In Ancient Egypt, sound therapy was a staple in temples and Native American culture uses song and dance to heal the sick. Sound healing is the process in which a practitioner uses music to improve the health of their patient by inducing positive brainwaves. This unique therapy improves many facets of the client’s life, including emotional and social development, cognitive and motor functioning, and psychological and psychiatric health. When sound waves reach our ears, they are converted into electrical signals that travel up the auditory nerve into the part of the brain that processes sound, the auditory cortex. Once sound waves reach our brains, they trigger responses in our bodies. This process alters our emotions, releases hormones, and triggers certain impulses.
Since sounds come at different frequencies and we too emit our own waves, healing with sound happens by matching frequencies to those that are conducive to healing and relaxation.