Gemstone Therapy Institute FAQs
Gemstone Therapy is a complementary alternative modality that follows well-defined procedures to support the body’s ability to self-heal physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, using high-quality drilled and spherical crystals.
Gemstones work with energies, and energy is involved in every aspect of our lives. A Gemstone Therapy session can focus on any intention you want to address. This includes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues; plus conditions that involve the past and future; as well as relationships, not only with others but also with yourself.
Gemstone Therapy Institute practitioners are trained to provide a safe and comfortable space where your trust is earned every step of the way. Gemstone Therapy is a no-touch, permission-based modality. During your session you may sit or lie down on a treatment table.
You remain fully clothed, though you may feel more comfortable removing your shoes. Overhead lights will be lowered, and a thin sheet or blanket will cover you. You’ll receive a pillow for your head, and a bolster for your knees if you want one. Gemstone necklaces will be laid on your body and applied above and around it. Gemstone aura sprays may also be applied above your body. Treatments usually last about an hour.
At the end of a Gemstone Therapy session, clients feel calm, at peace, and relaxed. More importantly they are fully integrated, which means they will leave feeling well-grounded and able to focus, without feeling spacey or disconnected.
If you visit a Gemstone Therapy practitioner, plan on paying out of pocket. The cost of a session varies according to the experience of the provider, the local economy, and whether or not they are also professional health-care practitioners.
Fees are generally around $85 per hour for a session with an Associate Gemstone Therapy Practitioner, and $120 for a fully certified Gemstone Therapy Practitioner. These are fair prices considering their intensive training and investment in high-quality gemstone tools.
Start by registering with the Gemstone Therapy Institute. You’ll be assigned a mentor who will support you on your journey and give you all the hand-holding you need. You’ll receive a student packet that contains a checklist of requirements. You can view them here. Level 1 classes can be taken online, although an in-person workshop is highly recommended. At the conclusion of Level 1 studies you become a Gemstone Therapy Associate Practitioner.
Becoming fully certified and receiving GTP credentials is a long process. I will not assign certification unless I know an applicant is fully qualified to handle the sophisticated protocols that bring out the full potential of gemstones. Requirements include attending two 5-day workshops, practicing 100 sessions, and an in-person oral final exam.
Realistically, to offer a decent pharmacy to clients in a Gemstone Therapy Associate Practitioner’s practice, you’ll want to invest around $15,000. These are tools that will last you a lifetime when regularly cleansed, and that you’ll want to consider in your estate planning.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, massage therapists make a median salary of $37,180 and acupuncturists make $73,400. Gemstone Therapy associate practitioners, who charge $85 and give two sessions a day on average can expect to make $42,500 a year from sessions alone. Full practitioners, $60,000. Commissions from gem and spray sales, plus mentoring fees are additional sources of income.
Gemstone savant Isabelle Morton brought out the practice of using crystals in sphere form in the late 1980’s. Her book, Gifts of the Gemstone Guardians (authored under her previous name and co-authored with her first husband), laid the groundwork for the modality. In 2009 she emerge from her 14-year sabbatical with passion and purpose, and started her own company, GEMFormulas LLC, and soon after the Gemstone Therapy Institute was also born.