By Molly Cerreta Smith
Carolyn Berry, owner of Clean Colonic, located at 4744 East Thunderbird Road, Suite 4 in Phoenix, has always been dedicated to and passionate about helping people. But it wasn’t until her own health issues and years of suffering that she turned to colonics for the answer to unlocking the mystery of her own health – leading her down the path to becoming a successful business owner today.
Prior to owning her own company, Berry, a competitive women’s doubles sand volleyball player, was a massage therapist for 15 years. She then took a corporate job managing spas in a fitness center for nearly eight years where she developed
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After leaving that job, she wrote a book entitled “I’m Happy. How did I get here?” that included a program to lead people from chaos to happiness. And while happy herself, Berry was dealing with her own health issues. “I had physical issues with endometriosis, uterine cysts, fibroids, and adenomyosis. I almost got a hysterectomy because I suffered for 20 years and didn’t want to anymore,” says Berry. Finally, a friend suggested a colonic and she decided to give it a try. Berry received seven sessions and the very next month, she had zero problems with her uterus — all of her health issues were resolved. She immediately took a new career direction and became dedicated to helping people through colon hydrotherapy.
“I never thought I’d be in this business, let alone have two locations,” says Berry. “But it’s very satisfying to educate people on other ways to assist their body… not just for constipation and weight loss, but for other issues they may have. More and more research is coming out that everything starts in the gut — and I believe it.” Discovering that unique connection between the gut and brain was the key to her healing and led her to want to help other people find health through colon hydrotherapy.
Berry opened her first location in Tempe as the California native was living in the area at the time. “I started with just one device in one room,” she says. But a short two years later, she was so busy that she made the decision to move into her own clinic, bought two more devices and was then approached with an opportunity to open a Phoenix location. “Two months later and with three more devices, I opened our second location on Tatum and Thunderbird.”
For people that are experiencing gastrointestinal issues and even ones that aren’t, hydrotherapy can work wonders. “More and more people are realizing from word of mouth all the other aspects it can help with,” Berry says. “I get a lot of people who come in and have no issues… they just wanted to try it because they heard about it. They always are surprised at how much better they feel after. It is life changing.”
Weight loss is certainly one benefit because the body can hold onto quite a bit of waste in the large intestines. “That is simply toxic and unhealthy — it’s best to have it as clean as possible,” she adds. While the first several sessions generally serve to clear out contents, and clean the pockets and walls of the colon, the real benefit comes after about ten to 12 sessions which Berry refers to as a “reset.”
Aiming to provide only the best services for her clients, Clean Colonic follows the manufacturer recommendations to the tee. “I use everything they recommend for cleaning, supplies, nozzles, etc.” she says, adding, “The device we use is registered with the FDA and is a Class 2 medical device.” Berry is highly trained to ensure each session provides a clean, sanitary, discreet and comfortable experience for the client. “We also have a staff that truly wants to assist with the process.” She even has a physician’s assistant on staff at her Phoenix location.
Her Tempe location also offers an Infrared Sauna which stimulates internal detoxing through LED color light therapy. This technique restores imbalance by applying color to the body, an ancient technique used in Mayan culture. Benefits include reduced swelling, pain relief, decreased inflammation, and even reduced recovery time after medical or surgical procedures.
Understanding that the process can sometimes feel daunting, Berry encourages people to view the short video on her website that walks potential clients through the exact process. She runs her business with the goal to provide the utmost of privacy to each patient and ensure that they are comfortable at all times. Patients are in a private room and each session lasts about 45 minutes. A trained and certified colon hydrotherapist is always nearby to monitor the process and provide the patient with any assistance or anything they need to ensure their comfort.
For those that are squeamish about the idea of this type of service, there is no one that understands that more than Berry herself! “I didn’t want to do it myself,” she admits. However, once she tried it, she says, “It was life-changing for me. That’s why I am in this business.” She aims to continue to grow and bring awareness to the community, while maintaining the integrity of colon hydrotherapy. “I want people to try it, even if they don’t have any gastrointestinal issues. And I’d love to be the clinic to help.” As she continues to see success with her business, Berry hopes to expand and open a few more clinics in the valley and then bring the concept to her hometown.
For those that are experiencing health issues related to the gut or otherwise, it can be a welcome surprise that colonic therapy could be the solution. With a quick, private and minimally invasive process, a healthier body could be just a matter of a few sessions away.
At Clean Colonic, discretion, comfort, cleanliness and safety are always at the forefront of the patient experience and client questions are always addressed prior to a session. For more about the details of the process or to make an appointment, visit www.cleancolonic.com.