Karen Welden, LMT, has been a massage therapist in Santa Fe since 1992. In Auguest of 2006, she made her second trip to the world-renowned healing center, Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola, in Brazil, which she describes as “one of the most extraordinary places on the planet.” The Casa was founded by John of God, a spiritual healer also known as “the Miracle Man of Brazil.” Over the last 40 years, 11 million people have traveled there from all over the world to receive physical, emotional and spiritual healing. For visitors to the Casa, a device called the “Crystal Bed” is prescribed to balance the energy field as a required preparation for healing work by John of God. Karen’s experience with the Crystal Bed was so incredible that she obtained permission to bring one to North America in order to share what it could offer.
Karen has chosen to rename her Crystal Bed the “Crystal Canopy.” This device, which uses quartz crystals and light to promote balance and healing, consists of a stand with seven extendable arms that are positioned over a massage table (like a canopy). On the end of each of the seven arms is a quartz crystal that has been cut to a specific frequency using a special technique developed by the late Marcel Vogel. The individual receiving the session rests, fully clothed and face up with eyes closed, on the massage table below the Crystal Canopy, and the seven crystals are aligned with his/her seven chakras. Above each of the crystals there is a small light bulb and a colored filter. Each filter is a different color, corresponding to the color of one of the chakras. The light bulbs pulse on and off, each in its own specific sequence.
In this way, the Crystal Canopy combines the power of Color Therapy and Crystal Healing Therapy. As colored light shines through the crystals in alternating patterns, each chakra is cleansed, energized and brought into balance with all of the other chakras. This allows deeper, more subtle energies to be brought into balance, helping to recharge the body’s energy, strengthen the immune system and ease stress. Other benefits include:
– Balancing the electromagnetic field
– Activating the body’s own self-healing mechanism
– Rejuvenating the physical body
– Stimulating a deeper sense of spiritual awareness and harmony
The sequence and speed of the flashing lights is varied according to what each client asks for in order to effectively balance his or her chakras. In addition, the Crystal Canopy functions as a link to the helping spirits of the Casa. For these two reasons, it is important for each client to meditate or quietly think about what he or she hopes to accomplish from the session under the Crystal Canopy and then set an intention. It is also always advisable for each individual to rest after a Crystal Canopy Healing session and to drink plenty of water beforehand and throughout the rest of the day to help rid the body of any toxins released during the session.
Crystal Canopy sessions at High Desert Healthcare & Massage include a brief consultation with Karen Welden followed by 20 minutes under the Crystal Canopy in a nurturing, peaceful atmosphere.