Grow your Reiki business using these free tools*
- Client records
- Client sessions
- New appointments
- Financial log
- Startup checklist – you’re here!
- Inspiration from experienced Reiki business owners
*A Keia plan from 33p-a-day would also take care of all this, including a dedicated Customer Support Manager for all the questions that haven’t been asked yet.
Learning from experienced Reiki professionals
- 25 Reiki Business Owners Speak Out: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Reiki Business – by Reiki Rays
- Create a Thriving Reiki Practice by William Rand
- Reiki Business Practices by Colleen Benelli and Karen Harrison
- Starting your own Reiki practise by Helene Williams
- The Ten Dos and Don’ts of Starting Your Own Reiki Practice by Lourdes Gray
- Top 35 Reiki Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021 – Less useful than the above for practical business advice, but as a finger on the pulse of the global reiki community…
Professional liability insurance
- Not a legal requirement for Reiki professionals in the UK, but it’s highly recommended that you invest in professional insurance as soon as your finances allow.
- On Keia MarketPlace, you cannot obtain the green Verified tick without confirmation of PL insurance.
A quiet workspace, shielded from outside noises
- Decorate the room with calm, soothing colours.
- Some excellent advice from Helene Williams:
- Keep your space clean and uncluttered and remember that many people are sensitive to odours, even certain aromatherapy smells.
- Additionally, if your practice is in your home and you own pets, make sure that your clients are aware of that prior to their appointment time.
- Keep into account that clients may have had traumatic events related to animals and may also have a history of allergic reactions.
- Also, as much as animals are incredibly healing, a barking dog or jumping cat can be very disruptive during a Reiki session.
Reiki (or massage) table, pillows, linens, and blankets
- Obviously not needed for distance Reiki.
- If you’re really stuck for cash at the outset, you can make do without, but it obviously makes a big difference to the client’s comfort, not to mention how they perceive you.
- Your phone, tablet, laptop or even a good old fashioned CD player. The biggest advantage is that you won’t be at the mercy of internet connectivity problems! If using a phone, tablet, or laptop, try and get external speakers to plug into them – if you don’t have any, ask your friends if they have one you can borrow.
- Said to be the #1 free app for sleep, anxiety and stress, Insight Timer are a great free source of calming music.
- Spotify or Youtube seem obvious choices, and indeed there are lots of reiki playlists available (or search for ‘reiki healing music’).
- However the free versions are not recommended when you are with a client, as you will be bombarded with advertisements – usually at the worst possible time!
Business expenses are tax deductible
- Make sure you’re claiming everything you’re entitled to. It can be a lot of detail to get through, but you could do worse than start with the Which guide to tax allowable expenses.
- Standard items include
- rent money if you hire your treatment space
- fuel bills if you own your treatment space
- training expenses including travel and lodging
- filling your car up to go see clients
- etc etc.
- Have a secure place to keep every receipt.
- Log them as you go along, it soon adds up!
Self-Reiki and meditating with the Reiki precepts are part of my daily practice, which is essential to being a grounded practitioner and teacher.– Helene Williams
Running a business of any description, at any time – especially during a pandemic – can really take it out of you.
Ensure you have time for yourself on a regular basis – diarise this if necessary so it becomes a formal part of your day.
Please also see the Self Care section in the Resource Library.
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