You’ve probably danced or bumped your head to dozens of music that you enjoy(you probably even listen to music to get sleepy.) But, did you know sound can be used to help heal certain ailments?
Sound therapy is drawing lots of attention worldwide these days(although it’s an ancient practice) and the number of facilities and trained personnel offering it also on the rise.
What is SOUND WAVE THERAPY and What Does it Do?
Sound therapy is simply using certain aspects of music to boost both your physical and mental health and wellness.
Of course there are trained sound therapists and they’re the ones who take you through the entire process. The process may involve activities such as listening to music, singing, meditating or even playing an instrument.
Is SOUND THERAPY Effective?
A study done by the British Academy of Sound Therapy(BAST) noted that over 90% of patients suffering from mental illness felt relieved and more calm as a result of sound therapy treatment. In ancient times, Greeks used music to cure mental health problems. Research has also found sound therapy to boost our immune systems, boost productivity, help with sleep disorders, autism, cancer, dementia, psychiatric disorders and even learning difficulties.
Is SOUND THERAPY Safe?
There’s little to no risk listening to music (at least no one has ever died from sound therapy)
Your sound therapist simply has to find the sounds that work best for you.
How Does SOUND THERAPY Work?
While the process is quite technical in terms, normally, a trained sound therapist first has to identify the ideal sound therapy method for you.
There’re different types of sound therapy and each has its advantages(though research is still being conducted on some.)
Types of sound therapy offered by trained therapists may include : guided meditation, neurology music therapy, Bonny method, nordoff-robbins, turning fork therapy and brainwave entertainment.
A session with a sound therapist may involve the patient sitting down or sleeping on their back – while listening to sounds from a medium selected by the therapist e.g via a speaker or using a turning fork.
The therapist may also encourage you to perhaps take part by singing along or by playing certain music instruments. For some methods, remaining quiet and still may be the order of the day, while simply letting the power of sounds do its magic. What happens during such sessions is, sound waves are created that change your brain frequencies.
It’s really hard to tell the sound therapy method that’s effective for you, but visiting a sound therapist near you is the first step(or you can learn sound therapy yourself by researching a sound therapy academy near you)