What is crystal therapy?

Crystal therapy is a complementary or holistic therapy. But what is holistic therapy? In this article, we'll answer your questions.


What is holistic therapy?

Holistic or complementary therapies are types of therapeutic treatment that can be safely offered alongside traditional, conventional medicine. Together, complementary therapies are safe to use with conventional medicine.

It is always wise to contact your GP/healthcare practitioner if you have any serious health issues or concerns, before embarking on holistic treatments.

One type of holistic therapy is crystal therapy. Have you ever heard of this or wondered what it is? And more to the point, how it works?

Well, have you ever heard anyone talk about the chakras? Crystal therapy works with the chakras, as crystal therapy can be used with conventional medicine. You can rest assured that this therapy is all for the greater good, this means all you experience during and after your therapy can only be good for you.

As an introduction to how it works and what the chakras are, I invite you to think about the centre of your body from the top of your head to your toes and imagine colours are shining through in a straight line. You have a clear light at the top of your head, then purple on your forehead (third eye), blue on your throat, then green on your heart, a yellow, orange and red also shine through down the rest of your body.

These colours are connected to the chakras and date back to the years of the Sanskrit language at its earliest. If you read up on this information, you will find conflicting information as to whether they should have petal/flower shapes or spinning vortexes. Personally, I feel them as spinning vortexes.

How can crystal therapy help?

Crystal therapy can help those who cannot sleep or relax, experience sore ankles, legs and shoulders or who struggle with life in general e.g. confidence issues and many other ailments, with many successful results.

During crystal therapy, everybody experiences something different. It could be hot and/or cold movement in the body, or something else. I believe this is due to the chakras re-aligning themselves through the use of crystals being laid on the client at areas of the chakra and through the energy of the vortex in the chakra, which if you imagine is spinning. 

If you can also imagine your body with a stream flowing through it, with a small pebble in the middle of your body. The stream can't flow smoothly so this causes ripples around the small pebble, but remove the small pebble and the stream flows smooth again. This pebble could represent something in your past that is holding you back, the reason why you have no confidence or whatever your ailment may be. This is how the crystals and the chakras work together.

The crystals (like everything) are made up of atoms that are constantly spinning. And, within the crystals, the atoms are constantly spinning too, and I believe (without getting too scientific) that the chakras and the crystals either speed up or slow down the balance of the vibrations which, in turn, removes the pebble and allows life's (chakras) vibrations to vibrate smoothly and return the client to a state of peace and calm state of equilibrium.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Therapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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