For all of its seeming woo-woo new ageiness (think crystals, healing frequencies and chanting), sound healing has some serious benefits for mind, body and soul. As a form of vibrational medicine, it promotes a sense of calm and wellbeing, and has been shown to help alleviate everything from stress and anxiety to pain and even boosting immune function.
The premise is that all things, including our physical bodies, are made up of vibrating energy. During a Sound Therapy session, you lie down on a yoga mat or meditation carpet – comfort is key – while the practitioner plays various instruments like crystal bowls, gongs and tuning forks. The sounds are played at different pitches and intensity and can be accompanied by visuals or simply left alone, with you bathing in the vibrations. Whether your session is online or in person, the experience usually ends with a feeling of total relaxation and contentment. In fact, one study found that a session of 15 minutes of music and silence can significantly lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Sound is the most primal of all human senses, and our brainwaves are influenced by what we hear. A quick listen to your favorite song can shift your mood from a stressed out beta state to a more relaxed alpha or even the meditative trance-like delta waves you’d find during deep sleep. Sound healing uses the same principles to elicit positive changes in your brain, bringing you into a more relaxed and healthy state.
According to ancient Eastern teachings, all of life is made up of vibrations and that our body, mind, and spirit are created from sound, known as OM or AUM. When we hear certain frequencies, the cells in our body respond, creating a sympathetic resonance that can shift our consciousness to a higher level of awareness and health.
Many of the issues we face in our daily lives are caused by stress and dis-harmony. Sound healing relaxes the body and quiets the mind, clearing energetic and emotional blocks, improving your mood, boosting your energy levels, reducing pain, and promoting wellness and balance.
In addition, regular sound healing can improve your memory and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It can also aid digestion and sleep, as well as increase energy and boost your immune system. In fact, over 90% of doctor’s visits are related to stress and illness. With the right frequency, your body can heal itself. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey to a healthier you today! Schedule a session with Deb to learn more about the benefits of Sound Healing and how it can support your personal growth and transformation. Sessions are available in Madison and online. Click here to book a free discovery call. Sound Healing benefits