What is a Chakra?

Chakras are the energy centres of the body.  The word 'chakra' derives from the Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language of Hinduism and the Vedas) and literally means 'spinning wheel' or 'sphere of energy'. It is traditionally believed there are thousands of chakra points in the human body. However, there are seven significant chakra points. These run from the pubic area up to the crown of the head and back down (in the middle of the body) to the coccyx.

What are crystals?

The word 'crystal' is derived from the ancient Greek word 'krustallos'. A crystal is a solid body with geometrically regular shape created as the earth formed. Crystals are the imprint of earth’s evolution, a process influencing their properties and their effectiveness.
Chakra Balancing can be traced back for centuries; it is said that ancient civilisations (e.g. Native American Indians and Mayans) healed with crystals.
Chakra Balancing for whom?

This healing method is beneficial for everybody but it especially helps people with physical conditions including pain, anxiety, arthritis, insomnia, lethargy, and stress. Chakra Balancing can enhance the effects of conventional medical treatment. This therapy is also of benefit for the healthy as it maintains the balance and harmony of body and mind. Because it is very relaxing and calming, it can help the recipient to deal more effectively with the stress of everyday life.

Although this therapy is safe for most people (young and old), there are a few people who should not receive such treatment.

Contra indications are: epilepsy, pacemaker and certain mental conditions.
What is the treatment like?
For the Chakra Balancing, crystals are placed on the recipient’s body, mainly on the chakras. According to this teaching, the seven basic energy centres in the body have a colour associated with them – the colours of the rainbow. For example, green is the colour of the heart chakra. Some crystal healers position the corresponding coloured crystals on the person to enhance the flow of energy.
Within each crystal there is energy - resonance and vibration - that can be utilised.  The therapist will work with these varying energies, choosing the crystals that will correct chakra imbalances. Crystals are said to direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the body. Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from bad or negative energy believed to cause an illness. Clearing out the bad energy alleviates the symptoms and helps to cure the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.
Visualisation can also be a powerful tool for balancing chakras, as thought is energy - the therapist might suggest evocative locations to stimulate positive energies in the client. In addition, positive affirmations spoken by the therapist during treatment can bring about good feelings. The practitioner might choose to use all methods during the session.
After a treatment

The therapist will take notes during the session detailing the changes that have occurred within the recipient’s chakras.

The practitioner will explain these and advise the client what to do over the next few days and when to arrange a follow up appointment.

After the treatment the recipient will feel deeply relaxed, a term also known as ‘grounded’. Therefore we suggest the recipient takes some time to enjoy the deep state of relaxation and to slowly come back to full awareness. (Some people might be too relaxed to drive, for example, until about 20 minutes after the treatment.)

After the session the body finds it easier to flush out any ‘waste’. The recipient will gain maximum benefit from the treatment if resting afterwards and drinking plenty of water - being aware of the detoxifying effect for about 48 hours after the treatment.