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Sound healing is based on the principle that everything in the universe, including the human body, vibrates at a certain frequency. When the body is out of balance, it can be brought back into harmony by using sound frequencies that resonate with the body’s natural vibrations.

One of the most common tools used in sound healing is the singing bowl. Singing bowls are made of various metals or crystal and are played by striking or rubbing the rim of the bowl with a mallet. The sound produced by the bowl is a rich, deep, and soothing tone that can help calm the mind, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Most of us can feel the stress in areas of our bodies. A sound healing works to clearing that stagnant energy out of our nervous system using sound bowls, chimes, and shamanic drumming.

In addition to promoting relaxation and reducing stress, sound healing has also been shown to have a number of other health benefits. For example, studies have found that sound healing can help to improve sleep quality, reduce chronic pain, and lower blood pressure. It has also been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, making it a powerful tool for mental health and well-being.

How to prepare

Through sound healing you will begin to understand how it feels to go into a deep meditation for full body relaxation. Sometimes in can take time to overcome our mind chatter but with remaining in the present moment and some preparation you will enjoy your experience.

You’ll want to arrive in loose clothing, well hydrated and ready to relax. We suggest avoiding stimulants like caffeine prior to attending a sound healing and staying off your phone. On the drive out, just be in silence so that your mind can begin to calm for your session.

Get Comfortable

Use pillows, blankets, sitting or lying on a yoga mat. You will want to be in a comfortable position so that you can relax quickly into the healing. Take in the sounds as they are. Allow the music to fill you with tranquility.

During a session, your mind might start to drift toward the past or future. Remind yourself to return to the present.

The Monkey Mind

Don’t feel frustrated if your mind continues to wander. Follow the sounds…they will take you on a journey.

About the Author

My name is Kim Mallory. I’m a Certified Holistic Wellness Practitioner. Prior to 2020 I had been running through life never stopping to rest or listen to my body and I got critically ill. It took a two-year health crisis and a subsequent bone marrow transplant for me to understand the effects of stress on our bodies and the importance of the mind, body, spirit connection.


The views expressed above in this article are the author’s own and do not represent any kind of medical advice.

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