Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras’ use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
This same concept is utilized in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound it’s the frequency that is the agent which influences the shift.
Benefits of Sound Healing
Sound and music healing therapy has been growing in popularity in recent years, and it’s definitely a wellbeing trend to keep an eye out for!
It’s been found that sound and music can be effective healers for a range of mental, emotional, and even physical ailments, and has been a valuable treatment for several conditions such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders
- People with learning difficulties
- Those with behavioural and psychiatric disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Aches and pains
- Some cancers
Some of the most highly reported benefits of music therapy and sound healing include:
- Reduced stress
- Fewer mood swings
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Better pain management
- Reduced risk of strokes and coronary artery disease
- Improved sleep