Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sandra Monarrez, Founder of Om Prana Healing, located in Alhambra, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an Energy Healer. I work with Reiki Energy and provide Reiki Healing Sessions. I also include shamanic practices as necessary. I work with other modalities and therapies as well as other forms of Vibrational Healing. I also offer Meditation, Aromatherapy, and Herbalism. I customize sessions as necessary to suit the needs of my clients. I offer "limpia's" and offer release ceremonies. I also do Reiki healing for pets and offer home cleansing and more. Aside from services, I offer Reiki Healing Certification to those who have the calling to be healers. The world needs more healers who can raise the vibration of the world. My customers include those that feel disconnected, feel stressed/anxious, depressed, and feel everything is going wrong. My customers are those that are experiencing illnesses and need healing and or pain relief. My customers are those that just need to feel a bit more grounded/connected, as well as those who just want a session to feel relaxed and rested. These sessions are better than a massage at making you feel relaxed. My customer is the average person, anyone who lived through COVID.

Tell us about yourself

I have played with energy and started learning to manipulate energy since I was a child. I later started meditating and, in that practice, began to develop other skills and sensitivities.

When Cancer took 3 of my family members, I became Aromatherapy Certified and began helping people with the oils. I then became a REIKI practitioner and then Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Meditation Teacher. I continued with my training and continued to add to my skills and began  Curanderismo/Shamanism training and more. As I develop these skills, I share them with my clients and have built a nice business offering healing to the public. It is a deep passion of mine to grow my skills and help others to heal.

In working with patients at the local hospital, I was able to see how my services helped people to overcome pain and to recover from strokes and other diseases. Witnessing how much energy and vibrational healing helps people to heal Spiritually and Physically is very rewarding.

My daily motivation is: I know my sessions help people, I've seen them, and I want to do more.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

When I think about my biggest accomplishments, it has to be having the ability to help people to heal themselves. We all have that ability but need to learn to use it. Our bodies are meant to heal themselves and our spirits as well. Healing the body, soul, and spirit. I sent energy into a patient and helped this Cancer patient go into remission. I helped a stroke victim lose his tremor and regain the use of his legs and speech. I helped a woman who had everything go wrong for her turn things around, and now the opposite is happening to her.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Surviving the slow times as we had to during COVID. Staying focused on the goal to help.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Have a passion for what you do. If you don't, then it won't work.

  1. Be sincere with your offerings. Believe in what you offer and convey that conviction.
  2. Be grateful, and more will come.
  3. Have those three things, and your business will grow from word of mouth alone.

Where can people find you and your business?


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