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Sound Healing in London
Have you ever listened to a piece of music and been completely transported outside of yourself? Perhaps a sad song that always makes you cry. Or maybe it’s an empowering piece of classical music that fills your mind with a thousand hopeful and reflective thoughts? Or it could be a tune that makes you want to get up and dance — no matter how tired you are or what kind of day you’ve had. Music and sounds are undoubtedly powerful emotional, physical and spiritual triggers that can drastically affect our state of mind.
Sound healing is a therapy that utilises the unique power of sound to improve your physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Dating back to when the Ancient Greeks used music to cure mental disorders, sound therapy uses music, vibrations, and beats to induce mental clarity, calm and contentment. It can even boost the morale of military troops and has been scientifically proven to help people increase productivity, ease anxiety and embrace life in all its chaotic wonder.
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What Are the Benefits of Sound Healing?
Sound therapy uses different aspects of sound to boost your emotional, spiritual and physical health and wellbeing. It’s a safe, completely non-invasive, and effective way of dealing with a whole range of illnesses, ailments and symptoms, including:
- Anxiety-related disorders
- Behavioural or psychiatric disorders
Studies have shown the experience of listening, creating, and bathing in sound for as little as thirty minutes can bring a range of incredible benefits, such as:
- Eased feelings of stress
- Decreased mood swings
- Improved memory
- Increased quantity and quality of sleep
There are no negative side effects!
Different Styles of Sound Therapy
There are many different styles and techniques of sound therapy out there. So it’s worth taking some time to explore the different options available and finding the one that works best for you. Here’s some of the most popular:
Vibracoustic therapy utilises the power of vibrations to boost your health and reduce stress. The vibrations are transmitted directly into the body through a series of speakers embedded in special mats and recliners. It’s deeply soothing, relaxing and some even suggest it has a range of benefits for your physical health.
The Bonny method — named after the founder Helen L. Bonny — is a form of sound therapy that uses classical music and imagery to improve psychological and physiological health. Participants often claim this form of relaxing, restorative therapy aids personal growth, transformation, and consciousness.
Singing Bowl Therapy
Singing bowl therapy may sound slightly strange, but its origins reach back to the 12th century. Then, Tibetan monks would create a deep sound to aid their meditation rituals using metal bowls.
Tuning Fork Therapy
In many ways, tuning fork therapy is a combination of singing bowl therapy and vibroacoustic therapy. Here, metal tuning forks are applied to the body to transmit the life-enhancing vibrations. These vibrations are said to release tension, boost energy, and rebalance the emotions. Some research even suggests the therapy can be used to ease aching bones and muscles.
This form of sound therapy, also known as binaural beats, is a method designed to stimulate the brain using pulsing sounds that stimulate the brain waves. The idea is that the brain waves will sync with the pulsations and induce an entranced state. Among the many benefits are reduced anxiety, pain and sleep.
This form of sound therapy is growing in popularity- and for good reason. Soothing, detoxifying and relaxing, gong bathing is a form of sound massage that uses vibrations and frequencies produced through a gong to restimulate your own internal vibrations leaving you relaxed, rejuvenated and more deeply connected to the cosmic vibrations of our world.
Tap into a deeper, more tranquil rhythm, and give sound therapy a try.