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Colonic training can be a powerful therapeutic tool in traditional medical office settings, in addition to alternative treatment centers, health spas and massage therapy practices. A treatment session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour, during which the practitioner will use advanced hydrotherapy equipment to introduce water into the colon. Typically, the colon is rinsed using about 25 to 35 gallons of water. A separate tube removes the water along with any debris. In addition, the colonic therapist may use other treatment methods such as abdominal massage or relaxation techniques.
What You’ll Study in Colonic Therapy School
Colonic therapy training includes classes in anatomy, physiology, digestive health, sanitation, and business skills, as well as colonic hydrotherapy courses that teach you the techniques you’ll need to know to use the equipment properly. Some colonic hydrotherapy training also includes nutritional education, herbal medicine courses, and massage therapy techniques.
Average Length of Study
Basic colonic therapy training can be completed via a 100-hour course from a school approved by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy or the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy. More advanced training may require 500 to 1000 hours of coursework.
Colonic hydrotherapy training usually costs between $2,500 and $4,000—relatively inexpensive compared to many health-related training courses. However, if your colonic therapy training is part of a massage therapy program, tuition may cost $5,000 or more, depending on the length of the program.
Colonic Therapy Certification
Currently, most states do not regulate the practice of colonic therapy, although many states are considering requiring licensure for practitioners. Florida and North Carolina are two of the states that require a license and completion of colonic therapy training.
The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) recommends certification, as well as compliance with all FDA equipment regulations, for those who wish to practice colonic therapy.
Colonic Therapy Salary
Although specific salary data is not available, colonic therapy training can be a fairly lucrative addition to a massage therapist’s practice. Individual sessions generally cost about $75 – $120 per hour. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ current Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for massage therapists is $39,860. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors.
Is a Colonic Therapy Career Right for You?
Colonic hydrotherapy training isn’t for everyone. To be a respected and successful practitioner of colonic therapy, you’ll need to adhere to strict professional standards, and stay up-to-date on techniques in your field and in the health industry. But if you have an interest in helping clients improve their digestive health and overall well-being, and if you have a talent for putting a wide range of patients at ease, then this may be a good career for you.
Become certified in less than a week.
Healthcare practitioners, patients, and experts are ecstatic about the benefits of colon therapy and eager to share their excitement. You too can thrive in a stimulating work environment while supporting others in their journey towards total health.
Only the highest quality, state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy equipment is used at our Colonic School.
Practiced by about 100 therapists in nearly 40 Ontario clinics
Only the most qualified professionals teach our courses.
The learning is not just about what we teach.
It is about what people understand and remember, and what they can use in the workplace.
Comments from past students that have enjoyed
the opportunities the program has to offer.
I am so happy I found this course and had the opportunity to learn in a well-organized environment with a focused and interesting teacher. Mary truly provides gold standard training for Colon Therapists.
Bev Moore Toronto,
Your passion and enthusiasm were helpful in my learning. I gained the confidence to step forward as a Colon Hydrotherapist. The experience and shared stories of past treatments helped in seeing the broad spectrum of what we need to educate and help people.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Canadian School of Colon Hydrotherapy was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did I learn information to improve myself, I learned how to help others. Mary is very knowledgeable and very passionate. I know I have been taught by the best!
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