The History of Sound Healing
Later in the nineteenth century, western researchers began studying the applications of using music with medicine and healing, discovering certain sounds reduced blood pressure and heart rates while improving metabolic processes. More recently, medical folks like the late oncologist Mitchell Gaynor, clinical assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and director of medical oncology at the school’s Center for Integrative Medicine, advocated for sound therapy’s healing benefits.
What is a Sound Bath?
At many sound baths, practitioners like myself use a variety of sound healing “instruments” such as gongs, Tibetan metal bowls, tuning forks, and certain percussive instruments. My personal favorites for wellness work are the Crystal Singing Bowls. These bowls are made of pure quartz crystal (essentially 99.8% silicon quartz) with a touch of sand, spun in a mold, in a process that heats to about 4000 degrees, forming the sound healing instrument.
Our bodies have a natural affinity with quartz. Information travels efficiently on quartz silicon chips: think of our computers, phones and watches. On a molecular level, human cells contain silica, and these cells are affected by electromagnetic energies the bowls create when stuck and played. While magnifying and transmitting pure tone, crystal acts as an oscillator. You don’t just hear with your ears, your entire body becomes absorbent with sound waves, with the tones penetrating the body, altering your brainwaves.
What are Brainwaves?
While receiving sound therapy in person may be preferred, virtual sound baths coupled with energetic healing is becoming more available online. Are you ready connect with a sound healing advisor and dive in? Discover the healing power by soaking in some sound. You just may find yourself restored and rejuvenated.