How can I really benefit from sound healing?
If you have ever been murmuring some melodies to calm down, or felt tension moving away with the relaxing music during the massage session, or enjoyed the soothing sound of the handpan, you have practiced sound healing.
While someone takes Prozac to treat anxiety and depression, others involve sound healing as a versatile remedy to support mental and physical health. Sound healing can be used as a natural and effective way to treat some negative mental conditions, relieve stress, pain, tension, insomnia, fill in with mental energy, and support healthy and happy well-being. If you’d like to benefit from sound-healing this way, there’s nothing easier (you’ll actually be surprised why you haven’t involved it yet).
How it actually works
Although the exact mechanism is still being discussed, there is the most common version of why sound healing really works. It’s all about the sympathetic resonance and harmonization between the frequencies of your brain waves and the sonic frequencies. Brain waves are generated by electrical impulses of neurons. If you remember your school physics course (we’ll remind you if not), waves have a certain frequency. Our brain creates alpha-, beta-, gamma-, delta- and theta waves. Each wave is associated with a certain mental and physical condition.
Delta waves are generated during the deepest sleep phase with no dreams. It is the state of healing and regeneration. Theta waves occur when we are seeing dreams or experience deep meditation. Alpha state is the state of light meditation, self-awareness, tranquility, rest, and mindfulness. Beta waves are produced during the time we are awake and focused on mental activity. We also produce beta-waves when we are stressed or feel anxiety. For healthy well-being, it’s essential to retranslate the brain waves and reach the relaxing states so that our bodies could have a good rest. The problem is we are so committed to stress that we skip on it. Staying too long in beta-state requires a huge amount of energy. As a result – over-arousal, high cortisol levels, anxiety, irritation, frustration, and many other “-ations”. Sound healing helps us to get into relaxing states, while our bodies are doing all the rest. Thus, sound healing is actually not a remedy by itself. It’s a tool that helps our body to activate its inner healing power and balance biological rhythms.
Does sound healing work for me?
Yes, if you have two ears, a problem to treat (or desire to prevent it) and 15-20 minutes at least. Sound healing can be practiced alone or along with some other activities like sound bath, yoga, massage or meditation session.
The easiest way to start practicing sound healing is to turn on a special podcast, place yourself comfortably and concentrate on the sound. The biggest challenge here is to clear your mind and not let the thoughts disturb your serenity. If you face a problem here, you can use a little trick – keep your hands busy and distract your brain and create the sound healing music by yourself.
“What if I am not able to handle it? I never played any musical instrument!” – before you get bothered about it, there are a few instruments that work perfectly for sound healing but actually require no musical background. Sound healing is usually associated with singing bowls, though they can be a little monotone to play for a long period of time. Handpans and especially the tongue drums are a great choice as they are easy to play and have a soothing relaxing sound.
To get it all from sound healing, you should choose an instrument with a pleasant voice and high-quality sound. Opt for the drum with a maximum number of harmonic combinations of notes like the D Major or B Celtic Double Ding RAV Vasts. These tongue drums will provide a stable soft sound that lasts up to 25 seconds and is perfect for slow mindless playing. The notes will sound good together no matter which combination you choose.
If you are a sound healer or have some musical background, you can try the D Celtic Minor RAV Pan. This handpan has a very sonorous sound that is often used in sound practices, due to a very harmonious note layout. If you’ve never played the handpan before, this will be the perfect instrument to start with.
You can take an instrument for yourself or take a Gift Voucher for a professional sound healer and let your sound healing journey to a healthier life start today!