Written by Holly Barnett, LMT – Blooming Moon Wellness Spa
The word ‘chakra’ (pronounced phonetically) is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or circle. These wheels are energy centers, most of which are located along the central channel of the body. The seven major energy centers each correlate to a bundle of nerve endings that make each chakra much more electrically charged than other parts of the body.
Each chakra is said to correspond with different aspects of our life, and with each different area of the body that particular chakra governs. Much like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the chakras govern physiological needs, emotional needs, life purpose, loving relationships, authentic self-expression, self-actualization, and transcendence. Balancing the chakra centers can assist in bringing balance to these areas of your life. Additionally it can help bring balance and awareness to the parts of the physical body that each chakra governs.
During a chakra balancing session, a crystal pendulum is used to test the electrical charge or the quality of each chakra. Some chakras may have very little charge or a more deficient quality. Other chakras may have a significant amount of electrical activity, giving it a more excessive quality. Once the chakras have been tested, different crystals are placed on the body to balance the chakras with excessive or deficient qualities. Then a guided visualization is offered so you can more deeply connect with these energy centers. To close, the cleansing smoke of palo santo is utilized to clear the entire energetic field. At the end of the session additional guidance and exercises to continue working with these chakras may be offered.
Chakra Balancing can be added to any massage for $15 with Holly.