It’s time to overcome the fear and shame that is standing in the way of optimal
vitality and wellbeing by garnering an
understanding of the fundamentals of gut health.
Even Hippocrates the father of medicine knew that. In
500AD, he said ‘all
wellness starts in the gut.’
Vitality Center Dublin has been providing gut health therapies in Dublin for over
Through excellence of
treatment, advanced training standards and dedicated practice, our aim is to promote a
philosophy known as Gut
Happiness, a gut health wellbeing ideology that sets out to honor the large intestine, to
elevate it to its portentous
moment in history and to make it centre stage within the wellbeing milieu so that it might be
appreciated at last for
its mult-faceted ingenuity, and happiness giving properties.
The wellbeing challenges created by the global pandemic of 2020 are far ranging.
There is only so much that doctors,
therapists and other healthcare professionals can do to support the millions who are struggling
through the anxiety
created by lives thrown into chaos. If we, as a global community are to prevent ourselves from
becoming unwell, what we
must do is understand how to stay well. The gut is the source of wellness.
If we really care about our wellbeing, it is time to take ownership of that which
ours; of knowledge, emerging science, gut
instinct and ancient wisdom. Because only in doing that might we reclaim our vitality, and learn
to unlock the whole
story, the incredible fascinating history described by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians when
they documented treatments
like colonic hydrotherapy, liver cleansing and eating a clean diet for a peaceful calm body
inside and out. The story of
gut health, colonic hydrotherapy, and nutritional therapy is not new. The practice of using
water to naturally restore the body is not new. What is new is that we know now that when our
is imbalanced, our entire systems are out of sync. Our bodies are made up of eighty percent
water. Water has the power to revitalise us without disturbing delicate balance that exists
inside us because we are water.
The Water Well Man of Co. Meath
Up until 1950s in Ireland, if you wanted to find water for a new well, you called the official
county water diviner.
Maybe it was to do with the forces and power of the ancient land of Tara Hill where he worked,
or maybe it was the
magnetic pull of his physical body but for over fifty years, that water diviner never could wear
a watch without it
that time, he located wells for the hundreds of new farmers who came to Meath from the west of
Ireland. He travelled far
and wide on his bicycle meeting these new people and he heard of remedies passed down by word of
mouth for centuries
often in Gaelic. This man is the grandfather of Frances Flannery, founder of Vitality Centre
It is upon this family legacy and respect for water and its healing properties that Vitality
Centre Dublin was forged
and built over a decade ago in Ireland. With a flagship location now on Grafton Street, Vitality
Centre Dublin is
Irelands best loved gut health and body cleansing therapy clinic and the only globally
recognised I-ACT training
standard for colonic hydrotherapy in the land.
Thank you to all our clients, family and friends. Frances Flannery
Our Gut Health Treatments
At Vitality Centre, we provide self-improvement therapies for the body
and mind. As well as advanced treatments such as gut health colonic hydrotherapy,
direct probiotic implantation, liver coffee enemas, food intolerance testing, gut
friendly probiotic skincare, and Smile White teeth whitening, our Grafton Street
facility offers on-site training, one day educational classes, and wellbeing events
in a Joycean building overlooking Grafton Street, and Trinity College. Our
treatments, and training facilitate not only body, but also cognitive furtherance
‘What are the qualifications of these therapists?’ ’Are they using the
right equipment?’ ‘Is it disposable and clean?’
If you have found yourself wondering these things, Dublin Vitality Centre has some good
news for you. In the USA gut cleansing colonic hydrotherapy is regulated by law. The
qualification required to practice there is I-ACT level 1. To become a trainer of gut
health colonic hydrotherapy, four levels of recognised certification are required. An
exam is taken, and the participant is placed in front of a by a board in the USA who
include gastro-intestinal medical doctors among others, and rigorously questioned. I-ACT
training is a post graduate programme. Before a therapist enters it, there must be a
foundational health qualification. These standards ensure best practices, and are the
very ones that are held by us. What this means is that not only are we qualified to
provide gut health colonic hydrotherapy and other treatments, but we are qualified to
teach these treatments to the standards accepted by law in the USA where the treatment
is requlated. At the Leopold Bloom Institute, we offer classes in functional gut
health to anyone who is interested in learning more about this fascinating area of the
body. We also offer mind expansive courses in other areas of wellbeing.
Direct Gut Flora Probiotic Implantation
Today, there is much talk of stool testing, but since there is no
such thing as a customised probiotic, such a test will only tell you what we
already know, that everyone has imbalanced gut flora due to anti-biotics. If you
have taken a gut health stool test, or if you just wish to restore imbalanced
gut flora based on the scientific findings that we all have imbalanced gut
flora, a probiotic implant is according to world leading gut health doctors, the
most effective and best way to win the battle of imbalanced gut flora.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE GUT HEALTH ISSUES? DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
"When I fly or go on holidays, my bowel stops moving. All my hard dieting work and gym
exercise seems futile. I am left
feeling heavy and depressed and my clothes are uncomfortable. Weight loss has become more
and more difficult for me."
"I didn't like the bathroom when I was in primary school and so I avoided using them,
preferring to wait until I got
home. I have carried this habit into adult life repeating this behaviour in college and then
in my work life. I can put
off going to the loo, until I really really have to. I suffer from constipation often. My
bowel is sluggish and won't
move by itself."
"I often experience cramping and bloating but I have not found a solid plan of action for
this. I have been told I have
IBS but I am unsure how to manage it. I find it hard to get up in the morning and I am
sometimes late for work because
"I'm prone to hormonal breakouts on my chin, acne on my back and psoriasis even though I am an
adult. I have tried every skin product, and every cream, but even the most expensive ones on the
market dont seem to make a difference or clear the issue. Steroids suppress the issue but it
IF YES, A GUT HEALTH PLAN MAY BE FOR YOU
Over the past ten years, Vitality Centre Dublin has helped thousands and thousands of people like
you. All have similar
stories. Many of whom have experienced dramatic improvements to their life and wellbeing with a
Vitality Gut Health
As the world returns to health, now is the perfect time to cleanse, replant and restore the gut
and bowel using advanced
I-ACT certified FDA approved colonic hydrotherapy and nutritional therapies. Because colonic
hydrotherapy at Dublin
Vitality Centre is carried out using only the most advanced Harley Street Method - a hands-off
protocol - the treatment
can be done whilst respecting social distancing at all times.
WE ARE SET UP FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING
Vitality Centre Dublin clinics are designed to accommodate one person at a time. You should
follow the Covid19 guidelines when visiting us by coming individually and leaving loved ones and
Please ensure to book in
advance via our website or telephone and bring your own PPE mask. Anti-bacterial hand solutions
and gloves are provided
in the clinics.
We provide everything needed for treatment. Please do not bring in towels or other items except
any PPE that you wish to
wear. You can rest assured that you will experience no loss of privacy or breach of social
distancing at Vitality Centre
Dublin due to the fact that the Harley Street Method of colonic hydrotherapy enables
self-insertion of the speculum.
Tubes are considerable smaller than those found in traditional methods of colonic hydrotherapy
that you may have seen
online whereby the therapist holds the tube in place.
As per I-ACT standards speculum tubes are strictly disposable. As per I-ACT standards, the
cleansing and disinfection
protocols which we adhere to have not changed. Because we are the only I-ACT globally recognised
training school for
colonic hydrotherapy in Ireland, we have always maintained the highest possible internationally
known as ‘Universal Standards’ which are designed for universal considerations around disease
control and prevention and
follow guidelines to ensure optimal hygiene including the use of CDC a clinical hospital grade
recommended universally for optimal disease, infection and virus control and prevention.
Why Have Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Colonic hydrotherapy may be the first step to better gut health because it may clear colonies
imbalanced, unfriendly gut flora like candida, SIBO and materials such as Alpha Synuclein, a
resides in the appendix and
which has been scientifically proven to be found in the bowel of those with Parkinsons
Disease. Hippocrates, the father
of all medicine said “All disease starts in the bowel” two thousand years ago. Now it seems
like scientific evidence is
connecting the dots, at last.
Gut Health Colonics and Friendly Microbiome Probiotic Implants
Ordinary everyday healthy people carry kilos of impacted faecal matter in their bowel which
they are quite unaware of
until they notice unpleasant side effects like poor digestion, bloating and unexplained
smelly breath. Masses of
impacted faecal matter is a breathing ground for bad gut flora, inflammation and toxicity.
That is why it makes sense to
clear the overgrowth of “gut weeds” before planting new seeds in the form of probiotics.
Because probiotics are just
seed of new gut flora for your bowel. They will not help to remove the overgrowths of
unhealthy gut flora that are
already there. Consider your gut to be a microscopic garden and then you get the picture.
Any sensible gardener would
always start by clearing away debris before planting new seeds. And that is why colonic
hydrotherapy works in tandem
with probiotics. It is not a case of one or the other. Very often, it is a case of both.
First clear with colonics. Then
replant with probiotics just as you would do in a real life garden situation.
The History of Gut Health
There are records that describe ancient forms of body cleansing. In the book of Essene, a
book found in Israel in the
1940s, believed by some to be part of the original bible, there is a line that says. ‘Eat of
your mother, if you wish to
know your father,’ This means, eat food that comes from mother earth if you wish to increase
your spiritual awareness
and inner peace – the earth representing the mother; spirituality the father.
Incidentally, the same book outlines an ancient form of gut cleansing irrigation which again
was undertaken by the
Essenes for spiritual purity and enlightenment. Essene means peace and it is quite true that
when we eat a diet rich in
fresh plant based whole foods that are free of hormones, additives, preservatives and animal
protein, we induce a
feeling of peace and bring nutrients that the body recognises as food into every living cell
of the body. Take a look at
this fascinating short movie to learn more about ancient gut health practices.
Gut Health to Boost Mood
You may have heard from someone you know who had colonic irrigation that they felt
surprisingly great afterwards. Its
certainly a treatment that celebrities swear by and we at Vitality Centre have helped a few
Hollywood A-Listers to feel
better. Because we are globally recognised school, they get referrals from their local
practitioners in LA or New York.
But you don’t have to be an A-List celebrity to benefit or to feel better by caring for your
bowel. One theory for why
there is an almost universal feeling of increased wellbeing is that colonic irrigation
removes impaction and increases
peristaltic action of the gut. This likely kick-starts the production of serotonin there
(remember up to 95% of the feel
good hormone is produced in the bowel). Most people would agree that cleansing away years of
impaction from the bowel
with colonic irrigation seems like a good idea, a little like clearing lime scale off the
pipes of your home plumbing
system is a good idea or changing the oil in your car. It’s a no brainer and it just makes
sense. And that brings us
nicely to the next question. So if its so great, why is everybody in the world not doing it
as part of their wellness
strategy. The answer to that is very simple. People just don’t like the idea of it because
they are unaware of the
‘hands off” non-contact version called the Harley Street Method that we offer at Vitality
Centre Dublin. Lets face it.
Nobody wants to have someone put a large tube into their rectum. That is why we have
introduced a newer method that
allows self-insertion of an incredibly small tube that only goes into the body about an
A ‘HANDS OFF’ NON CONTACT GUT HEALTH
If you always wanted to try colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy (its other name) but were
put off by the loss of
privacy, Vitality Centre Dublin has good news for you. The Harley Street Method is an advanced
FDA approved Med II
method whereby it is possible to undergo colonic irrigation in absolute privacy. Tubes are
considerably smaller than
traditional methods (approximately the size of the tip of a pen and only inserted about 1 inch
into the body). It is
designed for self insertion of the tube and the system is equipped with a mini personal shower,
automatic odour vacuum
and many other features which make colonic hydrotherapy accessible to those who are challenged
by the idea of a loss of
privacy. Forget everything you ever thought you knew about colonic irrigation and try The Harley
Street Method today.
You wont look back. Vitality Centre Dublin is an I-ACT internationally certified school of
training for colonic
hydrotherapy. I-ACT is the only qualification accepted in the USA where the the profession of
colonic hydrotherapy is
regulated by law.
THE BENEFITS OF GUT HEALTH BODY CLEANSING
When considering gut health colonic hydrotherapy, it is important to consider a course of at
least 3 treatments. That is because the first will often
loosen built up
impacted matter. The second will often start the removal of it and the third will complete the
job. That’s the situation
for someone who is chronically impacted and sadly most people with digestion, bloating, skin
congestion and gut health
issues usually are. After a course of treatments its usual to feel:
Improved Symptoms of IBS
Motivated to eat healthier
More Regular Bowel Movement
Reduced Cramping & Digestive Issues
Less Irritation of Skin
Overall Increased Vitality and Wellbeing
The number one reason that we see for people choosing to have gut health restoring colonics is to
kickstart a healthy
living routine and
especially when weight-loss has come to a grinding halt for no apparent reason. The good news is
that clients averagely
report weight dropping by 3 LBs after they undergo the treatment. At Vitality Centre, we are all
about making your
experience pleasant because we understand so well the benefits and so well that you are nervous.
And we are here to make
it easy and pleasant for you. That is really what we are all about at Vitality Centre Dublin.
VITALITY GUT HEALTH PLANS
Vitality Centres Gut Health Plans are different from any other diet, skincare or lifestyle
they include advanced deep
body detoxification gut health colonic hydrotherapy, liver coffee enemas, and direct
probiotic implantation of friendly microbiome so they work at the root - the gut - to
cleanse, restore, and replant.
In other words, Vitality Gut Health Plans work on the inside, as well as on the outside. And
that is why they are so powerful and often effective when all else has failed.
If you suffer from any of the following , you may benefit from a gut health programme. Take a
look at the packages below to find one to suit you.
This package is ideal for those who suffer with bloating and constipation who wish to
identify responsible foods causing
gut health and digestive issues like IBS . Kickstart weightloss and bowel function with a
total cleanse which includes 3
weekly sessions of colonic hydrotherapy and one coffee enema as well as food intolerance
test using the advanced BioScan MED
II technology .
The Good Skin Plan offers the opportunity to rebalance your skin from the inside out. When
all else has failed, when no skin care product is working to clear the dermis, it is time to
look to the gut for the answers. By clearing the underlying problem and using a gut friendly
skin care routine, there is a an opportunity for the skin to heal from deep inside.
When its time for a total body vitality boost, if you have already undergone a food
intolerance test, or if you feel that you are lacking vitamins and want to offer your body a
total cleanse, plus the right nutrients to boost energy, and vitality, then this is the plan
2022, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ULYSSES
Did you know, James Joyce died of a gut health related issue?
Dublin’s most renowned writer James Joyce said ‘The object of the artist is the creation of the
beautiful. What the
beautiful is, is another question.’ Gut Happiness is a wellbeing philosophy that proposes that
since the gut is the
bearer of wellbeing and happiness, and since it is more adept than the heart at feeling, it
should be looked upon with
the same poetic deference. James Joyce died of a gut health related issues, an undiagnosed ulcer
of the small intestine.
In 2022, Ulysses celebrates its centenary. Vitality Centre at 2 Grafton Street is located inside
a Joycean building. We invite you to find out more by taking time to read about our building in
Ulysses with a short exhibition.