As a business owner it is really helpful to look back at the numbers from the past year to see where things have improved and where they may need some adjusting. As a Holistic Health Practitioner, while numbers are important, I look more closely at what clients mentioned the most in what was going on for them and which therapies they said were the most helpful. It's always interesting. It also often means that the numbers experiencing those issues are likely higher...you don't tell me everything, neither do you need to.
I was thrilled to see that both locations had grown in the number of clients coming to see me, and more importantly in repeat clients, who are making their Holistic well-being a priority. Yay!!
On the flip side, the number of no show and late cancelations (less than 24 hours) was up a whopping 700%. I knew it would be higher than last year but wow! It meant that those on my waitlist often did not get in for their sessions because they didn't have enough notice to book. Not sure how I will shift this for next year but I'm processing it.
The most common issue that clients spoke of was anxiety. Heightened and hanging around in their energy. It was common during Covid to hear this but in 2022 it seemed to have lessened. It makes me wonder why so many are experiencing it. Many know the reasons for their anxiety but equally, many can't pinpoint the why of their feeling anxious. I wonder if it is increased job demands, or the prices we are all facing to keep a roof overhead and food on the table? What are your thoughts?
From an energetic viewpoint you can and often do pick up on the energy and mood that is around you. You may feel it so strongly from others that it feels as though it's your own. It is something that I often suggest Reiki students take the time to check on. Are they picking up the moods and feelings of others, or are they actually feeling it? I also check in with myself regularly.
Both Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy are good modalities for easing anxiety AND working through releasing it. The number one session that was booked, and re-booked, most often through 2023 was Craniosacral Therapy!
Clients noticed both the physical (muscle relaxation and fascia unwinding) and mental (decreased stress and anxiety) benefits and more switched to Craniosacral Therapy as their modality of choice. The comment I hear the most often was "I have never felt so relaxed, ever."
As we shift into 2024 I would love to hear from you about what you would like to learn more about, regarding your holistic well-being, what ways I can support your journey and what your goals are.