Crystal therapy is an ancient complementary healing system concerned with treating patients holistically through the precise placement of crystals on the body and the surrounding room. This means that unlike Western healthcare (which tends to focus on treating one symptom/ailment at a time) crystal therapy addresses the patient as a whole – paying as much attention to his or her spiritual and emotional well-being as to their physical health.
There is very little scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of crystal healing on a medical level. However, crystals have been used, revered and enjoyed for many thousands of years – both for their aesthetic beauty and for the peace, relaxation and harmony they seem to invoke.
When choosing a crystal therapist to help you to heal from depression or other emotional difficulties it is likely you have many questions about what to expect and have some apprehension if using a therapy that is new to you. We at Seek a Therapy want to help answer your questions and concerns surrounding crystals in order to help you select the right therapist for you and on this page we have included some of the most common questions a person may have before treatment.
What is Crystal Therapy?
Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease
Crysta; therapy is a form vibrational energy medicine, it uses crystals and gemstones to help facilitate healing. It is believed that each crystal or stone vibrates at a different level and corresponds to different chakras within our body. If you are wondering what does it mean when discussing vibrational energy, everything in this world whether solid, liquid or gas is made up of atoms and particles. These atoms are constantly vibrating at different speeds to hold matter together. Watch this video below and it will explain how everything we know in reality has vibrational frequencies, see below for a brief overview of vibrational matter.
It is believed by crystal therapists that selecting stones placed on our chakras, usually in combination with Reiki or massage, can help create healing vibrations within our body to rebalance the chakras and cleanse the aura.
Each stone is also meant to hold personality strengths that can help with certain things such as improved confidence, anxiety, repelling negativity, improving communication, reducing insomnia and so on. Usually, when you look at a set of gemstones one will attract you more than others and that area will usually be the area you need to work on to heal yourself.
Crystals can also help you during meditation to keep your focus on specific goals or healing.
What to Expect From Crystal Therapy
If you have never tried alternative therapy before the idea of going to a crystal therapy session may seem a little daunting or strange. Crystal therapy will be nothing like what you are used to and you are wondering what does indeed happen during a therapy session.
A crystal therapist will not try to diagnose any physical issue you may be suffering from but instead first assess the condition of your aura before selecting a number of crystals designed to restore your energy to equilibrium.
Not sure what an aura is? It is basically an emanation though to surround every living things body. There are special machines that allow you to see this and can indicate whether you are emotionally mentally and spiritually healthy. If something in our lives happens to us then blockages can occur within our aura and manifest itself as physical or mental illnesses until the aura is brought back to clarity and blockages removed.
During your first consultation, it will be an opportunity for your therapist to learn as much about you, your medical history and your lifestyle as possible allowing them to analyse your situation before selecting the right crystals. At the beginning, it is likely that you will be asked to either sit on a chair or lie on a therapists couch. Your therapist will then help you enter a deep state of relaxation for treatment. During treatment, it is common to experience some slight tingling and some patients to report existing issues intensify before being released. Crystal therapists believe this is to do with shifting energies within your body and aura. Should this happen to you then your therapist will be able to advise you on what cause of action you will need to undertake.
What Are Healing Crystals?
How Can Crystal Therapy Help ME?
Crystal therapy is based on the premises that they vibrate at different levels and can help to rebalance the energies that flow around our 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 electromagnetic charge. These charges are supposed to remove blockages and restore healthy energy flow through the body and mind.
Crystal therapists sometimes choose crystals that correspond with the supposed colours of each energy that points to the body. From the tip of the tailbone to the top of the head the colours of the chakras are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
How Much Does A Typical Crystal Therapy Session Cost?
Crystal therapy is only available privately. We have several specialists in our directory in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia where costs range from £30/$50 per session and sometimes can go up to £70/$100 and occasionally more depending upon the therapist’s experience, speciality and location.
What If Crystal Therapy Doesn’t Work For Me?
First of all, don’t worry!
If you think crystal therapy is the right therapy but you have the wrong therapist then you have every right to seek a second opinion and you will not offend your therapist, they just want you to heal from your difficulty as best you can and you deserve to feel better. If, on the other hand, you don’t feel crystal therapy is working at all then do not be disheartened, there are many, many different types of therapy to heal from depression and crystal therapy is only one. Use our therapy directory to find a different therapy, you may find hypnotherapy works better or possibly some holistic treatment. The key is not to think this is your only option.
Crystal Therapy For Depression
Please note: This information should not replace professional medical advice, it is purely for informational purposes . At all times when you are in crisis please first seek help from your GP or another medical professional. Thankyou