Gemstones like amethyst, topaz, jade, and many others don’t just look pretty in jewelry and ornaments, they also have a number of health benefits for your mind and body. As a result, they have started to be more frequently incorporated into health and spa treatments, including massage.
What is a gemstone massage?
Simply put, a gemstone massage is a massage that uses the power of gemstones to achieve a greater sense of peace and energy flow through the body of the recipient. Gemstones are applied to the body, focusing on certain pressure points and chakras, and massaged over the skin. As well as gemstones themselves, gemstone wands can also be used in massage, and even massage oils containing traces of certain gemstones. Gemstone facials can also be carried out using these oils and the stones themselves.
Different gemstones are associated with different properties and benefit, affecting the emotional quality and energy flow of the body as well as physical benefits. Your massage therapist may ask you some questions about what you hope to achieve from the massage in order to determine which gemstones are best suited to you.
What are the benefits of getting a gemstone massage?
Of course, a gemstone massage offers all of the benefits that a regular massage does, as similar actions are being performed, plus the added benefits that gemstones are thought to bring. Gemstones are used to interact with your body on a vibrational level, helping to restore the balance in your body by affecting your energy field. Negative energy is cleared, leaving you with a greater sense of peace and relaxation.
In terms of the different gemstones that can be used in this type of massage, here are a few different properties ascribed to them:
Aquamarine – Energizes and brings a greater sense of balance and harmony, restoring peace and happiness.
Ruby – Ruby is often associated with power and beauty, so it can be used for those lacking in confidence. It is thought to empower and clear the negative emotional energy that leads to self-doubt and low self-esteem.
Sapphire – This blue stone is linked with tranquillity and vitality. As it is linked to the throat and brow chakras, it is also used for patients suffering from headaches or a sore throat, bringing a sense of healing to these ailments.
Pearl – Pearl is a great gemstone for soothing and relaxing. It brings a calming energy and also helps to purify the mind and body.