SINGING BOWL THERAPY
"There is no organ system in the body that's not affected by sound, music, and vibration." Mitchell Gaynor, M.D.
UNLOCKING HARMONY: THE POWER OF SINGING BOWL THERAPY
Sound, with its profound influence over human functionality, touches and shapes our emotions like no other source of input or expression.
The Artistry of Himalayan Singing Bowls: A Tradition of Centuries
Crafted in the Himalayas for centuries, Himalayan singing bowls, also known as Tibetan singing bowls, embody the pinnacle of artistry. Using ancient techniques and the highest quality virgin metals, particularly bronze, skilled metal artisans create what is hailed as "the perfect singing bowl." Gentle Earth utilizes bowls crafted through a unique production process, ensuring precision. These therapeutic bowls find professional applications in music therapy, health care, meditation, massage, yoga therapy, counseling, and prominently, sound therapy.
SINGING BOWL THERAPY: A JOURNEY TO BALANCE, RELAXATION, PEACE, AND HARMONY
In the quest for equilibrium of body, mind, and spirit, Himalayan singing bowls play a transformative role. They guide us from imbalance to balance, relaxation, peace, and harmony through a therapeutic process known as entrainment. In the realm of sound therapy, this technique facilitates shifts in brainwave states.
Delivered to fully clothed individuals lying on a well-appointed therapy table, Singing Bowl Therapy employs bowls placed directly on and around the body. Gently struck with a felt mallet, these bowls produce unique vibrations and sounds. As ambient tones induce deep relaxation, subtle vibrations offer a gentle "massage" to the body's cellular tissues. Less intrusive than traditional massages, this therapy minimizes physical contact, allowing recipients to quickly enter a state of mindfulness and well-being. Singing Bowl Therapy can profoundly impact the body and mind, balancing brain activity and reshaping responses to stress.
SINGING BOWL THERAPY EXTENDS NUMEROUS BENEFITS AND CAN INCLUDE:
Muscle tension relief
Stress and anxiety reduction
Alleviation of anger and fear
Increased happiness, joy, and tranquility
Ease of chronic pain and inflammation
Improved immune function
Lower heart rate and blood pressure
Stimulation of deeper sleep
Reduction of chronic fatigue syndrome and depression
Increased mental and emotional clarity
Support in processing past physical and emotional traumas
Recipients often report a lasting mental freshness post-session, with heightened internal awareness and a strengthened ability to manage emotional reactions. Singing Bowl Therapy, akin to meditation, fosters mindfulness, presence in the moment, and a deeper connection with surroundings. (Note: regretfully, Singing Bowl Therapy is not suitable for those with pacemakers.)
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60 Minute Private Session - $80
90 Minute Private Session - $115
ABOUT OUR THERAPY BOWLS
Gentle Earth uses 16 precisely-engineered therapy bowls for client care. Click the play button below to hear a sample of what a few of these instruments sound like. Headphones are recommended for optimal listening.
This bowl is used as a call to attention at the beginning of your session to help transition you from a place of thinking and doing to a place of being and feeling. Thanks to the nature of its small size, this bowl can also be used on the head and neck. It is additionally utilized at the end of your session to call you back into full awareness of the studio room.
Size: 4.75” x 1.75” (12cm x 4cm), Weight: 0lbs 11oz (300g)
This bowl is used as a lightweight replacement for the heavier 1300H which makes it perfect for use on joints, such as the elbow, or knees. This bowl offers a great amount of vibration for its size and is optimal for also using off the body around the head.
Size: 6.75" x 3.5" (17cm x 9cm), Weight: 1lbs 8oz (700g)
This medium-sized bowl is an integral part of the session. It provides intermediate vibrations perfect for use on the legs, feet, arms, and hands. It is also used on the back, shoulders, or chest.
Size: 8.5” x 3.5” (22cm x 9cm), Weight: 2lbs 0oz (900g)
This bowl has a diameter similar to the 900 but is quite a bit heavier. The thicker walls of this bowl sustain stronger vibrations for a longer time, making it ideal for use on the back and shoulders.
Size: 9” x 3.25” (23cm x 8cm), Weight: 2lbs 14oz (1300g)
This bowl provides strong and deep vibrations that resonate deep into the core of your body. This bowl is mainly used on the back, chest, and stomach.
Size: 11.5” x 4.5” (29cm x 11cm), Weight: 4lbs 7oz (2000g)
This large bowl brings deep vibrations that are excellent for grounding, thus, the origin of its name. In a session, this bowl is used off the body at the feet or under the table. As a stand-alone experience, the grounding bowl can be used in a brief session to bring a sense of calm, relaxation and profound grounding to the client.
Size: 22” x 7” (56cm x 18cm), Weight: 24bs 12oz (11,225g)
Practitioner Note: In the United States, numerous providers of educational services in the field of sound therapy use the term “Certification” or "Licensed" with their in-person and online course offerings. It is important to understand that “Certification” or "Licensed" implies a legal term, which requires a professional organization to register and be overseen by a State-Approved Professional Board of Ethics and Efficacy in their established field.
There are extraordinary hurdles to this reality. For instance, each state in which a therapeutic method is practiced must have a State-Approved Board of Certification and Oversight Board for the ethics and efficacy of practitioners in that organization. To date, this practitioner is not aware of any sound therapy courses or organizations that meet the legal requirements for “Certification" or "Licensing." It is, however, legal to offer a “Certificate of Training” for someone who has paid for and attended so many hours of training and what the content of that training was. However, this has no legal weight as to the certified efficacy as a practitioner nor obedience to a State-Approved Professional Board of Ethics.
In today's modern world, anyone can purchase instruments online or through local retail shops and label themselves a "Sound Healer." For a financial investment, one can take a short class foundationally designed to sell participants instruments. Regretfully, this does not entail actual academic learning, nor does it further the legitimacy, research, field study, or factual education in the field of Sound Therapy. As a practitioner, I join colleagues nationwide in continuing to improve the professional efficacy and ethics of this field through peer-reviewed published scientific studies while educating those who would seek my services.