What is it?
The healing properties of crystals have been recorded for thousands of years by the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and within many cultures around the world.
Crystals are still a popular form of therapy to bring balance and wellbeing, as well as providing relief for an array of ailments.
Crystals are used in traditional and modern medicine, used in many pieces of hospital equipment and more commonly in the more well known quartz watch.
Each crystal has a constant and unchanging internal structure, a repeating atomic lattice, which is how each "species" of crystal is identified.
Due to their molecular composition, crystals have their own unique vibration and frequency that is never changing. It is these frequencies and energy that is used in Crystal Healing to bring harmony to the mind, body and spirit.
Chakras are the body's energy centres that are located from the top of the head to the bottom of the spine. If these energy centres are not working effectively, the body may present symptoms such as headaches, fever or just not feeling quite right.
Crystal Healing is a relaxing, non-invasive treatment in which crystals are placed on or around the body to bring balance, encourage healing & provide a sense of wellness. During a Crystal Healing treatment, your chakras are checked and if they are not balanced, appropriate crystals are selected and placed on the chakra to balance it.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy technique, used to promote & encourage relaxation, wellbeing & healing. Practioners use their hands to provide healing, by either gently laying hands on or above the body - whichever is preferred by the recipient.
Reiki was developed in the early 1900's by Mikao Usui & is now recognised and used all over the world, in various settings including hospitals, hospices & clinics, as well as private practices.
The Japanese words "rei" and "ki" means "universal" and "vital life force energy" which flows through all living things.
Reiki can reduces anxiety & stress, it encourages relaxation and can be a great support with symptoms associated with illness, injury & ongoing traditional medical treatments.
Because it uses universal life force energy, it is beneficial with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing eg chronic pain, stress related illness, digestive disorders or psychological distress.
During a session, you will be asked to lie down on the treatment couch where your comfort is paramount, so cosy blankets are available to keep you warm. Remaining fully clothed throughout the session, Jo will place her hands, palms down, on various positions on or over your body - whichever you are most comfortable with.
Reiki flows from the hands, as Jo acts as a conduit of the Reiki energy. The length of time taken for each area, depends on the amount of energy needed - so the client dictates. Sessions usually last about 40-45 minutes.
Most clients report feeling very relaxed during a session, some even fall asleep. Others report feeling sensations such as warmth or tingling during the treatment.