What is sound therapy?
From the beginning of mankind, sound has been utilized to alter states of consciousness and restore health. Consider the drums and flutes used in indigenous shamanic healing, the singing bowls of Nepal, or a choir of voices raised in devotional chant. We humans are vibrational beings, and we have always instinctively understood the powerful benefits of sound.
Today there is a growing body of scientific research to document the effectiveness of sound therapy, and this ancient art is rapidly developing into a respected and popular modality.
How Does Sound Therapy Work?
Sound therapy restores the harmonic field of the body. Sound waves come in through the ears but also move through the body, returning you to your essential resonance. As one of my teachers put it, sound “rearranges the molecules,” bringing your body, mind and soul into healthy rhythm.
Sound therapy swiftly drops you into deep relaxation. It recalibrates the nervous system, improves brain function, and relieves anxiety and depression. It enhances immunity, accelerates healing and reduces pain. Sound therapy gently releases long-held emotion, stimulates intuition, clarifies the mind and raises consciousness.
What to Expect in a Sound Therapy Session
In a session, you are fully clothed and lie down on a massage table. Working with three large bronze gongs placed around the table, as well as many other sacred sound instruments, I gradually increase the intensity of the vibration, generating a coherent chamber of sound. Safe and supported inside the chamber, you are surrounded by shimmering harmonic waves of sound—completely immersed in a relaxing rejuvenating “sound bath.”
After your session, we’ll do whatever processing is helpful. To finish, I will anchor you to your new expanded state so that the changes that have been set in motion will continue to unfold.
“The energy sessions I have had with Ricarda have been experiences that move me into states of ‘being-ness’ as opposed to the busy daily ‘do, do, do, think, think, think.’ These sessions feel like a vacation—I feel as if I am being gently rocked in a bath of warm, soothing energy that envelopes me and moves through me simultaneously. A number of experiences have occurred, ranging from emotional and/or physical release to deeper understanding leading to changes in behavior or perception that are no longer useful.”