Sound Therapy is a form of vibro-acoustic medicine, whereby singing bowls, gongs and various
other instruments are played on the body or in the aura.
As a holistic healing method, the sounds induce a state of deep relaxation,
whereby the body can clear physical tension, emotional blockages and let go of everyday stress.
The Peter Hess (registered) Sound Massage has been developed from over 30 years of research and practice.
Based on his experiences and ancient sound knowledge of Nepal, Tibet and India,
Peter has developed a sound technique for the Western world.
The singing bowls and gongs are therapeutic quality, having been manufactured in a fair-trade environment,
using traditional methods.
Ancient traditions recognised sound and vibration as an important method of returning to balance and healing.
The earliest known use of sound comes from our Aborigines using the didgeridoo to heal illness, muscle tears
and even broken bones.
The Gregorian chanting of the Catholic church and Tibetan monks are further examples of sound practices to achieve stillness of mind. It has also been suggested that the Egyptian pyramids were specifically designed to resonate in such a way as to enhance sound-based ceremonies.
Pythagoras is reported to have soothed both animals and people with "musical medicine", after proving that music is based on mathematics. He would perform 'soul adjustments', using intervals including the Fibonacci series.
The Vedic healing art developed 5000 years ago in India, is based predominantly on the effect of sounds.
Sounds are simply waves or vibrations that ripple through air or water. With the human body comprising 70-80% water, sound spreads through the body in concentric waves, like a stone dropped in water. Pleasant vibrations from sound instruments travel through the body, gently breaking away any physical or emotional blockages, giving the body a nurturing massage on a cellular level.
A sound treatment also induces a deep state of relaxation. Brain waves move into the slower alpha state, "happy" hormones such as endorphins and dopamine are released, the heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate slow, muscles relax, circulation increases and pain lessens.
In Nepal, people believe that someone who vibrates harmoniously is healthy. When the natural vibration of a body part is disrupted, we have dis-ease. When healing sound is offered to the body, healthy harmonic patterns are restored and the person feels well.