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  • Writer's pictureBecca Teers

What is Sound Healing?

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

We love the power of Sound Healing and have included this amazing therapy as a group session on our October 2023 & March 2024 Wellness Weekends!

So what is Sound Healing?

You may have heard the terms 'gong bath' or 'sound bath' – two wellness techniques encompassed under the sound-healing umbrella. Sound healing is a holistic practice that allows you to sink into a deep state of meditation using various instruments to create calming and healing environment.

During a session, you’ll most likely lie on a yoga mat or meditation carpet – comfort is key – and simply listen as your practitioner plays various instruments, allowing you to ‘bathe’ in the vibrations, gently guiding your body into a state of balance.

How does sound healing work?

In sound healing, frequencies are used in the same way as the breath in meditation: to influence shifts in our brainwaves. Sound healing works by activating the parasympathetic nervous system – the opposite of the stress flight or fight response. This is because it helps slow down your breath rate, your heart rate and even your brainwaves, putting you into a really relaxed space. This sends a signal to your body that you are safe and therefore allows you to fully relax. It also gives your brain the opportunity to organise your thoughts, which means that increased clarity can come after a session, too.

What are the benefits of sound healing?

The heady combination of overlapping sounds, vibrations and frequencies is said to foster inner calm and induce a meditative state in both body and mind. Sound healing can make you feel more rested, relaxed and less stressed even after just one session.

It is also thought to improve sleep, improve clarity of thought, make you more resilient and help you overcome past or present traumas.

Some other benefits include pain management, lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, and decreased risk of heart disease.

Depending on the individual and the practitioner sound healing is also sometimes said to help clear energetic blockages, release trapped emotions and balance the chakras.

We're really looking forward to treating our guests to a wonderful sound healing session with Rhythmic Sound Therapist Tony, who is also a Tantric Therapist & Shamanic Healer and you can find out more about what he's up to here.


To read more about our Wellness Weekends go here!



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