At Sole and Beauty we are fortunate in that Sue Rogerson who undertakes sessions as a qualified well-being and holistic therapist offering a range of treatments including Thermogen Crystal Therapy. Crystal therapy is an ancient healing system concerned with treating patients holistically through the precise placement of crystals on the body and the surrounding room. This means that, unlike Western healthcare (which tends to focus on treating one symptom/ailment at a time) crystal therapy addresses the patient as a whole - paying as much attention to his or her spiritual and emotional well-being as to their physical health. There is very little scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of crystal healing on a medical level. However, crystals have been used, revered and enjoyed for many thousands of years - both for their aesthetic beauty and for the peace, relaxation and harmony they seem to invoke. Crystal therapy is a non-invasive, relaxing, natural and enjoyable process. Whether you believe in the physical healing properties of crystals or not, the therapy itself will offer you a chance to lie back, relax and get in touch with your body's energies so you can leave feeling refreshed, restored and de-stressed - a perfect platform for improved physical health.
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If you have never tried any form of alternative or complementary therapy before, the idea of going to a crystal therapy session can seem a little daunting. Crystal therapy couldn't be further removed from the 10 minute GP appointment you might be used to. So what exactly happens in crystal therapy?
Instead of attempting to diagnose any physical issues you may be suffering from, a crystal therapist will first assess the condition of your aura before selecting a number of crystals designed to restore its equilibrium.
An aura is an invisible emanation thought to surround each person's body. Our auras supposedly relate to our emotional, mental and spiritual make up, meaning that when we are healthy, the energy flowing through our bodies is clear and balanced. If something in our lives happens to unbalance this - such as a physical ailment, or a mental issue - then this results in a blockage that could ultimately manifest as a physical illness.
As with most alternative and complementary therapies, you will first be required to have an initial consultation. The initial consultation is basically an opportunity for your therapist to learn as much about you, your medical history and your lifestyle as possible, allowing them to analyse your personal situation as thoroughly as possible before selecting the appropriate crystals for treatment.