The science: ancient yet innovative
Before you read any further, let’s dispel a few misconceptions. Although sound massage originates from the East, there is powerful scientific research that confirms its benefits. Medical practitioners* and scientists** consider sonic waves to be one of the most powerful and innovative tools for healing both your mind and body. Sound massage is also accepted as a method of relieving acute physical problems.
What’s more, the relaxing nature of sound massage means that there’s no need to wait until you’re feeling frazzled before taking action. This type of therapy is ideal for stress management, helping you to find your equilibrium in order to avoid unnecessary imbalance and disharmony. Sound therapy is working its way into everyday modern life, particularly with the fields of health and education the right sonic waves can promote healing and provide balance.
*Advances in the fields of sound treatment were highlighted by the BBC in 2011, when they reported that Orthopaedic surgeon Angus MacLean has been using ultrasound in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary's fracture clinic. He uses the technology as a pain free method of treating fractures that are not healing well, based on good evidence that the sound vibrates the cells which stimulates healing and regeneration in the bone. This method can also be applied to treatments for abdominal, digestive, circulation and other ailments. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15262297
Dr Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Centre (New York) states, “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 bodies.” http://www.gaynoroncology.com/sound-healing.html
**Masaru Emoto carried out experiments which exposed water samples to music and all photographic records show a definite response from the water.