Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST)
On the body sound work is a relaxation therapy technique that is performed for a fully clothed client and requires little to no touch. In a typical session, therapeutic grade singing bowls are placed on and around the body and activated by striking with a padded felt mallet, producing powerful sound vibrations. The result is a soothing sound and subtle vibration that is very relaxing. The body is made up of 80 percent water, so it is easy to imagine how the vibrations can penetrate deeply into the muscles and tissues, and on a cellular level. Once the body begins to relax, respiratory and heart rate slow down, blood pressure lowers, and pain is gently reduced in the body. The long resonant harmonic tones of the bowls allow the brain to enter alpha and even theta brainwave states through entrainment. These frequencies are known to access the subconscious, bring about deep insight, intuition, and creativity.
To receive maximum benefit, it is recommended that you hydrate and drink plenty of water before (and after) receiving a session. Water itself can carry vibration further, and well-hydrated muscles will better absorb the vibration. Also, muscle tissue that is hydrated is more elastic and pliable which allows for a more effective VST session.