What are the prerequisites for colon hydrotherapy training?
Reputable schools will require at least the following prerequisites:
– Basic College Level Anatomy & Physiology
– Current First Aid Certification that Includes CPR
– Minimum Education Level: High School Diploma
How can I become a licensed colon hydrotherapist?
If you are located in the State of Florida, Colon Hydrotherapy is an upgrade to a Massage Therapists’ License. For more information see: http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov/licensing/colonic-irrigation-upgrade-to-massage-therapist-license/
Outside of Florida, specific licensing for colon hydrotherapists does not exist. In order to practice as a colon therapist you will need to 1. Complete training at a reputable training school; 2. Ensure that you are in compliance with the laws of your State, Province, and Country.
What is the law about who can practice colon hydrotherapy?
In the USA (except the state of Texas): “Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices by federal law. A practitioner licensed by state law to use such prescription devices must authorize the purchase of the colon irrigation device, must use or supervise its use, and must order each colon irrigation for a patient.”
In the USA (in the state of Texas): “Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices and their purchase must be authorized by a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. A colon hydrotherapist must be supervised by such a physician to use a colon irrigation device and must have a written order on file for each procedure from a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners.” If you’re still unsure you can contact your local health authority for details.
How long will it take to be trained?
I-ACT Foundation Level training is 100 hours (theory + practical) and it normally takes about 10 days to complete.
How much will the training cost me?
A quality colon hydrotherapy training course normally costs between $3,000 and $4,000 USD. You will need to factor in travel and accommodation expenses as well.