A SUCCESSFUL new-age business is set to expand after seeing its popularity grow since opening.

Crystal Healing, which is based on Halstead High Street, is set to launch a second shop in the town.

The business, which opened four years ago, has gone from strength to strength and is now looking to expand.

The shop sells crystals and new-age items, which have seen demand grow over the years, as well as doing readings.

Now the shop, which is owned by Mariea Johnson, is set to open a new branch in the coming weeks to provide a range of services.

The current shop will move to the larger store next door, with the new Crystal Healing Lounge starting up in the old premises.

Mariea said: “Crystal Healing Halstead first came to the High Street four years ago and was welcomed by the community.

“Over the years the demand for crystals and new-age items, and in particular healing and readings, has increased so much we made the rather nerve-wracking decision to expand, especially as the shop next door was available and larger.”

The new lounge will offer a wide range of services, which include reiki, crystal healing, reflexology, chakra balancing and card and mediumship readings.

Other therapists will also be operating from the premises.

Mariea added: “The actual shop selling crystals, incense, healing jewellery, witchcraft items, Buddhas, dream-catchers and other spiritual new age items has moved next door.

"Crystal Healing Halstead was my dream come true and I was so proud the day we opened our doors.

“I will always be so grateful to each and every one of my clients who we call the Crystal Healing Halstead family for their support, especially over the past couple of years and Covid.

“I am so keen to expand on the services we offer and give the community exactly what they have been asking for."

The new healing lounge will be available by appointment while the shop will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.