Thumb stones are smooth, polished gemstones, usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation, used for relaxation or anxiety relief.
They are used by holding the stone between the index finger and thumb and gently moving the thumb back and forth across the stone. This action of moving the thumb back and forth across the stone can reduce stress, and aid relaxation and meditation.
The smoothness of the stone is most often created naturally by running water.
Tourmaline is revered as a talisman of protection, dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It is thought to guard against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy. Tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone, providing a connection to the Earth; its supportive energy aligns and centres the body, promoting a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world.
Tourmaline is a stone of purification: cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness.