What is colonic irrigation?

Colonic irrigation is a safe and gentle way of releasing built-up waste from the colon with filtered water at room temperature. Colonics are performed for health reasons and to assist in the relief of many digestive complaints. It is performed by colon hydrotherapists who are trained professionals in the process of unblocking, cleansing and flushing faecal material and toxins that have accumulated on the walls of the colon. Colonic irrigation is used to address the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Acne, psoriasis and other skin problems
  • Allergies
  • Sinus problems
  • Cellulite

To ensure they receive ongoing support for their professional needs and stay up to date with the latest news and developments in the industry, certified colon hygienists in Brisbane are encouraged to join the following peak bodies:

  • Australian Colon Hydrotherapy Association (ACHA)
  • Australasian Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH)
  • International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT)

Colonic Irrigation Courses in Brisbane

Should you study colonic irrigation?

Whether you're new to the field of complementary medicine or would like to expand your practice with new healing tools, studying colonic irrigation will get you to your goals. You will learn how to eliminate toxins that are stuck in the colon, which can be harmful to the body and mind. Employers and clients alike value these qualities in colon therapists:

  • Compassionate and caring individuals who are willing to go the extra mile to meet the needs of their clients. 
  • Patient, empathetic and understanding, so they always manage to make their patients feel comfortable during the course of the procedure.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills give them the ability to get to the root of the problem and explain things in a way that is easy for their clients to understand.
  • Knowledgeable about patient privacy during personal consultations.

If you identify with these qualities, continue reading to learn how and where you can earn a certification to become a colon therapist.

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

Brisbane has many different colonic irrigation courses available for students who want to become colon therapists. Some of these courses last five days, while others may take up to a year. Students may study either full-time on-campus or part-time through distance learning. For people who are extremely busy, several institutions provide evening and weekend classes.

A short course gives you a glimpse of colonics, providing an overview of the digestive system's anatomy and physiology, as well as relevant dietary concerns and safe techniques for performing colonic irrigation. 

To meet the needed qualifications to work as a colon hygienist, a 12-month intensive course is the way to go. This certification program covers not only the basics of anatomy, physiology, and the theoretical foundation of colonics, but it also teaches future colon therapists how to use different colonic equipment correctly, keep client hygiene and privacy, and perform other associated techniques such as nutritional counselling, massage therapy, and herbal therapies, among others.

You may go to the top of the page to see a complete list of colonic irrigation courses in Brisbane that will prepare you for a successful career. Take some time to check each institution's programs and contact them for any questions about their curriculum, course fees, prerequisites and course length, among other things. 

What happens after you complete your colonic irrigation course?

Graduates of a colonic irrigation course in Brisbane can seek employment in different healthcare settings. Many colon therapists work in spas and wellness centres as well as private clinics and hospitals. They work closely with other natural health practitioners, including chiropractors, naturopaths and other colon therapy practitioners. The job market for colon hydrotherapists is expected to expand over the next few years due to the growing popularity of colonics, which makes it an ideal career option for aspiring natural therapists.

As a colon hygienist, you may run your own private practice at home or rent modest business space in Brisbane for an affordable price. Additionally, Natural Therapy Pages can assist you in building your client base by allowing you to advertise your services on the practitioner listing page.

As well as advancing in your career, you may also use your qualification to further your education and enhance your skills and knowledge about complementary treatments. Taking a class in one of the following areas is an excellent way to maintain your momentum: