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.

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

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.


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