At all the Fairs and Festivals that we have attended this summer one thing that is always ask, “What exactly is Sound Therapy?”.
It’s not an easy task to explain is a few minutes so we thought we would explain it in a bit more detail.
Sound Therapy is often described as Sound Healing, Biofield Tuning or Chakra tuning. In essence they are all the same with some subtle differences. We call our Therapy, “Meditative Sound and Vibration Therapy” because we use all three often at the same time. Are we different from the others, not much in reality, other than we have tuned our sound program to work in harmony with our Thai Massage therapies.
In Thailand energy is called Prana, in China Chi, in Japan Ki, and in India Prana. They are all the same. In Thailand the lines are called Sen lines which are the same as the meridians in traditional Chinese medicine and the energy field around them are called Prana as in India, coming from the Pali language which is the basis of Thai Buddhism even today.
Is there a difference between the well known 7 Chakras of India and those in Thailand. The answer is none at all. Thai Massage was developed out of Indian Yoga and Indian thinking. Our sound therapy follows the same 7 Chakras – Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown. People in the west have adopted these Indian terms and so have we.
We believe that the internal and external can be brought into harmony using sound. Tuning forks create a resonance throughout our physical and emotional bodies. The notes first make contact on a spiritual and emotional level, and then on a physical and mental level. We also use other items like Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments to create the sound we want to work in harmony with our client.
Sound therapy is much like music which can make you feel sad, happy, refreshed, restless or relaxed. We get bombarded with sounds and spurious waves constantly from our phones, WiFi, smart meters, televisions and even our cars. Sound therapy strives to make you feel regenerated and one with your surroundings by realigning the natural resonance of your body.
When the note of each chakra is played on a tuning fork that sound can be directed toward the corresponding part of the body. Additionally, the stem of the fork can be placed on the corresponding part of the body or spine so that the sound is clearly felt as well as being heard. To enhance the experience, when two forks are struck together it creates both notes individually, however a third harmonic frequency is experienced. This can be taken a step further by using multiple forks, creating a multitude of frequencies, harmonics and overtones.
This sound immersion must be experienced to be fully understood.
We also teach meditation techniques to help our clients relax, sleep better or overcome chronic pain. We’ll discuss that in more detail in a further blog.