Handling your Wands
Unfortunately, crystals are not as eternal and permanent as you might imagine. There are some very robust types, such as Agate, Jasper and Nephrite, but most of them are quite delicate and easily broken, especially when in the slim shape of wands. Most delicate of them all is Fluorite, in which split layers are often clearly visible. Split layers can suddenly become split off points, if you knock the wand against a hard object or drop it. Careful use of crystal wands is therefore really important. It is recommended that you keep two of each of the most important and most used crystals.
Energetic influences can also lead to crystal wands splitting along their hidden cracks. If a crystal takes on too much energetic load during a treatment, its crystal lattice will become stressed. Invisible cracks may open up, leading to clouding or even to the wand breaking completely. Colours may also fade or change; in the case of snowflake obsidian, the 'flakes' consisting of feldspar crystals may even grow out of the dark obsidian matrix. These changes, as a rule, will not reduce the effect of the wand, except if the colours completely disappear or the crystal actually breaks. In order to reduce this risk, crystal wand should be regularly cleansed.
Cleansing and Care
Before first use, as well as regularly after every massage, you should thoroughly cleanse your crystals.
If you have worked with massage oils, first remove the remains of the oil and rub the crystals dry properly. If necessary, you may also disinfect the wands with alcohol.
Afterwards, they should be thoroughly cleansed of the energies and information they have absorbed.
For this, hold your crystal wand for a minute or longer under running water and rub it hard with your fingers. You will discover that the surface of the wand, which initially might have felt a little "soapy", will create more resistance after a while, so that the fingers no longer glide so easily across it, this shows that the absorbed changes have been removed.
Then remove the crystals from the water and lay them on a piece of Amethyst Drusy. Amethyst liberates the crystals from any remaining foreign information. After a few hours, your crystal wands will be fresh and new again. If you like, you may afterwards charge the wands up again on Rock Crystal. This activates the crystals and fortifies their effect, but this is not absolutely necessary.
Use a safe place for carefully storing your crystals. A glass fronted cabinet is, of course, the ideal situation, but you can also carefully wrap them in silk or linen fabric and store them in drawers. Or keep them in padded boxes. Do not lay the wands criss-cross and willy-nilly in a dish or other container, as the multiple contacts between them will lead to a mixing of different effects. Neutral crystals, in particular, are easily affected with the information from other types of crystals. This would mean that you would have to cleanse the crystals before every application. This is not necessary if you thoroughly cleanse them after each treatment and then store them carefully.