Ever turned on a favourite playlist to de-stress after a long day? It can work like a charm to put you in a better frame of mind. But the beneficial effects can go much deeper than that.
The use of sound in healing has been used by Eastern cultures for thousands of years. Fortunately it is gradually catching on in West.
Sound and vibration therapy (vibroacoustic therapy) uses bells, drums, gongs, crystal/singing bowls and wind instruments to produce vibrations that directly interact with every cell in the body.
Our bodies respond by synchronizing to the vibrations of the instrument. This results in a harmonious balancing effect that occurs through out the body to the cellular level. Sound therapists believe if there is a blockage of energy in any part of the body, the area can become unblocked and restored to its highest functioning. Sound therapy is beginning to be used in various cancer treatment centres. Himalayan singing bowls and gongs have been found to greatly improve pain management.
Additional documented benefits include improved recovery after illness or/or surgery, improved pain tolerance, improved sleep. Sound therapy can increase vital energy flow, cleanse negative energy and alter old patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us.
Hmmn, that alone might be worth giving it a try.