What is Sound Healing Therapy?
A sound healer sometimes called a sound therapist or practitioner may claim that it improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system and assists digestion. In the area of healthcare there are many alternative and complementary therapies that have reported successes for many ailments.
However scientists are still on the sideline on this although recent studies are showing many benefits for the use of meditation and music therapy on a person’s health and well-being. Currently studies still continue into the benefits of healing with sound.
Can Sound Really Heal the Body?
There has been extensive research and many papers written about vibroacoustics and the positive effects that sound vibrations and healing properties of vibrational medicine can have on the body. Many scientists, and orthodox medical professionals have written about the healing effects of music and how sound healing instruments such as Tibetan singing bowls and certain types of music therapy have been applied to help relax a patient or client and how this appeared to help their inner healing process.
The connection between healer and patient is of paramount importance and with this in mind empathy may play a vital role in how this connection might aid and assist the healing process. There are very few people who do not have some interest in music or sound. If it’s classical, or rock, dance, jazz or rap, music has the ability to affect most of us mentally or emotionally in some way. And if music doesn’t do it for you then maybe the natural sounds of nature might be your forte.
Why is Sound Healing so Popular Now?
It seems everything around us has some connection with sound. It is not surprising that of all the therapies one can choose many are drawn to modalities that include some form of music. Everyone is drawn to some kind of music if only for relaxation. It’s hard to find a leisure centre, yoga class, meditation or mindfulness class that doesn’t feature some type of music and sound.
How long is a Sound Healing Session?
Group sessions may last two or three hours some of which might have as many as forty or fifty people lying on mats on the floor chilling out and sampling the amazing atmosphere that can be generated particularly with a large group. It is an especially transformative experience to be part of a group session if it involves chanting and singing.
What is a Gong Bath?
Chinese or moon gongs in particular have a very wide range of sounds and harmonics which at times can be played in such a way as sound like thunder or like heavy waves crashing against the rocks and it can also create beautiful tender light sounds as soft as the wind or like very light waves.
Because of the infinite variety of sound that a gong is capable of producing it has become very popular and hence the name ‘gong’ bath.
How Can a Singing Bowl Heal You?
There is a law in science called ‘entrainment’ whereby an object that is vibrating (the bowl) has an effect on another object (your body). There is also the effect that empathy plays when this is directed by the healer / therapist / practitioner and is magnified by the sound vibrations of the musical instrument being used for sound healing.
The latter is the basis of BioSoundTM Healing.