ECHO ME SOUND THERAPY
ISLE OF WIGHT
Gong & Sound Baths | Sound & Frequency Therapy on the Isle of Wight
"The sessions you offer bring a new level of quality in the field and, shall I say, sophistication, on the Island"
V.B | Isle of Wight EMST Sound Bath Regular Client
Nourish and heal yourself with the power and beauty of Sound
LEARN MORE ABOUT MY SOUND THERAPY PRACTICE...
I combine a structured therapeutic approach with empathy and connection.
Using a Voice Analysis program, physical and emotional areas in need of re-balancing will be identified. These can then be addressed and healed through the use of Vocal Toning, Singing Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Drum, Chimes & Gong. By sounding balancing frequencies and notes, the body and mind can re-ignite and connect to its own power in order to facilitate its own recovery.
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WHAT IS SOUND THERAPY & HEALING?
Sound Therapy refers to a range of therapies in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. Indigenous societies around the world have traditionally used sound in healing ceremonies since the beginning of time.
Sound Therapy Practice involves using sound vibrations to facilitate self-healing of the mind and body. Sound can shift frequencies from low energy to higher vibrations of connection, love and joy. Sound healing is the use of sacred instruments or voice to release energetic blockages inducing a state of ease and harmony in the body. While there are many types of sound therapy, all of them produce vibrations that can positively alter your brain waves. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
The adult body is 75% water, and water is a great conductor for sound vibration. Sound vibrations travel through the body, promoting energy flow, and adjustment. The frequency of the sound synchronises with the brainwaves and can activate deep relaxation and connection to the true self.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SOUND HEALING?
Sound healing can help you clear energetic blockages and thus facilitate self-healing on a physical and mental level. It can help connect to our own sense and self and power within. Over the years, sound healing has been used to treat a number of specific physical and mental conditions as well as being used to, promote a general sense of well-being.
Singing bowls have been used in Tibetan culture since the 12th century. These metal bowls come in different sizes and each one produces a deep sound that relaxes and heals the mind. Because each bowl produces a unique vibration that works on separate parts of the brain, different sized bowls are often used together. Of course, they can also work on different parts of the body. Bowls elicit a light dream state and can be placed on the body to promote healing.
“Vibrations move through water in the body,” says Dr. Buathon Thienarrom, a Thai wellness practitioner who offers sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls. “When this happens, it helps stimulate circulation to allow muscle relaxation and improve lymphatic flow.” This particular type of sound healing has been found to reduce stress, anger, depression, and fatigue.
Crystal singing bowls create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.
Studies have shown that sound has a direct impact on the mental processes, muscles, nervous system, heartbeat, pulse, digestive system and circulatory system.
Alignment with the tones of the Crystal Bowls is one of the most dynamic forms of sound healing found today.
The notes of the crystal singing bowls correspond with each of the major chakras. Chakras can be described as energy centres of the body. Each energy centre has unique aspects and corresponds with specific tones of the musical scale. Keeping these centres in balance results in health and harmony
This type of sound healing involves using one steady tone to balance your cells and open your energetic pathways. Vocal toning is very intuitive – it is something we do naturally, like releasing an audible sigh of relief. That is why many cultures throughout history – from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to indigenous tribes – have a form of vocal toning.
Vocal toning uses seven tones based on vowels. Each one is connected to a particular chakra, or area of the body. Using a specific tone allows you to access a particular point of the body and allow the the client to self-healing process.
Gongs have been used as a form of sound healing since around 4,000 B.C. Now, they’re used in gong baths. The practitioner creates different tones and patterns with the gongs to produce vibrations that work on the mind-body connection.
The sound of the Gong can facilitate a deeply relaxed and meditative theta state.
Gong baths are great for clearing fears or emotional blocks and improving mental clarity, leaving you transformed on a physical as well as mental level.
“The sound wave passing through the body stimulates red blood cells and opens up the blood supply to all organs and throughout the body,” adds Collard. “Gongs also stimulate the limbic system, forcing your muscles to relax. The sound of a gong is heard through the ears, passing through the auditory nerve, then the vagus nerve, stimulating every organ in the body. All your organs operate more effectively especially your liver and kidneys. You wake feeling refreshed and invigorated.”
Drums made with alligator skins have been found in Neolithic cultures located in China, dating to a period of 5500–2350 BC*. In literary records, drums manifested shamanistic characteristics and were often used in ritual ceremonies. Drums of many different types can be found in most cultures on the planet. The drum has traditionally been used, for healing purposes, in ceremony, ritual, and shamanic sessions.
The practise of Drumming, however, can be extremely therapeutic for everyone. The replication of a Drummed ‘heartbeat’ can promote deep relaxation and a sense of safety though ‘cocooning’. Repetitive shamanic drumming can open a pathway to the subconscious, bringing an opportunity for healing and integration.
Drumming can also be used to connect with and access deep rooted emotion and facilitate the processing of this. Drums can be an extremely useful tool for those who may find it challenging to voice concerns or trauma.
(*Note: I use a synthetic non-animal drum for my practise)
Some of the benefits to utilising Sound Therapy practise are:
Deep relaxation and pain relief
Reduction of stress and anxiety
Stimulation of the immune system
Assists with lowering blood pressure and anger-related emotions
Increases mental and emotional clarity
Access and re-connect to inner strength and power
Process emotions & feelings which may be too painful to voice