Ask any energy healer, holistic therapist, or resident of a hip neighborhood, and they will extol the virtues of crystals, raving about their ability to heal, energize, and calm both the mind and body (not to mention realign the chakras).
Although there's little scientific evidence to support the energy effects of crystals, they're definitely welcome additions to our living spaces. First, there's the obvious aesthetic appeal. As I write this, I think of the white fluorite and amethyst that take my messy bookshelf from a piece of furniture filled with papers, old textbooks, and warped novels to something more, well, elevated. But second, and most importantly, there's the possibility of increased emotional and physical wellbeing. Why not give them a shot?
That seems to be the cultural consensus as of late because crystals have gone mainstream. Take Modrn Sanctuary, an alternative medicine studio located in New York, which now offers Crystal Bed Therapy. A 25- to 45-minute session вЂњpromotes emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual healing.вЂќ One editor from The Cut, Allie Jones, went to try it out for herself. The verdict? It's just as interesting as it sounds. Keep reading to hear about her crystal bed therapy experience.
As it turns out, the crystal bed isn't made out of magical stalagmites as I had imagined. According to Jones, вЂњThe crystal bed is not a pile of rocks; it is a flat massage table with several exciting elements. There are 'healing' amethyst crystals embedded in the table itself, and there is an infrared heating mat on top of it, which feels nice and warm. There is also a small white machine attached to one side that plays binaural beats through plush headphones and vibrates the bed in time to the music.вЂќ It makes sense why she likens the crystal bed to вЂњa baby bouncer for adults,вЂќ as it sounds so relaxing.
But the most important part of the crystal bed is, you guessed it, the crystals. Seven вЂњextremely clear, highly polished precise Vogel quartz crystals, cut to a specific frequency,вЂќ hang above the bed, in a single row. Once the session begins, вЂњColored lights matching the vibrational frequency of chakra colors radiate light and energy through the crystals to each respective chakra. They shine on/off in healing rhythms to cleanse, balance and align your energies.вЂќ In other words, your chakra system and aura will be healed and restored by getting rid of energetic вЂњblocks.вЂќ
вЂњThe idea is you come in with an intention of 'I'd like to release this, to bring this in,'вЂќ Modrn Sanctuary's founder, Alexandra Janelli says, вЂњso that the scalar energy that goes through you can actually help to release those blocks that are energetically happening in the body, and begin to re-vibrate it to the proper frequencies.вЂќ
During the session, you lay on the table under the heat blanket and crystals, absorbing all of the benefits. That's it. There's no extra work on your part, just pure relaxation. Jones deems it вЂњThe perfect state of napping.вЂќ
After awaking from a deep sleep to learn her session had finished, she left the studio feeling like she was вЂњon a puffy, pink cloud.вЂќ
Sounds pretty amazing, right? For an entire 30-minute session, you pay about $100. The crystal bed at Modrn Sanctuary retails around $12,000 (!), so comparatively speaking, it's not overly expensive. However, if you don't live in NYC, or a crystal bed therapy session doesn't sound quite like your thing, there are other ways to get your gemstone fix.
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