How To Work With Crystal Wands

How To Work With Crystal Wands

Crystal wands are carved from natural gemstones to form a stunning wand shape. Wands are good to hold when you need focus or clarity. Wands are also used in crystal healing to direct healing energy.

The type of crystal you choose will bring that particular crystal's properties. A wand pointed away from the body will tend to draw energy away and a wand or point pointed towards the body will tend to channel energy in "Universal energy" rather than your own energy is focused down the wand and through the point.

Wands can also be used in massage healing. Massaging the body with a crystal wand helps to release tension from the body, while at the same time the stone's healing energy is transferred to the body. Smooth, round wands that are rounded on at least one end are the best to use in massage healing as they will not scratch or cause other discomfort to the body.

Pointed wands are good to use in reflexology—a healing method in which the stone's point is held on certain pressure points, mostly on the hands and feet, to heal ailments in particular areas of the body.

Here are some tips on how to use your crystal wand.

Working with the energy centres of the body

  • Wands are effective when working on the energetic and etheric levels of the body. The simplest way to work with wands on this level is to activate and balance the 7 chakra system. There is no physical contact with the body in this method, so it is a great introduction for someone who is not used to energy work. Starting at the base chakra, spiral the wand in a clockwise motion to activate and balance this centre. Continue until you feel this chakra is balanced and move on to the next one until you have balanced all 7 chakras. This is a very simple yet effective way to use crystal wands to balance the body.

 Relax with reflexology

  • This method only takes 2-3 minutes and is based on the spinal zones of the hand in reflexology. It can bring relief in stressful situations and can be done on yourself or another person. Trace the crystal wand directly on the skin from the tip of the thumb. After doing the same to the other hand, you can try a basic unblocking of the brain stem by creating a circular motion at the base of the thumb followed by a zig zag motion as pictured. This helps the nervous system to function well and brings relaxation to the body. This is just one of a myriad of ways you can use crystal wands with reflexology.

Crystal wands for massage

  • As well as being an effective tool for reflexology, wands are gaining popularity in facial and body massage. Crystal curved wands, rounded wands, massage wands and palm stones are all popular choices. Curved wands are perfect for massaging the face and body. You could also try facial massage with heart and palm shaped crystals. For Gua Sha massage or ‘scraping massage’, oval crystal slices are an excellent choice.

Amplify your crystal grids

  • Some people who are new to gridding may not be aware of this activation tip. Once you have placed your crystals in your preferred grid style, use your crystal wand to activate it. Simply trace along your grid from the centre crystal. With the intention to activate it and also your intention for the grid. This helps the grid crystals to guide the energy where you want it to go.

Popular Crystal Wands

  • Rose Quartz – the energy of love and self-care. Great to use for facial massage and reflexology.
  • Amethyst – the energy of tranquility and harmony. Good to use for the entire body and grids.
  • Clear Quartz – the master healer. Good for any use including gridding.
  • Jasper – general wellbeing. Reflexology and energy work.
  • Tiger Eye – for activating courage and resilience. Reflexology and energy work.
  • Stromatolite – promotes personal growth and flexibility. Good for any use.
  • Sunstone – activates optimism and joy. Good for any use.


Crystal wands are versatile and are a useful addition to any crystal collection. As with any crystal, you can also use them for meditation. 

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