Sound Bath FAQ's and Info.
Q.What is sound Therapy?
Sound therapy refers to a range of therapies in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. One of these therapies is music therapy , which can involve a person listening to music for conditions such as stress and muscle tension. Encyclopedia Definition.
Q.How does Sound Therapy work?
Sound Therapy works on the principle that everything in the Universe is energy in vibration. Sound therapy is the therapeutic application of sound and vibration in order to create the environment for the body to go into its own natural healing processes.
Sound can facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency to which the brainwave can attune. Combinations of rhythms and frequencies make it is possible to shift from our normal beta state (alert, waking, concentrating, reacting) to alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur). Shifting brainwave states elicits the Relaxation Response in the body, turning on the parasympathetic nervous system state. In the words of trainers at Sound Embrace.
Q.What is a Sound Bath?
A SOUND BATH IS A DEEPLY-IMMERSIVE, FULL-BODY LISTENING EXPERIENCE THAT INTENTIONALLY USES SOUND TO INVITE GENTLE YET POWERFUL THERAPEUTIC AND RESTORATIVE PROCESSES TO NURTURE THE MIND AND BODY.
The experience begins with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies being introduced in succession. The sounds are created by a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including tuning forks, gongs, shruti box, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, chimes, and voice.
When you sink into a Sound Bath and guide your awareness to your listening, you allow your brain waves to slow, shifting from a more active state to a more relaxed state, or even a dreamlike state. The sounds introduced during a Sound Bath are an invitation into a deeper state of consciousness, an opportunity to unplug from external stimuli and to gain perspective on what’s going on within you. The goal of the experience is to invite deep rest and relaxation, and explore self-inquiry and self-discovery. In the words of Sara Auster.
What can Sound Therapy help with?
Sound Therapy can help with an array of ailments dealing with the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body.
May aid in relieving and supporting:
+ Relieving Stress + Anxiety +Insomnia
+ Reducing Pain + Depression +Digestive Issues
+ PTSD + Fibromyalgia +Cancer
+ Added Mobility +Brain Function +Increased Blood Flow
Q.Who should NOT do Sound Therapy?
You should not have a sound therapy session if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, or have thrombosis. Please let your practitioner know if you have a pace maker or any other device. Consult your doctor should you have any concerns prior to any new treatment. -Sound Embrace.
Q.What role does sound healing play in modern medicine?
There is an abundance of research supporting the healing properties of sound, including ultrasound, infrared, and consciousness altering audible sound. Therapeutic ultrasound, in particular, is widely popular as a medical treatment for a variety of ailments, such as kidney stones, tumors, cancer, teeth cleaning, bone regeneration, liposuction, killing bacteria, & much more. -Sound Embrace I did not train here, I simply resonated with their descriptions and figured Id let some instructors speak to this amazing healing modality and you will not there are a few others I used their sited content for. Thank you.
Q. What should I wear and do I need to bring anything?
It is encouraged to be as comfortable as possible to achieve an optimal relaxed meditative state. Loose light layered clothing. If you are participating in a private session all materials needed beyond your personal clothing will be provided. If you are participating in a ground class setting or online class you should bring a yoga mat, blanket/towel, bolster/pillow and any extra layers incase you cool down when relaxed including socks. You may also want to bring a favorite crystal or stone, or item you want to recharge with energy I encourage you to do so. Some classes may include receiving a new crystal included in the workshop cost. You may also want to set an intention for the session.
Q. Do I need to do anything?
Just breathe, Relax, Listen, Follow simple instructional cues and Enjoy!