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What are the benefits of Sound Healing

This form of acoustic therapy uses sound vibrations to relax the body and mind, leading to many benefits that support healing.

We offer a unique sound healing on all our retreats delivered by Silence in Sound founders Craig and Jaquie Shankster who take our guests on a unique sound journey to help facilitate a deep and rare opportunity to relax, reflect and release. Through their sound therapy and vibrational healing the harmonious frequencies produced by their instruments help clear energetic blocks and promote flow and harmony within the mind, body, and soul.

Stress plays a HUGE role in health issues and dis-ease. With countless distractions, stimulation, and noise in our modern world, it’s challenging to reduce stress and recharge. Many people are turning to sound healing for relief.

Silence in Sound spend over an hour setting up their “Orchestra” which consists of a huge variety of Nepalese gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, Tibetan bells Japanese drums, chimes, bells and other sound instruments, which all creates a soothing landscape of magical sounds.


Here are our Sunsetbay Top Ten Benefits of Sound Healing

1. Relieve Stress

Over 90 percent of doctor’s visits are due to stress, and stress relief is one of the greatest benefits of sound healing. Simply put, stress and dis-ease reflect disharmony, while relaxation and health reflect harmony. Sound healing relaxes your body and quiets your mind to reduce stress-related issues and improve your health. As calming sounds surround and flow through your system, you restore harmony, balance, and flow within your mind, body, and soul. This can lead to a renewed sense of happiness, purpose, and wellness.

2. Improve Health

Sound healing creates “sound health.” As a result of reducing stress, sound healing also supports health by activating a relaxed rest-and-digest healing response. This parasympathetic state produces nitric oxide (NO), which improves circulation, blood flow, and cell efficiency — All of which promote health. Research shows how therapeutic sound promotes nitric oxide, a powerful antibacterial and antiviral molecule that benefits relaxation, pain-relief, inflammation, circulation, and immunity.

3. Release Buried Emotions

Since everything has a vibrational frequency, including you, it’s only natural that sound impacts how you feel. That’s why music can elicit specific emotions. Sound healing allows you to unearth and release buried emotions, traumas, and memories. As this energetic weight releases, you feel lighter and more at ease. Due to these emotional shifts, therapeutic sound can be helpful for anxiety and depression.

4. Enhance Mood

Though you may not realize it, the sounds you hear throughout the day profoundly impact your mood. For example, noise from a building site can leave you feeling irritated and on edge, whereas the tranquil sounds of nature elicit feelings of calm and peace. That’s why it’s essential to be intentional about the sounds you allow into your space. Luckily, sound healing provides an opportunity to enhance your mood with high-vibe frequencies that encourage feelings of well-being. Listening to 30 minutes of live music increases dopamine levels makes you feel happy and motivated.

5. Boost Brainwaves

You’re designed to be in harmony, and your brain supports that. By providing a consistent frequency, sound healing allows your brainwaves to entrain or synchronize with the frequency of the sound. When your brainwaves are in sync, you feel more relaxed and focused. You can balance and harmonize your brain, body, heart, chakras, meridians, and more through entrainment. You can also shift your brainwaves from a normal beta state to a relaxed alpha state, a deep meditative theta state, and even a restorative delta state. Brainwave entrainment has many benefits, including better focus, concentration, relaxation, and sleep.

6. Expand Consciousness

Not only does sound have the ability to boost brainwaves, it can also help you access expanded states of consciousness. Ancient cultures often used drumming to create a heartbeat rhythm of about 5 hertz, a theta brainwave state. Theta brainwaves allow you to enter a deeply meditative, dream-like state. Some also speculate that specific frequencies open the third eye and crown chakras that enable connection to higher realms of consciousness.

7. Access a Whole-Brain State

Science shows that brainwave entrainment is also effective at bridging both brain hemispheres to stimulate a whole brain state! Listening to or playing music is one of the few things that lights up the entire brain on an EEG scan. When you’re in a Whole-Brain State, you’re able to think more clearly and creatively, coming up with solutions much easier.

In a Whole-Brain State, both sides of the brain work together efficiently. The logical left side and the creative right side are integrated so you can think more clearly, creatively, and holistically. You become more intelligent, insightful, and effective when both sides of your brain work together in harmony.

8. Increase Heart-Brain Coherence

Sound healing increases heart brain coherence which promotes better communication between these two organs. When your heart and brain resonate and work together, you think more clearly, make better decisions, and feel more centred, calm, and happy. As you achieve higher heart-brain states, you can also expand consciousness into mystical states and resonate with different dimensions of reality.

9. Be More Magnetic

Using sound therapeutically allows you to achieve greater harmony and become a powerful manifestor. When you’re in a state of resonance, you emit a high-frequency signal that influences your reality in POWERFUL ways. You also tune into more subtle signals around you, making it easier to receive guidance from your intuition and the Universe.

10. Boost All Round Wellbeing

Sound healing encourages a state of DEEP relaxation so the body can heal. Using specific frequencies, sound allows you to shift into harmony, balance, and coherence. Sound healing can be beneficial for reducing stress, clearing energetic and emotional blocks, improving mood, increasing awareness, reducing pain, boosting your health, and more.

“You can look at disease as a form of disharmony. And there’s no organ system in the body that’s not affected by sound, music and vibration.” – Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., Sounds of Healing

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