“What the heck is sound therapy?”

I get this question all the time. There are many facets to sound therapy, but basically, it boils down to this:

Every sound is vibration. Vibration impacts the cells in our body. Therefore, we feel and absorb sound on a cellular level. 

The popularity of sound therapy in Western culture has increased steadily over the last few years and for many good reasons. Sound therapy, also called “sound healing” or “vibrational massage,” was used by our ancestors for thousands of years because it offers many healing benefits.

Sound therapy has the power to:

  • Affect every cell in your body
  • Balance both brain hemispheres
  • Change old thought and behavior patterns
  • Cleanse and remove negative energy and emotions
  • Enhance relaxation
  • Connect with your higher self
  • Assist with illness recovery, traumas, and medical treatments
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Promote creativity, intuition, motivation, and vital energy flow
  • Remove energetic blockages
  • Soothe emotions and feelings
  • Stimulate circulation
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce stress

Think of it Like this:

Our bodies are made of mostly water. In fact, about 70% of us is made of water. When you combine sound, which carries our intentions and prayers, with water it creates vibration. Therefore, sound has the ability to recalibrate our cells.

Whether you’re struggling with inflammation, pain, arthritis, illness, autoimmune conditions, or muscular issues, sound and vibration can bring you comfort and help heal you on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level.

Now, don’t get me wrong. You should always work with your physician and not forgo traditional medical treatments all together – that’s not for everyone. But sound therapy and sound healing can be an excellent complementary service in your medical care routine.

The amazing thing about sound is that it helps us heal ourselves. Just go with me on this one. If you type something into YouTube such as “meditation music” or “reiki music,” you’ll receive thousands of hits. This kind of music, especially the selections that have binaural beats, is designed to help your brain enter the theta brainwave state. It is in this deeply relaxing state that we begin to heal ourselves.

You Have to Make Time for You

Relaxation is a powerful thing and when you think about it, we often forget just how much stress we’re under. We’re so busy running around trying to get everything done that we get out of bed at the last minute, rush to get the kids to school, rush to get to work, struggle through the never-ending pool of deadlines, rush to pick the kids up, race our way home, scramble through dinner, get the kids to bed, shower, and then fall into bed at the end of the day. As a result, we’re too exhausted to do anything for ourselves.

And you know what? It’s this kind of routine that’s harmful to us. Now, I know that’s easy to say. Believe me I’ve lived this kind of a routine and it’s no fun. It impacts your self esteem and makes you feel like you’re barely living. We have to give back to ourselves otherwise we’ll never feel good – we’ll never feel whole.

Final Thoughts

Sound therapy is a gift that we can give to ourselves. The gentle ebb and flow of a set of singing bowls can ease away tension. The soft vibrations of a gong can calm our mind chatter. The steady strum of a monochord can help us enter a trance-like state where we can escape from the rush of the world for a moment.

Laina Pilkenton of Soul and Sound Healing offers private singing bowl and sound therapy sessions designed to give you the much-needed relaxation you need. In these moments you can enter into a calm state and focus on healing your mind, body, and spirit. To book your own private session, call or text Laina today at 319-270-7438.