During a closed system treatment, you lay on a bed on your left side initially for the practitioner to insert the speculum. Once the speculum is in and the large tube is attached, you turn over onto your back. Attached to the speculum is a small tube which takes warm filtered water in. The practitioner is in control of the water going in and then releasing the water by turning the tap. During the release time the practitioner may do some abdominal massage to help facilitate a release.
The water and the faecal matter goes out through the large tube. Through the viewing tube to the sewerage you are able to see what you are releasing. The practitioner remains with you for the entire procedure.
During an open system colonic, after some education on how the system operates, you are shown how to position yourself on the form fitted bed and how to put in the small rectal tube. The practitioner leaves the room whilst you undress from the waist down, position yourself on the bed and insert your tube and then cover yourself up, maintaining your modesty. You then ring the bell for the practitioner to return.
The lid is then fitted to the end of the bed. You can either raise your legs or place them on the ledge to the side of the bed. You always remain covered. The practitioner then starts the water flow and explains how to turn it off if at all you become uncomfortable. The Libbe device has an exhaust system ensuring an odour free treatment.
As the water trickles in and you get the urge to defecate or push out, you do so. The water and the faecal matter goes around the tube and drops through the contour basin under your bottom in the table and then travels through the clear tube at the side of the table. During the session you can receive hot packs and massage and also some advice on how to get the best from your session.
One of the beauties of the open system is if you wish, you can have some time alone as people often release and let go better if alone. This does not mean you are left completely as the practitioner is only just behind the door.