Crystal healing is a holistic, non-invasive, natural and vibrational energy-based system of healing that taps into the energetic power of crystals and how they affect the body and mind. A crystal healer will place healing crystals on or around a client to help unblock, focus and direct energy.

How does it work?

Crystal healing is an energy-based system. This means it is based on the belief that we are all made up of different energies and that when this becomes stagnant, unbalanced or blocked, it can cause illness. The premise is that crystals help unblock, balance and direct energy where it is needed most, gently supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way.

Crystal healers have extensive knowledge of the different stones and how they affect the body and are able to use them in healing sessions. There are several different ways this can be done, but the most common is to have the client lie down and place the crystals on or around them in a specific way. Crystals absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift and diffuse energy as they interact with the electromagnetic forces and subtle vibrations within the subtle human or environmental energy field. In the context of crystal healing, illness is dis-ease, the final manifestation of spiritual, environmental, physiological, psychological, emotional, mental, karmic, or ancestral imbalance or distress. Healing means bringing mind, body, spirit and environment back into harmony, restoring the body’s natural rhythm and equilibrium. It is believed that crystals act as conduits for healing- allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body while negative, disease-causing energy flows out.

In treatment, the types of crystals used and the positioning of them will depend on what the client is seeking support for. This could range from a physical concern such as headaches or stress, to more emotional or spiritual concerns. The treatment itself is a relaxing and therapeutic experience whereby deep healing can occur.

What to expect in a Crystal Healing session with Katy

Sessions will be tailored to you and your individual needs and concerns. Your session will begin with a consultation. We will have a chat about what’s brought you to me and what you’re hoping for. I will ask a number of questions; crystal healing is a holistic approach, meaning it looks at all aspects of health (physical, mental and spiritual) and so I will want to get a full picture.

Once we have had the consultation, I will know what approach will work best for you, which crystals to use and how to place them. You will be asked to lie down (fully clothed) on a massage bed and made comfortable with a blanket and pillows. When you are relaxed with your eyes closed, I will begin placing crystals on and around your body.

The crystals will be left in place for a time (this will depend on your circumstances but averages around 20 minutes. I may add or remove crystals during the session depending on what is needed. While the crystals are in place you are encouraged to breathe deeply and simply relax – I am also a qualified Angelic and Usui Reiki Master, so the option for me to send Reiki healing while you relax in the crystal energy will amplify the treatment but will be your choice. It is an optional extra as not everyone will be drawn to Reiki.

During a treatment some people report feeling sensations (a warmth or tingle) or seeing colours, while others feel nothing. Don’t worry if you don’t feel anything, this doesn’t mean your energies haven’t been affected, it simply means you might not be as sensitive to feeling the energy changes as others might be. No two people are the same, therefore no two people will experience the energy in the same way – trust that you will experience the treatment in the best way possible for you to accept the healing being given on an energetic level.

When the session is over, I will remove the crystals and you will be asked to sit up when you are ready. Some people say they feel a difference in themselves immediately, for others it takes longer for the healing to take effect. We will then sit and have a chat about what you experienced and how you are feeling while you have a drink of water. We will talk about ongoing treatment if needed and I will give you a crystal aftercare bag that will have crystals to aid your healing that I ask you carry on your person until the next time I see you.

The benefits

Crystal healing is a complementary and natural approach, which means it can be used alongside traditional medicine and has no negative side-effects. The benefits of crystal healing are varied and take place on several different levels.

Perhaps the most common benefit reported is the deep relaxation that takes place during a session. This type of relaxation helps aid general well-being and is particularly useful when treating stress and anxiety. It can also help ease tense muscles which can help improve physical pain and sleeping problems. On an emotional and spiritual level, crystals can help enhance self-esteem, encourage clarity and inspire a sense of peace and centredness.

Anyone can enjoy these benefits, however, having an open mind and no preconceptions or assumptions is key in allowing the wonderful healing benefits of crystals into your life.

Reference: www.therapy-directory.org.uk & www.schoolofhealth.com

Crystal Healing Services:

Crystal Healing: 1st session (90 minutes) includes aftercare crystal bag – £35

Crystal Healing treatments thereafter:

6 Week Block Booking (60 minutes) – £15 per session

Bi-weekly appointment (60 minutes) – £20

Monthly appointment (60 minutes) – £25

(Angelic or Usui Reiki can be added to any Crystal Healing session for an additional £5)

Crystal Reiki:

An amazing healing combo of crystal and Reiki energy. Your Aura will be grounded and protected, cleansed and charged, and a crystal layout for relaxation, vitality or body healing will be placed around you before Angelic or Usui Reiki flows into your energy for your best and highest good – £30

Available appointment dates and times can be found in the Main Menu under ‘Upcoming Reiki Availability‘. E-mail me at katy@hippycrystalvibes.co.uk to book or for more information.

Crystal Therapy Testimonials

Having suffered a rotator cuff injury in my right shoulder last year, I have been unable to raise the arm more than a couple of inches, and even that was very painful. This situation has persisted for about nine months now.

Last month I had a crystal healing session with Katy and found that the dull ache in my shoulder that I had become so accustomed to, had dissipated and I was able to raise my arm a couple of inches higher than before. Encouraged by this, I immediately booked another
session which I had a couple of days ago, with similar success – I can now raise my arm almost to shoulder height.

Whilst I am not out of the woods yet, I am considerably better off than I was a month ago and look forward to my next crystal healing session which hopefully will provide still more pain relief and freedom of movement.

I haven’t a clue how or why it works – I only know it’s working for me.

– Chaz

I had my first crystal therapy session on Sunday and I honestly did not know what to expect. I am a very healthy person without any ailments or aches and pains so I had no idea of what sort of grid would be appropriate for me. Thanks to Katy’s thorough questions she was able to ascertain that I was experiencing work related stress. Something that I had just been experiencing for so long that it was normal to me. Katy decided on the “Reducing restlessness, irritation and worry” grid. Katy assisted me on to the bed and made sure I was completely comfortable by placing a cushion underneath my knees and making sure the pillows were in the right position for me. Katy explained that I needed to be 100% comfortable otherwise I would not be able to completely relax. Katy placed a crystal underneath each hand and on each eyelid. Katy then placed crystals around my body explaining that she was using black tourmaline to keep me grounded and amethyst and turquoise to help me relax and chill out. Katy then covered me with a blanket. Shortly after the crystals were placed under my hands I became aware of a slight tingling sensation in my palms. I also felt a slight pulsation on my eyelids and my forehead but the sensations did not last long. They were replaced with an incredible feeling of relaxation. I felt as though I was floating. The best way to describe it would be as if I was floating in a swimming pool. Suspended in water and feeling a gentle rocking motion. The feeling of relaxation was so strong that I must have nodded off because a gentle snore brought me back. I felt warm and safe. A weight was being lifted and tension was leaving my body. I felt just so warm, relaxed and calm.

What an incredible experience! I can not believe I felt that relaxed that I actually nodded off. I felt calm, relaxed, and filled with a sense of well being and happiness after my session. Would I recommend crystal therapy? Oh yes! I am hooked and will definitely be booking in for regular sessions. This will become one of my monthly treats.

-Tania

I had my first ever crystal therapy session on Friday and honestly had no idea what to expect. Katy asked me lots of questions to determine which crystals and grid would be best for me and decided on an aura cleanse and general well being grid. I lay on the bed feeling apprehensive, hoping I would feel something but telling myself not to be disappointed if I didn’t. Katy put a crystal under each hand on each eyelid. Within a couple of minutes I began to feel my hand chakras pulsate and then a slight tingling in my eyelids. Katy then placed crystals around my body. She also explained she would be using black tourmaline to keep me grounded and she would be using rose quartz for heart healing. I lay there enjoying feeling my palm chakras pulsating when I became aware of energy and a tingling sensation moving across my pelvic area. I could feel the energy moving from my right hip to my left hip and then back again. It was amazing! The energy then moved up to the right hand side of my chest and then to the left side. I then became aware of pressure on my forehead, which then moved down to my sinuses. I could feel the tingling sensation in my cheeks. When that subsided I became aware of pressure in my temples, like someone was pushing their fingers into the side of my head. It wasn’t sore but the pressure was fairly strong and only lasted about a minute. When it stopped the energy slowed down. It felt as if there was a gentle vibration just going round my body. It was very relaxing. As she lifted the crystal off my chest I saw an explosion almost like a firework display of sparkly diamonds and bright shiny pink and violet crystals!

Once I sat up I stayed on the bed for a while as I was suddenly very cold. Katy gave me a blanket and it took about 10 minutes for me to warm up. I also had a slight headache and a slight twinge in my upper back but both the twinge and the headache were gone in 10 minutes.

What can I say about the experience? It was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was relaxing. It was amazing to feel the different sensations as the energy moved through my body. I feel absolutely fantastic am filled with a sense of well being! I can not wait for my next session!

– Ann

Hi Katy,

Thank you for my session on Thursday it was incredible.

I was welcomed and we discussed the session and i filled in all my forms and health questionnaires which was very thorough. I was offered water to keep hydrated and made comfortable on the therapy couch.
When i first lay down i could feel that i was surrounded in white light. It felt light and comforting. Then i could feel my feet it felt as though they were being physically massaged. It was as though i was being grounded. It felt safe and calm. The atmosphere was very relaxing and perfect for the session. It made me feel safe and at ease and Katy was as always very kind and professional.
My hands began pulsing and this continued throughout the session. My body felt light and it felt as though i could visualise amethyst and rose quartz crystals surrounding me.
My heart felt light as though there were hands cupping my heart and this too felt very calm and comforting. The whole experience left me quite blown away and it far exceeded my expectations.

Throughout the session i had my guides visit me and i went on a journey with them soaring above snow capped mountains with a golden eagle.
After the session i was given water and i stayed wrapped in my fleece blanket while we discussed my experiences. It was incredible and i will absolutely be booking in for more sessions.

Thank you

– Debbie