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Crystal healing is a simple practice that helps to bring balance and wellness into our lives. Although a popular modern day treatment, crystal healing has been practiced for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine and India’s ancient system of Ayurveda. Most Western holistic practitioners today use their crystal work to support the Chakra system – a series of subtle energy centers located throughout the body.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, Chakra is a Sanskrit term for ‘wheel’. Each of these energy centers spin at their own frequency which creates light that in turn supports our auric fields. This light is not normally perceived by the naked eye unless you are either clairvoyant or happen to have access to some bioelectrical measuring equipment! Bringing crystals into the auric field amplifies any areas that need a boost of vital energy. This can be easily done by carrying a clear quartz stone in your pocket or wearing amethyst in a jewelry setting, etc. How do you know when you are in need of a boost of vital energy? Times of emotional upset, mental fatigue and/or low spirits often indicate the need to rebalance one’s energy.
Working from the premise that everything is energy – from currents of electricity to your favorite song – crystal healing is just a subtle transference of energy that results in a more stable state of being. The mineral kingdom supplies a vast array of gemstones with their own distinctive colors and precise molecular structures. These unique traits provide many different healing properties which brings us back to their widespread use in Chakra balancing treatments.
Each Chakra is noted for the color that its frequency vibrates at. Higher frequencies vibrate at the cooler end of the spectrum where we find Violet, Indigo, Blue and Green. Lower frequencies vibrate at the warmer end of the spectrum where we find Yellow, Orange and Red. Wearing a turquoise necklace supports the throat Chakra which vibrates at a vivid shade of blue. During a crystal healing session, all major Chakras (and a few minor) are addressed with a rainbow assortment of gemstones lending their vibrant energy to the receivers auric field.
It is interesting to note that the Chakras and layers of the aura are in close relation to our physical, emotional and mental health. The therapeutic benefits of working with crystals can result in changes that come from deep within. This is the core of holistic healing practices; connecting the body, mind and spirit together to create wholeness. When we are whole, we get a full sense of our genuine self. Get whole, get well!
Reiki sessions at the spa now include a complementary crystal healing treatment as these two forms of energy work go very well together. Come experience a session for yourself and enter a deeper realm of healing and restoration!
At least once a week I’m asked about my best recommendation for treating forehead lines. Botox? Fillers? Peels? Laser!?
I’ve tried them all in the pursuit of fulfilling my due diligence as a professional skin therapist (read: esthetician).
I have been poked and prodded and filled with known toxins and other foreign substances, peeled my face off with technological marvels and with refined and aggressive acid combinations, dedicated myself to a regimen of daily topical creams that trigger my skin to repair itself and “heal” the hard-earned and increasingly apparent lines on my face.
Despite my dedication to the above I still see the lines. I still make the same face(s) that get me through my daily life and communicate my frustration, happiness, surprise, etc. I continue to enjoy making tell-tale faces to inform my husband of appreciation or disappointment or frustration, and so the lines, the well-worn and completely unique map of my face and my heart continues to get more and more detailed, the older I get.
What’s a girl to do, you ask!? What’s a girl, who doesn’t enjoy wearing so much of her history on her face for all to see, do with the roadmap front and center?
Again, having tried aggressively to erase and prevent more of my own roadmap from forming on my face I’m investigating a more permanent and dynamic solution.
For the next 30 days I’m going to dedicate myself to actually increasing my ability to make good faces; I’m going to try what some call Facial Yoga. I’ve seen some amazing before and afters, I’ve read and heard from devotees and I have to say I’m super excited. There are some hand dandy devices and high-tech crutches that will be making their way to a menu near you at Calvert Rejuvenations Spa if this little experiment goes as hoped.
Will you join me? Below are some youtube videos I’ve found helpful so far. I’m looking into many other teachers and techniques and books and videos. I’m hoping to refine this approach so I can make the best, simplest recommendations, based on personal experience, once I’ve determined if this is, in fact, better than handing over our faces to harsh, aggressive methods and the risks associated with heavy duty “roadmap intervention”.
I’ll add to this list when I find things worth adding, so stay tuned. email me with your feedback and insights!
Cheers, to making make innumerable faces as we see fit, to reducing the telltale signs of our lives, but continuing to relish the joy and satisfaction of playfully scowling when called for.
The capacity for repairing and rejuvenating itself makes the human body a pretty incredible thing. Today many of our bodies support very unnatural lives: we sit all day and barely move, we hardly ever sweat, we eat things that aren’t grown anywhere but made in labs. Many of the repair and maintenance systems in our bodies have begun to slow down if not turn off altogether, which has led to toxicity of varying degrees, even immobility in some cases. To get back to our naturally healthy, naturally balanced state, sometimes, the body needs just the right nudge from nature for those wonderful internal processes to begin again, restoring us to our pristine pre-toxic selves.
Whereas Calvert Rejuvenations’ Organic medi-facials and products encourage our skin’s internal process for reinvigorating itself to its full youthful glory, Infrared saunas utilize heat therapy with far-infrared light to trigger the body’s most efficient mechanism for detoxifying and shedding the residue of a busy life: sweat. Deep, cleansing sweat, poured directly from your body’s subcutaneous fat. Your body stores excess fuel in the form of fat, and the fat stores all the body’s unusable residue, and there isn’t a person among us who wouldn’t benefit from shedding that stuff. Sweat is the release valve.