What is Sound Therapy?
The renowned American mystic Edgar Cayce stated that “Sound is the medicine of the future”. However, there is nothing new in this method of healing, as it is seen in many ancient civilisations: Pythagoras used music for physical and emotional healing, and the early Vedic philosophers and Hindu priests understood that the vibrational energy they created with their chanting and use of mantras enabled them to connect with the divine essence of the universe. Shamans, Aboriginals and other traditional cultures continue today to use song, vocal toning, drums and other instruments in their sacred ceremonies to achieve balance and unity from within.
Modern science today now confirms what these ancient cultures have always known, that everything is in a state of vibration. The frequency that something naturally vibrates is called resonance. Different organs and systems of the body vibrate at different frequencies and when healthy they resonate together in harmony. However, if one part becomes blocked and cannot vibrate at its natural frequency it may produce discord and dis-ease.
Sound therapy works to readjust these areas of blocked resonance in the body. Incorporating various instruments, all techniques in sound therapy involve the application of sound waves and harmonic vibrations. Absorbed at a cellular level these vibrations work to retune the body’s organs and systems by helping them vibrate again at their natural frequency, thus enabling them to work once again in harmony with the whole.
There are a number of treatments to suit a variety of needs and situations:
SOUND BATH: using a variety of sound instruments this treatment provides a sonic immersion which aims to cleanse, relax and stimulate to enable healing and rejuvenation.
SONIC MASSAGE: this treatment uses the Otto vibrating tuning forks (these are weighted tuning forks) placed on the chakra centres and acupressure points to send vibrations gently through the body to clear blockages and help the healing process.
The Otto tuning fork is also very effective for helping with back problems and specific joint stiffness, and may be used in conjunction with crystal bowls and Tibetan bowls for a sonic healing.
SINGING BOWL THERAPY: using both crystal singing bowls and Tibetan singing bowls this treatment helps to create a state of deep relaxation which enables the body and mind to re-tune and stimulate the natural healing process.
All of the above treatments help support the body and mind to reorganise and retune so enabling them to work in harmony and bring unity and balance to the whole. Treatments cost £30.
I am also pleased to be able to offer sound baths online via Zoom. These are 30 minute sessions and cost £15. By connecting with me via Zoom, you will be able to relax in the sonic immersion of the sound bath whilst still in the comfort of your own home.
For further information, or to book either types of treatment, please get in touch using the contact page.