Have you ever heard of a Sound Bath or Gong Bath before?
A Sound Bath is a form of meditation where you are bathed in sound waves from one or more gongs.
You might know that your brain waves fluctuate between different frequencies when thinking and doing tasks, and when you are relaxing. The vibrations when a gong is played can quickly take you into the Alpha range of frequencies, where you are relaxed yet alert, into the Theta range associated with meditating, learning and memory, and even the Delta frequencies for repairing, regenerating and renewing your cells. Theta and Delta waves are associated with attuning the body to its naturally healthy state.
Watch a clip on YouTube here of the effect of sound vibrations on water, and imagine, if humans really are 60-70% water as experts have suggested, what the effects of sound are on you. The resonance of the gongs can produce a healing frequency – just watch this clip on the effect on human blood cells after immersion in the vibrations of gongs for just 20 minutes.
You sit on a chair or lay down (strenuous, I know!) as I play one or more gongs, singing bowls or other instruments.
Each experience is unique. Apart from any healing or re-tuning that may or may not take place, it promises to be a relaxing time, and could be a fun story with which to entertain your friends and family.
…in the days that followed it I felt as though I had spent the weekend at a fancy spa!” Diane Hill
The first time I went to a sound bath, I spent my time wondering what would happen next and when I was going to ‘get it’. Nothing seemed to happen for me, although everyone else was leaving in a state of heavenly bliss! It took a couple of goes for me to get out of the way of my own mind – I learned to relax mindfully by focusing on my breathing as we started and surrender to the sounds.
Public Sound Baths
Sound Baths open to all – arrive in plenty of time to get comfortable before the start. No admittance after starting to avoid disrupting your experience. I recommend you to bring your own mat, blanket and pillow, and a bottle of water if you desire. Upright chairs will be provided if you’d rather sit. If you have a different/dis-ability, please let me know ahead of time. The gong sound bath is not recommended for people suffering from tinnitus, HSP, and in the first trimester of pregnancy. Please consult your doctor. Next one on the events page. You can also book me for your gathering/organisation. (Prices start from £150. Concessions available.)
Private Sound Baths
Private Sound Baths – I can comfortably accommodate two people for your very own special seated sound bath in Hilperton, near Trowbridge. I can provide a futon for someone who would prefer to lie down but is unable to get down onto the floor. Email or call 07989 404112 to book.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER £30 per session (not per person)
Thanks so much for the excellent sound bath yesterday, we both enjoyed it immensely! It certainly helped clear my brain of all the thoughts and uncertainties and alleviated my anxiety.” A. Sawyer
I was holding onto a lot of negative unhealthy emotions and the session helped to funnel out the negativity…very powerful session.” Sarah Davis
Read my latest blog on sound bathing and intention for change/healing
These events are for learning, relaxation and entertainment purposes only. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment.