* What is Sound Therapy?
Sound therapy uses sound, music, and specialized instruments played in therapeutic ways, combined with deep self-reflection techniques to improve health and well-being. It’s been said that Sound therapy today is where Yoga was about 10 years ago. Both are tools that have been implemented for millenia, but the Western world is just barely catching on to the indisputable benefits. Everything vibrates at a specific measurable frequency—even stationary objects have their own vibration that can be measured. Sound therapy uses sound waves to wash through clients, essentially cleansing energetically from the inside, out.
* What should I wear to a Sound Bath?
Please dress comfy. Athletic or loose-fitting clothes are perfect. As part of your session, you may move your body a bit before you rest during the instrumental part. You will not be asked to remove your clothes. Energy moves through your clothing.
* What should I bring to a Sound Bath?
Please bring your yoga mat (or a towel), a bolster (or pillow), a blanket, water, and an eye pillow. Everything is optional and for your comfort. You will be sitting or lying down still for an extended period of time. The more comfortable you are, the more relaxed you will be and the less resistance you will have to the benefits of the sound vibrations.
* How much time should I plan for a Sound Bath?
The minimum amount of booking is 60 minutes. I am happy to discuss longer sessions with you for deeper levels of therapy.
* What are Chakras?
“Chakra” is the Sanskrit word for “Wheel.” Chakras are energy processing units where energy flows in and out of our bodies, they are called wheels because healthy chakras usually spin as energy flows through them. Chakras exchange energy between your body and its environment, kind of like a gateway. Seven major chakras are located up and down your central nervous system, they can be seen as nerve bundles. Each chakra is responsible for particular endocrine glands and bodily functions in the general area of the specific chakra. When the chakra spin is slowed or stopped due to physical dis-ease, mental or emotional stressors, unhealthy habits or patterns, among other causes; the body does not function optimally in the respective area and/or emotional, mental, or spiritual issues may arise (as each chakra also corresponds with emotional qualities, as well as the physical qualities). Chakra spin can be seen by holding a pendulum above the chakra or felt by experienced practitioners holding their hands above the chakra. During a Reiki session, I will cleanse and balance your chakras for optimal energetic flow and function.
* What spaces are ideal for a Sound Bath?
Usually open spaces with clear walls and ceilings are ideal, so the sound can bounce around within the space. But I have a 40" gong and crystal bowls that can be effective in wide open spaces outdoors. We will select the instruments appropriate for the occasion for you.