Also known as colonic irrigationists, colon hydrotherapists alleviate certain medical conditions or simply improve their patients' general health and well being in by cleansing the body of waste products and toxins.
This is done by inserting a tube filled with filtered water warmed to body temperature into the client's body. By repeatedly flushing with water, the body is cleansed and any waste products are flushed out. In addition, the colon hydrotherapist may also massage the abdomen and other pressure points. As interest in alternative treatments has grown in recent years, so have the opportunities for employment.
Most colon hydrotherapists are self-employed, working in a variety of settings such as health resorts, gyms, salons, surgeries or natural health centres. Others increase their employment prospects by combining the work with another therapy such as aromatherapy or reflexology.
For those who are self-employed, it is necessary to market your business. Practitioners can do this by giving talks and lectures, running a website, but first and foremost by word of mouth from satisfied clients.
The first place to turn for further information is the Association & Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (formerly the Colonic International Association)
They are the UK's leading organization for colonic hydrotherapy, and represent the largest number of qualified practitioners in the UK. Other sources of information might include Therapy Weekly, and the Institute for Complementary Medicine.
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