Shining Starr Holistics

Holistic Therapies
Holistic Therapies


During this time of uncertainty there will be no face to face therapy sessions offered from my home in Cranbrook.

Online sessions for EFT are still available

This is where you can find details of the wonderful and relaxing Holistic Therapies I offer to you from my home in Cranbrook, Kent.

I began my journey into Holistic Therapies a few years ago, and am fully insured.

Holistic Therapies are a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health -- the primary goal of holistic medicine practice -- by gaining proper balance in life.

As an Holistic Therapist I believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

The Holistic Therapies currently available are:
Crystal Therapy
Hopi Ear Candling

Other Therapy sessions include:

Emotional Freedom Technique

Spiritual Life Coaching
Meditation Classes

Free 20 min consultation for all new clients
Taster sessions for Reiki or Crystal Therapy
Customer Loyalty Cards

Crystal Therapy

Crystal therapy is an ancient healing system concerned with treating patients holistically through the precise placement of crystals on the body and the surrounding room.

Crystal therapy is a non-invasive, relaxing, natural and enjoyable process. Whether you believe in the physical healing properties of crystals or not, the therapy itself will offer you a chance to lie back, relax and get in touch with your body's energies so you can leave feeling refreshed, restored and de-stressed - a perfect platform for improved physical health.

How does crystal therapy work?

Crystal therapy is based on the premise that crystals can, in a sense, communicate with the energies flowing around the human body. On a microscopic level a crystal is a network of repeating geometric patterns made up of compressed ions, atoms and molecules. 

Every crystal has its own unique electromagnetic charge. These charges, or 'healing vibrations' interact with the body's energy centres to remove 'blockages' and restore a healthy flow through the body and mind.

During a healing session crystals are  carefully chosen  for each individual patient as each one is believed to have a unique healing power. The crystals are then placed on different areas of the body in a grid-like fashion designed to stimulate energy.

Sometimes the colour of the crystal will be chosen to correspond with the supposed colour of each energy point / chakra on the body. From the tip of the tailbone to the top of the head the colours are as follows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Physical /Mental Benefits

Crystal Therapy has been known to benefit:


Anxiety and depression


Menstrual problems/PMS

Headaches and migraines

Digestive problems

Pain relief








Learning difficulties



Preparation before crystal therapy:

1)Schedule your appointment so you have time afterwards for yourself.

2)Having a clear intention and desire for healing (as well as being willing to let go of old patterns that are unhealthy) strengthens the effects of the healing.

3)Identify for yourself the following:

What is not working in my life?

What feels out of balance?

What is missing, or what qualities have I lost which I long to reclaim?

Are there unhealthy patterns in my life which keep repeating?

Are there people in my life to which I have an unhealthy connection?

Are there places in my body where I am regularly feeling pain?

Does my life feel out of control?

Are there themes in my ancestry which are getting repeated in my life?

Why am I feeling called to seek spiritual healing now?

4)Ask for a dream the night before, or pray for relief from your suffering as a way of setting your intention. 

What to expect during your crystal therapy session 

Before the crystal therapy can start there will be a consultation explaining how the therapy works plus there are a list of questions that I need to go through. There will also be the opportunity for you the client to ask anything.

You will be asked to remove your shoes and any jewellery before lying down, fully clothed, on a treatment couch. I will then “scan” your chakra areas & place the appropriate crystals on or around your body. When I am satisfied that the crystals have been placed correctly and that you are comfortable & relaxed, I will leave the crystals to get to work for a period of time that they deem appropriate. I will then assess the effect the crystals have had & may make adjustments, accordingly.

Once the healing is complete I will leave you for a few moments, when you feel ready I will give you some water and ask you to sit up slowly.

I will then explain my findings and the crystals used during your session.

After Care

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow the after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee

It is important to avoid alcohol or recreational drugs for 24 hours before and after your healing.

After your session it may take 1-3 days to fully integrate the healing you have received. 

Be sure to take time afterwards to nurture yourself. The effects of the healing can be gradual or dramatic, each individual experiences this differently.

Health Benefits of Chakra Balancing

1) Increase Clarity- Confusion and lack of clarity can be restored. 

2) Clear Out Harmful Thoughts- such as resentment, anger, jealousy, or betrayal. If these feelings are not dealt with appropriately, they will create havoc in your body. 

3) Gain Insights- Confusion, uncertainty, and indecision can be released by helping a person to restore one’s focus.

4) Reduce Stress- by releasing unnecessary thoughts and distractions and staying away from harmful people.

5) Strengthening the body, mind, and spirit- Stress, 

harmful situations and people can cause the chakras to become weak or distorted which is a major cause of illnesses.

6) Restore Harmony- Physical or psychological trauma, emotional wounds, and mental imbalances need to be released or balanced for the body to remain healthy.

Disclaimer: Crystal Therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine


Hopi Ear Candling

This is an ancient and natural therapy handed down by many civilisations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially probably for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen healers. Ancient wall paintings show their importance in initiation rituals and healing ceremonies of the tribe. The candles are still made today on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians.

What are Hopi Ear Candles?

Hopi Ear Candling (also known Thermal Auricular Therapy) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, it is used to offer real and calming benefits for many problems and conditions associated with the ear, nose and throat areas. The therapy is widely used by doctors in Europe and America as an alternative to conventional treatments such as antibiotics, ear syringing and grommets. A Hopi ear candle treatment is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience.

How do Hopi Ear Candles work?

The process of Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The hopi candle is then lit and the suction that is formed draws secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Often referred to as the ‘chimney’ effect. The rising air gives the ear drum a gentle massage and also helps to regulate ear pressure. This is soothing, calming and protects the irritated areas.

Most of these are carried away through the candle "chimney", although some of them can be found in the condensed or lower section of candle wax after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.

The Hopi Ear Candling has been known to benefit from the following:



Hay Fever


Compacted Ear Wax

Sore Throats









Glue Ear


Post Diving Pressure

Post Flying Pressure

Bell’s Palsy

Balance Problems



Are there any contraindications?

Infection or inflammation of the ear

Ear Tumour

Lack of ear Drum

Perforation of the ear drum

Surgery of the ear drum

Auricular cysts/acute mastoiditis/otosclerosis/otospongiosi

Known allergy to bee products

Known allergy to ingredients of the candle


Any other condition of the ear which may affect treatment

What happens during your treatment?

Before treatment begins, I will need to give you a full consultation and asked a number of questions regarding any problems that you may  have with your ears. This is to help assess whether Hopi candling will be a safe treatment for you to have and to find out what your expectations of the treatment are.

You will lie down comfortably on your side and relax while an ear candle is gently placed into your ear. You will hear a pleasant crackling and hissing of the flame and may feel a mild suction due to the chimney effect. This is a very comforting feeling. Both ears will be done even if you only have a problem with one. 

Each candle will take 6-10 minutes to burn depending on the design of the candle used and the state of the ear and head environment. The rising air has the effect of giving the ear drum a gentle massage which in turn helps to regulate ear pressure. When both ears have been done you will then lay back and relax and receive a 20 minute crystal facial treatment in the resting time needed after candling. 

A crystal facial can help with wrinkles, de-stresses and tone the skin and eye area. 

I have a selection of crystal massage wands and will use the one I am drawn too.

After Your Treatment 

You are likely to have a feeling of lightness with a soothing, pressure relieving sensation mainly in the ear and head area. You will be very relaxed and calm with a deep sense of security. This treatment may also spontaneously cause freer nasal breathing and an improved sense of smell, even when the nose was blocked before treatment.

Overall it is a very relaxing experience and one which I personally enjoy

For Further Treatments

A second one can be repeated 3 days after your first, but not before. It is recommended that only three treatments be given in close succession and if after those you still feel no improvement in your condition then it is advised that you visit your doctor for further investigation. 

Some people have a treatment every 4 weeks if they get relief from an ongoing problem, but once your ears are clean it is a personal preference as to how often you have them done. Every 3-6 months would be practical for good ear hygiene or whenever you feel the need if used as a form of relaxation from stress.

Disclaimer: Hopi Ear Candling treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. 

Regular ear candle treatments may be considered an important adjunctive therapy to help you stimulate lymphatic system and blood flow.

Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contraindicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP



EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique.

EFT is a healing energy psychology based on a combination of the ancient principles of acupuncture minus the needles combined with talk therapy. 

It is a simple to learn and non-invasive procedure that gently re-aligns the body's energy system when specific meridian points are stimulated (tapped on).

The body is made up of meridian lines. When we feel discomfort as a physical symptom we can be sure there is a blockage within our energy system. By percussion tapping on particular energy points of the body, and at the same time focussing on the negative emotions which may be contributing to the physical symptoms, those energy blockages are shifted. It's all about releasing and letting go…..

Shifting energy changes the way our brains process information about a particular issue. So tapping while tuned in to the issue is like rewiring or re-routing the brain's conditioned negative response. It changes both feelings and thinking.

Disclaimer: EFT is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine.



Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. 

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. 

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Mikao Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. 

The Ideals came in part from the five principles of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Mikao Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realise that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. 

The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

The secret art of inviting happiness 

The miraculous medicine of all diseases 

Just for today, do not anger 

Do not worry and be filled with gratitude 

Devote yourself to your work, Be kind to people. 

Disclaimer: Reiki is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine

If you would like further information on the Holistic Therapies on offer here at Shining Starr Holistics please contact me via the website.