Sound healing: What is Sound Healing?

Sound healing, also known as sound bathing and sound meditation, utilizes various sets of sound vibrations to improve the emotional and physical health and well-being of self. Sound has been used in various cultures for many years as a tool for healing, particularly for mental disorders dated back to ancient Greece. So how does sound healing work and what are some of the benefits of it?

How does it work?

These days, sound healing comes in a variety of forms, all producing vibrations that alters your brain waves. Sound healing is the use of sacred instruments or voice to let out energetic blockages, inducing relaxation and harmony to your mind and body. It allows your body to heal itself, by downshifting the brain waves, which affects all the cells in your body, shifting them to a state where you are relaxed and at ease.

Along with voice, these are a few of the different instruments used in sound healing:

·       Singing bowls

Singing bowls is an ancient form of regeneration used in the Tibetan culture since the 12th century. These metal bowls come in various sizes and each producing a unique vibration that works on separate parts of the brain. Bowls of different sizes are often used together, to help calm emotions and clear minds.

·       Alchemy Crystal singing bowls

Alchemy Crystal singing bowls are advanced crystal singing bowls, where colourful crystals, fine gemstones and precious metals, such as 24 karat gold, silver and platinum are heated and blended in with the quartz bowls.

Our entire human body down to our DNA is crystalline in structure, causing it to respond and resonate with the extraordinary frequencies associated with quartz crystal. Pure sound waves produced by high-quality singing bowls are able to sync and establish coherence with our brain waves. This supports and allows the listener and the player to relax into a lower state of brain wave such as Alpha and Theta State that promotes self-healing.

·       Drums

Drums have healing strength of their own. Drums can be played with hands or with sticks. The hits must be sharp, but not too strong. The clean and sonorous sounds from the drums send vibrations that will release the tensions and unlock blocked energy channels.

·       Gongs

Gongs have been used as a form of sound healing for thousands of years. It is the big golden disc that is often seen in Chinese and Buddhist ceremonies and rituals. Today, gong baths are often done as gongs vibrates at the same frequency as the body’s cells. This place the body in the most optimal state to heal itself. A gong bath is where one is “bathed” in the myriad vibrations generated by the gong. Gong baths release a flow of stronger vibrations and richer sounds because of its size and structure, allowing one to feel more refreshed and achieve harmony and healing within.

 There are other instruments that we use in sound healing.

What are the benefits of sound healing?

Sound healing can help you to achieve healing on a physical and mental state. Some of the benefits of sound healing includes:

·       Clears energetic blockages

During sound healing sessions, the sound vibrations help to open, clear and balance their chakras and moves and releases areas of stuck energies. You will feel balanced and replenished afterwards.

·       Reduces stress, depression and anxiety

Sound healing helps to balance and clear the mind, leading to a healthier and renewed sense of purpose and well-being. There is strong evidence that sound can help to heal the mind, improving your mood to make space for positivity.

·       Improves sleep

Insomnia means having difficulties falling or staying asleep, experiencing fatigues and lack of energy and concentration throughout the day. Sound healing helps to stop mind chatters and allows the mind to flow naturally into slower rhythms, putting the mind and body into a state of calm and relaxation that will lead to sleep.

·       Pain relief

Sound therapy uses low frequency tones that puts us in delta wave state. When we are in delta wave state, we experience cortisol reduction and releases beta endorphins, which are responsible for suppressing pain. This is helpful for people with pain such as arthritis, menstrual pain or knee pain.

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