What is colonic irrigation?

Colon irrigation is the process of removing faecal waste that has accumulated in the large intestine and restoring it to a healthy condition. Colon irrigation, also known as colon hydrotherapy, involves introducing warm, filtered water from a colonics machine into the large intestine through a tiny tube. Probiotics, herbal medicine or coffee infusions may also be introduced depending on the client's preference. This type of complementary therapy can address a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Flatulence
  • Colitis
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Body odour or bad breath
  • Cellulite
  • Colon cancer

Certified practitioners of colon irrigation in Sydney, otherwise known as colon hygienists, are eligible for membership in the following organisations. In addition to gaining access to industry news, they can connect with potential clients and employers.

  • Australasian Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH)
  • Australian Colonic Hydrotherapy Association (ACHA)
  • International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT)
  • Global Professional Association for Colon Therapy (GPACT)

Colon hydrotherapy in Sydney

Should you study colonic irrigation?

Studying colon irrigation is a great way to expand your offerings as a natural health practitioner. You can help your clients restore the natural state of their colon so that they experience better bowel movements. This, in turn, will prevent all kinds of health issues associated with an unhealthy colon. Colon hygienists value the following qualities:

  • Compassionate and driven by the desire to help others.
  • Patient and open-minded, especially when it comes to explaining colon irrigation to first-time clients.
  • Good organisational skills aid them in keeping track of their schedule while maintaining a spotless facility to ensure the health and safety of their clients. 
  • Excellent communication skills that enable them to explain the procedure clearly and effortlessly to clients.
  • Amazing listening skills allow them to pick up even the tiniest details of a client's health issue to ensure that they receive appropriate treatment. 
  • A solid understanding of the structure and function of the digestive system and the changes it undergoes in relation to pathogens.

If these qualities align with your career interests, continue reading as the succeeding paragraphs outline the types of colon irrigation courses you can take to become qualified in the field.

What are the course and study options for colonic irrigation in Sydney?

Sydney's colon irrigation courses are geared toward closed colonic treatments. You can take courses in person, online, full-time or part-time. It all depends on your availability and learning style. For example, if you work long hours during the week, you have the option of studying only on weekends or in the evenings.

If you're a stranger to colonics and have not tried it personally, a short seminar that demonstrates its mechanism and benefits is worth attending. 

Now, if you're dead set on practising colonics professionally or would like to incorporate it into your current practice, a certification program combining the theory of the modality with extensive hands-on experience is a better choice. The course, which covers colon irrigation's history, principles and application, as well as how to run a colon irrigation business, typically takes three to six months to complete. 

You can find a list of Sydney's top courses for colon irrigation at the top of this page. You can contact the school of your choice to find out more about their courses, instructors and course fees.

What happens after you complete your  colonic irrigation course?

Graduates of colon irrigation courses will have an array of career options. Some colon hygienists work in medical offices, while others work in naturopathic clinics, spas or massage clinics.

Alternatively, you can start a colonic irrigation business from home or rent an affordable office space in Sydney. Owning a business is both rewarding and challenging. One of the perks of working for yourself is having control over your schedule and clientele. Getting clients to your doorstep can be quite challenging, but Natural Therapy Pages makes it easy. Adding your business to the practitioner listing page will enable you to effortlessly connect with your potential clients.

You can use your qualification toward a relevant course of study to expand your skill set and knowledge as some associations for colon irrigation require their members to maintain membership through continuous professional education (CPE). Courses in the following complementary medicine fields may be of interest to you: