How Does Sound Therapy Work?


Sound therapy doesn’t just sound good … there is a therapeutic effect too. To understand this you must firstly understand the physics of sound.

To imagine how sound works, think of dropping a pebble into water. You see waves expanding out from the point of impact of the pebble. As the waves move further out they become smaller and smaller. Sound waves move in a similar fashion. Sound travels in its own wave, each with its own wavelength and frequency.

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Technically, sound is a vibration traveling through a medium. Whether its water, air or your body, sound waves move through it all. Sound (read vibration) permeates through your whole body, even though you consciously you just hear it. The human body is a perfect sound resonator. It is made up of approximately 70% water. For example, if you strike a tuning fork and place it on your head, you can hear and feel the vibrations the sound creates.

Everything in the universe is vibrating.

Every single thing, every atom, every molecule, in the universe is vibrating. And they are all vibrating at their own unique frequency. This again is a basic physics principal. So considering that we know sound is a vibration, that leads us to think that everything is producing its own sound. So we, all of our cells and body parts are vibrating at a unique frequency.

One of the foundations of sound therapy is that when dis-ease or imbalance is present in a specific part of your body, this part is not vibrating at its natural innate frequency.

What modern science proves now about sound, vibration and matter, was very well known to healers throughout the world. Tibetan Singing Bowls are made from a particular blend of metals and have different sizes to produce a specific frequency. This “receipe” has its origins with the Tibetan monks and is considered therapeutic. Each bowl (and specific frequency) is designed to bring harmony to different parts of your body. The application over a period of time of sound therapy restores harmony and balance.sound therapy, stress, relaxation, healing, balance, recover, relief.

How do the Tibetan Singing bowls work?

Through entrainment parts of your body with imbalances will lock into the powerful vibrations of the Tibetan bowls (or any sound therapy instrument). They then begin to vibrate at this healthier harmonious frequency.

Along with the vibrations and resonance, entrainment is another of the basic principals of sound therapy. When entrainment occurs, small amounts of energy are transferred between the two sources. Since it takes less energy to pulse in co-operation, the source with the less powerful vibration locks into the one with the most powerful vibration. Read more on the science here.

Along with the unique design of the singing bowls, when they are played with a positive intention (which is a vibrational frequency too), they become an beautiful tool for positive changes in us and our environment.

Are you feeling out of balance?

By exposing your body to healing sounds we stimulate it to vibrate at healthy frequencies. If you are feeling out of balance (physically, mentally or emotionally), you will lock into the healing sound that is created. This brings your body back into alignment and to its natural, innate, harmonious state.

Treasa is a member of the Sound Healers Association.

Treasa holds regular “Introduction to Sound Therapy” group events, which offer a simple introduction to mantras and sound therapy. This hopefully allows you to see if it is something that resonates with you.

Stay connected on NBH’s Facebook page or Eventbrite page to learn about the next upcoming event.

If you have any further questions regarding this topic please do not hesitate to contact the clinic here or on 087 1815007.

Read more about sound therapy or about Treasa

Appointment times are flexible with late evening availability at the Cork street clinic. The last consultation time for new clients is 19.30. The last regular care appointment is 20.00.

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