enhances the activity of the immune system.
Reflexology, or zone therapy is a non-intrusive and very relaxing therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. This treament is a complementary therapy that involves the application of pressure to specific points; known as reflexes, on the feet, which correspond to other parts of the body, encouraging body to heal from within.
The therapist will use their hands to apply pressure to the feet and lower legs with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. Massage oil or cream can be used during the treatment and a massage on the feet and lower legs is also incorporated in the treatment.
Hopi Ear Candling
A Hopi Ear Candle is a hollow cylinder made from unbleached cotton or muslin which has been coated in natural ingredients including beeswax and essential oils. The ear candles are approx. 22 centimetres (8 3/4 inches) long. The candle is lit and then placed gently into the ear.
Aged 23, Video Game Restorer/Processor
I’ve been suffering from IBS for a couple of years now and none of the medications I’ve tried have been of any use, but today i went for my second appointment with Helen and I feel so much better already it’s unbelievable!
The atmosphere at Complete Health clinic is really welcoming and friendly, which really helps you feel relaxed and I think also really helps with the effectiveness of the treatment, as bowel problems can be quite a sensitive subject.
Helen is really kind and she’s given me lots of great advice on how to manage my digestive health, she really goes the extra mile for her patients and I’d definitely 100% recommend a visit to the clinic for anyone else struggling with IBS or other bowel issues.
I have been suffering with my bowels for three years, with consultants and doctors not being able to properly diagnose me or help me in anyway, I felt all out of options. I booked my first appointment with Helen and couldn’t believe, I hadn’t done it sooner, she is such a lovely welcoming happy person. Helen made me feel at ease as soon as she greeted me with her friendly smile. I explained my battle with chronic constipation and my medical background. She gave me nutritional advice and suggested a properly plan, which has helped me so much. Since my second treatment, I am already feeling so much better and it’s all thanks to this glam, caring, incredible lady Helen. I would highly recommend Helen, as she has improved my bowel health in such a sort space of time. So if you have bowel problems, I would definitely book an appointment pronto, as Helen is amazing and will change your life
After a rollercoaster year of chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy following a diagnosis of breast cancer I felt like my body had took a real hammering and I needed to give it a helping hand.
I’d always had a strange curiosity of what a colonic would be like and the health benefits. Helen somehow managed to make it a really enjoyable experience and made me feel totally at ease. I felt great when I walked out the door and received fantastic ideas as to how to support a healthier body after the treatment. I was so pleased my husband went along soon after and again was thrilled with Helen’s approach to treatment.
If you’ve been wondered whether to give Helen’s treatments a go then stop wondering and go for it.
Aged 35, Business Consultant
I have been to see Helen 3 or 4 times now and I find that not only is the treatment worthwhile but also the experience.
The reason I went was because I had heard that the colonic hydrotherapy had numerous health benefits from weight loss to better sleep and improved mood, all of which I found to be correct.
Helen is extremely knowledgeable and talks you through any health concerns you may have and makes you feel extremely comfortable throughout the process.
I always leave the clinic far more calm and relaxed with a more positive outlook.
I would recommend her to anyone.
I’ve known Helen, or as my kids call her the Poo Dr for 3 year’s now, she got recommended to me from my personal trainer who spoke so highly of her. I first started treatments with Helen for weight loss, the first time I met her I felt like I have known her for years, she was so welcoming and made me feel completely at ease, she explained everything she was doing and gave nutritional and amazing aftercare advice, I walked away knowing I would return. My circumstances have now changed and for the last year she has literally been the 4th emergency service for me. After becoming ill, and developing severe constipation due to my medication, Helen has gone above and beyond more than I could have ever imagined, referring me to other in her field to help me long term, writing report to take to my consultants and the list goes on. If you want a cheap bargain treatment with someone who doesn’t care, has hardly any knowledge, in a plain cold room then go ahead, but I promise you once you walk into the Lowry Hotel Spa, meet the wonderful Helen, experience her treatments, in a warm a welcoming room, have her knowledge shared so you get the most out of your visit and then even after that you can chill out in the relaxation room, and I can promise you, like me you will definitely return.
Aged 44, Project Manager
After suffering from bloatedness for a while, and all of the secondary side effects such as tiredness, lethargy and loss of appetite, I decided to take a nervous plunge into the colonic unknown. It is fair to say that I was safe in Helen’s hands and her sparkling joke a minute personality eased any remaining worries I had.
I had a course of three coffee colonics, and I felt absolutely amazing on the back of them.
Had a Cupping treatment with Helen and it was AMAZING!
I suffer from a lot of stress and tension in my upper and lower back and this treatment really helped to alleviate the pain!
That evening I had one of my best nights sleep in a long time and the next day my whole body felt amazing!
Thanks for a fab treatment Helen, will definitely be back!!
I have also had reflexology, cupping and deep tissue massage to help get over Project burnout. Helen was brilliant across all treatments and her knowledge on the subjects is deep, thorough and delivered with an impish joviality.
I would sincerely recommend Helen and her array of treatments to anyone interested.
Aged 42, Professional Web Developer
Helen is a professional yet at the same time, friendly, down to earth lady who helped me to relax really well. Everything was explained fully and felt unrushed. The clinic is also very clean, beautiful, and calming. I had 4 sessions of colonic hydrotherapy over a course of six weeks for chronic fatigue. I’m now feeling significantly more energetic and the dark rings round my eyes have lightened a lot too. Thank you Helen :)
Aged 56, Retired
I went to Helen for my treatment, after a very reassuring chat with her regarding my problems with constipation, and the effects of taking antibiotics for over 18 months. After my treatment I felt, so much better, more energy, clear mind and the reassurance that Helen can help me see the light at the end of the tunnel. Helen is a delightful, lovely kind lady. I would recommended Helen 100%. Thank you