Sound can be a valuable therapeutic resource and has been proven to help reduce stress in patients and to improve their mental health. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers healing sound therapy as part of our comprehensive array of holistic treatment services. The process primarily works through three of sound's main properties: rhythm, harmonics and resonance, three of sound's main properties.
How Healing Sound Therapy Works
Different from music therapy, healing sound therapy allows patients to focus on a single harmonic note for a prolonged period of time, which places them in a meditative-like state. This helps to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Certain frequencies offer therapeutic benefits. For example, the purr of a cat registers between 20-140 hertz, a range that has been proven to be clinically viable for managing many illnesses.
What Does Healing Sound Entail?
During a healing sound session, patients are exposed to a variety of sounds at varying frequencies and intervals while they lie down with their eyes closed. During the session, they are encouraged to focus only on the different sounds in an effort to experience their potential healing properties. Differing sounds can include low-frequency pulses and high-pitch pings from various instruments. A human voice is also commonly used.
Each part of the body has a resonant frequency and will respond to different pitches and sound-types.