Often people new to sound sessions are surprised to feel the sound as the sound waves (also mechanical pressure waves) propagate and move through the body. The name of this company is The Sound Masseuse for a reason! Traditional massage is used to reduce muscular tension, improve blood flow, and also because it somewhat sedates the nervous system to enhance muscular tissue healing. While there is no substitute for hands on therapy, sound waves have been shown to have similar affects on the system. Additionally, slow and steady pace of the gentle and soothing drones of the singing bowls have been shown to have a measurable affect in helping slow the pace of brain waves as recorded on the EEG, increase mood, and to help engage the body's natural relaxation response. See More...and/or Google Singing Bowls and brainwave entrainment.
Here are a few tips to help ensure you have the best possible experience at your session with Genie:
Restorative Sound Sessions are designed to engage the body’s natural relaxation response and to help increase your power of mental focus via sound and mindful listening techniques. These dynamically structured sessions are strategically designed to help add back emotional energy for your personal growth goals.
Last between 1 hour to 1:15 minutes and subject to include light stretching prior to session.
Prep day before by drinking plenty of water (also day of and after session).
Fluidity aids the body in a variety of ways and also helps sound vibrations move more easily throughout the system.
Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing for sessions.
For session you will be laying Savasana on your own yoga mat that you bring or sitting if you prefer, and there is not usually hands on or bowls on the body with exception to occasional light use of tuning forks.
The remainder of the session is a practice of Mindful Listening- remaining mentally alert and engaged as you’re guided through a biological process of allowing the body to reach its deepest possible relaxed state just before sleep.
Before and/or after your session you’re welcome to pause in silent reflection and/or journaling.
WHAT IS A "SANKALPA"?
Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word meaning an intention formed by the heart and the mind. It is a tool meant to harmonize the mind, body, and emotions towards a purpose. It may be used to enhance focus during the session and articulated as an affirmation using “I am…” statements, which help to create new neural pathways in the brain, when forming new habits and beliefs.
“If we accept that sound is vibration, and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is “heard” not only through our ears but through every cell in our body,” writes Mitchell Gaynor, former Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, NY, who also reminds us that the human body is more than 75% percent water--the perfect medium for carrying sound.
ARTICLES & LINKS:
Ohm is for the Inside
Blog Thoughts Along the Way
Level: Intermediate Practitioner
LINKS TO HEALERS
& OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
Michael Memminger Water Cymatics