Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing is an ancient healing system concerned with treating the person holistically through the precise placement of crystals on the body and in the surrounding treatment room.

Crystal healing addresses the person as a whole- paying as much attention to his or her spiritual and emotional well-being as to their physical health. It is a non-invasive, relaxing, natural and enjoyable process.

According to crystal therapy, every crystal has its own unique electromagnetic charge which interact with our own body’s energy centres or Chakras. This charge or healing vibration is said to remove energy blockages and restore a healthy flow through the mind and body.

Crystal Healing works on the theory that crystals can, in a sense, communicate with energies flowing around the human body. On a microscopic level a crystal is a network of repeating geometric patters made up of compressed ions, atoms and molecules and therefore energy.

Crystal Therapists choose crystals carefully for each individual person as each one is believed to have a unique healing quality. Crystal therapists then place the chosen crystals on and around the chosen areas of the body to stimulate energy in these places.

Sometimes the colour of the crystal will be chosen to correspond with the associated colour of each energy point on the body. From the top of the tailbone to the top of the head the colours are as follows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. These colours relate to the seven Chakra points or energy centres of the body.

As with all complementary therapies, you will first be required to have an initial consultation. The consultation is an opportunity for your therapist to learn as much about you, your medical history and your lifestyle as possible, allowing them to assess your personal situation as thoroughly as possible before selecting the appropriate crystals for the treatment.

At the beginning of a session you will be asked to lie on a therapy couch, fully clothed and covered with a blanket for warmth. Your therapist will then help to induce a deep state of relaxation through breathing techniques and visualisation, before beginning to place the crystals on or around your body and work with you and your energies to aid self healing.

>During the session you may experience some slight tingling or the heat and cold parts of your body, this is nothing to be concerned about, it is the energies at work. Some people report that existing issues may slightly intensify before being released. This is thought to be caused by the shifting energies within the body. Should this happen your therapist will be able to give you advice on what to do.

The crystals selected for you and your treatment will be based upon your consultation and largely the Therapists intuition as to which crystals will be the most beneficial for you. Each crystal is thought to possess a different energy which can then be matched with different conditions. For example, Amethyst is thought to be particularly good for spiritual and personal growth, as well as helping you to become your own master and leader. It has pain relieving qualities and is used to treat dis-orders of the hearing, nervous system and mental systems.

There are thousands of crystals, of which most healers only use a small percentage. During a healing session only a few crystals will be used and they will have been selected based on their specific energies; whether that may be calming, energising, purifying, protective, soft, or one of the many other qualities.

Whether you believe in the physical healing properties of crystals or not, the therapy itself is a chance to connect with your body’s energy to help it rebalance, restore and relax. This treatment may therefore help anyone who is looking to improve not only their physical health but also their emotional well-being. The rebalancing and relaxing benefits can be particularly helpful when dealing with stress, anxiety and associated symptoms.

To find out more please contact Rachel Cross directly, alternatively you can look for therapists registered with professional associations such as the Spiritual Venturers Association.


Rachel Cross