Tibetan Sound Massage

Tibetan sound massage is a one-to-one sound treatment that works on a physical, mental and spiritual level.

During this therapy, different size singing bowls are placed directly onto the fully-clothed body and also around the body, sending vibrations through the body and creating a flow of sounds and energy which affect the energy fields (chakras) and induce a feeling of well-being and harmonisation. These vibrations are strategically sent through the body, massaging the cells, and releasing any stored up tension. At the same time, the range of frequencies emitted by the bowls has a deeply relaxing and calming effect, drawing the brain into Alpha and Theta state. Whilst in this deep meditative state, the heart rate slows and the body is able to rejuvenate and find peace of mind.

Type: One-to-one therapy
Duration: Half hour or 1 Hour
Preparation before attending a sound massage: During the day of the therapy, you should be well hydrated and avoid consuming caffeine or alcohol. Also, you may have a light lunch and ideally you should have digested before the beginning of the session. Finally, be sure that you wear loose comfortable clothing for your session (during the sound massage you are advised to wear cotton clothes so that the bowls can move easier on the body).

Benefits of a Tibetan Sound Massage

According to scientific research, sound massages with Himalayan singing bowls are known to induce deep states of relaxation, brain coordination and enhanced creativity, to reduce stress, increase focus and alleviate physical pain. During the sound massage, the sound of the singing bowls creates a safe, sacred space around and within us, strengthening our own innate vibration, and regaining our inner harmony. The sound massage can help people with physical, mental or psychological issues, as it may bring relief from pain and problems that cause daily stress, worries, and anxiety.​ 

Benefits:

  • Brings deep relaxation
  • Reduces stress levels and tension
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces anger
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Creates a calm space for self-realization
  • Restores inner harmony
  • Releases blocked energy and tension in the body
  • Relieves and loosens sore muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments
  • Cleanses and balances your energy fields (chakras)
  • Reduces headaches and pain
  • Helps with depression
  • Shifts and expands awareness
  • Balances the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic-parasympathetic)
  • Improves mental clarity
  • Increases creativity
  • Releases toxins
  • Brings a sense of centering and grounding

What to expect

Each and every sound massage treatment is tailor-made to suit the needs of the client. 

First, you will be informed about the process of the treatment. The sound massage begins with setting of intentions for the session. You will then be asked to lay down on a mat and Manolis will place Tibetan singing bowls onto and around your body. Throughout the session, you will experience a deep sound massage that will rejuvenate your body. At the end of the session, Manolis will gently guide you back to a feeling of awareness before concluding the therapy. Following a session, you will be instructed on how to continue your day so that you experience the benefits of the sound therapy at the fullest. A Tibetan sound massage lasts from half an hour to 1 hour. 

Group Sound Bath

Sound baths can be used in both private and group settings.

It is a gentle, yet powerful, deeply-immersive, meditative, full-body listening experience where you are “bathed” in therapeutic sound waves by various healing instruments including the Tibetan singing bowls and crystal bowls, the gong, the drum, the monochord, energy chimes, and voice.
Sound baths are ideal and beneficial for both beginning meditators as well as experienced meditators. A sound bath can be a great entry point for non-meditators to enter deep states of consciousness as it doesn’t require a lot of discipline or patience to learn how to do it — all you have to do is relax, be open and listen. Sound baths are held in group but also one-to-one sessions. Manolis holds group sound baths and workshops for different sized groups. For further details please feel free to contact Manolis at [email protected]

Type: Group or One-to-one therapy
Duration: 1 or 1:30 Hours
Preparation before attending a sound bath: During the day of the sound bath, participants should be well hydrated and avoid consuming caffeine or/and alcohol before and after the session. You are advised to have a light lunch 2-3 hours before the session so that you have time to digest before the session begins. Finally, be sure that you wear loose comfortable clothing so that you feel comfy.

Benefits of a Sound Bath

Recent studies have reported that sound baths can bring deep rest and relaxation, help with stress, fatigue, and depression symptoms. Also, it may help the listeners with grounding, centering and connecting with their inner wisdom. According to the scientific study: Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study, Sound baths may help treat mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. It was reported that after attending a sound bath participants experienced reduced anger, fatigue, and depressed mood, while there was reported an increased spiritual well-being. Moreover, participants who were not familiar with this type of meditation experienced a significantly greater reduction in tension compared to more knowledgeable participants.

During a sound bath, both the body and the mind relax, entering a deeper state of consciousness, allowing the brain waves to slow down. Alpha and theta brain waves are stimulated, shifting from a more active state to a more relaxed state, or even a dreamlike state. Alpha waves (8-12 Hz) occur when we are calm and relaxed,daydreaming or meditating. Theta waves (4-8 Hz) are produced during light sleep, extreme relaxation or during very deep meditation. During theta state the brain may be particularly receptive. 

 

Scientists have found that alpha and theta activity is linked to a reduction in stress, anxiety, discomfort and pain, while increasing alpha brain waves can stimulate creativity, help with memory and minimize depression.

 

Benefits:

  • Brings deep relaxation
  • Reduces stress levels and tension
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces anger
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Creates a calm space for self-realization
  • Restores inner harmony
  • Helps with depression
  • Shifts and expands awareness
  • Improves mental clarity
  • Increases creativity

What to expect

A sound bath experience is unique and each participant will experience different sensations, emotions depending on how open they are to the experience. During the sound bath Manolis is using a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including the Himalayan Singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs, energy chimes, the native American drum, monochord and more, to create soothing, overlapping vibrations that lead deeper into a state of contemplation or relaxation, switching off your body’s fight-or-flight response. More interesting is the fact that what one experiences in a sound bath can be totally different than what they experience the next time they attend one. 

First, you will be seated and Manolis will welcome you with some basic information on what to expect during the sound bath. Shortly after, you will be guided into a short, gentle, guided meditation to come closer to your inner senses. Then the sound bath begins. At the end of the session, Manolis will guide you back to a feeling of awareness before concluding the sound bath. A sound bath normally lasts around 1 and half hours.

FAQ

Below you will find some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the question you have in mind, please feel free to contact Manolis.

Who is it for?

Both the sound bath and the sound massage are ideal and beneficial for everyone who seeks a way to relax their body and mind. Both non-experienced and experienced meditators can enjoy and benefit from a sound massage or a sound bath.

Who may not be able to attend

There are some people who should be cautious and need to check with Manolis first. Here are some general cautions:

  • People with epilepsy
  • Pregnant women – especially if they’re placed on the body.
  • People suffering from thrombosis or serious vascular diseases, 
  • People with a pacemaker.
  • People who are allergic to certain types of metals should let Manolis know in advance so that he avoids placing a bowl directly on their skin.

“Every atom constantly sings a song, and it is this tone which creates finer or denser forms of greater or smaller density”

Lama Govinda