Often called Tibetan Singing Bowls, they do not actually originate from Tibet, and were not designed as the sound instruments we see today. In truth, they originate in form and function as food and cooking containers. However, the real power of these unique, hand made, brass bowls is in their ability to deliver deep vibrations to relax the body and complex harmonic signatures which soothes the mind like nothing else can.
HOW DOES VIBRATIONAL SOUND THERAPY WORK?
Between the stress of work, home and the news media, most of us live in a persistent state of sympathetic nervous system overdrive. (fight, flight or freeze) A professional Vibrational Sound Therapy Session will drop you into a deep relaxation, stimulating the parasympathetic (rest, digest, heal) side of the autonomic nervous system. This action dilates blood vessels, increasing circulation, moving blood through the liver for filtering. Coupled with the vibrations literally stimulating every cell in your body, toxins are encouraged to be naturally expelled through the lymphatic and circulatory systems. You will come off the table feeling relaxed, refreshed and energized.
THE POWER OF SOUND
Recently, western science has begun to confirm long held beliefs that sound has the power to influence all forms of matter. We have seen sound used to identify birth defects, the gender of an unborn child, locate ships or even small fish in the vast open water. There is even a machine which can boil water using nothing but sound waves. Through the power of sound we can feel alarmed, excited, angry, relaxed or even love.
You are invited to explore the collection of hand hammered bowls and choose a face up or face down session. The VST Certified Practitioner then walks you through the protocol by placing the bowls on the body so you gain familiarity and comfort.
Safety & Comfort
Because the goal is deep relaxation, you are offered a blanket, bolster, eye cover anything to help with comfort and your sense of security. The VST Certified Practitioner then begins your chosen Sounding Protocol.
Sounding Sessions are offered in 45 minute lengths with various bowls being placed on the body and lightly tapped in a slow, gentle sequence. The vibrations sink deep into the tissues while the sounds sink deeply into the heart and mind.
Follow up appointments can be customized in duration, bowl selection and body placement to create a unique experience, Or simply leave it up to the professionals. Since the goal is deep relaxation, in a safe, comfortable environment, you are completely in charge of this adventure.
VIBRATIONAL SOUND THERAPY
The addition of this therapeutic practice to our array of integrated health services allows us to provide our clients and patients with yet another pathway towards a deeper understanding of themselves. When the body is relaxed and the mind is quiet, the heart reveals itself. It is from this place of peace, true healing can begin.
A PRACTITIONER'S TRAINING PATH
A Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner is knowledgeable in the history, manufacturing and various techniques used to sound Himalayan hand hammered bowls. They are trained to very gently and simultaneously manage multiple bowls positioned on your body, while applying subtle Measured Strike Techniques to generate vibrations and soothing sounds. Combining these trained skills enhances your ability to reach a deep, relaxed state on the table. Additionally, SimplyAware Certified Therapists bring decades of Qigong training, heightened mental focus and the ability to hold a sacred, energetic space for the duration of your bowl session.
SOUND & VIBRATIONAL INFLUENCE - PHYSICAL
The human body is roughly 65% water. Netter's Atlas of Human Physiology breaks it down as follows:
Intracellular Fluids - 70%
Extracellular Fluids - 37.5%
Plasma - 20%
Interstitial Fluids - 79%
Transcellular Fluids - 1%
We also know that sound travels much faster through fluids than air. Combine these facts and you have a therapeutic practice which stimulates the human body on an intracellular level, Patients frequently report feeling "tingly all over" after a bowl session.
SOUND & VIBRATIONAL INFLUENCE - MENTAL
Humans experience five different types of electrical patterns or “brain waves” which are measured in Hertz. (cycles per second) Each serves a specific purpose in human functioning. In order for us to function optimally, we need to have a "balanced dose" of these frequencies.
Delta Waves ~ 0 Hz to 4 Hz
Strongest in infants
Stimulates Para-sympathetic nervous system (rest, digest, heal)
Present during deep relaxation
Necessary for restorative, healing sleep
Theta Waves ~ 4 Hz to 8 Hz
Supports restorative sleep
Alpha Waves ~ 8Hz to 12 Hz
Helps induce relaxation
Acts as bridge between conscious and subconscious
Beta Waves ~ 12 Hz to 40 Hz
Stimulates focus, memory and problem solving
Gamma Waves ~ 40 Hz to 100 Hz
Increases learning, memory and information processing.
Engages / Binds the senses to a memory
Supports REM Sleep
The beauty of hand hammered bowls is they deliver layers of sound with each strike. This complex, yet soothing "sound bath" causes the brain to process the layers of sound binaurally which evokes a reduction in brainwave frequency. The lower the frequency of the brain, the deeper the relaxation.
SOUND & VIBRATIONAL INFLUENCE - EMOTIONAL
Of the three levels of human interaction with sound and vibrations, emotions are the most familiar to us. Hear a favorite song and we smile from the heart; hear a loud crash and we are jolted with fear. A soothing vibration comforts while a rattling vibration disrupts. Certified Vibrational Sound Therapists us the Measured Strike Technique which eliminates the "surprise strike" or accidental "clang" which would jolt you right out of your relaxed state. When the body relaxes, and the mind becomes quiet, the emotions settle. It is from this place of peace that the deepest human answers can be discovered.