Before you disrobe at Enhale in preparation for a bath in Central, Hong Kong… a sound bath has nothing to do with a shower. Sound bathing goes as far back as the times of ancient Greek philosophers, who used the frequencies as a form of medicine to treat a myriad of ailments. The waves of sound (which are produced by Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, biosonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and more) are said to calm the nervous system and balance the subtle body.
In addition to balancing the subtle body, this holistic practice of sound bathing has also been known to work wonders for stress relief, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, and even depression.
So what should you expect in a sound bath session?
- Like no app or headphones can deliver, you will feel the sound waves coursing through your body. Like a ever-so-gentle massage. If you’ve been to a loud concert where you can feel the vibrational sound waves on your face — it’s the same feeling. Only much, much calmer.
- You’ll feel relaxed and can only think about nothing. Typically people don’t know they’re asleep and snoring, until a friend tells them at the end of a session. If you’re stressed and ruminating over an issue that happened, you will typically find you absolutely cannot force yourself to keep ruminating over the topic. For no clear reason, your mind is clear. So, breathe deep, and let the sound permeate your self.
- You might feel light or heavy, sad or happy, sleepy or alert. Or just relaxed, rested and healed. Sound baths are effective in releasing emotions and tensions trapped within.
Sound bathing is different each time. Your experience will depend on who and what you’re surrounded by, the energy in the room, in the neighbourhood, and how you’re feeling on that day. No matter what, though, each sound bathing experience will help in your self-development, transformation, healing and awareness. So lie down, let go and exhale. Fall in love with a sound spa.