Over the past few years, crystals have become incredibly popular. Whether it’s using a quartz roller for skincare, carrying them for good luck, or using them as props for the perfect Instagram posts, they’re pretty much everywhere.
Of course, there’s still a lot of cynicism with regards to the effectiveness and the ‘magical abilities’ of these stones, however since Google has seen a steady 40% increase in searches for crystals since 2013, it’s clear there’s a significant number of people diving into the crystal craze head first.
Those who believe in healing crystals say they can promote calmness and positivity in the body and mind by channeling different energy frequencies. They’re also used to help people connect to those who have passed, or for banishing negative energy in the home.
Now, practitioners like the guys at heavenandearthmassage.co.uk are taking things a step further and offering crystal healing treatments.
Healing sessions help individuals restore a sense of balance in their life. It can undo emotional stress and alleviate anxiety. But if you’re interested in trying such treatment, what can you expect?
Here are some of your top questions answered, to give you a better idea.
Where did crystal healing come from?
The use of crystals has been apparent since the start of humankind. The ancient Egyptians were known to wear topaz or peridot to banish nightmares and Sumerians used stones like lapis and quartz to create magical formulas.
In more modern times, the ancient Greeks worse amethyst to prevent hangovers or intoxication (though we can’t guarantee you’ll feel nothing after 7 margaritas).
But, as the modern Western world turned toward more evidence-based medicine and treatment techniques, the use of crystals became less common. That said, there are still plenty of people who believe in the heightening abilities of crystals, clairvoyance, and energy work. This is why so many spiritual healers have crystals as part of their treatment toolkit. Crystals are believed to be able to absorb or redirect different energies within a person’s aura.
What are the benefits of crystal healing?
Most people who find crystal healing beneficial report a higher sense of calm or clarity. Although it’s not recommended as a replacement for medication and other traditional therapies, it can help with relaxation or mindfulness.
Sadly, as with most spiritual practices, there is no scientific evidence to prove the benefits of crystal healing. Instead, healers and reiki practitioners use their own positive client experiences to back up their techniques.
What to do before and after a crystal healing session?
Some practitioners recommend eating healthily and drinking lots of water before your session (although this is just a good tip for general health anyway!) The idea is that this can help to reduce blockages and allow the energy to flow more freely.
Similarly, you should drink lots of water after a session, as this can help alleviate any tension or headaches. It’s also a good idea to take some time for yourself to relax and process everything.
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