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Good Vibrations – The Science Behind Sound Therapy



New Age

The hippie movement of the sixties might not be as prominent as it once was, but it is still around.  In fact, there’s a bit of hippie-type resurgence as more people want to get back in touch with nature.  This is particularly evident around this time, with the approach of 21 December 2012. Google ‘Mayan Calendar’ and you will have plenty to read up on the subject.

The problem with so much information so conveniently accessible is ascertaining which information is authentic and which is not.

There are many New Age healers who claim to be able to heal using various remedies, methods, and tools. You need to make sure that these healing modalities come from a place of truth. Your wallet might be the compass that steers you in the right direction in some cases. But, of course, people need to make a living these days, too, so discretion is necessary.

Old Age

So, it’s back to the old tried and tested way of making sure we survive our daily goings-on, and that is by trusting our intuition. All down the ages, wise men and women have gently encouraged us to listen for our inner guidance. This requires a bit of quiet; silence and time to contemplate, even for a few minutes, what the next step should be. In that silence, you are more able to hear the sound of your own thoughts. Once those thoughts have settled, a resonance brings about calm.


In this space, you may hear various surrounding sounds too. Sound has been used as a healing tool in the past and is still used today. Sound can be very powerful. Think of music. Think of the human voice singing like a bird.

Sound is energy or vibrations that travel through the air that can be heard when they reach your ear. Sound is subtle. A river streaming over rocks is a lovely sound, as is the sound of birdsong in the morning. Obviously, not all sound is good sound. Noise is noise, after all.

Healing Properties

What we need to remember is that sound has great healing potential.

It starts with basic humming. Humming is known to boost your immune system. It is a scientific fact that sound can rearrange the structure of molecules. Everything in this universe is in a state of vibration, even us. When all our body parts are vibrating and working together harmoniously, then we are in good health. If one part is vibrating differently, then we feel out of whack. Sound can project the correct frequency to whatever is out of balance in our bodies.

Music and therapeutic sound are also very effective for healing our mental and emotional states and spiritual bodies.

There are many tools that sound healers use to heal people, ranging from gongs and tuning forks to singing bowls, shakers, rattles, vocal over-toning, and more.

If you’re interested in experimenting with sound, one of the best and most cost-effective ways to start is with your built-in musical instrument, your very own voice.