Sound Therapy Boston MA

Sound therapy is a type of complementary medicine that uses sound therapy techniques to ease pain, enhance bodyworkm and balance energy. Sound therapy is also called Acutonics. Some of the tools of sound therapy include tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, gongs, and bells. Read on to learn more and to find local providers of sound therapy in Boston, MA.

I tried it: Sound Therapy

I tried it: Sound Therapy

Living with a family member with a chronic illness means there is often discord and drama afoot. Things crash regularly and it is easy to lose perspective and become hypersensitive to the anger around me, even though I know it is involuntary. During one of those periods, it was a relief to escape on a business trip to El Monte Sagrado, an art-filled resort in Taos, New Mexico. A location that attracts both healers and those in search of harmony, El Monte Sagrado is the perfect setting for experiencing 'Sound and Vibrational Therapy', one of the special services offered at a spa that is known for its commitment to global philosophies.

My therapist, Alex Rentz, uses sound therapy techniques to enhance bodywork and energy balancing. It is significantly relaxing on its own, but it is also a way to prepare the body to be more receptive to more intensive healing work. Practitioners of Acutonics, a system of healing based on the power of music and sound to ease pain and promote balance, are taught to work with tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, gongs, bells, and drums to replicate specific frequencies and musical intervals that tune our bodies to the earth's own frequencies.

I don't really understand the 'science' of sound healing, which is based on the orbital properties of the earth, sun, moon, and planets. But I have heard of the philosophy of 'the music of the spheres,' which is credited to Greek mathematician and astronomer Pythagoras. This Greek philosophy, however, developed when the sun, moon, and planets were thought to revolve around the earth.

As Rentz activated each 'singing bowl' by skimming a mallet around the rim to create an audible vibration, and then placing them on different parts of my body, I understood the ancient power of a church bell ringing to summon people to come together. The vibrations definitely galvanize the organs and senses. I was alert, but relaxed, as Rentz performed some bodywork as well as applied tun...

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