Sound baths explained
Both a healing and peaceful experience- explore the profound sensation of pure crystal bowls, both heard and felt, which allow memories, emotions, or past trauma to move through you. Though many people have only recently heard of sound baths, the use of music for healing is nothing new. From Tibetan singing bowls to tinga chimes, music has been used for its therapeutic effects for thousands of years. Researchers began to focus on proving the correlation between sound and healing. These studies proved that music could lower blood pressure, decrease pulse rate and assist the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for digestion and some metabolic processes.
Essentially, a sound bath is a form of meditation that aims to guide you into a deep relaxed state while you're enveloped in ambient sound played by a sound therapist.
Sound baths use repetitive notes at different frequencies to help bring your focus away from your thoughts. Generally, these sounds are created with traditional crystal bowls, gemstone bowls, cymbals, and gongs. Each instrument creates a different frequency that vibrates in your body and helps guide you to the meditative and restorative state. “By using particular combinations of rhythms and frequencies, it is possible to shift our normal beta state (alert, concentrating, reacting) to an alpha (creative, relaxed), and even theta (meditative state) and delta (deep sleep; where restoring and healing can occur).” -Sara Auster.
While no two people experience them the same, some have profound visions and thoughts while other find it hard to stay focused. To try a few will make you want to try more, each session is completely new and different. If you are able to reach the theta state- these baths leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and refreshed, in a clear state of mind.