About Sound Therapy
Everything in our world vibrates through the energy of sound waves, some are more subtle than others. We all love music either to dance, sing or just to listen to.
The dawn chorus of birds singing, the meowing of the cat or the bark of the dog. Around us are varying musical vibrations which give off their own unique and tantalising sounds. If you have seen the film August Rush you would come to appreciate or listen more intently to all the sounds that play out around us in every moment.
In sound therapy, I use the various sizes of Tibetan singing bowls which emit different frequencies. Almost everything we experience in the universe is based on our perception of vibrating frequencies. Singing bowls can create a state of deep relaxation, They pair well with other instruments such as drums or bells.
Singing Bowl Therapy
I first came across singing bowl therapy many years ago, the effect I felt after just one session was so profound that I continued to submerge myself in the vibrations whenever I had the chance.
Singing bowls have been used throughout Asia for meditation, ritual, and ceremonial purposes. The sound produced by these bowls is very unique but could be likened to a gong or a bell. Used in sound healing therapy, singing bowls are believed to calm and repair the mind as well as reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve breathing and circulation, alleviate aches and pains, strengthen the immune system, and improve the mood.
Wind chimes might be the most magical of all the sound therapy tools. Wind chimes are a favourite in Feng Shui and are said to harmonise and maximise the flow of our life force. Since they require the natural element of air to vibrate. When the slightest breeze comes through the wind chimes, they will begin to sing their relaxing and calm sound. In sound therapy, chimes can be played gently and can add to your experience of relaxation and peace.
Offer their own special sounds used by monks to clear energy they add to the array of instruments used in sound therapy to ground your energy, clear negativity and aid relaxation.
Bells have a special place in our society, you just have to listen church bells ring out their own special tunes. Bells also have their own rhythm and vibrations
How Is A Sound Therapy Session?
My client would lay on a massage bed, while I play the various singing bowls, bells, cymbals and chimes around the body. Much research has been done into the impact of sound therapy on the human psyche.
Sessions usually last for 30 minutes to 1 hour.