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The Llewellyn Journal

What Can I Do With Crystals?

This article was written by Corrine Kenner
posted under Self-Help


Hot Stone Massage
Popular in spas and holistic healing centers, hot stone sessions melt away tension and complement crystal healing and other forms of spiritual therapy, such as Reiki.

Hot stone massage kits contain almost everything you need to get started—detailed instructions and precautions, an assortment of smooth, rounded stones, and a warmer, which is typically a roaster-style oven that you can fill with hot water and stones. If you don’t have a hot stone massage kit, you can experiment with any large, smooth, rounded stones you have on hand. Black basalt rocks are best, because they retain heat the longest and won’t split or crack over time.

Wash your stones with soap and water every time you use them. Warm your stones in hot water, but be sure to monitor the temperature with a thermometer: stones hotter than 130° Fahrenheit can leave serious burns. If you plan to simply lay the stones, don’t put them directly on the skin; use a thin towel or flannel sheet to absorb some of the heat.

You can put inch-long “cosies” between your toes, and arrange other small stones in a daisy-petal pattern on your face. You can put palm-size stones on each of the chakras on the front of your body, or run two columns of stones down your back, on either side of your spinal column. (Do not put any hot stones directly on the spinal column or on any protruding bones.)

If you plan to use the stones as massage tools, oil both the stones and the skin with massage oil first.


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