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Soundbath Meditations

Our monthly Relaxation Soundbaths are incredibly powerful for releasing tension and stress and finding deep calm and crystal clear clarity.

Wrapped in a blanket, you will simply close your eyes and listen to the soothing sounds of Himalayan Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, Chimes and Shamanic Percussion as Emma takes you on a journey to deep inner peace. The chatter of the mind ceases, muscles relax and tension melts away leaving you in a state of deep calm.

So, come along to a soundbath with me to experience the power of intelligently applied sound, which our ancestors intuitively understood.....

What happens in a Sounbath?

In a Soundbath Meditation you will lay down, wrapped in a blanket and with an eye mask while Emma plays Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, chimes and percussion that are played in such a way as to be deeply relaxing. Emma's soundbath sessions usually last two hours to include relaxation stretches or breath work before the session and tea, chocolate and blissful sitting and chatting afterwards to fully absorb and enjoy the effects.

Why is it called a Soundbath?

There’s no water and everyone stays clothed!
It’s called a Soundbath because people often describe the experience as very immersive, as though they were completely surrounded by or immersed in the sound.

How does a Soundbath work?

When we hear sound we respond physiologically. Our heart rate, brain waves, muscles, chemical make-up and thoughts all change. We can therefore harness sound to create deep relaxation.

During a soundbath I use specific tones, rhythms, volumes and tone intervals to take you on a journey which will enable you to release tension and enter a deep altered consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. In that state of deep relaxation the entire physiological system calms and renews, physical and emotional pain can subside and the mind can let go of surface ‘chatter’ so that deeply known insights can surface.

Humans have been using sound in this way for at least hundreds of years but now we have science to show us what actually happens in the body and brain when we hear sounds.

What happens in the brain?

What happens in the brain when we hear music is unique to humans. When humans are exposed to repetitive sound waves our brainwaves can match those sound waves.

This matching is called entrainment and can be harnessed by sound therapists to create sounds that will have specific effects on emotions.

We can for instance create a sense of calm, uplifting energy, or we can help clients to work through difficult emotions such as grief or fear by playing tones and rhythms that match those emotions.

Are Soundbaths new?

Although Soundbaths have been popping up in exclusive and trendy spas from LA to Sydney, they are ancient. Our Palaeolithic ancestors were using low frequency sound, shamens used sound for healing,...here’s a quick history...

Anthropologists think that we developed the ability to be entrained by sound when we became bipedal (walking on two feet), this enabled us to use our hands to create tools by hitting things against each other. This created rhythm which we became entrained by, although we don’t know why evolution gave us this gift of a love of music, but it was likely to be to help us form bonds with non-family members, which would have been important for our survival.

The paleolithic caves have been found to be acoustically perfect for creating sound that would be deeply entraining and the areas of the caves that were particularly exceptional for creating resonance have been found to have markings on the walls which anthropologists think suggest they were repeatedly hitting the walls with rocks, perhaps to create sound.

Many cultures have used sound for physical, mental and spiritual health. We have the meditative chants of Hinduism and the Christian Monks, the drumming of shamans and the singing bowls of Buddhist culture.

Somewhere along the line we in the West ‘forgot’ how to use sound to heal, but now brain scanning technology and robust studies are showing us again how to create soundbaths which take us into a deep rest state and then how to create emotional soundscapes within that deep rest state.

about the Therapist

Emma Lowther-Wright Sound Therapist

Emma is a certified sound therapist Practioner holding the British Academy of Sound Therapy PL.Dip.ST and trained with Marla Leigh, one of the world's leading frame drummers. She is also a yoga teacher and our Studio Director.

Emma's Soundbaths are very popular and she performed at the Under the Moon exhibition at Harris Museum and at the Lancashire Encounters festival.
RYT 200hrs, BAST PLdip, Groove Facilitator, POUND, Barre Concept

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