These are crazy times we are in. A once in a lifetime global crisis.
There is still so much we don’t know about the virus, and the proper way to handle it. When I first started Austin Healing Conduit, it was about the Massage and Reiki. Then I added a life coach certification to help expand my depth in being able to help people, but massage was my main source of extra income and the gateway to clients because it is the most socially understood and accepted healing modality in my stable.
Then the pandemic started to hit. Understandably my regular clients did not feel comfortable (and neither did I) about working in close proximity to each other, especially with so much unknown. Then the executive order by the state shut down massage practices, which I agreed with. A month or so ago, they lifted the mandate, with restrictions and safety protocols. A couple regular clients reached out and I did a couple massages, but after that, when things spiked, no one (of my regular clients) felt comfortable even with the precautions in place.
That left me to figure out what to do for my extra income that I had budgeted for. (I feel for those in the field that this was their only source of income)
After some soul searching and taking some time to see where this all is going, it is still a lot of unknown, and I don’t feel right marketing massage to people I don’t really know, and that don’t know me. (I am an essential worker in my other line of work, so I deal with the public and, though I take all the safety precautions recommended, I could possibly pit someone at risk)
So where do I go, and how do I continue to help people without direct contact?
To start, I still am offering pet massage and energy work. It still requires me to be in the vicinity of the owners, but is not direct hands on or breathing right over them. They can be in another room while I work with their companion animals.
Next is Reiki. I can, and have done distance healing and energy work, and will continue to do so. (I get better feedback as to what the persons body is telling me with direct touch, but distance work has great results also. Contact me for a consultation or to set up a session.
Another way to help without being in the same place is through life coaching. I got my professional life coaching certification right a while back, and was starting to market it as this whole thing hit. A lot of people, especially those in the service industry, are looking for things to subsidize the loss of their main gigs. I can help you figure that out.
Lastly, something that has helped me with my health and wellness is the use of essential oils in different ways. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not all super oily and am not going to tell you it’s a miracle cure for everything, but used in the right ways, I have seen results, mentally, physically, and emotionally by adding them into my daily routine through aromatherapy, topical applications , and dietary uses. If you are curious about how it works, send me a message, and keep your eye on this blog and Instagram (@austinhealingconduit) for some tips, recipes, etc…
So, that’s the ya I’m heading now, I hope to see y’all on this journey and we can help each other get through these uncertain times.