The Benefits of Gemstones
Benefits of using gemstones in treatments are to balance the chakras, elevate mood, calm anxieties, reduce stress and can add a glow to your skin. Gemstones hold their own energy but can be transferred to an individual when placed on certain chakras.
As mentioned in the previous article regarding chakras, when you pair certain crystals with chakras in the body, the crystalline structure of gemstones work to amplify your healing intentions and restore and rebalance the energy body by removing blockages. Each chakra is typically associated with one or several stones. Here’s a list to help chose a healing crystal associated energy imbalance:
- Root chakra stones: Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline, Red Garnet, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, and Black Onyx
- Sacral chakra stones: Citrine, Carnelian, Moonstone, Coral, Orange Calcite, Tiger’s Eye, and Sunstone
- Solar Plexus chakra stones: Malachite, Calcite, Citrine, Topaz, Yellow Jasper, Rutilated Quartz, and Pyrite
- Heart chakra stones: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline, Chrysoprase, Aventurine, and Rhodonite
- Throat chakra stones: Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Angelite, Sodalite, Blue Apatite, and Clear Quartz
- Third eye chakra stones: Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Flourite, Angelite, and Lolite
- Crown chakra stones: Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond, Amethyst, Selenite, Flourite and Moonstone
Remember to cleanse your stones after each treatment to dissolve any leftover energy. This restores its natural state and ensures any energy released into the crystal isn’t passed onto another person or reabsorbed. They may be cleansed under cool running water, using salt or saltwater, smudging and placing the stones under the light of the sun or moon.
In the Treatment Room?
Gemstones have been used for thousands of years to promote health and beauty. They are recently becoming popular in spa and facial treatments. Gemstone rollers, spheres and wands can assist in facial massage while also providing healing energy.
There is a number of ways that you could use gemstones in treatments. Classically a gemstone facial includes using all chakras in the treatment process and is referred to as the “laying of stones”. Placing seven chosen chakra gemstones on top of the blanket, starting from the first chakra at the pubic bone and working your way to the seventh chakra at the head. The sixth and seventh chakra stones are placed beside their head. This allows the gemstones to balance the chakras as a facial treatment for the skin is being performed.
Sometimes if there is less time and the client has a complaint or expresses a specific issue, or a particular chakra is off balance then a “spot treatment” would also work in the treatment room. If the client is just having a bad day, and has negative energy, they can hold a piece of Black Tourmaline in their left hand during their facial treatment. The stone usually will turn very warm or even hot as it expels negative energy. A large piece of Rose Quartz could also be placed above the heart chakra under the robe to balance the energy if the client is experiencing rough relationships or to wants to reduce emotional distress.
Another technique is using very small stones or a facial gemstone kit that are placed only on the face. This is usually done over a mask that sits on the skin for 10-15 minutes allowing the gemstones to energize the skin. The gemstones are placed over corresponding chakra points on the face that are energy centers where the lymphatic system, blood vessels and nerves meet. It is believed that this type of facial can stimulate circulation, detoxify and tone the skin as well as have healing effects on the entire body.
Gemstones can also be infused in water to create an elixir as part of a refreshing spa drink. By infusing water with fruit and crystals it always seems like a refreshing treat when visiting a spa for a treatment.
Keep in mind that the way to make any technique effective is to do it mindfully, with sacred intention to support the health of your energy system and your clients. Be positive in your treatments when doing energy work and don’t let any negative energy or influences infringe on any treatment performed for your clients.