Massage Therapy and Crystals
Crystals have been used as massage tools for centuries. Crystal massage can be a
really beautiful and uplifting experience. It works on a deep esoteric level and
not only does the physical body enjoy total relaxation but all the inner
emotional stresses are brought skillfully to the surface of the mind - and
The secret of giving a very successful Crystal Massage lies in being able to
control the crystal so that it almost glides over the surface of the client's
It is not, of course, necessary for you to have any basic knowledge of massage
but as you practice your knowledge of massage,a person's body and what someone
likes and dislikes will become evident. The effects can often be absolutely
delightful for your client and will make them feel 'out of this world'.
As you progress and become more experienced in crystal massage you will become
able to massage the client's body, as well as effecting their mind and spirit at
the same time.
Be sure to always check in with the client to make sure it is alright for them.
But don't harass them every minute either. Allow them to relax and enjoy.
*Keep your massage stone close by so that you can easily reach the stone between
massage with your hands to distributing the oil on the body and then using the
* Your hands should never leave the client's body unless the are turning over to
the other side.
*Keep your movement smooth and flowing.
*Practice makes perfect
*You can virtually use any type of crystal that is tumbled (smooth) for
massaging. If you feel the client needs a certain stone for it's metaphysical
properties, then use that stone. For example if the client feels scattered and
not grounded, you can massage them with hematite or onyx to help ground them and
*Applying balance. Quartz points in the hands or around the body help to bring
energy into the massage experience. Quartz is the most resonating stone to the
human body, therefore its energy during healing is legendary! Variations in
quartz configurations can help with a headache (put two quartz points at the
feet to draw the energy down away from the head) or the patient needs to feel a
more lifting spiritual experience (put two crystal points facing the top of the
head). Encircling the body with quartz during the massage is the best way to
apply overall balance.
*Use any crystal to massage out knots and tension in your muscles or to simply
receive increased energy and rejuvenation. Crystals that fit within your palm
are an ideal size to work with, either on a specific part of your body, ie,
shoulders and back, or for a full body massage. Warm the crystal by holding it
in your hands before placing it onto the skin. Experiment with crystals of
* Using the tumblestones for a Chakra balancing treatment after the massage is
the perfect way to end.
Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac