Music cures everything, that is my mantra in life. Music is that one element that fits anywhere. Be it in the elevator, at home or restaurant. It is the one component that carries us through during those difficult days.
Music can evoke emotions in us that we bury deep down and somehow finds a way to heal those wounds we hardly talk about. Music is that friend you never knew you needed but is always there for you.
I guess to an extent, we can boldly say that music is our lifeline and that heartbeat that keeps us grounded and pushing when things get bad. Everything has a vibrational frequency, including humans, this explains how certain frequencies can impact how we feel.
Sound healing is an ancient technique that uses tonal frequencies to bring the body into a state of vibrational balance and harmony. It may be considered new age but, the truth is, sound healing is hardly new to the scene.
It is believed throughout history that the ancient Greeks used music to cure mental disorders and boost morale. As your personal wellness guru, I will try to explain in the best way possible, what sound healing is, what the benefits are and where you can find sound healing places near you.
What is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is the use of sound vibrations to relax your mind and body. According to Gong Master Martha Collard of Red Doors Studio, sound can shift frequencies from low energy of guilt and fear to higher vibrations of love and joy. Sound healing is the use of sacred instruments of voice to release energetic blockages and induce a state of ease and harmony in the body. Even though we have a variety of sound therapy, all of them produce vibrations that alter your brain waves. Sound healing comes makes use of different instruments including Tibetan sound bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks, chimes, binaural beats, vocal toning, and voice.
Malbert Lee, a Hong Kong-based crystal bowl and gong master, says that vibrations are especially useful for healing the body. The adult body is 75% water, and water is a great conductor of sound vibration. Lee notes that when vibrations travel through the body, they promote circulation, energy, flow, and rejuvenation. The frequency of the sound synchronises with the brainwaves and activates de-stress responses in the body.
Benefits of Sound Healing
The benefits of sound healing are endless and facilitate healing on a mental and physical level. Here are 4 benefits of sound healing.
1. Clears Energetic Blocks
Sound healing can help clear energetic blockages and facilitate healing on a physical and mental level. Some people experience deep healing during sound therapy as sound vibrations open, clear and balance their chakras and release stuck energy.
2. Boosts Overall Physical Health
Sound healing is believed to lower stress levels, decrease mood swings, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and lower cholesterol. Over the years, sound healing has also been used to treat several conditions including anxiety and dementia.
3. Enhances Relaxation
One of the amazing benefits of sound therapy is the deep relaxation it offers. Due to the sound being emitted, the frequency tunes to your body’s healing needs and helps the body find total relaxation and restoration.
4. Supports Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Well-being
Another amazing benefit of sound healing is that it reduces your stress levels, anxiety, and depression. It helps in keeping you balanced and renewed and ultimately benefits your holistic well-being
Places to Visit for Sound Healing
Integratron in California
This place truly offers an unforgettable sound experience for those seeking deep relaxation, rejuvenation and Introspection. All sound baths are 60-minute sonic sessions which consist of a brief introduction to Integratron and its history, 35 minutes of 20 quartz crystal singing bowls played live and the balance of the hour to integrate the sound and relax in the sound chamber to ambient music.
Each bowl is keyed to the energy centre or chakras of the body, where sound is nutrition for the nervous system while resting comfortably in a deeply resonant, multi-wave sound chamber as a sequence of quartz crystal bowls is played. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of your mind and body.
Maha Rose in New York
This healing centre offers a meditative experience where you are ‘bathed’ in sound waves. Crystal singing bowls and chimes are played while you lay on the ground, creating a full-body listening experience. Maha Rose treatments often induce a state between waking and dreaming.
The vibrations of the deeply restorative practice can soothe the nervous system and restore harmony to your physical, emotional, and mental states.
Sound Embrace in Atlanta
Sound Embrace creates sound bath experiences that support your body by assisting it in using its natural healing process to relieve stressors on the mental, physical, and emotional levels. Sound Embrace helps you live a life you love waking up to every day through strategic sound bath sessions, holistic counselling, and movement practices.
Sound healing is typically used in conjunction with energy healing. Why not learn about crystal healing benefits and places to visit so that you can optimise your healing experience?
As my good friend always says, music heals everything, and I couldn’t have said it better myself. Music is that one thing that connects people and manages to leave you always feeling good.