One of the most popular methods used in a crystal healing session is the placement of different, specifically chosen crystals on different parts the body according to corresponding chakras, which are focal points of spiritual power in the human body. Sometimes the crystal healing practitioner will also place healing crystals around the client’s body in order to construct an enveloping energy field around the client to immerse them in healing energy.
Crystal healing has a strong association with New Age spiritual movements. One characteristic that distinguishes crystal healing from other forms of alternative medicine is that it is an extremely personalised and individuated practice. This means that in a crystal healing session, the methods used and the outcome will be highly dependent on the individual client’s personal needs, experiences, problems and character. No two sessions will be alike and as a result, many people who make use of crystal healing feel a personal connection to its practices and get a sense of intimate and genuine care from each session.
Practitioners of crystal healing claim that the shape, colour, size, degree of clarity and markings of a crystal all lend themselves to determining the specific healing power that crystal holds. A crystal’s specific properties, therefore, determine which ailments it can help to alleviate. These properties combine with the specific placement of the crystals on or around the client’s body in the effort to achieve a specific result.