Christian Stone | Standing Stones Healing Co.
You're thinking about a mobile Reiki business, but don't know where to start. Here is my #1 tip for a mobile Reiki practice.
A mobile Reiki practice is one in which you travel to the client, rather than the client travelling to you. There are a lot of considerations that go into having a mobile Reiki business, including travel time and costs, location, parking, equipment, transport, and etc. One common concern from practitioners considering a mobile Reiki business is going into people's homes.
Here's the truth: you can be picky about whose space you go into.
Not all spaces are created equal. If you're going into people's homes, not all homes are created equal. I mean this in the sense of your own comfort level. I do have a mobile Reiki practice, and for me personally, I am sensitive to cigarette smoke, which will sometimes make me sick. Because of this, I include a clause in my terms of service that the client agrees the home is non-smoking and that I reserve the right to cancel the appointment without refund if it is a home with smoking. This is to ensure my own physical and emotional wellbeing, though I've fortunately never had to do this.
Ultimately, you have the choice of whose space you go to. You get to choose the parameters within which you will accept clients. You get to choose the terms of the session. If you're considering a mobile Reiki business, I encourage you to feel out your comfort level, to determine your own parameters, and to make them clear to potential clients.
No matter what your parameters are, my #1 tip for a mobile Reiki business is to start with family and friends. Starting with family and friends will allow you to feel safe as you get experience with a mobile practice, to see how it feels for you and how you feel about it. A mobile Reiki business isn't for everyone, but I do encourage that physical safety is the most important thing. Starting with direct friends and family only will help ensure your safety.
Many professionals travel to clients and visit people's homes. Plumbers, heating and cooling technicians, and electricians all enter strangers' homes on a daily basis, so travelling to clients' homes isn't as strange as it might seem.
At the same time, I don't advocate or encourage mobile sessions in complete strangers' homes. Rather, I encourage branching out from your family and friends to sessions with friends of your friends and family members. In other words, people who your family and friends know, refer, and recommend. These new clients are still connected to you in some way because they're connected to your family and friends, which means that you are much more likely to be safe with them.
However you decide to operate your mobile Reiki practice, I encourage starting out slowly and experimenting to see what feels right. Our Reiki business really is an ongoing experiment of what we like, what resonates with us, and what feels comfortable to us. So give a mobile practice a try and see what you think...starting with friends and family members, of course!
This article is also a video, and there's a lot more information on mobile Reiki practices in the Reiki Office Hacks article as part of the free Reiki Biz Kit.