FAQ about Colon Hydrotherapy training

What are the regulatory requirements for practicing as a Colon Hydrotherapist?


In the interests of public safety all Colon Hydrotherapists should be registered with, and regulated by, a recognised governing body.


What does a Colon Hydrotherapist earn?


As a self-employed therapist, how much you earn will depend on how busy you are and how hard you want to work. On average, a treatment is typically charged at £60 to over £100 depending on the area and the clinic, and takes between one and two hours. There are of course clinic and consumable costs to be deducted. Alternatively you may wish to be employed by a clinic or spa in which case your salary would of course be a matter for negotiation.


What qualifications do I need to train to be a Colon Hydrotherapist?


ARCH prefers that students enrolling with an accredited ARCH school have prior qualifications in medical or CAM therapies. There are protocols in place however for applicants who have no formal prior training in a medical field or substantial training of two to three years in another body-based therapy. Please refer to this page for further details.


Do I need insurance?


Yes. As a practicing ARCH therapist you are required to have professional indemnity and public liability insurance. ARCH offers a discounted policy designed specifically for our members. 


What kind of premises or clinic do I need?


You will need a treatment room with private toilet facilities reserved solely for client use, a source of running water, access to the drainage system and facilities for your clients to change before and after their treatment.

You can set up your clinic as a sole practitioner or you may prefer to be located within another business such as a health spa or therapy centre. The facilities must of course be designed to maintain the modesty and dignity of your clients at all times.


What are the set up costs?


The biggest set up cost will be the cost of your equipment. A typical gravity system costs at least £800, while a machine based system could cost £3,000 – £10,000. You’ll also need to buy a treatment couch, seating for the consultations, and the single-use clinical consumables needed to perform the treatment. A electronic or paper-based filing system will also be needed for your records.


How do I attract clients?


You may wish to invest financially in promoting your business at first, or you could consider making yourself known via free social media platforms. However, as your reputation grows through word of mouth and personal recommendations, you may not need to advertise much. If you are based within another business, it can be cost effective to join in with their marketing activity.

Most clinics find it beneficial to have a website as this helps potential clients to find out more about the therapist and their clinic. Plus of course, you’ll also get enquiries from your directory listing on the ARCH website which has comprehensive geographical search facilities.


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