Crystal Balance: A Step-by-step Guide to Beauty and Health Through Crystal Massage

Crystal Balance: A Step-by-step Guide to Beauty and Health Through Crystal Massage

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By (author) Monika Grundmann, By (author) Michael Gienger, Photographs by Ines Blersch

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  • Publisher: Earthdancer Books
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 203mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Forres
  • ISBN 10: 1844091325
  • ISBN 13: 9781844091324
  • Illustrations note: 120 colour Photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,213,065

Product description

Many approaches to crystal massage focus on relaxation techniques for both body and mind, but only the method introduced in this practical step-by-step guide is designed to achieve inner and outer beauty. This method, known as Crystal Balance, maintains that physical well-being reflects upon every aspect of our everyday lives as well as our inner selves, and so massage can be effective on every level of the body, mind, and soul. As the method can utilize a wide variety of crystals, all of which have different healing properties, it can be personalized from patient to patient. The guidebook features clear descriptions of the gemstones used in the therapy, from agate to zoisite, and their properties, as well as a variety of exercises and goals to promote body relaxation and recovery.

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Author information

Monika Grundmann is a beauty and massage therapist who offers seminars and training courses in Crystal Balance therapy. Michael Gienger is a crystal therapist and the author of Healing Crystals. Ines Blersch is a photographer whose work has appeared in Crystal Massage for Health and Healing.

Table of contents

Introduction by Michael Gienger The Crystal Balance method 10 How beauty can come through touch 13 Origins of the Crystal Balance method 16 Crystal Balance and massage oils 17 Combining gems and oils for: 18 - Serenity 19 - Security and protection 19 - Recovery 20 - Anti-stress 20 - Happiness 20 - Energy flow 21 - Anti-aging 21 Warm and cool crystals 23 Creating the right atmosphere 25 Gem selection for: 26 - Relaxing 27 - Releasing stress and tension 28 - Achieving balance 28 - Recovering 28 - Increasing energy levels 29 - Staying calm 29 - Protecting and limiting 30 - Helping depression 30 - Detoxifying and purifying 30 - Stimulating lymphatic flow 31 - Improving circulation 31 - Improving your skin 32 Exercises 33 Crystal Balance - the treatment sequence 37 Crystal Balance - the techniques 38 Preparation 40 Protection 41 Toe-to-top and back again 42 A grounding foot massage 53 Use healing hands 58 Face the bare facts 63 Feel free! 72 Warm sun on your tummy 74 Back on your feet 79 Gems for beauty: the facts 86 The aim of Crystal Balance 88 Alphabetical list of crystals 89-101 Purification and care 102 The author 104 Acknowledgements 105 Bibliography 106 Addresses 107