Colon cleansing "changed my life," says Gurney, forty-four. She describes a feeling of "clarity" so intense that after one session, "I felt like I could see behind me." Gurney says she gets "lots of women in their forties and fifties" as clients and "for some reason I see a lot of U-M researchers and people in dentistry." She thinks researchers may just be more open to new ideas. As for dentistry, she's not sure. "Well, digestion does begin in the mouth," she says.
Each of Gurney's first Groupon offers brought in more than 250 people, but this time around it's upwards of fifty, Gurney says, which makes her think she may have saturated the market. She says about 50 percent of the Groupon customers purchase a package from her for future sessions. Gurney says she's used to all the poop jokes and laughs along with them. But she always lets her clients "take the lead," because some people are "more serious than others."
[Originally published in March, 2014.]