Sound Therapy - Does It Work?

 Welcome to part 2 of my Sound Therapy series.  Today we'll talk about the effectiveness of sound therapy. Does it work? What can we do to help it work better as sound healers and what do we need from our clients.

As we go through our healing process sometimes we'll post our progress on social media and we get comments from those who say, "Does this actually work?"

Sound therapy uses certain instruments, recorded sound or music to combined with meditation to relief stress, focus healing and improve over all body wellness. As sound passes through our bodies, the vibration of that sound or the resonance can change the structure of DNA molecules. These vibrations encourage healing and over all wellness. Singing bowls, rain sticks, drums and tuning forks are examples of some of the tools that sound healers may use to help guide their clients into a meditative state that allows the body to work to heal. 

As a result of this process some clients may experience a sudden feeling of relief as though a huge weight has been lifted from their bodies. Others may have cold symptoms or may even experience a headache or be thirsty after a session. 

Some providers will offer their clients a sound bath. This is an immersive experience where the client is usually in a prone position on a mat or blanket resting comfortably.  The healer will direct the client to clear their mind as the work begins. Most focus on Chakra alignment.  This is where the Chakras, the energy points (wheels) in the body are encouraged to cleanse and realign allowing the client to become refreshed, and reenergized. Sound baths are usually in person but one can experience the same thing from the use of recorded music or conference call style sessions.

Sooner or later, you'll find someone who wants to tell you that this is just new age babble and has no place in science. I want to share a video from Stamford University Medical where they are using sound therapy to treat Parkinson's Disease.

This is a single video, but there are more out there that show the changes in disorders such as bipolar, anxiety, depression, pain relief, and much much more. We have to ask ourselves what can impact the results of using sound therapy.  One of the most common is the subjects ability to participate. This isn't like setting a broken bone.  The client must be willing to participate fully in the treatment. When that occurs, access the inner energy to create a place where health, happiness and wellness resides is something that anyone can achieve.


Remember working with sound is not new. From Pythagoras to Stamford University, the greatest minds are working to reveal exactly how this amazing process works in our bodies.  We have within us the power to help our bodies heal. Beginning with a healthy diet, working with the right path, meditation and right thought all guide us to a place where we can be where we are right now and be in happiness, pain-free and surrounded by the healing energy of sound.



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