"There's no organ system in the body that's not affected by sound,music and vibration. You can look at disease as a form of disharmony." - Mitchell Gaynor
What music am I in the mood for.... Ed Sheeran? The Beach Boys? How about Metallica? Punk ska? Perhaps a spot of Mozart? We humans certainly are responsive to music, and we change our minds as to what we want to listen to all the time depending on our moods, environment, time of the day, seasons, relationships, and many other factors besides. Even in utero we respond to different sounds in different ways. Studies using ultrasound have shown unborn babies responding to soothing music by smiling or falling asleep while tunes with more aggressive beats result in obvious distress.
Did you know, Brits spend about £1.2 billion on recorded music in a year, while the average UK adult listens to about 3500 songs a year? Perhaps it's no wonder when we think about how our bodies are made up of 70% water and approximately 30 trillion cells vibrating away, increasing our blood flow and heart rate with every upbeat tune we hear. Our minds, bodies and spirits are all intrinsically connected, therefore sounds and tunes simultaneously affect us in all these ways. So what is sound therapy?
There are many different instruments used for sound therapy from being out in nature, listening to bird song and wind in the trees - to singing along to our favourite songs - to being surrounded by man-made instruments in a therapy studio. Popular choices include tuning forks, gongs, bells, chimes, drums and singing bowls. Here at Kernow Reiki, a set of 7 pure quartz crystal singing bowls awaits, each one expertly handmade to produce the perfect pitch for each of the 7 chakras.
Imagine if you will, lying on a kapok filled Thai mattress, in a cosy Nordic wood cabin nestled between trees and fields. You close your eyes and focus on your breathing, taking time to relax and unwind. The singing bowls are played, sometimes one at a time, sometimes two in harmony - sometimes louder, sometimes softer - and any thoughts you were caught up on just melt away as your mind drifts with the magical ethereal sounds of the crystal bowls. You may be able to feel the gently vibrations through the floor as they are placed next to you. The practitioner may circle some of the bowls over you giving an amazingly comforting feeling of being bathed in sound. If you feel happy to have the bowls placed on you, the vibrations will race through you and leave you feeling both relaxed and exhilarated.
With up to 440 hertz coursing around the therapy studio, any energy blockages you may have are sure to start dislodging. Live blood cell studies have been shown to make a dramatic difference to the movement of cells after only a 20 minute sound bath. Once your blood and energy is moving freely, healing can begin and sickness can be combated more effectively. Sound therapy can help with numerous complaints including stress, anxiety, low self esteem, weight, tinnitus, sickness, hormonal imbalance, sleep issues, headaches, blocked sinuses, and pain. It can also stimulate brain waves and reduce the heart rate. Sound therapy has also been used successfully to help calm and relax those with autism.
Book now with Caroline for your initial consultation and sound therapy to session to experience the magic of crystal singing bowls for yourself!