What is Sound Work?
"where old meets new...
sound massage & sound meditations have been developed through drawing on ancient eastern practices and modern scientific research into the effects of sound and vibration
The ancient art of sound healing has been around for more than 5,000 years. In many cultures around the world sound has been used for celebration, ceremony, prayer, medicine and healing, including tribal drumming, gong playing, and voice in chanting and singing. Today knowledge and research is being developed and adapted in the West, to suit the needs of a modern lifestyle.
what happens during a sound massage?
Placed directly onto the fully-clothed body, himalayan singing bowls are played using felt mallets, to create a soothing sound and gentle vibration. The bowls are strategically placed around the body, working through the meridian points, sending vibration through the body and creating a flow of sounds and energy which encourages harmonization and deep relaxation.
how does it work?
Based on the theory that vibration releases trapped energy that’s been stored around the body, this type of massage uses sound waves to produce gentle rhythmic pulsations. These pulsations or vibrations are strategically sent through the body, massaging the cells, working out any stored up tension. Simultaneously, the range of frequencies emitted by the bowls has a calming effect, drawing the brain into the meditative state.
During normal daily activity, our regular brain frequency is that of Beta. The sounds gently draw the brain, first into the Alfa state and then Theta and Delta, where deep relaxation and meditation occur. Whilst in this deep meditative state, the heart rate slows and the body is able to rejuvenate and find peace of mind.
In Germany, research into the science of sound and its impact on the human body is rapidly advancing and the use of Sound Massage as a complementary therapy in mainstream healthcare is greatly increasing.
Its fields of application extend from the gentle, but highly effective relaxation to the target-oriented application in therapy and as a complementary therapy in healthcare and specialised healthcare professions.
The combined sound and vibration can induce a deep sense of meditative relaxation which helps to de-stress mind and body.
To generate the sound and vibration, the practitioner uses one or more Himalayan bowls. Made from at least seven different metals and varying in size and weight, the bowls produce sound across a range of frequencies and are used to target different parts of the body accordingly.
Following a session, the client can continue to experience the benefits of having been in the meditative state for some time. Calmness, reduced anxiety and the ability to think clearly and remain focussed are just some of the benefits of regular sound treatments." **write up from Sonas-Sounds**
What I offer is for anyone and everyone.
No meditation or sound experience is needed.
There is no "right way" to experience this.
It is your body.
It is your experience.
It is your journey.
©2020 by Brooke Nicole German.