Manolis Zografakis

Sound Therapist

Manolis is a certified sound therapist,  IPHM accredited (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine), a Vipassana meditation practitioner and a passionate musician. His involvement and love for music started at the early age of 12 with classical guitar lessons. Since then, his musical journey has encompassed various stages, including being a member of a rock band during his adolescence, his ventures as an electronic music producer under the alias MAMA, releasing his personal debut album ‘Blue’ on The Sound of Everything Records in 2008, and working as a radio producer and DJ. In 2007 he first came in contact with meditation and since then it has been an integral part of his daily life. Manolis’ first contact with the sound of the Tibetan singing bowls and the gong was in 2015 when he attended a sound journey of the therapist and later mentor and colleague Eléna Sofia Melnishca. He immediately fell in love with the sound of the singing bowls. Thanks to his musical background, a move into meditative music and sound healing was inevitable. From 2016 till 2019 he practised sound healing under Eléna Sofia’s guidance. In 2019 he traveled throughout Southeast Asia for several months, to widen his knowledge and experience in sound healing and meditation.

In Kathmandu, Nepal, he learned to use Tibetan singing bowls and other sacred instruments for healing and well-being under the guidance of Master Shree Krishna Shahi (3rd generation Tibetan Singing Bowl and Sound Healer). He continued his studies at the Sound Healing Academy, UK under the guidance of Tony Nec and Katie McCoy. Manolis has attended sound therapy seminars at the Peter Hess Academy, the Chiang Mai Holistic Wellness Center, among others, and has taken part in 10-day Vipassana meditation seminars in Kathmandu and Yangon, Myanmar. Since 2017 he has delivered group sound baths and one-on-one sound therapy in Germany, Greece and Nepal.

Currently based in Chania, Crete, Manolis offers group and private sound healing sessions, as well as Tibetan sound massage, during which he provides treatment for relaxation, chakra balancing, as well as stress relief, insomnia, pain and more. Manolis is also a co-founder of Be Now App, a mobile app offering guided meditation, imagery, and sound healing in both Greek and English languages.

Instruments used in a sound healing session

  • Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Gong
  • Pure quartz crystal singing bowls
  • Tuning forks
  • Monocord
  • Native American Drum
  • Jew's harp
  • Energy Chimes
  • Hapi Drum
  • Bells
  • Rattles

“Sound is the force of creation, the true whole”

Hazrat Inayat Khan