What is sound therapy?
These days there is a great deal of focus on alternative therapies and their benefits. Sound therapy is just one alternative therapy that is used to improve well-being.
There are different types of sound therapy, including vibrational sound therapy, which uses special sounds that produce vibrations thought to improve brain waves.
Healing with sound is believed to date back to ancient Greece, when music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders.
Sound Therapy uses sound, music and specialist instruments played in therapeutic ways, combined with deep self-reflection techniques to improve health and well-being. I’m relaxed just thinking about it!
We already know how powerful music can be in causing us to feel a particular emotion, you know that even just from bit of music in a movie, how it can cause you to feel a certain way, so we shouldn’t be surprised that sound therapy IS an actual thing.
How can it be used in the bathroom?
If you are lucky, your bathroom will be a place of relaxation. Even if you have to wait until late at night when the children are in bed. Why not combine the relaxing properties of water with sound therapy and create a playlist you can play for yourself?
The vibrations from the sound will help you to relax and unwind, your mind can switch off, which will allow to to de-stress. This in turn can improve your overall health and well-being. It can also help to reduce pain and relieve anxiety.
You could try including something like and Echo system, whereby the music is played wirelessly into your bath or shower from your device. These systems are compatible with Android and Apple and work via Bluetooth technology.
If you are caring for an elderly relative, or have someone in your family with specialist needs, you might find sound therapy particularly useful.
Sound therapy can have a calming effect, so can be especially useful for helping to manage challenging behaviour.
If you have children who struggle to wind down at bedtime, you could also try sound therapy. Playing calming music in the bedroom as you try to settle them down at night could prove helpful.
Some people struggle to reach a state of relaxation on their own. With the help of sound therapy, this can be easier.
Have you ever used sound therapy? We’d love to hear about your experience.