Crystal Healing or Crystal Therapy is an ancient therapy method which has it's roots in many cultures. It was widely used by the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Native Americans to name a few. In fact, most cultures have traditionally held beliefs about the properties of different gemstones and have used them in amulets, tokens and talismans i.e. birthstones or have used their energy - quartz in clocks and watches. You can see these ancient beliefs in the superstitions about certain stones used in jewellery eg. emeralds inspiring fidelity, diamonds symbolising a lasting partnership. The more you think about it, the more you find that crystals are already a part of your life.
How does it work?
Crystal Therapy is a non-intrusive, holistic therapy which works on the whole body, seeking the causes of problems, not just treating the symptom. From a purely anatomical point of view, the body is made of many complex and interconnected systems, usually disfunction in one system affects the others in some way, therefore it makes sense to work on the whole person, not just zero in on little bits! To those who don't think they have an energy field - think again. We ALL have one, call it an Aura, Energy Field, Biomagnetic Field or Kinetic energy, it's still there. They can be photographed with Kirlian Photography and measured by scientists and Chinese medicine has been working with Energy meridians for centuries - ever heard of accupuncture?
What happens during a treatment?
A Crystal Therapy session involves a therapist using counselling skills and directing energy with different techniques to rebalance the energy field using the power and properties of different crystals and Universal Energy. Because it requires peace and relaxation, the session takes place at the therapist's premises with the client fully clothed apart from their shoes, usually on a therapy couch but in cases where this is impractical it is possible to use a chair. The first treatment usually takes about ninety minutes as it involves taking client details as well as a full treatment, subsequent treatments last about an hour. Specialist treatments such as altered state therapy may take longer but would be discussed and arranged in advance by therapist and client. During the treatment, the therapist works to read and correct any blocks, negative energy and imbalance in the energy field or aura and meridians and clear the influences that cause them. This can involve a thorough re-balance and re-tuning of the energy field, or a more complex technique using altered state therapy, where the client is guided into a deeply relaxed state in order to find deep rooted causes of negative patterns that are repeating in their lives and causing persistent problems. This is particularly useful for problems caused by trauma or in childhood which are still affecting adult life. Left uncorrected they can first cause emotional stress - insomnia, nightmares, mood swings or depression for example - and eventually may manifest as physical illness - migraines, back pain, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, the list is endless. It can also help you recognise, work through and release unhelpful behaviour patterns which are holding you back or causing stress and frustration in your life. Crystal therapy powerfully directs attention to the subtle levels of energy field function to re-establish harmony and activate the self healing process. Because it works on all levels it has proved successful in the assistance of mental, physical and emotional conditions in both humans and animals, whatever the cause. It is also very relaxing!
***IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE*** Crystal therapy does not and cannot claim to cure illnesses. If you suspect you are suffering from illness you are strongly advised to see your doctor. *********************************************************************************************** Treatment FAQ's Q. How do I arrange a session? A.Please either call me on 07952 516639 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. How much does it cost? A. The first session is longer due to the need to take records so the costs are as follows: First session = £45 All subsequent sessions = £30 Specialist treatments eg. altered state therapy = price on application but max £60 Most standard sessions take an hour but should something need addressing that takes longer, the treatment will not be cut short and may run over slightly - no extra cost will be added. I believe I was given this skill to help people and that's more important to me. If something needs fixing I'll never leave a treatment incomplete just because you've paid for an hour and I don't believe in the honesty of hidden costs.
Q. What do I need to do during a session? A. Relax and get comfy! While you are on the couch the only thing you need to do is relax, close your eyes and enjoy the experience. The more you can relax, the more you will get out of it. That said, if you prefer to keep your eyes open, that's fine too and I'll happily answer any questions you have but prefer to do this after the treatment has ended. This is your time, put aside by you to benefit you so I'd prefer to focus on doing this with my whole attention.
Q. What will I experience during the session? A. This varies from person to person and also depends on how relaxed you are and how clear your energy field is. Clients have reported feeling physical sensations during the treatment, going hot or cold, seeing colours or pictures, feeling strong emotions or feeling nothing at all! What you feel during the treatment or not makes no difference to how effective it is. Any effects experienced are simply the energy field coming back into balance, can do you no harm and are purely a personal thing unique to you. Some people are more sensitive to energy than others the same as some feel the cold more. At the end of the session people usually feel very relaxed - some even nod off while I'm working!
Q. Do I need to bring anything with me? A. Nope, just yourself, an open mind and payment please.
Q. Do I need to wear anything special? A. Again, no, just whatever you are comfortable in.