Worksop woman helped by holistic therapies wants to share her love of crystals with the world

A Worksop woman who was helped by holistic therapies is now sharing her knowledge and love of crystals with others as she starts her own business from home.

By Laura Andrew
Thursday, 30th July 2020, 12:00 pm

Mel Drage from Kilton had been living with anxiety and depression for many years before she found a therapy called tapping.

Mel, aged 48, said: “I was at a really low point and couldn’t see any future for myself.

“I was in a job I didn’t like and was going through struggles with fertility.

Mel decided to start selling crystals as she has not been able to see her therapy clients in person due to Covid-19.

“When I found tapping it changed my perception and mindset about life.”

Mel had tried traditional therapies but nothing worked like tapping.

“I started to train to become an energy healer and went through a rigorous coaching and mentoring program.”

Mel says that tapping therapy changed her life for the better.

Due to Covid-19 Mel cannot see her clients in person at the moment so she has turned her attention to selling crystals.

She began by making small packages called ‘Mels happy mail’ that contained four of five crystals.

After selling 200 in the first few weeks of lockdown she decided to take a risk and set up her own little shop in her home.

Mel said: “Even though I can still do some therapy sessions through Zoom it’s not the same.

A selection of crystals that Mel has sold.

“Unfortunately my mother is suffering from dementia and has deteriorated a lot during the lockdown.

“Selling the crystals means I have time to be there for my mother but I can still make an income.”

Mel believes that there has been an increase in interest surrounding holistic therapies and crystals in recent months as many people have had more time to reflect on their lifestyles.

A crystal moon, Mel says people are drawn to different crystals depenent on what they need.

“We’ve all had so much time to think over the last few months.

“Now is the time to decide what we want to leave behind with the pandemic and what we want to strive for in the future.

“I have 100 per cent had more people contacting me about my services.”

Mel has temporarily turned the therapy room in her home into a zen zone to house the crystals that she is selling.

She believes that different crystals have different healing properties.

She said: “Crystals vibrate different frequencies sort of like radio stations.

“Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.

“We can’t see electricity but we know that it’s flowing.

“There are things in the world that we can’t explain fully.”

One of Mel’s favourite crystals is the rose quartz which is known as the stone of love and is aligned with the heart chakra.

She believes that people are drawn to specific types of crystals dependent on what they need.

Mel is selling her crystals through her Facebook group, you can join it here.

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