Wondering what sound healing is and how it works? You may have unknowingly experienced it through your own music library by listening to songs that soothe and uplift you. This is just one small aspect of sound healing. It goes much deeper, changing not only your mood, but also the neural pathways of your brain.
What is sound healing?
Sound healing, or sound therapy, has roots in ancient traditions. It has been used by humans of all cultures and civilizations for thousands of years. It works through vibration and resonance, sending sound waves throughout your entire body to redress any imbalances and encourage self-healing. It can take many forms, and employs a wide variety of instruments to create the sounds that resonate best with the human body’s natural energy vibration. The action of these soundwaves can be compared to the use of a pneumatic drill on concrete. Blockages and areas of restriction are broken down, and the body responds by bringing in a more harmonious and balanced vibration.
How does it work?
As mentioned above, sound healing works by sending vibrations into the whole body. You simply need to accept the action of the sounds by a healing therapist. These may be in the form of a gong bath or a Tibetan Singing Bowl. No matter what the issue is, sound healing gets to the root of the problem. It begins to rearrange the energy molecules within your subtle body to create change.
Sound healing can be used to alleviate emotional, mental, and physical conditions. It accesses your unconscious mind in a comparable way to hypnosis, and reprograms any negative thought patterns or behaviours that are causing you distress or disease. Sound healing literally creates new neural pathways that are more beneficial than your old ways of thinking. This means that some songs truly do have the power to change your life!
Instruments commonly used in sound healing
All kinds of instruments are found in a sound healing session, though some are more popular than others. Amongst the most common are metal and crystal Singing Bowls. They produce wonderfully relaxing sounds and set up deep, long-lasting vibrational sound waves that reverberate throughout your mind and body. Crystal bowls are best for precision and purity. They produce the exact tone needed to cleanse and activate each of the main 7 chakras. Metal Tibetan Singing Bowls are more versatile. They produce many different notes, tones, and pitches depending on how they are played.
Gongs and drums are also widely used in sound healing sessions, especially in group situations. A gong sound bath is an experience not to be missed. Many people report feelings of renewal and deep peace. They sense their unwanted energies are literally shaken loose and removed from their bodies. Others say that they feel as if they leave their physical body, and enter the realm of spirit for the duration of the bath.
What are the benefits of sound healing?
Sound healing has many mental, spiritual and physical benefits. It can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Anxiety and depression
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Psychiatric and behavioural disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Joint and skeletal pain
- Muscular pain
- Blood pressure issues – both high and low blood pressure can be balanced through the use of this ancient technique
Music lovers or anyone seeking an alternative healing treatment will love the uplifting feeling of a sound bath. Even if you’re not ready to sign up for a professional session, you can try it for yourself by really soaking in the music that you love.