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“Sound Will Be The
Medicine Of  The Future”

- Edgar Casey

“In Sound We Are Born
In Sound We Are Healed”

- Mehtab Benton

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Come And Relax With Us

Immerse Yourself In The Soothing Sounds And Vibrations

And Be Transported To An Altered State 


Please Leave Your Mobile Phones At Home or In Your Car, As You Will Be Asked To Switch Them Off

During The Session. The EMF's Will Affect The Purity The Frequencies & Vibrations.

  • What Are The Different Brain Waves ?
    These are Beta, Alpha and Theta. When Beta brainwaves predominate you feel awake and alert. When brainwave patterns slow and Alpha brainwaves predominate you feel relaxed and begin to daydream in a light meditative state. As brainwaves slow even further Theta levels are reached you enter a deep meditative state where dreams, visions, intuition and spiritual insight may occur. In this state you may bring up suppressed memories and emotions. Alpha and Theta are often referred to as trance-like states; an altered state of consciousness (ASC). If brainwaves slow even further Delta is reached you enter deep sleep.
  • What Happens When Sound Reaches The Body?
    When sound travels through the body it releases some of its energy. We hear it with our ears but we also feel the vibrations as the sounds travel through the tissues of our body. High sounds effect the surface layers and deep sounds penetrate right into the organs and bones. Lower sounds produce slower sound waves and take longer to move through the body; this is why we can feel vibrations. Sound that enter the ears is transmitted via the auditory nerve to the brain. However, the vagus nerve is connected to the posterior wall of the auditory canal and transmits sound waves to every major organ; this allows the brain to monitor and receive information relating to breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and digestion. When the vagus nerve is stimulated by the therapeutic instruments it helps to bring the body back into a state of relaxation by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, ‘rest and digest state’.
  • What To Wear ?
    Wear comfortable, loose, clothing. No "Bathing Suits" are required 😂
  • What Is The Purpose Of A Gong Bath?
    The Gong Bath uses sound to bring you into a relaxed state helping to reduce anxiety and stress and promote good sleeping patterns. The vibrations of the sounds resonate with your bodies own vibrations thus bringing your bodies out of sync vibrations back in sync and bringing you into equilibrium.
  • What Happens During A Session ?
    You will lay down on a yoga mat, rest your head on your pillow, snuggle into your soft blanket and be given a few minutes to let go and start to relax. The instruments will be played for 45 – 50 minutes. During this time you become very relaxed and may even fall asleep! There will be a silence of a few minutes at the end to give you time to become more wakeful. Sue will tell you when it is time to sit up. For more detailed information click this link What To Expect
  • How Do Gong Baths Encourage Deep Relaxation?
    As the gong session progresses brain waves slow down and move from a state of wakefulness (Beta) into a meditative state, an Altered State of Consciousness, where Alpha and Theta brainwaves predominate. Brain waves begin to lock into phase and synchronize with the sound waves produced by the instruments.
  • How Will I Recognize That I Have Reached An Altered State Of Consciousness (ASC)?
    These are all natural experiences that suggest that many areas of your brain have moved into a lower brainwave frequency such as Alpha (8-12Hz) or Theta (4-8 Hz) into an Altered State of Consciousness as the right hemisphere responds to the lower frequencies of sound provided by the gongs. Imagery: colors, patterns, scenes before closed eyes. Physical relaxation: muscles, relaxed, tension drains from the body, breathing is steady and relaxed. Loss of sense of time: the experience seems much shorter or longer than it actually takes. A sense of ‘now’, in the moment. Loss of sense of space: sensation of floating or sinking into the floor in a realm where there are no space boundaries and you ‘lose’ your edges – oceanic. Insight, clarity, understanding and intuition: recognition and/or solutions to predicaments, problems or issues in your life Positive mood: feelings of joy, elation, bliss, tranquility and calm. A sense of unity: at one with everyone and everything. Everything is energy. Connection something sacred, profound or holy.
  • Why are percussion instruments used in a Gong Bath?
    Percussion instruments, such as shakers and rattles are played at the end of the gong bath. They have a primitive, edgy feel to them and they serve to stimulate the system to gently bring you back to a normal state of wakefulness. Sometimes they are used in the middle of a Gong Bath to vary the sound journey. This will serve to stimulate the system slightly before sinking back into relaxation.
  • What Does A Gong Bath Do For You?
    Gong Baths use vibrational sounds to help bring your body into balance. When your body is in balance then anxiety and stress can be reduced, sleeping patterns can be improved and your bodies general health and well-being can be enhanced. Clients have reported: A reduction of stress and anxiety levels Lower heart rate levels A sense of wellbeing and positive mood Increased energy levels The unlocking of emotions Reduced muscle tension Improved sleep quality Peace and tranquility Pain relief
  • What Do I Need To Do During A Gong Bath ?
    Simply RELAX and let yourself be transported into another dimension where healing is possible. You will fin that as you relax and let go, you begin to feel more present. I recommend focusing on all of your senses and how you feel physically; observe and notice everything. Try to stay awake if possible, but if you feel yourself drifting off, please do not worry. Just keep your eyes closed and give in to the process. Have NO EXPECTATIONS and be open to the experience rather than trying to analyze it or anticipate what might happen. Every Gong Bath will be a unique experience; listen with child-like curiosity. Observe your thoughts and feelings/sensations as they arise without judgement – let them pass. There is nothing to remember or recall, if it is important is will come back to you after the gong bath. Enjoy being bathed in sound knowing that it is nurturing your body back into balance.
  • Why Is There A Silence At The End Of A Gong Bath ?
    The silence at the end of a gong bath is very important. It can be a very beautiful time and the silence following your sustained immersion in sound can be very profound. This ‘space’ allows your system to integrate the sounds it has experienced and gives you time to gradually become aware of external environmental sounds around you. Sue will speak once this time comes to an end and you will be encouraged to sit up and come back into a normal state of consciousness.
  • What Are Himalayan Bowls And How Are They Used?
    Handmade Himalayan Bowls and antique bowls are made of bronze (a mixture of copper and tin). The traditional way of producing bowls is to hammer them from a flat piece of metal; some are cast first, machine turned then hammered. Himalayan bowls can be played by striking the side of the bowl (described as ‘donging’) with a soft-headed mallet to produce bell-like sounds or by tracing the rim of the bowl with a wand to create long, sustained tones. Wands come in different sizes and are made of different materials. Those covered with felt or suede to bring out the lower tones, those made of wood only are used to tease out the higher pitches (harmonics). The hard wood brings out the higher tones and soft wood, lower tones. A violin bow can be gently drawn across the rim to produce a brittle, thin, crystalline, icy sound. To produce a ‘wah-wah’ one of the smaller Himalayan Bowls is balanced on fingertips and a wooden wand is used to bring out a high-pitched sound. When the mouth is opened and closed close to the edge of the bowl a stimulating, energising and pulsing effect (wah-wah) is created. The gentle ‘donging’ of the Himalayan bowls will draw your attention at the start of the session as you begin to settle. The long, pitched tones that follow promote a peaceful, gentle, calming, warm and soft atmosphere. The therapist will alternate soothing gentle tones with shorter sections focusing on stimulating higher tones. The sounds produced by the Himalayan Bowls are warm, nurturing, safe, soft, gentle and peaceful. Long, lower tones are deeply relaxing whereas the higher sounds bowls stimulate the system. Think of a massage that alternates soothing, smooth stretching sections with more intense work on knots and tight muscles. A return to the static, timeless sections have a stronger impact after stimulating the system; drifting off and letting go will follow naturally.
  • What Are Gongs And How Are They Used?
    A gong is a suspended disc of metal. Chinese gongs are made of bronze (copper and tin). The Chao gong is very heavy and has a rim; the Feng gong is hammered almost flat with a shallow curve to the surface. They are first cast in a moulds, hammered into their final shape, tuned, polished and decorated. European gongs are made from Nickel Silver metal discs (an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc) called blanks that are hammered into their final shape before tuning, polishing and decorating. The surface of each gong is scraped with a specially designed chisel, to varying degrees. This opens up the sound to produce a more mellow sound. Finished gongs are polished and logos added. Gongs are stuck with a soft headed mallets or sounds are gently teased out of the gong by drawing a Flumi (a rubber ball or silicone head on a stick) across the face of the gong. A wide variety of playing techniques are available to the experienced practitioner. The sound of the gong is all encompassing, powerful, strong and very physical. It is often felt resonating in the body producing physical sensations. The gong can be relaxing (with a static drone and gently shaped waves of sound) or stimulating (when mallet strikes are stronger or played rapidly.) When a gong is played by a skilled practitioner a complex sound structure is created as layer upon layer of tones and overtones/harmonics are generated to build a rich tapestry of sounds. The layers of sound become so complex sounds that the human brain is unable to analyze it. We ‘give in’ and submit ourselves to a landscape of sound that is often described as expansive, boundless, oceanic, and otherworldly.
  • Do I Have To Bring Anything With Me?
    Unless providedd, please bring your own yoga mat, pillow, blanket, eye mask (optional), tissues, and bottle of water. A rolled up towel placed under your knees is good for supporting backs!
  • What Is A Gong Bath/ Sound Therapy?
    A Gong Bath is a form of meditation that uses sound to bring you into a relaxed state. During the session, your body is ‘bathed’ in sound to encourage it to come back into balance and harmony in order to promote health and wellbeing. The sounds used vary, but in general include, Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Singing Bowls, Wah-wah bars, chimes, and the human voice.
  • What Are Crystal Bowls And How Are They Used?
    Frosted Crystal Bowls are made by spinning clear quartz sand in a centrifugal mould; this is fused into a Crystal Bowl with an electric charge of 4,000 degrees. Bowls can be struck gently or sustained sounds are produced by tracing the rim of the bowl with silicone wands. Each bowl will produce a pure sine tone (no harmonics) of a specific pitch; differences in speed and pressure will affect the volume. Long, sustained individual pitches on the crystal bowls can last up to a few minutes at a time and encourage deep relaxation. Crystal Bowls can be played alternately (melodically) moving gradually from one pitch to the next, or played harmonically to produce two-note chords (dyads). The intervals (distances between pitches) will encourage specific effects carefully judged by the therapist. Participants love the sound of the Crystal Bowls and often report experiences that indicate they have moved into Alpha and Theta brainwave activity (an Altered State of Consciousness) when listening to them.
  • What Can I Expect After A Gong Session? Are The Any Side Effects ?
    It is important to avoid alcohol for the next 24-72 hours and increase your water intake to help to flush any toxins out of your system. Some gentle exercise, being in nature is recommended. Remember to nurture yourself. Detoxification symptoms may take place and this is perfectly normal as it's part of the healing process. The gongs may have brought things up to the surface for you to acknowledge and resolve. This could be something physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Be kind to yourself. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email and we will arrange an appointment via zoom, telephone or face to face if necessary.
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