Music and sound have been used for centuries to facilitate healing and achieve altered states of consciousness. A sound bath is an opportunity for you to get out of your mind (and maybe even your body) as you allow sound waves and vibrations to guide you into a state of total relaxation. While you lay in comfortable stillness, the frequencies from crystal bowls and other instruments drift you to an ethereal state as your brain waves quickly drop from awake, alert beta into meditative, dreamlike theta. Subconscious healing and transcendental experiences can be accessed simply by allowing yourself to let go of control and become completely enveloped in sound waves and vibrations.
As you sink into this relaxed state, your physical, mental & emotional bodies all benefit. The central nervous system steadies, heart-rate and blood pressure decrease, and physical pain subsides. The monkey mind quiets, anxiety melts away, and emotions soften as the sound takes over to block external stressors. Sometimes the sound awakens surprising sensations or memories, presenting an opportunity for releasing emotional blockages that may have been stored in the body for years. A sound bath is a safe, supported environment to explore introspection and self-discovery through subconscious healing - and all you have to do is lay on the floor and breathe.
Sound journeys are different every time, ranging from soft & relaxing to intense & activating. It is not uncommon to go through a range of emotions - happiness, anxiety, bliss, frustration, release, and anything in between. Other times, a single emotion or energetic block is at the forefront of the experience. Sometimes people laugh, sometimes they cry, sometimes they scream, sometimes they sleep. It can feel like you're floating, flying, melting, shedding, or ascending.
Sound baths are sacred experiences. Each session begins with an energetic & spatial cleansing using a combination of sage, palo santo, incense, and essential oil sprays. Scented candles, aromatherapy, and crystals help enhance the sensory journey into relaxation. The addition of Tibetan bowls, chimes, steel drums, mantras, and other sound frequencies creates an array of vibrational sensations. Breath-work, awareness exercises, and guided meditations may be incorporated into the experience as well, depending on the energy and goals of the session.
Bottom line? A sound bath needs to be felt experientially, rather than be logically explained. Explore your own sound journey with a personalized private session, or check out our monthly sound baths at urban jungle Plantoem, a local plant store and cafe in Kaimuki.
One-Hour Individual Sound Bath:
3 Sessions - $200
5 Sessions - $333
7 Sessions - $444
One-Hour Couples Sound Bath:
3 Sessions ~ $333
5 Sessions ~ $555
7 Sessions ~ $777