Who is Sound Therapy suitable for?
- Feeling stressed, anxious, worried and tired?
- Are you finding it hard to have a clear mind and concentrate?
- Struggling with fatigue, headaches and migraines?
- Do you have a low mood, feel unmotivated, have brain fog and are not sleeping well?
- Feel like you’re always on the go and need to step off the hamster wheel?
- Want to relax, unwind and have quality me time?
What is Sound Therapy?
Immerse yourself in the sounds and vibrations of the Tibetan singing bowls. Striking the bowls create the most amazing range of sounds and vibrations. Each bowl has a different tonal resonance (sound) and vibrational pulsing sensations to feel.
Therapy harnesses these two qualities to create a deep sense of relaxation, calmness, de- stress, thoughts drift away and your mind feels clear and focused. People often find they have a better quality of sleep. I personally feel it is a beautiful way to feel grounded (less in my head and thoughts), calm, rejuvenated and energised.
Sound Therapy is a complimentary therapy with a growing body of supporting scientific research. It combines ancient eastern practices and modern scientific research (SEMPA). Across the world many cultures embrace sound as celebration, ceremony, prayer, medicine and healing.
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) works where the person talks about they fears or worries, naturally some parts of the body tense as a result. The taping technique which EFT uses releases that tension and stored fear. The bowls can be used in a similar way as the vibration from the bowls generate gentle rhythmic pulsations. These pulses dissipate through the body, massaging the cells and releasing energy from the body which promotes healing.
How will Sound Therapy help you?
Our daily life, postures we repeatedly hold the body in and emotional stress, which is stored in the physical body create tension and energy blocks. Sound and vibration release the physical and emotional tension allowing for relaxation and healing.
When you feel stress, the brain stimulates a stress response in the body. This releases chemicals and hormones from the adrenal system to cope with what you are experiencing (linked with the fight or flight mechanism). Repeated stress creates a cyclical pattern, which is often where the term adrenal fatigue comes from.
You can however reprogram this continuous cycle of adrenal overstimulation and fatigue through several methods. For example, movement, changing serotonin levels, vibration, tapping and using singing bowls.
How does it change our mental health?
With today’s modern lifestyle, people are generally spending more time with their brain working in beta waves. This when your brain is being analytical, or a combination of analytical / stressed or panicked. In this state, your brain stimulates the hormonal glands within your body to release hormones to cope with the stress.
Hearing the tones of the bowls automatically switches your brain to alpha (relaxed) mode, followed by Theta (deeply relaxed).
When you are experiencing alpha waves, you are in a state of relaxation. This state can also be achieved through breath practice. Through repetition we are able to train the brain to relax and not stimulate hormone release.
Feeling the vibration of the singing bowls releases tension or energy blocks, which in turn restores blood flow and helps carry oxygen to the area or restriction.
The Vagus nerve is also stimulated ( Parasympathetic Nervous System) and kicks in, creating a relaxation response, which reduces heart rate and blood pressure.
Other healing that occurs through Sound Therapy:
- Restoring optimum brain function
- Balancing brain activity
- Brings equilibrium to the Immune system
- Addresses a balance required in adrenal glands and hormones
- Massages Organs
How is Sound Massage Therapy different?
In the Sound Massage 121 session, we spend time moving the vibrating bowl on different areas of the body, so that each area feels the benefit of the vibration and can relax. The bowls help to identify areas of the body where tension is manifesting and thus restricting energy flow to the area. The vibration of the bowls then work to soften the tension to restore optimal energy flow.
If you are prone to headaches, migraines and sinus issues, this is a great session for you! We place the bowl on your head, which helps to focus the sounds and vibrations through the head and to the body, which melts away tension and any restrictions in flow.
When we use the bowls for massage therapy, the vibration that is creating works in a similar way to deep tissue massage. However the vibration does in fact go deeper into the body than it is possible to do with the hands during massage. The vibrating bowls create tissue change within the muscles, as well as the fascia (connective tissue – similar to a spiders web that surrounds most tissues within the body), as well as impacting internal organs, the immune system, reproductive system and the hormonal system. The bowls work in meridians and chakras, but can also find and unwind lines of fascia which maybe restricted and causing pain.
What to expect after a session?
A Sound Bath will give you the ultimate feeling of calmness, make you feel rejuvenated and give you a quieter mind. People often say that they slept really well afterwards. Some feel like they need quiet and space afterwards, whereas others feel energised! This feeling can depend on how you were feeling before you came into the session.
Sound Massage Therapy often leaves people feeling deeply relaxed and calm. They feel restored, and can often feel the need for the continuation of relaxation and quiet afterwards. Occasionally, if you have been storing emotions up, you may find that the process will help to release these through crying.
Please note that you may need to sit quietly for a while after the session before driving or going about your normal day to day activities. It is important not to rush around straight away, as it takes time for your brain to recalibrate and get used the feelings you have experienced during the Sound Therapy session.
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