A CRYSTAL BED HAS 7 EXTREMELY CLEAR and highly polished quartz crystals suspended approximately 12 inches above the client lying on a massage table. Each of the quartz crystals has been cut to a specific frequency. Each crystal is aligned above one of the seven human energy centers or chakras. The individual receiving the session rests face up with eyes closed, bathing in the energy. The sessions are very healing and integrating.
HOW DOES THE CRYSTAL BED WORK?
As the color is transmitted through the crystal onto the corresponding Chakra, the chakra is cleansed, energized and brought into balance with all of the other chakras. This allows the other aspects of our self, whether it be mental, emotional or physical to be brought into balance. For when the chakras are out of balance, all the other aspects of ourselves will also be out of balance. Then as these subtle energies are brought into balance, the bodies own natural healing mechanisms are able to function as they were designed to do. The “Crystal Bed Healing” cleanses, balances, opens and recharges the body’s energy creating a deep relaxation. In the end, we may not know exactly all the ways that it works, but we do know it does!
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
People feel all manner of sensations during and after sessions–pressure, weight, lightness, heaviness, hot, cold, wind, all manner of body sensations, tickling, tingling etc. The crystals can evoke feelings of peace and serenity. You may experience insights and release of specific personal issues and memories, feelings of warmth, movement, expansion, cleansing, or a feeling of being touched. Some people feel sensations of physical healing taking place, as they feel the presence of the healing spirits. Your awareness may even extend beyond yourself to higher states of consciousness. For more information, log on to www.ionie.com or call 941.955.4599. – Susan Short
Sparkling Oxygen Facial
I HAD THE EXTREME PLEASURE OF an Oxygen facial by Jana Lyons on a recent afternoon. I ran into her tranquil studio, rushed from my hectic day and immediately felt the need to relax. Calming and serene, Jana evokes confidence and professionalism. I was looking forward to having my skin in expert hands.
Often referred to as the Hollywood facial, many of the celebrities have this done right before a red carpet event. It is a technique that involves blowing 100% oxygen onto the face to ensure that the gels and serums are properly absorbed into the skin.
I first had the derma planning which removes the dead skin cells with a small blade type instrument and your face is as smooth as the day you were born! Then the mask and serums were applied to my face and the oxygen machine was used to thoroughly have these products absorb into my skin.
There are a number of spas that now offer oxygen facials. Since this is a non-medical procedure, it can be performed by any spa employee. Before the actual oxygen treatment begins, the skin care specialist will first exfoliate your skin to ensure that it is free of dirt and excess oils.
After the exfoliation and a mild facial steam, the spa professional will use a machine that introduces oxygen directly into the skin’s pores. The oxygen used is usually treated with a number of supplements that are good for the skin, such as vitamins, to help the skin retain its firmness and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is painless and requires no harsh chemical peels, as the whole point is to oxygenate the skin so that it can heal itself more quickly.
This treatment has been used to get rid of acne scars, due to the infusion of oxygen that helps the skin to create new cells at a faster rate. Located at 73 S. Palm Ave. #303 in Sarasota. Log on to floridaesthetician.org or call 941.840.0119. – Susan Short