I have so far completed more than 200 treatments on humans, dogs, cats, horses but also on businesses and projects!! I have to say that the power of sound and intention to bring about change never ceases to amaze me! In my trainings, the biggest two surprises were, firstly, that I could tune ‘inanimate objects’ such as a business; and secondly, that it is perfectly possible to successfully tune living beings or ‘objects’ at a distance! All treatments are priced at £40 per session, at my practice in Malvern or via a distance tuning.
I can travel to your home or to your yard / farm; contact me to discuss the additional costs (discounts may apply for multiple clients – human or animal – being treated sequentially, in one location).
Please allow up to 1 hour 15 minutes for your first session. Subsequent sessions should be finish within 45-55 minutes. It is perfectly possible to ‘mix and match’ treatments, so we will discuss your needs at the start of each session. Treatments are carried out with clients fully clothed (wear loose-fitting tops and bottoms, for comfort). Most sessions take place on a therapy bed, but if you prefer or if it’s more comfortable, you can be seated in a chair.
In my practice, I have three particular sound modalities which I love to use:
Sound Therapy using mostly voice, with some instruments (singing bowl, chimes and occassionally percussion instruments). This is wonderfully relaxing and nurturing, particularly for stress and restoring balance. I trained with the College of Sound Healing and here I learnt about the power of the voice. There is an old saying that “The voice is the only instrument made by God. All other instruments are made by man”.
NEW >>>>>>>>> SOUND BATHS!
From November 2019, I will be offering Sound Baths for groups of between 4 and 12 people at an introductory price of £10 per person. I am looking for suitable venues across the Three Counties, however, I am happy to run private group sessions at your place if you have a group of friends who would like to immerse themselves in this lovely sound experience 🎼💞
The Sound Bath usually lasts an hour with up to 20 minutes either side for logistics (set up/ sign in/pack down). I do not use gongs, but sounds I may use include: tuning forks (Solfeggio and harmonic scale), singing bowls, Koshi wind chimes, deep tone shamanic drums and percussion instruments (not loud), and vocal toning. The intention set at the beginning of sessions is for participants to experience calmness, relaxation and enhanced wellbeing, mentally, emotionally and physically.
Drop me an email for more information.
“Deep rest and relaxation are the goal, says Auster. “Sound can bring balance, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness to the body. The sound of harmonic vibrations created by singing bowls, gongs, and other overtone-emitting instruments is intended to stimulate the alpha and theta brain waves, which are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states that are highly conducive to healing.”
The benefits are much like those of meditation, which is not surprising, since many sound therapists consider it a form of meditation.
Sound Therapy using weighted tuning forks on the body to: relax muscles; assist in releasing tight fascia; help stimulate the lymphatic system to work more effectively; help improve blood circulation where there is stiffness, pain or inflammation to promote recovery. I was fortunate to discover two outstanding sound therapists, Bobbi-Jo and Andrew Weaver, from New Earth Healing Centre, and their ground-breaking research into the effects of vibration on the body’s fascia and interstitial fluid, using the Otto 128Hz tuning fork. The base of the Otto 128Hz fork stem is placed on and around areas which are tight for about 20 seconds or so, perhaps 2 – 5 times in each location until a relaxation, or release, is noted in the area. The tuning fork provides the muscles and fascia with gently stimulating sound waves, it is non-invasive and clients can remain clothed. From experience, clients usually notice an improvement in the area being worked within a 45 minute treatment, but a short course of treatments may be needed (contact me to discuss health needs and contra-indications).
Bobbi-Jo and Andrew’s research led to the development of their trade marked ‘Vibrational Fascia Release Techniques (VFRT)’. During 2019 I gained two certificates in VFRT and I continue my studies into the facinating inner world of the human body’s fascia matrix! In 2020 I plan on qualifying as a fully fledged VFRT practitioner.
Here is the link to some research – https://nehcacademy.com/research/
Also, here are some interesting lectures/programmes about fascia on Youtube:
“Fascinating Fascia: Latest News (lecture by Dr. Robert Schleip to European Rolfers)” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HolcYlwWITs&list=PLw0SAfzuM2445zwgJwuj1487Y7JC1nQqt&index=10 ,
“The mysterious world under the skin | DW Documentary” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWU_DnC9t4I&list=PLw0SAfzuM2445zwgJwuj1487Y7JC1nQqt&index=8
“Tom Myers: “Anatomy Trains” | Talks at Google” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOzsDItW7Bs&list=PLw0SAfzuM2445zwgJwuj1487Y7JC1nQqt&index=11
Sound Therapy including Biofield Tuning Source: https://www.biofieldtuning.com/ Eileen McKusick outlines Biofield Tuning:
“Biofield Tuning is a sound therapy method that works with the power of sound and the human biofield to help alleviate conditions such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, emotional overwhelm, digestive issues, adrenal fatigue and more.Biofield Tuning is based on the premise that the human biofield – the energy field that surrounds and permeates our bodies – is inextricably connected with our conscious and subconscious mind, including all of our memories. All physical, mental and emotional disorders can be perceived as “dissonance” in our energy fields. Biofield Tuning is able to diminish and resolve this dissonance and in doing so, alleviate and even eradicate the corresponding physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms.
What Happens in a Biofield Tuning Treatment?
During a Biofield Tuning session, a client lies fully clothed on a treatment table while the practitioner activates a tuning fork and scans the body slowly beginning from a distance. The practitioner is feeling for resistance and turbulence in the client’s energy field, as well as listening for a change in the overtones and undertones of the tuning fork. When the practitioner encounters a turbulent area he/she continues to activate the tuning fork and hold it in that specific spot. Research suggests the body’s organizational energy uses the steady coherent vibrational frequency of the tuning fork to “tune” itself. In short order, the dissonance resolves and the sense of resistance gives way. This appears to correspond to the release of tension within the body. Practitioners work with a Biofield Map – a compilation of Biofield Tuning’s founder, Eileen Day McKusick’s 20+ years of biofield observations. Areas of dissonance can be pinpointed to a specific age and type of memory. For example, one might find a strong sense of sadness at age 12 or birth trauma at the outer edge of the biofield.Holding an activated tuning fork in the area of a traumatic memory or another difficult time period produces repeatable, predictable outcomes. The sound input seems to help the body digest and integrate unprocessed experiences. As the biofield dissonance subsides, clients generally report feeling “lighter” and a diminishment or resolution of their symptoms.One might interpret this as a kind of targeted nervous system biofeedback. Eileen has come to see this process as “consciousness hacking”, a side-door entry into the psyche – working with what has been hidden in plain view – which assists people in making changes they otherwise could not on their own.”
“Biofield Tuning is not advised for individuals who are extremely ill as it may create a strong healing response in the system. As the body releases tension, any toxins that have been held in constricted tissue are released which has the capacity to produce a detox effect, for example: flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, waves of emotion, loose stools and in extreme cases (very rare) rashes and vomiting. Cancer, pregnancy, palliative care, and pacemakers are contraindicated in Biofield Tuning” [Reiki or possibly voice-based sound healing may be more appropriate, depending on your health status – call to discuss contra-indications].
I also offer the very gentle therapy of Reiki, either as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with Sound Therapy.
As well as supporting wellbeing for young and old in their daily lives, Reiki is a well-established complementary therapy for end-of-life care, as outlined by Cancer Research UK, in the link above (extract, below):
“A Reiki practitioner aims to change and balance the energy fields in and around your body to help on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level.
Reiki is a Japanese healing art that was developed by Dr Usui in Japan in the early 20th century. It is pronounced ray-key. You might also hear it called Reiki energy, Usui system of Reiki and therapeutic touch. The Japanese word Reiki means universal energy. Eastern medicine systems work with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to wellbeing. The energy is known as ‘Ki’ in Japan, ‘Chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Reiki isn’t part of any type of religion or belief system. It is best described as a form of hands on healing used as a complementary therapy.
You don’t have to get undressed for treatment. You lie on a therapy bed and your Reiki practitioner might dim the lights or play soothing music. They put their hands on, or a few inches above your body. They will move their hands across your body, usually starting at your head and working down to your feet but may focus on particular areas of the body.
The aim is to move and balance the energy within and around your body. And to get rid of any energy blocks to encourage healing and strengthen your energy.
You might feel a tingling sensation, a deep relaxation, or warmth or coolness throughout your body. Or, you might not feel anything at all. Practitioners say this doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t working.”
DISCLAIMER – A Sound Healer / Reiki Practitioner is not a doctor / vet and therefore will not diagnose or treat any specific Illness. These services are not substitutes for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from a doctor or health care professional (or Vet in the case of animal clients). They are designed to enhance your total wellness and should be used in conjunction with your traditional medical (or veterinary) care.