Sound has been utilised in various cultures for thousands of years as a healing modality. The healing sounds of live ethereal harp, ancient gongs and the beautiful purity of crystal bowls, provides waves of peace, heightened awareness and relaxation of mind body and spirit and move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronises our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
This same concept is utilised in meditation by regulate breath, but with sound it's the frequency that is the agent which influences the shift.
WHAT IS IT LIKE?
A sound healing treatment or sound bath is largely a passive experience which we believe is enhanced within the power of the group. By doing this, you prepare yourself to become the receiver of sound. It's in this place of stillness that you participate by becoming more open and aware of each sound that comes in.
When using Tibetan bowls, they are placed on and around fully clothed body and gently tapped by the practitioner. This produces audible sounds and vibrations. The client is transformed into a deep state of relaxation. These vibrations from the Tibetan and crystal bowls penetrate to the cellular level resulting in loosening tense muscles, allowing regenerative processes to take place and creates physical, mental and emotional well being.
CRYSTAL & TIBETAN BOWLS
The sounds and vibrations of singing bowls promote relaxation and restoration with subtle and sometimes profound healing effects. They can be used to take the recipient into deep meditative states, which can then, in turn lead the body into a place of homeostasis, which helps the body to self-regulate and create self-generative healing.
Our bodies are made up of 65-75% water, which is an excellent conductive medium for sound and vibration. The pure tones and vibrations from the Tibetan and crystal bowls are transmitted to our cells which release toxins, creating a purifying and cleansing action.
The body is also made up of many crystalline structures. When the crystal bowls are played, there may be profound effects on the tissues, cells and organs in the body. As well as re-balancing the circulatory, endocrine and metabolic systems. Our bodies resonate with the purity of the sound, creating balance within the energy centres/chakras.
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of any medical disorder.
Dr Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Centre in New York.
The enchanting sound of the harp has unique healing properties. The resonance, richness and tonal colour have a soothing and relaxing effect. The subtle use of sound cultivates inner quietness, balance and beauty.
The benefits of healing and expansion have been long observed in a range if settings including personal development groups, with children in hospitals, hospices, and in business and performance enhancement.