How does it work?
As scientists are now beginning to confirm, at our cellular level, we are vibration, along with the rest of our cosmos, and we emit frequency / sound, although we cannot hear it. Each part of our body resonates with a different sound depending on how dense it is.
When the body is out of balance, due to stress, poor lifestyle choices and diet, it begins to emit the ‘wrong’ frequency and the body is then said to be in ‘dis-ease.’ This is the beginning of the body manifesting illness on all levels of being – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Sound being directed into the body by use of the voice or instruments, brings the body back into its correct frequency, thus back into a state of ‘wholeness’ which is optimal for healing and wellbeing.
What health issues will it help?
Everything….In the sense that it is a holistic healing process. When we heal ourselves on all levels of being we cannot help but touch all imbalances and illnesses caused by the body being in ‘dis-ease’ whether this be in the form of a tangible physical improvement to symptoms or the bringing of inner peace on a mental or emotional level. As the body and mind are inextricably linked, raising the general health and wellbeing of one will automatically improve that of the other.
Sound Therapy can help and even eliminate:
- Chronic Pain
- Joint pain
..and much more
How does it work?
The Gong is one of the oldest instruments in the world. Gong Therapy works by slowing your brainwaves into a calm meditative state, known as Theta state. This then allows your body and mind to rest and heal. It has all the benefits of meditation but without the effort!
Some research carried out by BAST (and independently) recently showed that
‘our methodology is 16% more relaxing than conventional relaxation music’
(Research undertaken at Mindlab, Sussex University)
What happens in a group Sound Bath?
Group sessions would not normally exceed about 10-12 people. We create a sacred circle with candles or incense and flowers in the centre, and each participant lies on their mat and gets comfortable with pillows and additional blankets as required. Often I have had people bringing their duvets and eye masks..
I facilitate a guided relaxation which then leads into the sound starting with Himalayan Singing Bowls, Voice, Harp, Sansula and crystal bowls amongst others. I then gently begin to play the gongs when everyone is relaxed and able to benefit fully from the treatment.
It is non-invasive and you don’t have to do anything- except lie comfortably…and relax!
What happens in a one to one session?
One to one sessions allow for some time to be spent discussing issues you are having with any aspect of your health or wellbeing, including all aspects from stress to sciatica. This can provide useful information for me and also in itself can be healing as it can help to clarify your feelings and also measure progress.
Treatment takes place either in my home or in yours on a massage couch, or if you prefer, the floor or a chair. I will use whichever instruments are most beneficial for what we are working on, normally for about 45 minutes, and then we allow time for nourishing herbal tea and a chance to ‘ground’ following the treatment.
What should I bring to a session?
An eye mask is extremely useful as sometimes there are safety exit lights in public halls which I cannot turn off.
A drink of water can be useful but I will prepare a nurturing tea for after the session
Socks and a jumper as sometimes halls can be chilly and your body temperature will drop during deep relaxation.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t come?
We don’t treat ladies who are less than 12 weeks pregnant or people with severe mental health issues. Please contact me if you have any specific medical issues that you would like to discuss. I can always accommodate specific requests you may have regarding your comfort during a session- you do not have to lie on the floor, you can sit in a chair if that is better for you.