Some of the benefits of sound healing therapy are: deep relaxation; clearing energetic blockages; supporting mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing; improving sleep; lowering blood pressure; and relieving muscle tension.
Sound therapy integrates various types of instruments, such as the voice, bells, chimes, singing bowls, flutes, string instruments, tuning forks and gongs, into a practice. Every instrument, when played, vibrates at a unique frequency and that frequency is often referred to as a pitch.
As a result, there are many types of frequencies that are used in sound healing which can either be combined or used alone, based on the client’s needs. For example, in my practice, I use a string instrument called a monochord, tuned to the frequency of 432 hertz.
According to music theory, A=432 hertz is mathematically consistent with the universe. This is known as Verdi’s “A”, which is named after the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.
So, it makes sense for us to be attuned to the natural electromagnetic pulses of the earth at 432 hertz. We would, in turn, feel more balanced, conscious, peaceful and centred. This is often the beautiful outcome after a session.
How do I incorporate sound healing into my spa offering?
The beauty of sound healing is that you can creatively curate unique journeys with any standard spa offering, such as combining sound with facials, body treatments, yoga and guided meditation, or offering it as a private or group session.
The creation of spa journeys that incorporate sound healing must come from a place of genuine intention and a connection to the instruments, as opposed to simply introducing them for the sole reason of their harmony. As a visiting wellness practitioner, one of my signature services is The Yemaya Experience.
During this treatment, the vibroacoustic frequencies of the ohm tuning forks 136.1 and 432 hertz (pulses per second) of the monochord and the sacred African mbira instrument, are applied directly on to the different meridian points of the body, and integrated with a combination of body work techniques to achieve a deep state of relaxation. This enables the client to release tension, reconnect with self-love, and reharmonise at a physical, emotional and mental level.
As a practitioner, connecting with yourself and your client as you entrust your intuition allows for the unseen healing force of energy that is all around to be expressed naturally. You can’t really do it by the book. As a spa therapist, I create the harmonious environment, coupled with my intentions, to guide my clients into a journey of self-healing.