by Kathleen Haden
If every sound is vibration and if the vibration touches each and every cell of our body, we can understand that we don’t perceive sound only with the ears, but with the cells in our body. Sound Healing is founded on the premise that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies. Science has proven that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substance. For example, the study of cymatics has shown how sound creates geometric patterns in matter. Dr. Masaru Emoto has proven that sound changes the molecular structure of water. However, more importantly, sound changes consciousness.

Many ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and access higher levels of consciousness. Stress reduction is one of the most important results of receiving sound therapy. Stress is the underlying cause of many physical conditions and it melts away with ease when you are bathed in a sea of sound healing vibrations.
There are a wide range of techniques that utilize sound as a tool for change. The most common and basic use is for meditation and relaxation. Chanting, toning and overtone singing are some of the most powerful methods for resonating sound throughout the body. The use of nature sounds and natural instruments, such as crystal bowls and tuning forks, offer specific healing frequencies and harmonics. Drumming and rhythm are now used by corporations to release stress and build team consciousness. Shamanic drumming takes people into altered states of consciousness.
Sound is now being using by clinical psychologists to help children with certain learning disabilities. Binaural beat frequencies are used to entrain people into very specific states of consciousness. Sound is used to alter brainwave states to help with sleep disorders and facilitate creative expression. Listening to one’s own root frequency enables an individual to create a more centered and grounded awareness within their life. The technique called Bio-Tuning uses root frequencies and binaural beats played back through a sound table to entrain people into specific brainwave states.
Sound and music are also used to help with difficult life transitions, including birth and death. The medical community also uses sound and music in a variety of applications such as during surgery to relieve pain; to break up gall stones; and to relax muscles using ultrasound. Doctors are now finding the resonant frequency of organs in order to help vibrate them back into a healthy state. Perhaps most exciting is the cutting-edge research that shows how sound might be used to disintegrate diseases such as cancer.
Sound Therapy is so effective because it influences our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies. Emotional imbalances are at the root of many physical diseases, and when we heal our emotional bodies, the physical symptoms disappear. Sound and emotions are deeply connected. Human emotions have their immediate expression through sound, and it is often the repression of the sound of the emotions that creates emotional blockages. Conversely, sound can be used to unlock the blocked emotions and release them with ease and grace.

Benefits of Sound Therapy:

• Affects all cells in the body
• Balances both hemispheres of the brain
• Cleanses negative energy and emotions
• Connects us with our higher self
• Offers deep relaxation
• Changes old patterns, behaviors, habits and ways of thinking that no longer serve and are harmful to our health
• Stimulates circulation
• Removes blockages and toxins
Increases vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation
• Soothes, purifies and harmonizes emotions and feelings
• Stimulates endocrine glands and regulates hormonal functioning
• Helps recovery after illness, traumas and invasive medical treatments
Makes positive changes to our whole being

Learn more about the fascinating benefits of Sound Therapy by attending an informative Workshop & Sound Therapy Experience, 6:30-8pm, January 6, in Boca Raton. To register, call Kathleen at 817-938-7552.
Aqua Motion Movement is body work in the water with sound therapy playing under the water. Good Vibrations Music Company is a frequency-infused music company creating sound CDs for energy alignment and balance. They have just produced a 7-Chakra 7-CD set infused with frequencies customized to each chakra, available at
Kathleen Haden, MBA, BS, MPT, RMT is co-founder of Aqua Motion Movement & Good Vibrations Music Co. Email [email protected]