What is sound therapy?
Sound therapy uses sound vibration to balance the emotional, mental and physical body. Unlike music therapy, sound therapy makes use of pure sound from a range of sound tools including crystal bowls, metal bowls, tuning forks, gongs, chimes, drums and very importantly, voice.
It works on several levels.
- It entrains the brain and other body rhythms which are very susceptible to sound vibrations, slowing them down to induce deep relaxation and boosting the body’s immune response. It can reduce breath rate, heart rate,blood pressure and stress hormones.
- The quality of the sound evokes an emotional response in the listener which can help release unexpressed emotions.
- It works on the energy field of the body, restoring balance and flow to meridians and organs.
Is sound therapy safe?
Yes, sound therapy is safe. Occasionally, some people find some of the sounds irritating or disturbing, but that can be caused by resistance to letting go of stuck energy or emotions. Deep, slow breathing can release the resistance and can sometimes lead to crying, followed by deep peace and calm.
Can it be used with other therapies?
Yes, sound is a complementary therapy, meaning that it can safely be used at the same time as medical treatments. It can increase the effectiveness of medical treatments, due to its positive effect on the immune system.
Who can benefit from sound therapy?
Everyone! It can help reduce and sometimes completely eliminate pain, it can help with mental issues (eg: depression, anxiety), it can reduce stress and bring wellbeing and peace. Autistic people respond positively. You don’t need to believe in it to experience the benefits.