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Sound Healing: What is it and Why You Should Try It

by Amia Phillips, MA, P-LPC, Reiki

Ever heard of sound healing? If not, don't worry - you're not alone. Sound healing is a form of therapy that uses sound to reduce stress, ease pain, and improve overall well-being. The idea behind sound healing is that certain kinds of music, tones, and frequencies can have a profound impact on our physical and emotional state. But what is it really like? Let's take a look.

What Does Sound Healing Involve?

The most common form of sound healing involves live instruments played in a therapeutic setting. Instruments like drums, flutes, crystal bowls, and Tibetan singing bowls are often used to create music with specific frequencies designed to relax the mind and body. Depending on the practitioner, they may also incorporate chanting or singing into the session to further enhance the experience.

How Can Sound Healing Help Me?

Sound healing has been used for centuries as an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that sound therapy can decrease cortisol levels (the hormone associated with stress) and increase endorphins (feel-good hormones). It can also be used to help people with chronic pain better manage their symptoms without medication or surgery. Regular sound healing sessions can help you develop better sleep habits by creating a calming environment for relaxation before bedtime. I shall warn you, when doing sound therapy, emotions or outbursts might arise. When this sort of reaction comes up, be kind to it and let it out and flow. These emotions or outbursts are possibly related to unhealed wounds, trauma, or trapped emotions that have been stored in your body unconsciously, now it's finding its way out. This can possibly allow you to be more expressive with your emotions and become more aligned with your body.

Sound healing has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its many proven benefits. Whether you're looking to reduce stress or manage chronic pain, this type of therapy may be worth exploring! Of course, it's always important to do your research when trying something new - so make sure to find a reputable practitioner before beginning any sound healing sessions! With that said, if you're looking for an alternative approach to improving your mental and physical health, give sound healing a try and email me today to set up a sound healing session!

Peace, my loves!



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