Small Business Spotlight | Soulshine Reiki Healing - Amelia Island FL
I met Nichole a few years ago through La Leche League but it wasn't until this last year that I've actually gotten to know her better and learned that she is a Reiki Master. I'd heard of Reiki before and it had been something I wanted to try. I finally booked a session with Nichole in late fall and honestly didn't know what to expect or what exactly a Reiki session entailed. Fall is a busy, often stressful, season and I am so glad I went to see Nichole. It was a warm and relaxing experience and I got some insight and confirmation on some things I had on my mind too. It really helped me feel calm, less stressed, and more balanced. When I went to see her for a second time, it had been a few months and I felt totally out of whack and left feeling so much better emotionally and physically too.
So when I thought about who I'd like to feature for my first Small Business Spotlight for 2018, I immediately thought of Nichole. I'm so happy to share more about her with you!
Tell us about your business. What services/products do you offer?
Soulshine Reiki Healing is all about Energy Healing! I am an Intuitive Life Coach & Reiki Master specializing in happiness. I work with awakening, heart-centered women who struggle with self-doubt and needing permission to act on her desires to help her instead learn to love herself and connect to her intuition so she can feel confident fulfilling her desires and life purpose. I use a variety of energy healing modalities such as Reiki, sound therapy, crystal therapy, archangel therapy & aromatherapy. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress relief & relaxation. Reiki and energy work is performed by light touch from the Reiki Master, at the main chakra points and various other energy centers throughout the body. It can feel warm and tingly as you release energy that is no longer serving your best interest.
What inspired you to open your business?
I started my journey as a healer in 2015 after realizing I was DONE living a life on auto-pilot, full of people pleasing, needing permission to do what I wanted and codependency. My self-doubt and lack of self-love and knowing myself really fed into my fears of never being good enough. I didn’t trust myself; in fact, I trusted my husband and family more. Once our second son was born in 2015, I was living my dream life as a stay at home mother, and I truly felt my new circumstances would make me happy, in reality, I had NEVER felt so empty and unhappy as I did then. It was such a hard time for me, I was really unable to enjoy and be present in life, even though I felt like I should be happy. Enter major codependency: I kept looking to my husband to tell me what makes me happy and fulfilled, I was DESPERATE for him to pull me out of this funk. Day after day, he couldn’t help me and I got so fed up that I decided the only way to happiness was to finally have the courage to get to know myself and what I wanted so I could finally love myself, feel confident and find my purpose. This was huge for me, because I had felt so guilty for not being happy as a stay at home mother with my children, but I knew I had to change something because I certainly didn't like who I was.
Who is your biggest inspiration in life/business?
Melissa Ambrosini is a huge inspiration in both my personal life and business because she was able to overcome her co-dependency and inner mean girl in order to open her dream business and is success at doing so because she trusts and loves herself.
What is your favorite quote?
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu
What do you love most about what you do?
Connecting to other women through their pain and helping them to realize they have a choice and they can heal; that there is more to life than suffering, that they deserve happiness.
What is your biggest success with your business to date? What are you most proud of?
My ribbon cutting is still a day I am very fond of. I fought long and hard to believe in myself and my ability to open my Reiki practice and when the day came I was overwhelmed with gratitude for myself and the universe. I was proud I did not give up on my deepest desires and I was also overcome by all the support my friends showed me as they kept showing up, one by one, to witness this special moment in my life. I think it will always be one of my biggest successes in my business because there were so many times I almost believed my limiting beliefs of not being good enough to open my own healing business.
Do you have a memorable moment in your business that you can share with us?
My most favorite memories are when women are working hard to heal themselves outside of my office and are doing homework I assign them, taking care of themselves and setting proper boundaries. One in particular was recently a woman who kept telling me she had pain around her solar plexus and as we started talking we were discussing how she felt worthless to most of her loved ones. I was so heart-broken for her and could certainly relate but as soon as I explained that the solar plexus is the powerhouse of our identity; including limiting beliefs, I could begin to see her relax and let go of negative energy. We did a reiki session and she had some large releases in her solar plexus. She couldn’t believe how she felt afterwards and what a difference her pain level was.
What can your clients expect from you when they book with you?
I do both local and distance healing and either way it is the same. We discuss the major reasons for coming in and what they’d like to see change in their life and sometimes what part of their body is physically bothering them most, so we can connect an emotional reason to it. After we come up with a plan, we do the reiki session (45-50 minutes) and afterwards I give a chakra analysis. Chakras are you major energy centers—a popular one you’d know is your heart! I like to tell my clients which ones I focused on and what the overall theme of the session was.
Name three local businesses you love and why.
Color it Green! The women who own and operate it are some of the kindest souls I have ever met and have helped me to grow my business to where it is today. PLUS- everything they sell gives back to the ocean and conserving what we’ve got left of it!
Joanna Glisson Yates is a local personal trainer who concentrates on functional movement and retraining your body. You see, I am an ex dancer, retraining my body to work out in proper form PLUS let go of old injuries has been a huge goal for me! Joanna has the physical trainer background; including functional movement as well as energy knowledge. She can tell when I have a blocked chakra and gives me exercises to work it out! Shes almost like me but a personal trainer!
Precision Chiropractic. Dr Kevin Lin helped me when I was pregnant with Emmett in regards to comfort level. I was in a lot of pain from a weak pelvic floor and misalignment. I have since went back and see him 2x a month now for a neck/shoulder/back injury THAT IS 10 YEARS old. The pain has been debilitating throughout 10 years and I tried everything- chiropractor, physical therapy, MRI’s, cat scans, etc I can go on. His philosophy is very different, he basically believes if your head is aligned the rest of your body will align too, so I’ve seen a dramatic decrease in my neck/shoulder and back pain in such a short amount of time! I had given up ALL hope in ever feeling better and hes showing me that not only my body is getting better but also my stress responses are getting better---less triggered. He does a complete exam, including stress response by pulse and questionnaires. Its amazing.
Where can people find you?
Address: 1 North St, STE 206, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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