Reiki for Fertility and Pregnancy: Meet Leslie Carey
While Reiki is growing in popularity, many people have no idea what a Reiki session actually does. To get some clarity, I went to my friend Leslie Carey, owner of Peace of Movement.
Leslie shared what Reiki is, and how it helps moms and moms-to-be. Here is our interview:
Tell me a little about Peace of Movement and the services you offer.
Peace of Movement is a Stress Management studio. We offer Reiki, Massage, Pregnancy massage, Guided Meditations, Archangelic Light healing, Chakra balancing and Cranial Sacral Balancing. We also feature self-help items such as books, crystals, essential oils and more.
You work with new moms and moms-to-be. How does their work with you improve their health?
I have worked with many women trying to become pregnant. The idea behind Reiki being helpful for this is because Reiki helps align ones chakras which can restore the body along with calm the nervous system, promoting the possibility for pregnancy. And yes, there have been several pregnancies on my watch!
What would you say are the top 2 reasons clients come to you?
Curiosity is one of the main reasons why people schedule appointments; they have heard of Reiki and want to see what it’s about. After that, I would say they book appointments because they felt so good after their first experience, they want more!
People also seek (me for) Reiki because they feel “stuck” or need a direction. Since Reiki encourages deep relaxation, we get into a meditative state and often find answers to problems, or have realizations within 72 hours after a session.
Tell me your favorite “success” story.
I think my favorite success story is my own. The most significant influence Reiki has had in my life is strengthening the ability for me to trust myself, my intuition and to let go of being in control.
Having been through quite a bit of emotional trauma early in life, I felt safe trying to control what my life should look like. And, even though I continue to be a work in progress, I learned that I am not in charge of everything; I do not hold the reigns; the opposite of trust is stress.
For me, being happy meant divorcing from a toxic person, and it meant moving to a different state (twice). For me, being at peace means letting my children have experiences they need to have for themselves and their own self discovery. It meant moving out of the city and into the mountains. Since I recently had a baby, now I am practicing patience!
What would you like women to know about working with a Reiki practitioner, and postpartum health in general?
A Reiki practitioner is a conduit for your self-healing. A practitioner should be supportive of wherever you are in your spiritual journey, and one should feel like they can share openly in a safe environment without judgement.
Going through postpartum myself right now, my “musts” are massage, light exercise, other forms of bodywork, healthy food, meet with or talk to friends so I can manage with a newborn, older children and a business. It’s also important to me that I give a huge amount of credit and reassurance to the co-parent, my husband, who plays such a vital role in our family.
Where can women get more information and how do they get started working with you?
Peaceofmovement.com has information on myself, our other practitioners, services, appointment availability, and blog posts!