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Rachel Mangrum’s 100-pound weight loss journey birthed her wellness business

Rachel Mangrum's 100-pound weight loss journey birthed her wellness business
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Rachel Mangrum is a certified colon hydrotherapist who provides a variety of cleansing, wellness, healing and detoxification services. She was inspired to enter this line of work based on her personal wellness journey. She shared her journey with rolling out in order to empower other women to lead healthier and happier lives.

Please let our audience know what it is that you do and what prompted you to enter this line of business?

At Space by Wholistic Grace I offer an array of [cleansing] and detox services specializing in colon hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, foot detox, ear candling, yoni steams and body contouring. My desire to enter the field of wellness was based on my own wellness journey of losing 100 pounds over 20 years ago.

What have you learned about yourself in doing this type of work?

I realize that I’m on the path of my purpose that has made it easy for me to relate to, and have compassion for my clients. I’ve definitely learned that I’m not only a therapist in my field, but I’m also a client for which I’m on my continual wellness journey of learning cleanses that best suits my clients as well as myself.

Can you provide specific examples of individuals who have benefitted from your work?

We have such a wide variety of cleansing services that make us unique. We have provided services for clients with digestive issues, weight management, pain management, relaxation and peace of mind. Men, women, seniors and youth alike can all benefit from our services.

What does women’s empowerment mean to you?

I believe women’s empowerment lies within our femininity, fortitude and friendships. We have the ability to move in a way that allows us to express levels of grace that is our form of strength and femininity. Our ability to endure through trials and triumphs, peaks and valleys all while establishing [meaningful] relationships and connections is definitely empowerment.

How does it feel to be a Black woman at this moment in time?

Being a Black woman feels more liberating and uplifting than any other time.  Don’t get me wrong we still have a ways to go, but now due to our ancestors that have paved the way that we are no longer hidden in the shadows we are being seen and are in positions to pave and even longer path for the future.

What advice would you give younger women entering your field?

Be sure that you’re staying in line with your purpose. Don’t get into this field, because it’s the trending thing to make you money. Do it because it’s your passion. Do it because you truly want to help others. Do it because you would want someone that cares do that same service for you in a professional and caring way. The clients and the money will naturally come, because you have created a sincere environment for them to heal.

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