We’re so pumped about our conversation with Courtney Besser. Courtney is a Reiki Master practitioner, Massage therapist, Yoga teacher, Soundbath facilitator and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Courtney below.
Courtney, it’s been too long since we last connected. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with our community again. Some readers might have missed our prior conversations, so maybe you can kick things off for us with a quick intro?
I’m Courtney Besser of Intune Wellness. I specialize in massage therapy, Reiki energy work, teaching yoga, and sound healing. I love to collaborate and hold workshops, events, and trainings with other wellness organizations in the Denver metro area. My mission with all that I do is to reconnect people to their intuition, support them in trusting it, and encourage them to let it lead the way in being their best vital self.
How did you discover Reiki and get into being a practitioner and teaching it?
I discovered Reiki about a year into my massage career. At my first job out of massage therapy school, I worked full time massaging 6-7 people in a day. I was so burnt out, my body was in pain, and on my off days I was so drained. A co worker at that time suggested that I try a Reiki treatment. I lived in Chicago at this time, so I found a practitioner and booked myself a 90 min session without even knowing what it was! After my treatment, I felt so amazing and relaxed. I asked my practitioner how I could learn how to do Reiki and she informed me she was also a Reiki Master teacher. Soon there after, I learned Reiki Level 1 and 2 in a weekend. Fast forward to summer of 2020. I was laid off from my spa job during the pandemic and felt this nudge to learn more about Reiki again. I took Reiki Level 2 again here in Denver and it really impacted me and inspired me to become an entrepreneur incorporating massage and Reiki sessions. I always knew I wanted to teach Reiki and soon took my Reiki Master training which gave me the knowledge and confidence to begin to hold my own private and group trainings.
What is the mission of Intune Wellness and what kind of impact you would like to create for your community?
My mission of Intune Wellness is to help others begin to reconnect to their intuition, recognize how it speaks to them, and encourage them to trust it. I believe strongly in following your intuition to live your best life, purpose, and passion. In my offerings, I provide different opportunities for others to begin to connect to their body, mind, and spirit. I like to offer individual and group offerings and well as unique combinations of the many things I offer. There is the invitation to be receptive to your intuition while you are receiving a massage/Reiki session, or by participating in a collective experience attending a sound bath or Reiki infused yoga class.
One of your unique offerings for your practice is the Intune Synergy Session. Can you tell us more about it?
This is my favorite 1 on 1 offering and most popular offering I book. I find that people are more receptive to receiving Reiki if it is combined with a massage session. Especially if they have never received Reiki before. The Intune Synergy Session includes a 60 or 90 min Integrative massage followed by a 30 min Reiki healing session. After the session is complete, I offer a 15 min intuitive reading based on the energy of their Reiki session.
How has collaboration with other businesses and entrepreneurs affected your visability?
Collaboration with other wellness practitioners and businesses has helped me tremendously share my group workshops, trainings, and events. I love being able to build relationships and network with other wellness organizations in Denver . It also lets me share my mission and meet a diverse array of people in town looking to learn about intuition, Reiki, sound healing, and yoga. I am so thankful for the relationships I’m building and for these businesses to also help share and promote my events on social media.
What is your biggest challenge or where need room for growth in your business?
Being an entrepreneur, I feel like my brain never shuts off. You are always working on some part of your business or thinking of new ideas. My biggest challenge is creating boundaries between work and home. I desire to give my family my attention at home and be present without multitasking. Easier said than done, but its a priority of mine. Another challenge for me personally is using social media to market yourself. I’m definitely learning by doing it. I know in the future, that aspect of my business I would want to hire out.
Thank you so much again for sharing all of this with us. Before we go, can you share with our readers how they can connect with you, learn more or show support?
For individual massage/Reiki sessions, private sound baths and private trainings you can book through my website www.intunewellnesscb.com
For interest group Reiki trainings at Color Up CBD Wellness Center you can book through Eventbrite, the Color up website, or through the link in my bio on Instagram @courtneyisintune
For other group offerings or interest in collaboration/events you can message me on Instagram @courtneyisintune or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.intunewellnesscb.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntuneCB/
- Yelp: Intune Wellness
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