Sound healing uses frequencies to attune the body to achieve a healthier state. It’s a form of vibrational energy that helps your body relax, turn off the “fight or flight” stress response and improve immune function. It has been shown to reduce the need for sedatives and painkillers before, during and after invasive procedures, restore speech following brain injury, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, improve cognitive function, and decrease memory loss.
You may think that sounds a bit woo-woo, New Age and “pseudo” medicine but our modern scientific research is actually catching up to what our wise ancestors knew all along: everything is vibrational. The vibrations of sound, music, and voices have powerful healing frequencies. And, when combined with intention or affirmations, they can create a profound effect on the vibrational field of the physical world around us.
The science behind it is called cymatics. This is the way that vibrations are able to shift energy. It’s very similar to the way that water ripples when you hit it with a mallet. This is why you may notice that your sound healing practitioner will use a wide range of instruments from deep, earthly gongs to crystal singing bowls. They are designed to help move different energies through your chakras, balancing and energizing as they go.
Most people will tell you that after a session with a sound healer, they feel more relaxed, less stressed and like they are moving into a healthier state of being. They may have shifted out of their beta wave (thinking) state into an alpha state where creativity and daydreaming occur or into a theta or delta state which are the deepest levels of sleep. The reason for this is based on your brainwaves, as stated above.
A simple affirmation that can be used during a sound healing session is the mantra, OM, or simply “I am.” This is a simple yet very effective meditation that can bring the mind to the present moment and quieten the mind. It can also be used as a way to release blockages that are holding you back.
It’s important to remember that there are no magic bullets when it comes to health. The most common cause of illness and disease is stress-related and can be corrected through sound healing, chanting or meditation. However, it is very important to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise routine as well.
When the Beach Boys sang “Good Vibrations,” they were probably not talking about the physics of how frequencies affect our bodies but they certainly did have some good vibes! Whether it’s the sounds of someone you love, your favorite song or the vibrations of a gong, we can all benefit from having more harmony and balance in our lives. The good news is that you don’t need an expensive trip to a wellness center to experience it. Try a sound healing session online from the comfort of your own home. Sound for healing