Offering Donation-Based Bodywork has been a dream of mine for the past five years. I am glad that I finally get to do it. It just feels right. I had to overcome some fears during this process, but now that I am on the other side I can see myself more complete and empowered than before.
Bellow are the top 10 reasons why I chose to offer Donation-Based Bodywork. If you want to take advantage of this offer just contact me so we can schedule a session for you.
1. Make it Accessible to Those Who Can’t Afford It
This is a no brainer. Right now the average massage costs over $60 an hour. Personal training sessions range around the same price. Other forms of healing, like physical therapy and chiropractic sessions are even more expensive and medical doctors are in a whole other luxurious dimension.
Too many people need health care and can’t afford it. There are practitioners out there charging $100 for an hour of Reiki. That just doesn’t sound right. If a sick person has to pay $100 for a treatment they might as well spend all that in drugs, alcohol, food and entertainment. It won’t fix their disease but it will successfully hide it for a much lower price.
We need to make health care affordable for everyone, there is too much healing needed in the world.
2. Invite People to Give Freely From Their Heart
By giving my sessions away for free, based on my own donation of time, talent, skill and presence to the community, I am inviting other people to do the same. By not charging a set price for my services I am literary giving them away for free. Whatever people want to donate is a separate transaction.
I do not see this as a sale, trade or exchange. I see it as an opportunity for me to gift to you and for you to gift to me. I invite people to offer a monetary contribution, this is a hope, not an expectation or requirement. My practice is about giving freely from my heart without needing anything in return. I invite all of you to do the same. Give freely from your heart.
3. Allows me to Share my Gift Freely without Letting Money be a Limitation
Over the past 5+ years I have been offering healing, teaching and coaching services related to health, fitness and wellbeing. During this time I’ve had hundreds of clients and they have all benefited from my time, presence, talent and skill. Sometimes I charged $20 for an hour and other times I charged $100. Getting paid has allowed me to continue to study, learn and develop my skill to become even better.
On the other hand, having set prices has kept people from working with me. It is likely that more than half the people who chose not to work with me during these five years based their decision on the cost of the session.
I am sure some of them simply didn’t vibe with me, others may have not had the time to do the work and others may have thought they did not need the work. There is no problem with that. The problem I have is with the hundreds of people who could have receive healing, training and coaching but didn’t because of a monetary constrain. Maybe $60 was too much but $40 felt right. I think we all lose there.
4. It Grounds my Practice on Selfless Service