The featured therapy this month at Holistic Healing Hands is Sound Therapy.
Sound has been used for centuries as a tool for healing and transformation. The affects of sound therapy are extremely beneficial and compliment any form of holistic practice. Sound therapy is becoming an increasingly popular way of re-tuning’ the mind, body and spirit. Sound or ‘sympathetic resonance’ is used to correct any imbalances on all levels of being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
If we held two tuning forks of the same note relatively close to each other and struck one, the other would begin to ring. This is because sound waves from the tuning fork that was struck have travelled through the air and activated the tuning fork that wasn’t struck; therefore the tuning fork that wasn’t struck has come into sympathetic resonance with the other fork. Sound therapy is also used in the same way to re-balance the chakras and energy systems of the body, using ancient and modern instruments such as singing bowls (crystal and Tibetan/Himalayan), tingshas, voice, tuning forks, gong, mantra, monochord, didgeridoo etc.
Sound Therapy works on the principle that everything in the Universe is energy in vibration. This includes the various parts of our body, such as our organs, muscles, bones, etc. If these parts of our body are vibrating at their normal, healthy frequency, we call this state “health”. If a portion of our body begins to vibrate at a frequency which is not harmonious to us, we call this “disease”. It is possible to use sound to project the correct resonant frequency of that part of the body which is vibrating out of harmony back into the body, causing it to return to its natural frequency and return to a state of health.
Studies have shown that certain sounds can slow the breathing rate and create a feeling of overall well-being. Sound can also change the skin temperature, reduce blood pressure and muscle tension, and influence brain waver frequencies. Recent research shows that stress prevents the immune system from fighting disease efficiently. Conventional medicine now acknowledges that stress is at the root cause of over 70% of illnesses. A holistic approach takes the view that illness is a manifestation of a greater imbalance. Holistic therapies including Sound Therapy have been shown to help reduce stress thereby preventing the onset of illness.
Sound has many effects on both conscious and unconscious levels often evoking emotional responses; it has a counterbalancing action upon the physical and emotional states of the body and mind. The power of sound for example, energises the body when tired or relaxes the body by soothing the nervous system when we are angry. It also has the amazing ability to lift our spirits in times of grief or depression.
Book a Sound Therapy appointment during June 2012 and receive a 35% discount.
Simply book online and enter the code FEATURED35.
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