In the most general terms, Crystal Healing may be defined
as "the use of crystals to stimulate the self-healing
mechanisms of the mind, body and spirit". It has some similarities with other therapies that include
the use of crystals, such as Crystal
History of Crystal Healing
It is not known exactly when crystals were first used for
healing purposes but texts claim that they were used far into
What does a Crystal Healing Treatment involve?
As in the case of many therapies, there is no fixed format
that is common to all practitioners. The following is a description of a general format likely
to be typical:
Prior to the Treatment
The practitioner may begin by explaining any terms
to the client, then conducting a brief consultation. Reasons for the consultation may include:
- For the client and practitioner to introduce themselves
to each other, especially to ensure that the client
feels at ease in what may be unfamiliar surroundings;
- For the practitioner to understand the client's expectations
of the treatment, to clarify any issues that the client
wishes to raise and to ensure that the client knows
what will happen next - e.g. that he/she may relax and
enjoy the treatment but no specific outcomes can be
- The practitioner may ask about the client's reasons
for requesting the treatment and about his/her general
health (so that if the client requires - or may require
- the practitioner to take any specific actions or be
aware of any possible eventualities then this is known).
- If the practitioner suggests use of a treatment couch
- as opposed to an appropriately clean and comfortable
pad on the floor - then he/she may check that the client
is able to get onto and off the couch safely and comfortably.
The above are also true of other
therapies, some of which also require more detailed medical
histories from clients. If for any reason the practitioner
considers that he or she is not an appropriate person to offer
a crystal healing treatment to that particular client that
day then he or she should say so. Similarly, if the practitioner
considers that crystal healing is not appropriate for that
person at that time then he/she should also say so and not
proceed to the treatment.
The Crystal Healing Treatment itself
The actual treatment may take the form of the therapist
first ensuring that the client is comfortable and able to
relax (perhaps playing gentle music and/or burning incense
to facilitate relaxation). The therapist may then lay an
arrangement of crystals around and possibly on the client.
As the treatment progresses these crystals may be moved.
Treatments may also involve energy or chakra balancing,
perhaps involving dowsing pendulums and / or relying the therapists
intuition. Most practitioners welcome client questions about
what will happen during a treatment.
After the Treatment
After the treatment itself many practitioners
allow their clients to rest (and realise that the treatment
has ceased) for a few minutes before gently checking that
the client is awake and offering him or her a glass of water to drink.
Textbooks and other Sources of Reading
There are many books available for those wishing to learn
more about crystals, and/or to become trained crystal healers.
An excellent place to start is the "Mind, Body &
Spirit", or "Holistic" sections of most major
bookshops, which usually include a selection of texts -
including non-technical books for those who only wish to
share an enjoyable skill with their partner and/or friends
Some examples of good books about crystals and minerals
in general include:
- Melody, "Love is in the Earth; A Kaleidoscope of Crystals" Earth-Love Publishing House, Wheat Ridge, Colorado (USA), 1995.
- Robert Simmons, "Stones of the New Consciousness: Healing, Awakening and Co-Creating with Crystals, Minerals and Gems" North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, U.S.A., 2010.
- and for more scientifically-inclined students ...
W. S. MacKenzie & A. E. Adams,"Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section (A Colour Atlas)" , Manson Publishing, London, 1994.
Examples of crystal healing books include:
- Judy Hall, "Crystal Prescriptions: The A-Z guide to over 1,200 symptoms and their healing crystals", O Books, Reprinted 2005.
- Ewald Klieger, "Crystal Wands: For Healing, Massage Therapy and Reflexology", Findhorn Press, Forres Scotland, 2009.
- Martin J. Scott & Gael Mariani, "Crystal Healing for Animals", Findhorn Press, Forres Scotland, 2002.
For more books see Crystal Healing books, Colour Healing books and Faith Healing books.
Further Information about Crystal Healing
Introductory crystal and crystal healing courses are available
from many local colleges. For a personal introduction to this
subject and to meet like-minded people who have similar interests,
find out what is available in your area.