Colon Hydrotherapy – Closed System Vs Open System

Are you making the right system choice?

Most of the people are unaware that there is more than one colonic irrigation system. At Australian Colon Health, we feel it is important that you make the right decision and avoid any risks.

There are two different systems, a closed system (the one that Australian Colon Health uses) and an open system. Most places in Melbourne have open systems, and while you can make your own mind up, we feel that the open systems are not well suited for beginners.

It is important to know that your therapist has been trained in the use of colon hydrotherapy equipment, in-house training is not sufficient to perform such treatments. For the safest experience, you need a certified therapist and therefore someone who really knows what they are doing.

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Look at the comparisons below and you can make your own decision!

Which system?


Closed Colonic System
  • Your therapist explains everything to you and then performs the procedure.
  • A holistic approach that deals with your relationship with self, diet, work and home.
  • Abdominal massage performed, while the digestive system is explained.
  • Peristalsis stimulation (like taking your colon to the gym!).
  • Hot and cold treatments explained to tone the colon.
  • Your therapist can identify dehydration, unchewed food and give an explanation.
  • Treatment can and will be interrupted at any time for your comfort.
  • Duration usually lasts between 25 and 35 minutes.
  • During the whole process, the therapist is educating you on dietary and lifestyle factors, the correlation between the digestive system and the nervous system and improving general wellbeing.


Open Colonic System
  • Person explains the system and will advise how to do your own rectal insertion.
  • The person advising you DOES NOT require a certificate in Australia.
  • The machine is set to 45 minutes after you have done your own insertion.
  • Tea and heat pack are usually provided and you are left alone.
  • Various instructions may be offered. I.e. To hold for a count of 20 and then release, or just hold and let go.
  • If you are cramping and feeling uncomfortable you can press the buzzer. In certain instances, they may turn off the water most times you just carry on.
  • You release down a chute and there may be noise and an odour.
  • You have no idea what you are releasing, as this is your first experience.

Do you really want odour and noise?

Make the safe choice

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Sat : 9 AM – 3 PM

Sun : By Appointment Only.

Contact Info

Australian Colon Health
4/219-221 Park St
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
PH : 03 9690 8948
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