Sound healing is an alternative therapy that uses the power of sound to promote physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It is based on the idea that sound vibrations can influence the human body at the cellular and energetic levels. While the scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of sound healing is still evolving, many people find it to be a relaxing and beneficial practice. Here’s a brief overview of how sound healing is believed to work:

Vibrational Resonance: Every object has a natural frequency at which it vibrates. When exposed to external vibrations at this frequency, it begins to resonate or vibrate in sympathy. In the context of sound healing, the idea is that the vibrations of specific sounds can resonate with the body’s natural frequencies, promoting a sense of harmony and balance.

Chakras and Energy Centers: Some sound healing practices are based on the concept of chakras or energy centers within the body. Each chakra is associated with specific frequencies. Sound healing aims to balance and align these energy centers through the use of sound vibrations.

Stress Reduction: Sound healing often involves the use of calming and soothing sounds, such as singing bowls, gongs, or nature sounds. These sounds can induce a state of deep relaxation, which may help reduce stress and tension. When the body is in a relaxed state, it can better facilitate healing processes.

Brainwave Entrainment: Different frequencies of sound are thought to influence brainwave states. For example, lower frequencies may promote relaxation and meditation, while higher frequencies may enhance alertness. Sound healing practices may use specific frequencies to guide the brain into desired states, a phenomenon known as brainwave entrainment.

Water and Cellular Effects: The human body is composed mostly of water, and water is known to transmit and amplify sound. Sound vibrations are believed to travel through the body, affecting cells and tissues. Some proponents of sound healing suggest that the vibrations can help break up energetic blockages and promote the flow of energy throughout the body.

Mind-Body Interaction: Sound healing recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind and body. It is believed that when the mind experiences harmonious and pleasant sounds, the body responds positively, promoting overall well-being.

Nea’ Mckinney (aka: Sister Redhawk) is an indigenous medicine woman that serves our community as a Sound Medicine Therapy practitioner as well as a Certified Art Therapist.

As a driving force in this realm of Sound Medicine, she embraces the firm belief in sound therapy that it is effective in not only achieving a state of relaxation but it also has a way of moving through blockages in the body.

Nea’ also holds the position of Commissioner of Senior Services for the City of Hudson, NY.

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