The average person spends a considerable amount of time listening to music and sound, regarding it as one of life’s most enjoyable activities.
While sound itself is simply energy in motion, sound waves of specific frequencies or notes in combination create music. There is documented difference in how types of music affect the human body. While some music is helpful to reduce stress, other music increases hormone levels that excite the body's stress response.
Used in sound therapy and sound baths or massages, sound is a vehicle, that can help the recipient arrive at a healthier state of being, both physically and mentally. It also allows one to explore and express feelings on a deep level. Studies as recent as 2017 support that sound therapy, including singing bowls, is becoming increasingly popular to treat anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder among the various psychological states.
This is because the vibrations work throughout our bodies massaging, cleansing, and purifying, while the calm meditative state allows individuals to experience a deeper state of awareness.
Singing bowls can also be incorporated into chakra healing. Singing bowls, correlated with different notes, are able to open and balance chakras. Some say that different chakras can specifically respond to different frequencies of sound produced by singing bowls. These can be used as standalone techniques or in conjunction with meditation or Reiki Treatment sessions.
Observational studies have shown beneficial effects of Tibetan singing bowl meditations on a number of markers related to well-being. Additional studies support that specific musical vibration on the skin through the meridians is effective with symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, nausea, and depression  .
From the mid-1990s through present support that meditative music and sound significantly reduce plasma levels of cortisol and norepinephrine, which are related to stress.  High levels of cortisol and other stress hormones are known to be associated with:
The sound and vibration of Tibetan Singing bowls used in specific sequences have been shown to significantly improve :
Modeled after Dr. George Patrick's work with the National Institute of Health, we often begin sessions with guided relaxation techniques combined with vibroacoustic sessions through the use of singing bowls to enhance the relaxation response and overall effectiveness.
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