I love music! Music transports me into different rooms of my soul. Music cradles me in love and healing. I use music to enhance the healing process during a massage. Silence, also a part of the healing process, is heard in the space between the notes. I believe it is the balance between silence and sound that creates the healing experience.
Nature inherently creates sound healing through the movement of energy in wind, water, electricity, expansion (heat) and contraction (cold). Sound tracks abound using the natural world as inspiration. Musicians all over the world are now composing multitudes of healing scores which are used in many hospitals.
Matt Peroutka, Certified Music Practitioner, describes his experience with one patient, ‘I noticed that a woman was waving. She was lying in bed and conducting. Me. It’s common for our PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) to have a small sponge mounted on the end of a paper stick when they are not allowed to eat or drink. For this woman that sponge was her baton and I was her orchestra.’ http://www.mhtp.org/Data/Web/mhtpnews0514final.pdf
I leave you with a beautiful sound track featuring Tibetan bells and vocals. Make yourself comfortable, close your eyes and become uplifted through sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpKCuiffHg4
How do you use music?
Explosive colors and lights are displayed all around us during the winter season. Now is the time to enjoy the hearth-side, tree lights, window and house displays. Many streets use decorative lighting from dramatic scenes to soft luminaries.
I believe color is healing to our soul. As snow falls and winter landscapes shape a world that is naked and decreasing in sunlight daily, bursts of colored lights can illuminate our surroundings and energize us from the inside out.
“Color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. All the primary colors reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties.” http://healing.about.com/cs/colortherapy/a/aa_colortherapy.htm. Color is used in massage rooms and hospital rooms to create an atmosphere conducive for healing.
Color creates different responses in different people. What colors give you a feeling of expansiveness, or a feeling of creativity, or a mood of introspection and solitude? Some colors create an environment of peace and serenity while others create a space of nurturing and safety. Often times the colors we are most attracted to relate to areas of our life that need some balance.
How have you used color to improve your day?
“IN A FEW DECADES SCIENTISTS HAVE GONE FROM A CONVICTION THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ENERGY FIELDS IN AND AROUND THE HUMAN BODY TO AN ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY THAT THEY EXIST.”
-James Oschman Ph.D.
Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, 2000.
All around our visible physical body is the presence of an invisible energy body. And like the physical body our energy body can become out of balance too.
Using specific techniques, a trained therapist can bring balance back into the client’s energy field. Sometimes the therapist will lightly touch the physical body. Sometimes the therapist will work directly in the energy field itself. Common experiences felt during energy work sessions are total relaxation, warmth, release of emotional and/or physical pain, a feeling of calm, spontaneous laughter, and an overall sense of well being. Clients leave with sparkles of light in their eyes.
What is actually transpiring is still largely unknown. I started using energy work shortly after beginning massage school over twenty years ago and have integrated the work into my massage treatments. What I observe when I use energy work is an amazing element of soothing and healing energy is felt by the client; described by some as “feeling loved.”
How do you experience healing in your life?