Soundbaths seem to be all the rage, if it’s not Kim Kardashian holding a gong meditation for her baby shower it’s ITV’s Lorraine television programme hosted their own soundbath on live morning television at the start of 2019. But what exactly is a soundbath, or sound healing for that matter?
Sound healing may seem like a modern concept, but it is a healing modality that dates back to ancient Egypt, Tibet and China. Used to aid meditation and wellbeing, their use has now had a resurgence and is reported to hold many benefits.
Singing Bowl Soundbaths
Singing bowls, both Tibetan (also known as Himalayan), as well as Crystal are tuned to the frequency of nature, the frequency of our bodies, which is 432 hertz and it is this that is a large part of the healing aspect. Not only are they tuned to this frequency, but they also chime and sing specific notes that correlate to the 7 main chakras. These beautiful sounding bowls are designed to bring your bodies, minds and energy fields back into alignment.
During a soundbath a sound healer will play the bowls in a range of styles from striking to rubbing them to produce different pitches and tones. These sonic waves will massage the participants with sound vibrations that will help to realign their chakra and heal them from the inside out.
The vibrations of the crystal singing bowls travel 1/3 mile alone and it is in the vibrations where the magic takes place. Alongside the incredibly soothing sounds, the vibrations bring you back into balance on a cellular level and any blockages that might be held in your energy field or any emotional blocks are released by the sounds leaving you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, calm, relaxed, happy, blissful and generally serene.
They have been described as a ‘blissful cheat to meditation’, as the bowls have an inexplicable way of quietening the ‘monkey mind’, making all those thousands of thoughts flying through our minds completely still. Allowing us total calm and peace and respite from our busy mind and busy lives.
Sound baths have become increasingly popular for that reason, for the hour or so you enjoy the sound bath, lying down on a yoga mat and pillow, snuggled under a blanket, you are completely and totally encompassed and cocooned by the soothing sounds, switching off your mind, allowing your stress to evaporate and leave you feeling as though you have had a refreshing 8 hours of sleep and leaving you free from emotional or mental stress.
And let’s face it, in an increasingly stressful world, where we juggle work, children, hobbies, marriages, family, friends, house work and everything else that fills our busy lives, a little time out and pampering is a welcome relief that we could all do with!
Want to come to one of our Soundbaths?
We regularly host soundbaths at our Villa in the North of Ibiza, we will be starting in July to host bi-weekly Monday Night Meditations.
Numbers are restricted until Covid sanctions life, if you would like to be on our waiting list to come for one of our events, or to book tickets click the button below to find out when our next event will take place.
Not sure what to expect? Read our blog 5 things to expect from a sound bath meditation and find out all about it!
We look forward to seeing you there and welcoming you on one of our special sound journeys.
Thinking of becoming a sound healer?
We are currently in the process of finalising our Sound Healing Practitioner Diploma course, which will teach you all the tools you need in order to become a sound healer yourself.
If you would like to take part in our diploma course then please sign up to our waiting list below.
If you would like to purchase some singing bowls in the meantime please click the links below for some of our favorite and recommended sellers.