Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound.Kabir
Where do they come from, those special singing bowls with the very unique healing vibrations and the long lasting echo?
They come from Kham, which is the ancient name for Tibet where they were kept and used secretly by the monks and lamas at first. We now know these particular sound making bowls have existed for at least 4000 years. Evidence is found in the excavation (1938) of an old Bon temple dated at 2400 BC, in which two Singing Bowls were discovered.
What material are they made of?
According to tradition, singing bowls are made of seven metals. In reality not all bowls have all seven. In accordance with the seven visible planets the seven metals are: lead for Saturn, tin for Jupiter, iron for Mars, copper for Venus, mercury for Mercury, silver for the Moon, and gold for the Sun. According to Joska Soos, a little piece of meteorite is added to the alloy to make a connection with the cosmos since as it travels through the cosmos it gathers its vibrations. After mixing the metals the molten alloy is poured onto a flat stone and left to cool as a round metal plate. This plate is beaten with hammer blows into the bowl shape. Each bowl is different from any other, as the precise amounts of metals, their relative proportions, the thickness of the plate, the size of resulting bowl, and the hammering itself all vary in the process of its making. Therefore no two bowls have exactly the same combination of sounds.
How do the sound/singing bowls work?
The most obvious effect of singing bowls is the deep relaxation they can produce within minutes. The physical vibration of the sound waves, when a bowl is placed directly on the body, massages the cells and organs in a delicate way, and releases energy blockages. Their sounds influence the brain waves in a positive and balancing way, and they have a calming effect on the nervous system. Singing bowls promote deep relaxation with subtle but sometimes profound healing effects. Since we made up mostly of water, our bodies react the same as water does: the vibration from the bowls resonates with the body allowing each molecule to reverberate at a higher and therefore healthier frequency. The special sound and vibration of a singing bowl balances the organ’s and muscle’s energy again and instals a feeling of great space, profound peace or even bliss.
Cancer, migraines, tinnitus, stress, muscle aches, pains, cramps, depressions, rheumatism, athritis and numerous other symptoms and illnesses.
What clients like mot about this kind of “massage”:
- they can keep their clothes on and the massage is very gently
- it’s massage and meditation at the same time because focusing on the sounds and the vibrations results in deep relaxation which can be called a meditative state