"Helping you look after your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies"
I began collecting and working with crystals during the early 1980s. Since then I have continued to develop a deep relationship with ‘The Stone People’ and their vibrational and transformative healing energies.
Crystals are very much ‘agents of change’. They channel energy which can focus and accelerate improvements within both physical and emotional wellbeing. As a crystal healer, I have been trained and certified to Advanced Practitioner level by internationally acclaimed author, teacher and healer, Philip Permutt. In addition, I am also a Reiki Master, trained in the Usui Reiki System and my treatments and holistic therapeutic practice combine both Reiki and crystal healing to help clients in a variety of ways including chakra balancing, stimulating the immune system, energy cleansing, anxiety and stress relief, lack of confidence, and feelings of negativity.
Crystals, gemstones and certain metals can be used to promote better health and they have been used for thousands of years within the healing traditions of many cultures worldwide. Crystal Healing is a powerful but gentle healing treatment which balances the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental bodies through clearing, re-aligning and energising the chakras ( the body’s energy centres). If you are open and willing to explore the world of energy healing then crystal healing can be a wonderful place to start.
Every living thing has its own vibrational energy field, including crystals, plant life, and animals. We have energy centres in our bodies called chakras. These chakras can become blocked and this can lead to poor health. Depending on where the energy is blocked this imbalance can manifest itself in physical, emotional and spiritual dis-ease.
Crystals have their own vibrational energy signatures and these energies can help relieve ailments from our physical emotional and spiritual bodies.
Crystal healing treatments place crystals of different vibrational rates on the body’s energy centres in order to effect a positive change. It may also involve laying crystals in certain patterns or grids around the body. Working with these crystal layouts can enhance and amplify their individual properties, directing the energy to where it is most needed.
Crystals can also work with the human energy field which is also known as the aura. All plants, trees, animals, humans and crystals have energy fields which can be measured. It is possible to capture images of this aura using a technique known as Kirlian photography.
Crystals vibrate at different frequencies based on their composition in a similar way to the cells of the human body. When crystals are laid on or placed close to the body they have the ability to communicate with your energy field.
Crystals help to realign the energy centres that are interrupting the natural flow of your body and can thus help the body to heal itself. Crystals are often used to relieve specific ailments such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, or more physical ailments such as digestive problems.
Life experiences can create imbalances that can manifest at a physical level through illness, at the emotional level through irritation, anger and aggression, or on a spiritual level affecting mental balance, memory, lack of focus and or concentration.
In the busy, stressful modern world there is an emerging need for natural healing therapies which can be used alongside conventional medical treatments.
Many celebrities, including Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham, Adele, Ella Woodward, Madonna and Katy Perry all promote the benefits of wearing and working with crystals. Crystal therapy is now being used in some NHS care settings, along with other holistic therapies including Reiki. Crystal therapy has gained a much bigger following from those looking to heal their body naturally and ensure all round wellbeing.
What to expect during your crystal healing therapy
This wonderful relaxing, healing therapy will begin when you are lying on a therapy couch, fully clothed.
I work with a variety of crystals which are specifically matched to your needs. The experience during and after a treatment varies from person to person, with most finding the experience to be comforting, relaxing, calming. Some find it to be stimulating and energising, often providing clarity and insight.
The belief behind crystal therapy is that individual crystals such as Carnelian have the ability to communicate with the energy flow of the human body and help to realign the energy channels that are interrupting the natural flow of the body and help it heal itself.
The types of crystals used and the positioning of them will depend on what you are seeking support for. This could range from a physical concern such as headaches or stress to more emotional or spiritual concerns.
It usually takes 3 days for all the energy to settle in after the treatment. After the treatment, you may feel some physical and emotional sensations, this is quite normal and indicates the treatment is working.
Ideally three treatment sessions undertaken about a week apart will make a big difference, unless you are considering taking this therapy on a regular basis. However, just one session of crystal therapy alone can be beneficial.
Typically the treatment usually last for 60-90 minutes unless a more complex technique is required at a later stage.
Crystal healing treatment
The treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and treatments will differ depending on the nature of your concern. Your session will begin with a consultation, (see also page COVID-19 for details) We will discuss what has brought you to this healing therapy and what you’re hoping to achieve.
Once you have had your consultation, I will know what approach will work best for you, which crystals to use and how to place them. You will be made comfortable and asked to lie down (fully clothed) on a therapy couch.
When you are relaxed, I will begin placing crystals on and around your body. Sometimes I use a dowsing pendulum to help detect energy blockages and to determine where the crystals should go.
The crystals will be left in place for a certain amount of time and during this time you are encouraged to breathe deeply and simply relax, at some point you may even fall asleep! (This is quite normal) I may add or remove crystals during the treatment
During treatments, some people report feeling sensations (a warmth or tingle) while others feel nothing. Don’t worry if you don’t feel anything, this doesn’t mean your energies haven’t been affected.
When the treatment is over, I will remove the crystals and you will be encouraged to ground yourself in your body by becoming gently aware of your surroundings and physical sensations.
Some people say they feel a difference in themselves immediately, for others it takes longer for the healing to take effect. However, there is always a feeling of total relaxation and peace.
The Benefits of Crystal Healing treatment
Crystal healing is a holistic and natural therapy, meaning 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 treatment 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, in turn, can help reduce physical pain and lessen sleeping problems.
On an emotional and spiritual level, crystals can help enhance self-esteem, encourage clarity and inspire a sense of peace and emotional balance.
Some people believe healing crystals work like a magic wand and that everything will be better immediately. The truth is, there is no ‘magic’ behind crystal healing. Instead, crystals enhance what you are already working on. They are very interactive and rely on you being actively involved in your own spiritual journey. For this reason, it can be helpful to continue your work outside of dedicated crystal healing sessions.
Pacemaker: Due to the nature of energy healing, it is prohibited to do Crystal and or Reiki healing on those who have a pacemaker, as the energy can impact the pacemaker’s functioning.
Medications: I ask those who are prescribed medication to see their General Practitioner before the initial treatment, I will provide you with a referral letter to take to your GP prior to your appointment with me. Those who need regular injection and or prescribed medication are advised always to carry these with them to the treatment. Clients with diabetes are also asked to always carry their blood testing kit and some food containing glucose.
Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and is not meant to replace or treat medical conditions.
Working with crystals
I work with crystals to help refocus out of balance energies within the body. I intuitively place healing crystals on or around you to help unblock, focus, balance and direct energy to where it is most needed. When there is a blockage or disharmony within the energetic body, it can very often manifest into a physical or emotional illness. In this way energy healing is hugely beneficial for the wellbeing of all three bodies: emotional, spiritual and physical.
I begin by scanning your aura for any energy blocks or imbalances. Working with a pendulum can help seek out and identify the energy blockages in your body, chakras and aura and help better focus the healing energy in the areas that need the most attention, as well as get a sense of your overall well-being.
Sweeping the aura with selenite wand
Working with a Selenite crystal wand, I sweep over your body to help shift, re-set or cleanse your aura. Selenite is excellent for moving and removing stagnant energy. It acts like a sponge to soak up trapped emotions in the ethereal body and also cuts cords of attachment to toxic people, places or habits.
Then I place specific crystals on certain parts on the body, usually, but not always, associated with the chakras. I also may place crystals around the body and in the palms of your hands.
Amethyst Palm Stone
Amethyst relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
Rose Quartz Grid
Rose Quartz vibrates in alignment with the energies of the Heart chakra and encourages feelings and expressions of warmth, happiness, compassion, understanding, respect, and emotional health.
Citrine can help strengthen self-esteem and transmute a positive, vibrant flow of energy in and around one's body. Citrine is also considered helpful in improving digestion and strengthening one's physical endurance. it is ideal for those who have demanding jobs or careers.
Black Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against energy that does not serve you, providing a grounding cord from the base chakra to the center of the earth. It absorbs negative energy from the environments and blocks psychic attack and negative spiritual influences. Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion.
The electromagnetic charge within each crystal is said to offer healing vibrations as they work to remove blockages around the body and restore a natural flow of energy.
A central belief behind crystal therapy is that individual crystals such as amethyst, rose quartz and citrine have the ability to communicate with the energy flow of the human body and help to realign the energy channels that are interrupting the natural flow of the body thereby helping it heal itself. Crystals with specific energies may help to relieve specific ailments such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, or more physical ailments such as digestive problems.
Some of the responses to a healing treatment - Deep Relaxation, calm, sleepy, soothing, reduced anxiety, invigorating, energising.
A quick guide to some of the chakras and crystals I work with:
Amethyst – activates the crown chakra.
Wards off energy that does not serve you, provides balance and stability. Supports in overcoming addiction and bad habits and assists in connecting spiritually.
Crown chakra: Located at the crown of the head. This is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection to ourselves and others.
Lapis Lazuli – unblocking and balancing the Third Eye chakra.
Eases pain particularly for migraines, helps bond relationships in love and friendship. Assists in active listening and enhancing your ability to contact spirit guides.
Third Eye: Located in between the eyebrows, this chakra is often called the “third eye” and represents our centre of intuition.
Turquoise – stimulates and harmonises the throat chakra.
Eases rheumatism and general pain, balances mood swings associated with PMS, helps you live your truth. Offers spiritual protection.
Throat chakra: This chakra is situated in the neck and is a source of verbal expression and helps our ability to speak our highest truth.
Rose Quartz – opens the heart chakra.
Stimulates blood circulation, stabilises heart trauma and imbalance, calms the mind and releases worry and calls the energy of the Angles/guardians.
Heart chakra: This energy point unites the lower chakras of matter and the upper chakras of spirit and acts as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Yellow Fluorite – stimulates the solar plexus.
Brings the power to solidify new interests and new relationships, helps you to see things in a different light. It adds clarity; waking things up and adding zest, optimism, and meaning to our lives and relationships.
Solar Plexus: Is a source of personal power.
Carnelian – stimulates the sacral chakra,
Controls the flow of Kundalini energy, stimulates and balances women’s reproductive organs, anchors you in reality and boosts energy and creativity.
Sacral Chakra: Is our centre of creativity and helps us express ourselves.
Red Jasper – aligns and grounds the root chakra.
Helps to connect you to the earth’s energies and awakens the chi and kundalini energies. Enhances vitality, strength, and sexual passion, gives you a sense of security and balance and helps ground you and reduce stress.
Root Chakra: Represents stability, security and our basic needs. When it is functioning well you are connected to your core and trust the universe.