Crystal healing is the use of crystals to influence the body’s energy field or aura in order to bring about healing and harmony. The belief that crystals (precious and semi-precious gems such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds are all crystals) have magical and healing properties has a long history. Many spiritual healers now use crystals to help with a wide range of physical and emotional conditions.

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.

According to crystal therapy, every crystal has its own unique electromagnetic charge. These charges, or ‘healing vibrations’ are supposed to interact with the body’s energy centres to remove ‘blockages’ and restore a healthy flow through the body and mind.

Our Crystal therapists choose crystals carefully for each individual patient as each one is believed to have a unique healing power. Crystal therapists then place the chosen crystal on different areas of the body in a grid-like fashion designed to stimulate energy.

Sometimes the colour of the crystal will be chosen to correspond with the supposed colour of each energy point on the body. From the tip of the tailbone to the top of the head the colours are as follows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

What happens in crystal therapy?

If you have never tried any form of alternative or complementary therapy before, the idea of going to a crystal therapy session can seem a little daunting. Crystal therapy couldn’t be further removed from the 10 minute GP appointment you might be used to. So what exactly happens in crystal therapy?

Instead of attempting to diagnose any physical issues you may be suffering from, a crystal therapist will first assess the condition of your aura before selecting a number of crystals designed to restore its equilibrium.

An aura is an invisible emanation thought to surround each person’s body. Our auras supposedly relate to our emotional, mental and spiritual make up, meaning that when we are healthy, the energy flowing through our bodies is clear and balanced. If something in our lives happens to unbalance this – such as a physical ailment, or a mental issue – then this results in a blockage that could ultimately manifest as a physical illness.

At the beginning of a session it is likely that you will be asked to either sit on a chair or lie on a therapist’s couch. Your therapist will then help to induce a deep state of relaxation before beginning to place crystals on or around your body.

During the session you may experience some slight tingling and it had also been reported 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.