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Sound Therapy

Sound therapy is the application of vibration and frequency of sound to promote relaxation, balance, and wellness.

The intentional application of sound through various healing modalities has been applied in every culture and spiritual tradition. Nature, instruments, voice, song, and music have been used to ground us to the Earth and uplift our spirits. Realignment with the natural rhythms and frequencies of life is integral to maintain internal and external balance and harmony.

In our modern world, this aspect is all too often ignored. The effects of this imbalance and disharmony can be seen in the world around us and felt within. However, we can always connect to that from which we came.

Through applying sound therapy practices, we can utilize these powerful instruments and techniques towards mental, physical, and spiritual balance and wellness.

Sonic Entrainment

The process of entrainment is important to understand how sound therapy works to promote deep relaxation and a restorative state that allows the body to heal.

Entrainment is the ability of your brain to “entrain” or synchronize to a nearby stimulus. In the case of sound healing instruments such as singing bowls, slow and low-frequency binaural sound waves entrain with our body, causing us to vibrate in resonance with those waves in a variety of interconnected ways. Sonic entrainment affects us on an energetic, emotional, and cellular levels, transforming how we feel and perceive ourselves and our connection to the world around us.

Through slower sound waves and vibration, our brainwaves naturally shift from our normal beta state (wakeful, alert ) to alpha (deep relaxation), theta (meditative), and delta (deep sleep) brainwave states through relaxed breathing and slower sound frequencies. Alpha brainwave states naturally lower stress levels and anxiety by relaxing the Sympathetic Nervous System (“Fight or Flight”) and activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System (“Rest and Restore”).

  • Reduces tension, anxiety, and depression
  • Increases spiritual sense of well-being
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts natural opiates
  • Reduces stress hormones
  • Boosts immune system
  • Reduces cardiac complications
  • Restores the cellular and energetic body
  • Aids with focus, clarity, and concentration

The premise that underlies sound therapy is that poor mood, stress, and high anxiety are linked to increased incidences of disease. Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor, oncologist and author of The Healing Power of Sound explained, “When the heart rate is relatively steady, and breathing is deep and slow, stress hormones decrease. That is significant because stress can depress every aspect of the immune system, including those that protect us against flu and against cancer”(Rosenbloom, S., 2005).

Numerous studies have shown the degree to which stress, pessimism, and feelings of hopelessness depress every aspect of our immune system. Through the process of sonic entrainment through sound healing, we can transform “negative” and repressed emotions and restore harmony within ourselves.

Water and Sound

Water is an excellent conductor of sound and travels five times more efficiently through water than through air. The human body is made up of 60-70% water, with many of our organs consisting of even a higher percentage. This makes the body a highly efficient means for total stimulation through sound, especially at the cellular level (Gaynor, M., 2002).

 

A recent peer-reviewed study Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study (Goldsby, et al., 2016), the effects of sound meditation, specifically Tibetan singing bowl meditation, on mood, anxiety, pain, and spiritual well-being resulted in the following findings:

Tibetan singing bowl meditation may be a feasible low-cost low technology intervention for reducing feelings of tension, anxiety, and depression, and increasing spiritual well-being. This meditation type may be especially useful in decreasing tension in individuals who have not previously practiced this form of meditation (p. 401).

It is clear that singing bowls offer a safe, accessible, and pleasant method of therapy that allows the body to relax, restore, and heal. 

References:

     Gaynor, M. L. (2002). The healing power of sound: recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice, and music. Boston: Shambhala.

      Goldsby, T. L., Goldsby, M. E., McWalters, M., & Mills, P. J. (2017). Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study. Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine, 22(3), 401–406. doi:10.1177/2156587216668109

     Rosenbloom, S. (2005, November 24). What’s the Buzz? Sound Therapy. The New York Times. Retrieved from

 

Sound Therapy Healing in Tallahassee

We provide individual, couple, and group sound therapy sessions by appointment, as well as community sound healings & workshops every month. Our focus is to support your practice in creating a more vibrant life.

An immersive and private experience into sound healing. This is a one- on-one sound treatment with one of our skilled sound therapists, utilizing antique Himalayan singing bowl sets that have been selected to bring balance to each chakra and your body as a whole.
A wonderful way to destress and come back into balance with the natural rhythms and frequencies of life.

Sessions can be scheduled from one to two hours.

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment please fill out the following form.

Please select your ideal dates/times that are approximately 1 week or more from today’s date.
We will contact you within 48 hours to confirm your appointment.

    Sound Therapy Rates:
    Private:

    1 hour: $75
    1.5 hours: $95

    Couples Session:

    This is a session for two individuals to experience a 1.5 hour Sound Healing in unison to create harmony within our body and relationship.

    1 hour: $115
    1.5 hours: $150

    Sole Bowl Water Therapy

    30 mins: $45 | Add-on to service $35

    About Sole Bowl Water Therapy

    A healing water and essential oil treatment for your soul and soles, using our vibrant and extra large sol (sun) bowls. While you soak, we gently play the sol bowl, vibrating and soothing your feet and body. This is a treatment by itself, as well as an addition to one of our other sound treatments. Here are a some of the health benefits of this treatment:

    • Relieve muscle and mental tension
    • Alleviate stress and increase white blood cell activity
    • Reduce inflammation and stimulates circulation
    • Reduce depression and anxiety
    • Improve sleep habits
    • Soften and beautify the feet

    Selection of Essential Oils​:

    • Juniper berry oil for muscle aches
    • Lavender oil for relaxation and pain.
    • Rosemary oil to help soothe tired muscles.
    • Wintergreen oil for pain, swelling, and a cooling sensation.

    “I’m on my feet all day , and this treatment was exactly what I needed to honor and heal my feet and soul!”

     

    Crystal Consulting in Tallahassee

    During this assessment, we will discuss any concerns, desires, or goals in efforts to recommend the right crystals tailored for your mind, body, & soul alignment

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    Have a burning question? Request an appointment to assist you in seeing the full picture of a situation and how this may aid you in your decisions.

    Reiki Energy Healing Tallahassee

    A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

    We’d love to see you and share our services with you. If you’d like to ask about availability or schedule an appointment, please contact us at [email protected], by phone at (850) 727-8214, or come by the shop and talk to us.