Crystal therapy is an ancient healing system concerned with treating patients holistically through the precise placement of crystals on the body and the surrounding room.
Various crystals are placed on or around a fully clothed person to induce deep relaxation, release stress and pain, and promote energy balance within the physical and subtle bodies. Crystals are placed on sites of pain, on acupuncture points or chakras.
It is said that there is no such thing as a miracle, just undiscovered laws of physics. Crystals have the ability to hold and emit energy vibrations. When a crystal is put in a watch the battery sends a constant charge through the crystal. Crystals affect our electro-magnetic energy fields or subtle bodies which surround and permeate the physical body. These include the etheric, emotional and mental bodies, which are collectively called the aura. Crystals absorb, focus, direct and diffuse our energy fields to enable a diseased or out of balance body to find it’s natural energetic rhythm once again.
The appropriate crystals can be placed on the seven main chakras. These link the subtle energy fields of our aura with our emotions, glands, organs, physical body parts and subtle and physical circulatory flows.
Crystal Therapy benefits:
Crystal healing is a complementary and natural approach, meaning it can be used alongside traditional medicine and has no negative side-effects. The benefits of crystal healing are varied and take place on several different levels.
Perhaps the most common benefit reported is the deep relaxation that takes place during a session. This type of relaxation helps aid general well-being and is particularly useful when treating stress and anxiety. It can also help ease tense muscles which can help improve physical pain and sleeping problems.
On an emotional and spiritual level, crystals can help enhance self-esteem, encourage clarity and inspire a sense of peace and centeredness.
Anyone can enjoy these benefits, however if your walls are up about the process you will naturally close yourself off. Because of this, having an open mind and no preconceptions or assumptions is key.
Common misconceptions about crystals:
Some people believe healing crystals work like a magic wand and that everything will be better immediately. The truth is, there is no ‘magic’ behind crystal healing. Instead they enhance what you are already working on. They are very interactive and rely on you being actively involved in your own spiritual journey.
Please note: your energy and vibration needs to be on par for the crystals to take effect.
For this reason, it can be helpful to include Reiki sessions, in your self care.
How to use crystals at home?
Whether you’re having crystal healing sessions or you just want to dip your toe in the water, having your own crystals at home can be incredibly beneficial. To start with, let’s look at what forms of healing crystals you can get:
Cut crystals – when raw crystals have been cut and polished into certain shapes, including wands. These are usually more expensive than other types.
Tumble stone’s – polished crystals that are smaller and widely available. These are often cheaper than cut crystals.
Raw crystals – uncut and unpolished, these crystals come in chunks and aren’t as shiny as other types. As they haven’t been cut or polished, they tend to be the cheapest to buy.
There are hundreds of different types of crystals, all of which hold a particular energy and power. Here are some examples:
Clear quartz: Clear crystal this crystal is ideal for focusing energy, encouraging energetic balance and improving clarity.
Rose quartz: A soft pink stone, rose quartz is known as the ‘love stone’ and can help to encourage self-love.
Amethyst: Coming in various shades of purple, amethyst relates to your intuition and is known for aiding a restful sleep, amethyst can however do the opposite. so try it first if you find it is doing the opposite, then try a calming rose quartz.
Black onyx: this crystal is hailed as a protection stone, helping to protect against and absorb negative energy.
Citrine: A vibrant orange stone, citrine is known as the stone of ‘success’ and can increase personal power, ideal for those in demanding careers.
Cleansing and setting intentions using crystals
Crystals naturally absorb energy around them and so it can help to regularly cleanse them, energetically. There are several ways you can do this including burying them in the earth overnight, washing them in salt water and putting them outside under a full moon, put next to a piece of selenite, a crystal that needs no cleansing.
When your crystal is cleansed and ready to be used, you can set intentions for your stone. All this means is taking a few quiet minutes with your stone and setting an intention for how you want it to support you. For example, if you’re struggling with the demands of your job, you may pick up a citrine crystal and set this intention: “I want to feel more energetic, motivated and open to opportunities at work”
Where to put your crystals.
“Once you have bought your crystals, cleansed them and set intentions, you can start reaping their benefits! To do this, keep your crystals in places that will most benefit you. Some people like to carry crystals on their person, in a small bag in their handbag/pocket or a bracelet or necklace”
You may also choose to put them in places around your house or work. If you’re struggling to sleep, you may want to keep an crystal by your bed. If you’re lacking focus at work, a chunk of clear quartz on your desk can help.
Another lovely way to use crystals is to incorporate them into other wellness practices like yoga and meditation. Keep a selection of crystals near-by when you’re practicing yoga or hold a crystal during meditation. This can help enhance the energetic work you’re already doing.
Crystals are a part of nature and simply being near them can help connect us with nature and a wisdom that comes from existing for millions of years. However you choose to explore the power of crystals, enjoying their presence is nothing short of loveliness.
Crystal Healing works along side medical or therapeutic techniques, to relieve side effects and aid recovery.
Important: Please do not stop taking any medication you are prescribed, whilst receiving any holistic therapies.