Tips to Start a Successful Healing Practice

Several of my students and clients have asked for some tips to start a successful healing practice, as Reiki pracitioners, massage therapists, life coaches, and other forms of the healing arts.  These are some practical strategies I have used to create a successful Energy Healing Practice, that I am sharing in the hope they can help you as well!

I always recommend starting where you are – meaning while you still have your day job(s), begin your healing work. Don’t wait for every single thing to line up and be “perfect”, because that may never happen!

Create a space you want to work in, either at home or you can rent a space just a day or two a week, etc… but if you can do it from home, I’d recommend that.  You could start by traveling to the clients, bringing your own table.  It adds quite a bit of driving time, and you have to deal with their environment, but if that works for you, that can be fine too.  If it’s from your home, create a space that you love, that feels safe, relaxing, peaceful and healing.  It could be in your living room or an extra bedroom – be creative.  It can be a space that has multiple uses, initially, as long as you can easily make it feel like a calm and safe environment when you have a client coming.

Advertise and Spread the Word

Next, start putting it out there that you are taking clients – maybe working with friends and family first, going to Reiki shares, etc.  You’ll need to make a business card that says (in words) and shows (images) the feeling of who you are and what you want to project and who you want to attract.  You can keep it simple and use a template from Vista Print or similar, and you don’t have to make it a huge project – just tune in to your vision, and ask your guides if you need help with the wording or image.  If you have the funds, you can also hire a graphic designer to create the look and feel you want. I have the names of people I can recommend.


When you are ready, you’ll also need a website, and again, it can be simple.  You can create one yourself, through WordPress or similar, or if you’re not at all tech savvy, hire someone to create one, and it can be just 2 or 3 pages to start, creating a presence of who you are, what you offer, what your skills are and relevant training, including any educational background, etc.  Find sites that you like, take note of what you don’t like as well, tune into sites that draw you in and are more than just attractive, but would actually make you feel you can trust that person and want to work with her/him.  Then incorporate what you like, using your own unique expression of who you are and what you can offer to another.


Advertising is important at some point, letting people know you exist and the universe know you are ready….In Tucson, Natural Awakenings is the main source of healers and spiritual type of resources, but you could focus on another audience such as an upscale one in another publication, and seek out other resources in your community as well.

You don’t need to do all these at once, and maybe you won’t even need a website or ads. Take your time and allow for this to evolve naturally, without forcing, but also with taking some action.  It is a balancing act of allowing, and inviting… Some people do well with just word of mouth, but most of us need more. gratitude, love, tips to start a successful healing practice

Set the Intention

Last, but very important, is prayer/intention/petitioning to your guides, the divine, the universe… I ask that I be in service in the ways that will serve the divine, my clients and students, and my own soul as well, with grace and ease.  I ask that I work with clients who will be able to receive, acknowledge and appreciate the gifts that I have to offer, and who are ready and willing to do their own work, and to heal and transform.  I ask for clients/students who can easily afford my services.  I ask to be in the greatest service possible, to be the clearest possible channel for the divine teachings, healing and guidance that can come through me…  You’ll find your own way of asking.   I do sometimes forget, and notice that I’m seeing fewer clients, or that I’m drawing clients who are not a great fit, (though that hasn’t happened for quite a while) and it’s a reminder to get clear about what I want and need, and ask for it.  It’s important to me to be clear, while also allowing for even greater possibilities.

All you really need is the confidence and trust and you will soar.  I am in total support and am so excited to see and hear about your blossoming!

22 replies
    • Lucia Maya
      Lucia Maya says:

      Hi Juston, that’s wonderful! Have you found a particular energy work that calls you, or a way to channel the healing energy? If you’re interested in Reiki, you can try my free monthly Distance Healing Call to experience it. Then perhaps you’ll be interested in taking a Reiki class and being attuned to this divine channel of energy… Let me know if you have any questions. You can email me anytime through the link on this page.
      many blessings to you on your journey,

  1. Kim
    Kim says:

    Thank you so much Lucia for this awesome help with tips for starting a successful healing practice. I wasn’t particularly thinking of a practice per say, specifically because as a discouraged start-up coach (who often gives good but free advice), I seem to attract people who are not willing or unable to afford my work and mind you; my prices are menial … and I seldom ever pray or ask the Divine for anything because knowingly; I trust the Divine to guide me, however; The Word does say to “ask”.

    I realize now from your instructions that I didn’t ask because I didn’t know how to ask for what I wanted. I didn’t know I could ask for specific clients, etc., etc,. Thank you, for blessing me with your presence in the universe, and please continue your great work and this site.
    Kim KEW

    • Lucia Maya
      Lucia Maya says:

      Dear Kim,
      I’m so glad this was helpful to you! I encourage you to really discover your value and gain confidence in what you uniquely have to offer. I find the more I can see the value in my work, (using humility yet not diminishing what I offer), the more I communicate that to the universe and it’s then reflected in what I charge and the clients I attract.
      many blessings,

  2. Michael Robinson
    Michael Robinson says:

    I think that what you had to say here about advertisement and spreading your ideas and healing throughout the world was a great place to start your business. Just like you said, you will definitely need to create a website so that you can help people find your services. My friend is really into this kind of natural health care, and I think would really enjoy reading about how to start up your own practice. Thanks for posting!

  3. Tonya
    Tonya says:

    Good Morning Lucia
    Thank you very much for your post here. I am getting back into Energy work again. Has been awhile and was looking for any tips…. What you have said has helped me very much. Has been 20 years since I was doing a lot of energy work. Working on remembering the basics again and going with the flow. As well as how to ask with the universe.
    Very much appreciated. Thank you for being you and passing on your wisdom :)

    • Lucia Maya
      Lucia Maya says:

      Dear Tonya,
      so good to hear! It’s wonderful to reawaken the flow of energy – not that it goes away, it just becomes stronger and you become a more clear channel, the more you practice. It’s always available, just ask…
      with love,

  4. Amy
    Amy says:

    Dear Lucia, I am taking a course to become a Certified Angelic Healer Practitioner and I have found this very helpful. ?Angel blessings to you.

  5. Tonora
    Tonora says:

    Blessings, your information is very rich. Your words have given me the encouragement to start what is my heart to do for others.


  6. Patricia Hartfield
    Patricia Hartfield says:

    I’m a Natural Healer but have no clue as to what to do with it? or how to channel it into a business of any sort? Everything about it is so me and what I experience on a regular, any ideas or thoughts or ideas would highly be appreciated

    • Lucia Maya
      Lucia Maya says:

      Hi Patricia, that’s wonderful that you’re a natural healer and know that about yourself! First thing I’d suggest is practice using this gift intentionally – on yourself, friends, family, etc. Letting people know that you have these healing abilities and are willing to offer them is a great first step. Then practice using with intention and awareness – I’d suggest trying a few classes and teachers to see if there’s a modality that resonates with you, and just having a teacher/mentor who inspires you and you respect can be incredibly helpful. I mentor people long distance if that interests you – it’s some combination of teaching/coaching/sharing… answering questions and sharing my own experiences. There’s so much to say here, so if you’d like more of a conversation, feel free to email me and we can see if you want to pursue this further.
      Many blessings to you in your healing practice,


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