“Since the human body is over seventy percent water and since sound travels five times more efficiently through water than through air, sound frequency stimulation directly into the body is a highly efficient means for total body stimulation, especially at the cellular level. Direct stimulation of living cellular tissue using sound frequency vibration has shown marked cellular metabolism and therefore a possible mobilization of a cellular healing response”. – Jeffrey Thompson.
Sound healing might be considered a modern-day method to achieve wellness yet, sound healing is said to date back approximately 40 000 years ago. Examples of ancient sound healing are didgeridoos played by indigenous Australians or the ancient Egyptians who built sound chambers. These days there are many different forms of sound healing therapy. read further to find out more!
What is sound healing?
You might be aware by now that everything in life has a vibration. Whether it’s a tree, your chair at your desk, or even yourself. This vibration has its own frequency which is ultimately a sound. Some sound frequencies are beautifully soothing sounds, enabling your mindfulness, and inner peace. Other sound frequencies can grate your nerves, or are downright offensive to our well-being. Different styles of music leave you feeling an array of feelings, positive or negative – this is the same concept as sound vibration healing. Essentially, Sound healing is synchronizing your body’s vibration with those of healing sounds to bring it to a state of harmony, or peace – ensuring the wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.
Science of sound healing: How sound healing works
You may have heard of the term resonance? Well, this is when the different vibrational entities are already on the same frequency and they are compelled by the force of nature to exchange energy with the other, most times this happens without you realizing it. The theory of how sound healing works is one of the laws of physics, called entrainment. This happens when different vibrational beings or entities synchronize in harmony with one another. The same concept can be said for our brains. If we perceive any kind of stimulant via our five senses, eyes, ears, nose, taste, and touch, our bodies naturally emit a vibrational frequency in response. If that stimulant is perceived continuously then our bodies automatically try to synchronize with the vibration of the stimulant. This process is known as FFR, which stands for frequency following response. Healing soundwaves have a great effect on our bodies as we are predominantly made up of water – 75% to be exact. Water carries sound vibrations exceptionally well and when those vibrations are perceived by our bodies they can manipulate our brainwaves positively.
What is sound healing therapy?
What is sound therapy? Well, healing through sound is sometimes referred to as a sound bath. These sound healing sessions will typically have you lying down on a yoga mat, or something similar. Maybe you’ll get comfy with a soft blanket, or lay on soft grass – connecting with nature. Then, you will simply bathe in the sounds your sound healer plays to you. This can either be with instruments like crystal bowls, or tuning forks, or with prerecorded binaural beats. We will discuss the various other musical instruments which can be used further on.
What are the benefits of sound healing?
After all this information on healing with sound, if you haven’t already booked a session with your local healer, read further for some more sound healing benefits.
Mental & Emotional Well-being
If you are plagued with negative thoughts it can lower your vibration to that of your feelings. These can be in the form of fear, guilt, or anger. Sound healing has a remarkable ability to curb your negativity into positivity by manipulating your brainwaves to synchronize with positive frequencies.
Not only does it heal the intangible, but it has remarkable benefits for our physical, tangible bodies. You can book a sound healing therapy session if you are struggling with sleep, experiencing chronic pain, or even high blood pressure. Of course, we do recommend you speak with your medical doctor as well.
Frequent meditators and reiki masters will swear by sound therapy being an essential part of their practice. Certain sound vibrations can be used to assist in clearing away any blockages in our chakras as synchronizing to positive vibrations is known to cause circulation not only physically but emotionally and spiritually too. This can leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Certain binaural beats, like the Schumann resonance, otherwise known as the earth’s heartbeat, will put us into a state of deep relaxation. This is definitely a notable reason, especially now, as we’re living through a pandemic. You can achieve this by sound bathing in the 528 HZ frequency.
Types of sound healing instruments & methods
There are many different ways in which to have a sound bath. From musical instruments to digital frequencies, they all have a great effect. Read further for examples!
Tibetan singing bowls
Tibetan singing bowl healing is a form of sound meditation which has been going since the 12th century. They are typically made out of metal and they make the most beautiful sounds, so essentially you could call this music therapy. The different sizes the bowls come in man they each produce a different frequency. Each frequency has massive benefits for our mental health, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Although tuning forks are often used to tune other musical instruments, tuning fork therapy is not too limited in their healing abilities either. A tuning fork that has been adjusted accordingly, can be held over various sections of our bodies for a specific healing purpose.
This form of sound therapy is best for removing negative energy from you or increasing your cognitive ability by providing clarity. This is done by your practitioner uses the gongs to create different rhythms and tones which have healing benefits.
Your very own voice can be used as sound therapy, accessible whenever you need it. By singing a single tone you can balance your cells and harmonize your energy. You will intuitively know the right tone, so long as you are mindful of your feelings.
These frequencies are comprised of the solfege six-tone-scale. Their I’m is to manipulate your brainwave to harmonize and balance your own vibrational energy. Solfeggio frequencies are mathematically derived and have an array of benefits from DNA repair to energetic clearance.
Binaural beats are created automatically by our brains. This type of sound therapy required headphones in order to be effective. In one ear you’ll have a frequency like, let’s say 200 Hz and in the other ear, you have a harmonizing frequency of 205 Hz. The binaural beat your brain creates is 5 Hz (205 – 200 HZ = 5 Hz) This is like the FFR reaction we mentioned earlier.
Key takeaways about vibrational sound healing
After reading all this, we hope you have a greater grasp of the various forms of sound healing. With benefits like energetic clearance, mental health improvements, physical wealth, and just an overall health boost, the next time you are feeling down in the dumps, give your local sound healer a call.
What is a sound healer?
Someone who uses sound frequencies to heal our mind, body, and spirit through harmonizing.
Is Sound Healing legit?
There is a lot of information on the web, Yet not many actual scientific studies.
What does sound healing do for the body?
It can slow down your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and more.
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