Christian | Standing Stones Healing Co.
Is insurance required for a Reiki business? If so, what kind of insurance is it and what are the scenarios where it is required? Many thanks.
Thanks for this great question. Yes, insurance is recommended, particularly if you are offering in person sessions. Insurance is not as important for distance sessions as it is for in person because with distance there is no concern of someone falling off of your table, for instance. When you see people in person, there is always the risk of injury, simply because accidents can happen...tripping on a rug, getting dizzy after a session and falling, rolling over and falling off of the table, etc. So insurance for in-person sessions is important. And even though the chance of having an issue is much lower, insurance is also recommended for distance sessions.
But insurance is actually not required to operate a business...unless it's required by your state or space you're renting, your landlord, or etc. But it's a good idea. You can get the same kind of insurance used by massage therapists or yoga instructors, and it's very reasonably priced. Here is one low cost provider to help you get an idea: https://www.insurebodywork.com/
Definitely check out my other articles on this site for information on insurance, as well as the FAQ of the free Reiki Biz Kit. You may also want to ask the Reiki Business Collective for insurance recommendations. All Reiki business owners and those considering starting a Reiki business are welcome to join!