Crystal therapy is based on the idea that the energy found in crystals can be harnessed to help balance a person’s energy centers, which are known as chakras. Various types of crystal therapy treatments have made there way into spas across the globe for their ability to deliver serious relaxation.
The seven main chakras (Sanskrit for wheels), which are considered primary energy points in the human body, run a straight line from the skull to the base of the spine. An unbalanced chakra, similar to a wheel being out of alignment on your car, can disrupt the smooth flow of energy within the body. Each chakra corresponds to a specific part of the body as well as a certain color. In crystal therapy, energy is harnessed from the stone to correct the imbalance and bring the chakra back to its peak performance. When crystals are used synergistically with a massage, both physical and psychological functions are addressed.
Read on for some our favorite crystal treatments and products:
Amber Crystal Treatment, Espa Riga in Riga, Latvia
Following an ESPA facial and exfoliation, chakras are massaged using uniquely formulated oils and Latvian Amber Crystals to eliminate stress and tension, leaving the body in a total state of relaxation. (2 hours, $195)
Vibrational Massage at Mii amo in Sedona, AZ
Using seven essential oils, each containing specific crystal energy relative to each chakra, this massage relies on the frequency of vibrations to open up and revitalize the seven energy centers in the body. The aromatic oils along with light massage leave you feeling calm and balanced. (60/90 minutes, $150/$220)
Sjal Kashmir Saphir Perfecting Mask ($150)
Blue sapphire, a key ingredient in this pore-minimizing mask, works double duty, first by stimulating thepituitary gland and boosting melatonin production for an anti-aging effect, then by arousing the crown chakra for an increased sense of awareness.
Learn more about crystal therapy in the new issue of NewBeauty Spa+ on newsstands now.
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