Andrea is a qualified and registered sound healing practitioner through the College of Sound Healing.
What is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health.
Sound Healing can be transmitted to a person in a number of ways via voice, instruments or listening to music.
What treatments are available?
Andrea offers sound healing with her voice, tuning forks, crystal singing bowls and Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments.
Each treatment will be tailored to your requirements and may involve a number sound instruments. You will be made comfortable on a therapy couch and asked to relax for the treatment and ready to accept the healing vibration of the sound.
During a healing session with the crystal or Tibetan bowls you may allow your consciousness to change state and feel a little trance like.
Please call now on 01282 450500 to book your treatment session.
History of sound healing
Singing bowls are thought to date back before the Buddha, over 2500 years ago. Over time they have been made of metal alloys, then brass, glass, and more recently, quartz crystal, a bi-product from silicone chip manufacture. They can be found in other stones such as amethyst and rose quartz, but the special qualities of pure quartz crystal allow for great magnification of vibration.
Crystal bowls are made of over 99% pure crystal quartz and will produce only one sound which is generally tuned to the vibration of the chakras. The purity of the sound resonates with the body to “reset” any energy blockages and realign the crystalline structures in the body. The Tibetan bowls used have been sourced from a Nepal. They are made of metal alloys and are hammered and nurtured to the shape of the bowl, thus no two bowls are the same or produce the same identical sound.
How Does Sound Healing Work?
Each organism has its own vibratory rate. Every object in the universe has its own unique resonant frequency. Tap a wineglass and it will emit a ringing sound determined by its size, shape and the thickness.
When an opera singer vibrates a glass with her voice the singer has matched her voice to the resonant frequency of the glass and set it into vibration. As the singer increases the volume of her sound the resonance becomes too great for the forces that hold the glass together and it shatters.
Luckily, our bodies are more flexible than a glass! The cells of our body enjoy the vibration of sound.
The human body is made up of 70% water; this makes it a very good conductor of sound.
Modern medicine now uses sound waves to break up kidney and gallstones in the body. The machine used is called a Lithotripter. This machine bombards the stones with a specific sound frequency for one to two hours. The patient is admitted in the morning and discharged in the evening. Generally no anaesthetic is needed. With most patients only one treatment is necessary to break the stones down. The pulverised stone is passed out of the body through the urine.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is now used in some NHS hospitals and private clinics to treat prostate cancer. The therapy closely targets tumours, causing much less damage to healthy tissue than conventional surgery or radiotherapy.
Every organ, every bone, every cell in the body has its own resonant frequency. Together they make up a composite frequency like the instruments of an orchestra. When one organ in the body is out of tune it will affect the whole body.
Through the principle of resonance it is possible to use sound to bring the body back into harmony hence avoiding the need for drugs or surgery.