What is Crystal Therapy?
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. Unlike Western healthcare (which tends to focus on treating one symptom/ailment at a time) crystal therapy addresses the patient as a whole -
Crystals have been used, revered and enjoyed for many thousands of years -
How does Crystal Therapy work?
Crystal therapy is based on the premise that crystals can, in a sense, communicate with the energies flowing around the human body. On a microscopic level a crystal is a network of repeating geometric patterns made up of compressed ions, atoms and molecules, every crystal has its own unique electromagnetic charge. These charges, or 'healing vibrations' are interact with the body's energy centres to remove 'blockages' and restore a healthy flow through the body and mind.
Crystal therapists choose crystals carefully for each individual patient as each one is believed to have a unique healing power, these crystals are then placed on different areas of the body in a grid-
What happens during a Crystal Therapy session?
No pressure is applied during a Crystal Healing treatment it is non-
A little history of Crystals healing abilities
The use of crystals dates all the way back to ancient Egyptian times. Though they often used the precious stones for jewellery and cosmetics, they also used them for protection and health purposes, such as the use of topaz for purging evil spirits.
The word 'crystal' comes from the Greek word for ice, due to the belief that clear quartz was water so deeply frozen it would remain forever solid. Many other popular crystals also have names of Greek origin, for example 'Amethyst' meaning 'not drunken' was carried or worn to prevent drunkenness. Greek soldiers were also known to associate Iron with Mars, the god of war and they would rub themselves in hematite before going into battle believing it would make them better warriors.
As well as playing a central role in the above cultures, crystals have also played a part in a number of religions and faiths and have been mentioned in both the Bible and Koran. In the Koran, the 4th heaven is described as being completely composed of garnet. The Kalpa Tree which represents an offering to the gods in Hinduism is said to be made entirely of precious stone and a Buddhist text described a diamond throne near to the Tree of Knowledge.
Before the advent of worldwide exploration and travel, most civilizations would have been isolated and unaware of the practices of other far-