If you are into meditation, holistic practices, or health and wellness; chances are you have heard the phrase sound bath. Sound baths are quickly gaining popularity throughout holistic communities across the United States and for good reason! Sound bath studios and practitioners can be found within a stones throw in cities like Santa Monica and Malibu, but now they are popping up in much more rural communities. Folks of all walks seek these experiences for their relaxing properties. So, what are sound baths, and is there any validity to the practice?
A Background on Sound Baths
Think about sound baths as a form of sound therapy. Sound baths are designed as meditation sessions, often guided by an instructor to help participants enter a meditative state through the power and science of sound. These experiences are typically conducted in groups but can also be exercised individually one-on-one. Entering a meditative state can be difficult for many as they find it challenging to silence the inner chatter in their brains. Sound baths do a great job at relaxing participants through calming ambient tones and frequencies. These experiences at times may incorporate acoustic instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, and wind chimes. These experiences may also incorporate digital instruments like synthesizers, sequencing software arrangements and preset recordings.
Early Origins of Sound Healing and Sound Baths
Kings Chamber, Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The benefits of sound healing and therapy can be traced back to ancient civilizations in Egypt. Egyptians employed therapeutic techniques called 'toning' which modified vowel sounds through the use of breath and voice. Egyptians are known for their contributions in architecture, geometry and algebra but are often overlooked for their advancements in acoustics. Many of the famous structures still standing today such as the King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza were constructed with acoustics in mind. During ceremonies participants would experiment with cymatics they believed had healing properties! The power of sound has been a very well known element throughout history. Today in the modern world with mental health on center stage, society is experiencing a resurgence of sound healing.
Where Can I Get a Sound Bath?
Sound bath events happen throughout this country daily. Check out event sites like Eventbrite, and Timeout for postings regarding sound baths. Users may also find holistic communities through online resources like Meetup. Those groups are sure to have access to Sound baths in communities nationwide. Sound baths are sought out for their relaxing properties. Many participants find stress relief and often have a better nights rest that very night.
Here at Reality Center we not only understand the power of sound, but we have dedicated decades to researching the power of vibration, light and frequency as well. Reality Center doesn't offer your typical sound bath experience, we offer something much more engaging and revolutionary. Book a session today on our Wavetable or Vibrasound; or receive a vocal & frequency analysis of your voice! Curious about the power of light, sound and vibration message us directly with questions or concerns.