Sound healing techniques have been popular throughout history in many different cultures. These days, Himalayan singing bowls are gaining popularity in sound therapy. The bowls contain seven to twelve different metals, known as “bell metal”. Depending on type, they may also incorporate silver, gold, mercury, tin, lead, copper and iron.
Sound Healing: Relaxation and Resonance
Each bowls resonates with a slightly different musical tone and frequency. And if we strike the bowl in different places that can change from high to low. Therapists use different techniques to produce reverberation, relying on the airwaves of the surrounding to carry the sound.
Harmonic sounds can soothe and relax when we are not able to focus on words and meaning. We often hear that sound and touch are the last senses to falter, so even if we think a person may not be conscious, we can use sound healing to create calm and ease.
Sound Healing: Perception
Scientists in the field of physco-acoustics (studying the perception of sound in the brain) have examined how different brain waves operate at different frequencies. They theorize that the sound may help retune disturbed internal frequencies. According to therapists, the sound waves interact with inner elements in the physical body and may aid in reducing physical, mental and emotional imbalances.