How aspects of music or sound is applied for healing
Music or sound healing therapy uses facets of sound or music to help improve health and well-being at a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level. A trained therapist or practitioner will employ sound or music healing methods to apply to a patient or client during a therapy session.
What is Music Therapy?
- Listening to specific healing music
- Chanting or vocal sound expression
- Voice toning
- Dancing and moving to music
- Singing with music
- Mindfulness and focus in the moment
- Guided meditation
What is Sound Therapy?
- Chinese gong, moon gong or other type of gongs
- Tibetan singing bowls
- Crystal quartz bowls
- Tuning forks, biosonic forks, weighted forks
- Wind chimes
- Drums, ocean drums
- Rain sticks
- Shruti box
- Harmony balls
- Audio files & Vibroacoustics
- Voice toning, Singing & Chanting
Healing with sound
Music therapy and sound healing modalities continue to flourish both as a standalone therapy and also when integrated with other therapies.
Benefits of sound or music therapy
- Stress reduction
- Reduced pain
- Lowering anxiety
- Improving sleep
- Decreasing mood swings
- Immune system improvement
- Maintaining and improving health and well-being
- lowers stress
- decreases mood swings
- lowers blood pressure
- lowers cholesterol levels
- teaches pain management
- lowers risk for coronary artery disease and stroke
- improves sleep
How does sound or music healing work?
- The ability and capacity of the therapist to transmit empathy through their healing modalities and sound healing instruments
- The patient or client’s willingness as opposed to reluctance to attending for therapy.
- The training, expertise or experience of a sound healer / therapist / practitioner
- The preparation beforehand by the healer / therapist / practitioner
- Selection of the appropriate instruments to use in each situation
Entrainment, Vibration, Frequency, Resonance
Basically the Law of Entrainment states that when two different vibrational frequencies come into resonance with each the stronger force will affect the weaker force.
If say the ‘A’ string of a guitar is plucked in close proximity to another guitar, the ‘A’ string of the second guitar will resonate as a result of the vibrational frequency created by the first plucked guitar.
Experiments carried out also show that two clocks with swinging pendulums will after a short time start swinging in synchronicity as each pendulum is resonating with the other.