Sound Therapy

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Joe Lauletta

Sound may be the medicine of the future.  Sound Therapy is a form of meditation using gongs and crystal bowls.  Typically, one sits or lays down while listening and feelings the vibrational sounds of a gong and crystal bowls serenade one self.  The experience is like having a head and body massage without being touched; allowing the vibrations ripple through your body while your minds drifts off with the sounds waves.  Sound therapy is a multi-sensory experience like no other.  Most individuals fall asleep within a few minutes of a session only to wake up shortly thereafter feeling refreshed, renewed and energized.

The Gong is one of man’s most powerful and oldest transformational and therapeutic instruments.  The gong emits strong vibrational sound waves, which can be felt throughout the body.  Since the beginning of recorded history, ancient cultures such as Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, and Mongols have used gongs for rituals, ceremonies, prayers and meditation.  Both relaxing and energizing, the transforming and healing properties are ideal for permeating the body.

The crystal bowls target the body’s chakras, which are receptive to the sounds and vibrations.  Chakras are commonly referred to as the “wheels of energy throughout our body”; each one has a specific power that regulates one’s life force.  When Chakras are unaligned we become ill, feel unbalanced, can’t sleep, become stressed and then immunological responses are triggered.  Sound healing realigns our body’s Chakras and healing begins.

The benefits of Sound therapy have been documented by the National Institute of Health for the treatment of sleep-deprivation, insomnia, depression, anxiety as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.  The sound waves do a great job at resetting brain activity.  Imagine doing a “Ctrl + Alt + Del” to your brain.  This is Sound Therapy.