What is Sound Healing?
Sound Healing, as the name implies, is the use of sound to create balance and alignment in the physical body, the energy centers known as “chakras”, and the etheric fields surrounding the physical body.
The use of sound as a healing modality dates back to prehistoric times, when shaman chanted and drummed to heal people. In the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Greece, India and other centers of knowledge, the use of sound and music for healing was a highly developed sacred science.
The basic principle of Sound Healing is that of resonance; every object is in a state of vibration and therefore creates sound. 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, this creates a state of “health”. If a portion of our body begins to vibrate at a frequency that is not harmonious to us, we call this “disease”. Sound Healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body and mind of a person, with the intent of bringing them back into a state of health and harmony.
Sound Healers use various ways of producing sound including the use of Tibetan bowls, musical instruments, tuning forks and the human voice. The therapist may tone, or sound notes in the subtle energy body of the client. If there is a weakness anywhere, the strong harmonious sound made by the therapist will stimulate the cells of the body to vibrate, and bring that part into harmony. The harmonious sounds also work on the chakras and the energy fields around the body, clearing and dispersing any blockages there.
Techniques of sound healing are particularly effective when combined with the many different bodywork modalities, from massage to chiropractic to therapeutic touch. A skilled practitioner will be able to create sounds to facilitate their modality and enable their bodywork to reach new levels of effectiveness.