Connecting the community to the spiritual world

Published 8:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2018

‘Intuitive healer’ to celebrate opening of Tryon office Friday

TRYON — After spending years tending to the physical and mental health needs of her neighbors in the Foothills area, Landrum’s Leigh Rose has now committed herself to helping others with their needs in another realm — the spiritual world.

Rose is inviting the community to learn more about her unique trade during the grand opening of her Tryon business, Healing Essence, which will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The event will feature raffles for several of the office’s services, as well as a pumpkin decorating activity for children.

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Rose, who describes herself as an “intuitive healer,” opened Healing Essence earlier this year on the second floor of the Owen’s Pharmacy building, located at 38 N. Trade St., Tryon. The Landrum woman offers clients a number of different services, including spirit readings and reiki, a hands-on form of alternative healing.

A native of the upstate area, Rose initially pursued a career in veterinary science, studying biology at University of South Carolina Upstate. She later attended massage therapy school, and worked as massage therapist for 15 years in Landrum while also raising a family, she said.

Over the past several years, Rose has worked as a marriage and family therapist in the Spartanburg area, a job she continues to do in addition to seeing clients at her Tryon office, she said.

Describing herself as an “empath” — someone who is highly perspective and sensitive to the emotions of others — Rose has had a lifelong fascination with spirit readings, and has been practicing reiki since the early 2000s, she said.

After years of providing services to her friends out of her home, she decided earlier this year to open her own office to share her abilities with others in the community, she said.

“There’s not a lot of people doing these sorts of things,” Rose said. “I felt like I needed to value my work, and not be ashamed or afraid of it.”

Rose said her readings can help people going through a number of difficult circumstances, be it the recent loss of a loved one or someone who is just at a crossroads in life, by exploring the unseen connections that link people to one another. 

“If people can discover these connections, they can start making better choices for themselves, which in turn will improve the world around them,” she said.

While her work may focus on the intangible, Rose is more than willing to employ some “real talk” to help her clients with their problems, drawing on her years of experience working as a therapist, she said.

“I’ve been through some tough times myself, and I’m used to being there for others,” she said. “I can share resources, knowledge, those sorts of things.”

Rose is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with limited times on weekends as well. Those interested in learning more may call Rose at 864-435-7095.