What is Crystal Therapy?
Crystal therapy is an ancient healing system – spanning back as far as the Egyptian times - that functions with the patient’s energetic (subtle body) experience, through the precise placement of crystals on the body and throughout the surrounding space.
Crystal therapy, like Reiki, is a non-invasive, relaxing, and natural process. Whether you believe in the physical healing properties of crystals or not, the therapy itself will offer you an opportunity to lay back, relax, and turn your focus inwards, exploring your subtle body. This gentle integrative therapy will act as a platform for improved physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
How does Crystal Therapy work?
Crystal therapy is based on the concept that a given crystal can communicate with the energetic state within and around the human body. At a microscopic level, a crystal is a network of repeating geometric patterns made up of compressions ions, atoms, and molecules. According to crystal therapy, every crystal has its own electromagnetic charge, and these charges – or ‘healing vibrations’ – interact with the body’s energetic centers to stabilize an overactive center or increase the movement in a stagnant area.
Crystal therapists will carefully select crystals for each client/student based on the crystal’s vibrational frequency. This crystal will then be placed on specific areas around or on the body to stimulate energetic flow and movement. Sometimes the colour of the crystal will be used to correspond with one of the major chakras (energetic centers) and placed on the body. From the Root Chakra up to the Crown Chakra, the colours are as follows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
What you can expect from a Crystal Therapy Session?
If you have never tried alternative or complimentary therapy before, the idea of going to a crystal therapy session could feel a bit nerve wracking. An energetic approach to healing is very different from the 15 minute GP appointment, so what will this approach entail? Instead of focusing on a diagnosis, a crystal therapist will tune into your overall energetic condition. In example, how is the client’s energetic field (aura), are they vibrating at a high or low frequency, are there specific areas that are soaking in more energy than others?
An aura is (to most) an invisible emanation thought to surround each person’s body. Our auras relate to our emotional, mental, and spiritual states. If something in our life happens that takes us out of balance, this could result in a blockage or shortage.
At the beginning of session we may discuss areas of tension or pain, and any emotional or spiritual things that are happening/have occurred in your life. Session will begin either sitting in a chair or laying down on a massage table. Your practitioner will help to induce a deep state of relaxation (i.e. massage, Reiki, tuning forks and sound resonance) before placing crystals on or around your body.
During session you may experience sensations of tingling, tension, opening, warming or cooling. You may feel more relaxed, calm, light, heavy, full, grounded. You may be able to let go, open up, restore, and awaken. In theory, this is caused by the shifting energies within your body. I would like to add that these shifts occur, in tandem with crystal therapy, because there is a will for healing. Beginning with the mere intention to shift your energy, the laying down on my healing table, and the surrendering of your vessel, could be enough to allow those energetic shifts to happen.