Everything in this Universe is made up of vibration, including us… so it is no wonder that sound frequencies impact our physical bodies and the way we feel. Think about the way your favourite song can instantly uplift your mood on a down day, or screeching construction noises can irritate you out of a relaxed headspace. Sound healing is the intentional use of vibrational frequencies that brings the body, mind and soul into harmony and balance.
Although sound healing has grown in popularity in recent years, it is an ancient healing modality that has been historically recorded in many cultures all over the globe. Indigenous Australians were aware of the transformational power of sound, over 40,000 years ago when they created the didgeridoo (Estrada, 2020). Ancient Egyptians even constructed sound healing chambers within the Pyramids, singing bowls have been used in Tibetan culture since the 12th century and the Ancient Greeks used music to cure mental disorders (Bhaumik, 2021). Humans have known the healing power of vibration for centuries, so how can we continue to utilise this modality in a way that serves our modern lives?
There are many ways of accessing healing frequencies, whether it be online, a group event or a 1:1 session. In a typical healing, you may expect to see crystal singing bowls attuned to the seven chakras, vocal toning, gongs, didgeridoos, tuning forks, hand pan, and many other unique devices. Linked below are a few online videos of healing frequencies you can play whilst you are meditating, working, studying or in your house. These are extremely accessible ways to implement the healing powers of sound into your everyday life… notice how you feel in your body and mind after filling your space with these frequencies.
There are many noticeable and well-researched of sound healing. Here are some you can expect see…
1. Deep Relaxation
You can easily access meditation and drop into the theta brainwave state. Theta brainwave state is the beautiful state between waking and sleep. You may have experienced this as you drift in and out of an afternoon nap. This brainwave frequency assists your body in reaching an optimal healing process, as you tap into the parasympathetic nervous system.
To Read More on Theta Brainwave State: https://www.freedomfloatcentre.com.au/what-happens-when-your-brain-goes-into-theta-state/
2. Clearing Energetic Blockages
Vibrational frequencies allow stuck energy to be released, bringing the physical and energetic body into greater harmony. This is especially true for frequencies attuned to the vibration of the body’s seven energy centres.
3. Improved Physical Health
Other recorded benefits of sound healing include improved sleep, reduction of chronic pain and blood pressure, lowered cholesterol, and a decreased risk of heart disease. Malbert Lee, a Hong Kong-based Crystal Bowl and Gong Master, says vibrations are especially useful for healing the body. “The adult body is 75% water, and water is a great conductor for sound vibration,” he notes. “When vibrations travel through the body, they promote circulation, energy flow, and rejuvenation.” (Bhaumik, 2021).
4. Improved Mental Health
“Sound healing helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression,” says, sound healer, Reiki master, yoga and meditation teacher Susy Markoe Schieffelin, “It balances and clears the mind, and leads to a renewed sense of purpose, well-being, calm, and happiness.” (Estrada, 2020). Music therapy has also been shown to be more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety levels before surgery, finds a study published in 2013 (Chanda & Levitin, 2013).
“Sound healing synchronizes brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation, helping to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of the cells in our bodies.” (Bhaumik, 2021). This healing modality truly highlights the power that sound has on our everyday lives. It is important to consider what frequencies we are taking in on an everyday basis, as loud, unpleasant noises are known to elevate our stress levels, create imbalances in our nervous system, and lower our immunity. By utilising the ancient practice of sound healing, we can become more conscious of our environment, better listeners and find true balance within our beings.
If you live on the Gold Coast, Australia or are visiting, we host weekly sound healing events from an array of local practitioners, in our workshop space at The Freedom Float Centre. To find our what events are coming up and book your spot, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/FreedomFloatCentre/events/.