The aim of crystal healing is to restore wholeness, balance and health to emotions, mind and spirit as well as the physical body.
Various crystals and minerals are placed on or around a fully clothed person to induce deep relaxation, release stress and pain, and promote energy balance within the physical and subtle bodies.
They are placed on sites of pain, on acupuncture points or meridians, or on subtle energy vortexes called chakras.
The treatment takes around an hour and crystals may be used singly or in patterns.
Crystal therapy is designed to give patients a relaxing experience, away from their usual life, that is similar to meditation. The patients often experience deep relaxation while the treatment is taking place, which boosts the immune system and makes the body function more efficiently, along with relieving stress.
The therapy is also designed to help self-development, improve self-confidence, balance the mind, spirit and body, show the patient their life path, boost creativity, help spiritual development, improve communication, and increase the patient’s feeling of empowerment.
Although there are believed to be many spiritual benefits of crystal therapy, it is not a treatment recommended to replace orthodox medical advice.