What is a Sound Bath?
Sound Baths are a method of relaxation and meditation that utilize singing bowls, gongs and other healing instruments to promote relaxation. The sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting the stress or pain response. The singing bowl tones synchronize with our brain waves, enhance awareness of the mind/body connection and allow the body to shift into the para-sympathetic nervous system, or better known as the 'rest and digest' system. This state-of-being conserves energy, slows the heart rate and calms the mind.
One on One sound sessions are private appointments where the practitioner and client determine a protocol that will meet the client's treatment goals. The client is comfortably set up on a massage table and is fully clothed for the duration of the session. Sessions consist of 45 minutes of healing sound from singing bowls placed on or around the client and 15 minutes in total relaxation. Please contact me for individual session availability.
The Benefits of Sound:
Reduces stress, anxiety and blood pressure
Improves circulation and increases blood flow
Promotes deep relaxation and pain relief
Increases mental and emotional clarity
Promotes stillness, happiness and well being
Q: How does a sound bath work?
A: Sound can help facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by a process called entrainment; synchronizing fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency to which the brainwave can attune. By using particular combinations of rhythms and frequencies, it is possible to shift our normal beta state (alert, concentrating, reacting) to alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur). Using sound as therapy can provide results for a variety of issues including: sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, pain management
Q: How will I feel after a sound bath?
A: You may feel very relaxed and calm following a sound bath. Many people report of a “good night’s sleep” after a Sound Bath which often extends into a calm, centered feeling the next day.
Q: What do I wear/bring to a sound bath?
A: Please dress comfortably and consider bringing socks and a light cover, as your body temperature will drop during relaxation. Feel free to bring a blanket, eye pillow or anything that will help you to feel most comfortable.