Essence Of Sound Therapy
Sound Therapy is effective in not only achieving a state of relaxation but it also has a way of moving through blockages in the body. Sound Therapy has been known to help treat such conditions as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, sleep disorders, pain and autism
Is there any evidence of sound therapy?
Through research and documented clinical case studies on sound therapy, it has been recorded that sound has a positive effect. A recent study conducted by the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) found that 95% of clients suffering from stress-related disorders felt an increased state of calm following their session.
Another preliminary study conducted by BAST measured the effects of sound therapy on the autonomous nervous system. Clients were connected to a machine that monitored stress responses. Each client demonstrated an overall decrease in arousal of the Autonomic Nervous System compared to a control group, who were lying down just relaxing. This study showed that sound therapy has a deeply calming effect on stressed clients (BAST 2021).
Sound has been used as a tool to heal, restore and calm, for thousands of years. In Asia singing bowls have been used in prayer and meditation and used to promote relaxation and promote wellbeing.
Sound therapy is identified in the UK as a complementary therapy, which is designed to work alongside orthodox medicine. Lyz Cooper the founder of BAST, states:
'whether you come for a regular tune-up or relaxation session, or have a chronic long-term illness, sound could help you to enjoy a better quality of life.'
Sound therapy not only assists physical illness, but can also help balance the emotions and quieten the mind. Most people feel calm and relaxed following treatment.