Tibetan Bowl Therapy

Most clients will start to relax as soon as the session begins. Their muscles will lose tension and they may start to slip into the alpha brain wave pattern within the first minutes. Joy and Vitality Centre uses only therapeutic singing bowls.

How it Works?

 

Sound therapy combines powerful vibration and tones to bring you into an immediately relaxed state. The induction of sound waves directly into the body, along with soothing ambient tones, can produce a meditative state and even deep relaxation. By placing therapeutic singing bowls directly on the body with correct techniques, our practitioner engages with you both physically and aurally.

Sound therapy can have many advantages over traditional massage. People who don’t enjoy touch from a stranger and thus are prevented from receiving a traditional massage can successfully do sound therapy. You remain fully clothed and are never touched directly by your practitioner. In fact, because the bowl is doing most of the physical work, contact is kept to minimum. However, this doesn’t diminish the connection between you and your practitioner since spiritual intimacy is maintained through the sound and vibration transmitted by the bowl. Sound therapy is also less physically intrusive than traditional massage so it won’t leave you feeling sore.

Therapeutic Bowls 

 

Therapeutic singing bowls are bowls designed specifically for sound massage, and differ in many aspects from traditional Tibetan bowls. Therapeutic bowls have a cleaner sound due to their finishing process, while still having a rich multitude of overtones. They are one of a kind and specially designed to provide application of vibration directly to the body.

Joy and Vitality Centre uses only therapeutic singing bowls.

Benefits

Sound therapy has profound effects on the body and mind. The massage is a method of relaxation, and most people will reach this state quickly (even during their first session). Relaxation during a sound massage brings on the same brain state as yoga, tai chi and meditationSince relaxation is both a physical state and state of consciousness, there will be strong effects on alertness and perception as well. During sound therapy, the body will go through noticeable changes as it responds to deeper and deeper states of rest.

Muscles begin to lose their tension and the mind may start slipping into the alpha brain wave pattern within the first few minutes (associated with daydreaming and pre-sleep). Breathing and heart rate will begin to slow as the body absorbs waves of vibration into its tissues. Metabolism slows, insulin levels rise and cholesterol levels fall. As the heart rate continues to slow, blood pressure falls and arteries expand, giving rise to a feeling of warmth. This relaxed state allows the body to repair itself instead of responding to outside concernsThe immune system is strongest when the body and mind are relaxed.

Sound therapy is so gentle and relaxing that most people fall asleep at some point during the session. During normal sleep, we oscillate between both theta brain waves (associated with meditation, sleep and deep relaxation) and delta brain waves (a deeper form of sleep, also associated with hypnosis and ritual). During a sound massage, brain wave states change both naturally and in reaction to the mode of therapy, as positions are changed and different bowls are introduced. Small tremors and shakes are common as people enter and exit, sometimes dramatically, the theta and delta brain rhythms. 

Those who undergo a state of deep relaxation often report a feeling of mental freshness they carry with them after the session is over. Relaxation and meditative states of mind have also been shown to increase the threshold for emotional response, meaning they can help us control our emotional responses to outside influences. Like other kinds of meditation, sound massage can help us be more internally aware while being more present in the moment and more connected with our surroundings.

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Serge Murashov

I grew up in a village called Tyumen in Russia. When I was two years old, I was diagnosed with cancer and went through chemotherapy. My mother gave my Chaga mushrooms from the local forest to boost my immune system and I believe this really helped with my recovery. I also have fond memories of building a sauna with my father. It was hard work, but I found it very rewarding. I’ve always had a very strong work ethic and enjoy working with my hands.

In our village, food was never treated with chemicals and was always organic. As a young child, I loved to cook with these wholesome foods and creating healthy meals was natural for me. I especially loved making sauerkraut with my mom and grandma. Growing up in a family focused on eating only whole, organic, non-processed foods and using traditional medicine led me to the path I’m on today.

In 2015, I became a certified yoga instructor with the Alberta Yoga Teacher Training College and a certified vibrational sound relaxation master with the Vibrational Sound Association. My passion is to help and heal people around the world.