BENEFITS OF SOUND HEALING
Music or sound healing therapy is pretty much what it says on the tin: the practice of using different sounds to improve your physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Music therapy is often practised with a healing practitioner and can take multiple forms, from guided meditations to dance to sound baths. Using the various aspects of sound to focus on your
physical or mental health.
A sound healing therapy session is usually carried out with the participant sitting or lying down. Music might be played through speakers, or instruments could be used in the room.
You may also experience vibrations applied to the body using a tool such as a tuning fork.
In some music therapy sessions, you might be encouraged to actively participate.
This can involve singing, moving, or using an instrument yourself. In other sessions, you may be asked to remain quiet and relaxed to allow the sounds to take effect.
Using sound healing to promote healing and wellbeing has been around for as long as humanity has records. Still, some of the earliest detailing of 'sound healing therapy' in a formal sense is probably the indigenous Australians (40,000 years ago), who used ancient didgeridoos in healing rituals.
The ancient Egyptians also utilised sound healing, with pyramids designed to create sound chambers.
But sound and music therapy is far more wide-ranging than this. From Tibetan singing bowls, shamanic drums, vocal chanting, and so much more, there's a form of sound healing to be found in every culture worldwide and throughout history.
Fewer mood swings
Lower blood pressure
Lower cholesterol levels
Better pain management
Reduced risk of strokes and coronary artery disease