A Path to Healing
By Riley Bunch | Photography by Alice G. Patterson
The pain began while Leslie Eimas was working as a reporter for the Syracuse-Herald Journal. As she sat writing and editing at her desk for 10 to 12 hours a day, pains shot up her neck. A few years later, Leslie’s body ached from the waist up.
“I spent about 15 years trying to heal myself — massage, chiropractor, acupuncture, yoga, a little bit of everything natural,” Leslie said. “I got temporary relief from a lot of things, but it never lasted until I came to the office I work at now.”
Leslie began attending therapy sessions at the Polarity Center of Syracuse and within six months, her chronic pain was gone. Through her discovery of polarity therapy combined with the use of Young Living essential oils, Leslie found relief from her constant physical aching.
It not only affected her life, but prompted her to switch career paths and change the lives of others. During a session with her polarity therapist and eventual mentor in the field, Leslie felt such relaxation and clarity that she looked up at her and said, “I want to do what you do.”
The therapist simply replied, “You can.”
Now, after becoming a licensed massage therapist, certified associate polarity practitioner and certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Leslie helps others remedy pain, illness and mental health issues, as well as encourages them toward healthier and more natural lives.
“The combination of the Young Living essential oils and the polarity — I’ve just done it all, and this worked for me,” Leslie said. “It had a profound change on me, and I’ve seen it have a profound change on my clients.”
By using a combination of 100 percent pure therapeutic-grade oils, polarity therapy and light therapy — which acts to increase circulation — Leslie intuitively determines the best combination for her clients’ needs.
Sometimes Leslie sees a drastic difference after one session. Sometimes it takes more time. It all depends on the person, she explained.
The type of energy work Leslie does can elicit extremely emotional reactions at times. She’s had people uncover traumatic experiences from their childhood on the table and finally be able to release them, she said.
Such reactions initially came as a shock to Leslie. She hadn’t realized the impact she could have on other people.
“I had no idea I was a healer,” Leslie said. “I have a lot of intuitive ability I didn’t know I had for most of my life. … I like seeing people feel better.”
Since the transition in her life to polarity therapy, Leslie has moved her family to live in the country in a happier and more fulfilling lifestyle.
“Polarity therapy is more than body work. It treats the whole body, mind [and] spirit,” Leslie said. “It treats the whole person.” SWM
Leslie is the owner of My Oils Life. For more information, visit MyOilsLife.com.
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