Sound Massage Therapy
Sound – it is any aural sensation, that is a reaction to an external stimulus. These are also wave disturbances in elastic medium. Sounds are acoustic phenomena caused by regular complex vibrations, whereas murmurs are irregular vibrations caused by the source of sound.
In our surrounding, we experience the sound influence, which we percept and we also observe its effects. The sound is a longitudinal wave travelling in material environment with specific speed. The energy of wave travelling in the air causes air compression and decompression which provides a sensation of timbre or noise received by auditory system. A loud sound, percepted by the whole body, is sensed in a negative way, we feel tired. A noise contains a band of sounds with frequencies below (infrasounds) and above (ultrasounds) audible frequencies. The band of frequencies audible for a human being is between the range of 16 Hz to 20 kHz. Inaudible sounds are in the range of vibrations energy in which they influence a human being and we have to be aware of their effects.
We recognise them in the form of consequences or in the cases of the highest frequencies, so called hypersounds, on the levels of molecules or ions and atoms. Frequent changes in a psychophysical state of a human being can be caused by noise influence of the range of 0-40 Hz infrasounds and ultrasounds or hypersounds. The noise is stress, the sound is relax. Every day problems, that we have disturb our balance, which is the reason of many diseases.
An efficient method of relaxation is a sound massage by Peter Hess who since 1986, in whole Europe has successfully conducted seminars on health, education and overcoming stress through working with sound.
The possibilities of using massage and sound therapy:
– for doctors,
– for therapists, psychotherapists and bio energy therapists,
– in cosmetics and biological regeneration,
– in hospices and hospitals ,
– when working with children and adults requiring constant care,
– in kindergartens,
– in schools,
– in nursing homes,
– in preparations before and after giving birth,
– to conduct individual and group meditations,
– in water therapy.
The sound massage originates from primeval persuasion about influence of sounds on a human being. It had been used over 5000 years ago in India in Vedic medical art. According to Eastern ideas, a human being originated from a sound, so he is a sound himself. Internal structure and harmony of every human being is shaped by an individual sound. Life in accordance with oneself and with the surrounding is the source of self-confidence, happiness and health. Such a person can shape his/her life in an independent and creative way.
Stress, appearing in almost every environment, in which a human being exists, disturbs this internal harmony. The sound massage method by Peter Hess, that was prepared on the basis of many years of research and practical experiences in Nepal and Tibet helps to restore it. Searches and experiments with professor G. Wagner allowed to determine the influence of traditional music (the sound of Tibetan bowls, tam-tams and gongs) on human’s psyche and body. Peter Hess adapted this knowledge to the requirements of Western people.
Main aims of the discussed method are: Loosening + Liberation = Relaxation.
The sound massage helps to achieve a state of deep relaxation, it influences liberation of mental and physical blockades, helps to restore natural harmony, to strengthen internal forces, contributes to the elimination of stress, supports intuition and creativity.