Good Vibrations! An introduction to Crystal Healing Reflexology
'You know the world is a magial place when Mother Earth Grows her own jewellery .'
I've always been fascinated by crystals, over time I have always felt compelled to enter new age shops selling crystals and incense, as well as burning smudge sticks and incense in my home. Somehow, I feel a connection with them, but it was only quite recently that I have become more attuned to them as memories of mum and me foraging for herbs and hedgerow medicine, that crystals found their journey back to me.
It was during lockdown I found a piece of Jade once belonging to my mother and began carrying the stone on me daily. Carrying this little piece of stone seemed to be having a powerful force on me, as well as a sense of my mum being close. Mum passed in 2008. I began to have wonderful dreams about the two of us together and a real sense of calm and direction. It was then that I decided I wanted to explore the world of Crystal Healing and continue my journey with crystal healing where I left off, with mum and my ancestry guiding me, all of whom strongly impacted my beliefs in how everything is connected, as well as following my heart.
The new age of Zen
Crystal healing seems to be everywhere at the moment with more & more people becoming aware of crystal energy. The digital era is embracing once taboo ancient holistic healing methods to de-stress and unplug. You only have to turn the pages of beauty magazines to see how crystals are being mentioned.
The Elixir in Zone Face Lift carries an amethyst stone, you can find crystals in makeup, water bottles, facial oils, in massages & facials, jewellery, birth stones and more. Ancient wisdom & knowledge of crystals are coming back into the world. You may yourself find yourself being drawn to crystals for a number of reasons.
What is Crystal Healing Reflexology?
Crystal healing raises our energy vibrations and can help balance our own energy system as well as our space and others. They can help clear feelings when we feel blocked, run down or in need of some calming as well as cleanse your space and support you. All you have to do is be guided by your heart as you sit quietly listening to your thoughts and feelings; you will hear and sense a difference if you work with your heart and not your mind.
The treatment begins with a full consultation to take down any physical or emotional imbalances before the treatment can commence. This is followed with crystals being used on or around the body or under the couch to begin relaxation as the energies from the crystals are transmitted to you at the start of your treatment.
As you receive either facial or foot reflexology, different crystals are used for balancing different energies and conditions relating to you. This encourages the release of stress, helping to balance and rejuvenate the body as well as calming both body and mind. Crystal healing can enhance healing throughout your reflexology treatment by working with you interactively. The treatment also includes a visualisation to help you truly tune into the crystals being used.
Using Crystals at Home
There are many ways you can incorporate crystals into your lifestyle at home from using a crystal healing water bottle to drink from, using crystal rollers and crystals oils, to elixirs in your facial routine as well as a gua sha tool to lift and tone.
When buying a crystal hold it, look at it, talk to it and buy ones you are drawn to, whether that be for you, a friend or a loved one. Some people like to carry crystals in their handbag, in their bra, in their pocket or as a piece of jewellery. You may also want to place some in your work place or home. I like to keep mine in a pretty bowl where I pick one out each day and carry it around in my pocket. You may also like to incorporate them into your yoga or meditation practice to enhance the energetic work you’re already doing, or if like me, have them with you for your manifestation at a full or new moon.
Crystals are part of nature and simply having some in your life or being near them can help you connect with mother earth and wisdom.
6 Crystals to get you started
There are hundreds of different types of crystals, all carry different energies & power. Here are some examples:
- Clear Quartz
Great for clearing your mind, body & spirit & any clutter, ideal for focusing energy & balance & improving clarity
- Rose Quartz
Also known as the love stone. It can encourage self-love, warmth & compassion & beneficial when dealing with strong feelings of love or grief & is often used simply to calm in times of stress.
A lovely crystal to aid a restful sleep & strengthens your intuition
Considered to be a crystal that represents the manifestation of one’s desires. The crystal of ‘success’ and can increase personal power It is symbolic of the energy which resides in sunlight to help create new life. The crystal affirms that negative energies and emotions can be transmuted into positive ones.
- Blue Lace Agate
A perfect crystal for an overactive mind and calming the mind
Carnelian crystal is a warm, vibrant stone that boosts confidence and the power of true expression. It empowers your self-confidence in all aspects of your life
Cleansing your crystals
It is important to regularly cleanse your crystals & after purchasing them before use, because they naturally absorb the energy around them. Here are a few ways to cleanse your crystals.
- Bury them in the earth overnight
- Wash them in salt water
- Leave them outside under a full moon
- Cleanse them with incense or a smudge stick or even a candle flame
- Leave them on a window sill in the sun
Some crystals do not like water or sunlight so it is important to do a little research first before cleansing.
Crystal Reflexology takes its foundation from Reflexology and Crystal Healing combined. If you would like to dip your toe in the water, why not try a treatment of facial or foot reflexology with combined crystals, at Indigo Blue Reflexlogy.