Crystal healing is a type of alternative therapy that involves using gemstones to bring balance to an individual’s life and mind. Crystals are said to “have a stable and unchanging energy pattern, each with a unique frequency and energy field, or resonance” that gives them special properties, explains Judy Hall, in her work, The Little Book of Crystals. As a result, “they act like tuning forks,” helping bring “harmony” to the “very unstable energy field of the human body”.
Individual crystals are also known to have their own special energies that align to different areas of your life, with their shape and colour – as well as their type – affecting their influence.
In a standard session, crystal healer Emma Lucy Knowles explains that she “lays the crystals along the key chakra line of the [client’s] body to aid in balancing the energy field.” For her, “the chakra – or energy points – in our hands, as well as the third eye, the point between the eyebrows, are the most effective when starting therapy with a ‘beginner’.”