Sound Therapy is a unique listening system using new knowledge about the brain. Based on the discoveries of the ear specialist, Dr Tomatis, the method developed by Patricia and Rafaele Joudry is now available as a portable self help program that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
Sound Therapy is a very ancient method of healing. Tibetan monks, for example, have used a method of "overtone chanting" for thousands of years for treating illness. The theory is that since everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including the human body, even the smallest change in frequency can affect the internal organs.Modern sound therapists consider there is a natural resonance or "note" that is "right" for each part of the human body, and for each individual, so by directing specific sound waves to specific areas they can affect the frequency at which that part is vibrating and thereby restore it to balance and therefore health.Sound therapy may utilize special machines that transmit "healing vibrations" (the British pioneer Peter Guy Manners has developed a system known as Cymatics that claims to do this). But more usually it involves direct application of the voice, music, or a variety of tonal sounds and sometimes a combination of all three.The work of voice teachers such as Chris James in Australia and Jill Purce in Britain has been influential in showing many people how to discover and use their natural voice through the use of sound tones. In the United States, musician Jonathan Goldman has developed the therapeutic use of music through instruments such as the drum, didjeridoo, and flute.Specifically directed sounds can be used in the treatment of a variety of disorders and have been particularly effective with mentally and physically handicapped children and adults.How Do I Get a Sound Therapy Balance?In my office you will lie down on a table similar to a massage table to receive the vibrational frequencies. They may sound like machinery whirring or a cat purring. Each session may be a few minuets to one half hour long.CymaticsCymatics grew out of the early research by British doctor and osteopath Dr. Peter Manners into electromagnetic energy. Dr. Manners believes that every condition, illness, or psychological state can be treated or improved by the technique because it releases tension in the system and allows the mind and body to return to a state of equilibrium. Because it is based on scientific evidence and knowledge, it is used and appreciated by the medical profession. Cymatics is painless and has been adopted in many countries.Sound Therapy has been developed to stimulate the neural pathways into and within the brain. It was pioneered in the 1940's by Alfred Tomatis, a French ear, nose and throat specialist.Sound Therapy uses music, voice and nature sounds that have been specially filtered to enhance the sounds that are most effective in stimulating the brain's processing regions -the high frequency overtones.In recent years Ingo Steinbach, a German sound engineer, took the work of Tomatis, updated it with the latest recording technology, and developed SAMONAS Sound Therapy.