Crystal Bed Healing is a remarkable healing technique developed by one of Brazil's most remarkable healers, Joao Teixeira de Faria or John of God. First developed in John of God's clinic the Casa de Dom Inacio, in Abadiania Goias, Brazil, crystal bed healing is a combination of crystal therapy and color therapy, both of which utilize spiritual healing.
The crystal bed itself is a simple bed common to many energy healers and massage therapists on which the patient lies with a white cloth over their face. Above the bed on several arms are seven cylinders, each of which contains a crystal, a light and a color filter which directs light through the crystal and pinpoints the chakra or energy centers of the human body. Each crystal and filter is specifically chosen for its correspondence to that chakra's positive qualities and energies. By directing light through the crystals, John of God discovered that he could 'activate' the healing properties of the crystals to stimulate the energy systems of the body into harmony.
John of God himself is a spiritual healer, or channeler. He started his healing clinic when he discovered that, by opening himself up to divine love and universal positivity, these energies were directed through him to heal people. He remains a modest and self-effacing man, stating that “I do not cure anybody. God heals, and in his infinite goodness permits the Entities to heal and console my brothers. I am merely an instrument in God’s divine hands.” John of God also claims that he is in contact with benevolent beings he calls the Entities, or the spirits of past great Healers, Doctors and Angels.
Crystals themselves have long been associated with healing, luck and wisdom and crystal therapy is a growing art as the research into the properties of crystals deepens. It is known that crystals refract and oscillate light in special ways, and that their interior construction is unique to each crystal. Earth crystals or geodes for example, have long been known to help healing by 'vibrating' at the same frequency as particular energy centers, or chakras.
The crystal bed therapy itself is becoming a popular form of spiritual healing which leaves the client feeling deeply relaxed and energized. It is a non-invasive form of treatment (no actual contact is made) and it stimulates the body to heal itself in a natural way: chakras which were once blocked or in retrograde are stimulated to their normal flow, in turn allowing the subtle energies to flow more easily through and around the body. In this respect the crystal bed therapy can be considered a form of Reiki healing.