Sound healing or sound therapy is an ancient meditative practice that uses different musical implements to create healing vibrations around the body in a meditative state and dates back thousands of years. Our ancient ancestors understood what modern science is now beginning to discover; vibration is all around us.
Singing bowl therapists, for example, use quartz crystal bowls and gongs tuned at specific frequencies for healing different parts of the body and mind. This method of sound healing is ancient and sacred in Buddhist contexts in North America, Europe, and Tibet, where it was first used around the 12th century for meditation and rituals.
There are different types of sound therapy, including vibro-acoustic, guided meditation, and neurological music therapy. They can all be used to treat conditions like anxiety and depression to activate the body’s natural healing system and promote deep restorative healing on a cellular and emotional level.