Gonging is the ancient healing practice of sound therapy, where vibrational sound frequencies are used to treat various mental, emotional, and physiological imbalances or ailments. During a gong session, the Gong Master hits the gong in a rhythmic manner, creating a series of overlapping gong sounds referred to as gong baths. Lying outstretched comfortably, participants are thus ‘bathed’ with these powerful and reverberating sound waves, which penetrates and travels through the body unblocking the various energy centres. The mind relaxes into deep peace as the cells of the body are gently massaged by the resonance of the gongs, helping to eventually release old tensions and stress. In fact, scientific research studies suggests that it can trigger the body to start the DNA repair process within the body, with specific tones believed to aid healing, promote vitality and improve mental wellbeing. (S. Joseph 2019)
Sound travels in water at approximately 1,500 meters per second (5,391km per hour) and seeing that the human body contains over 70% water, it makes us a good conductor of sound. So much so that sound waves are now employed to break up kidney and gallstones in the body with a machine known as a Lithotripter. (S. Heather, 2007)
Did you know that every organ, every bone, every cell within the body has its own unique frequency? All these combine to create a composite frequency within the body, much like the instruments of an orchestra. Therefore, when one aspect of the body is out of tune or alignment, it will affect the functioning of the body as a whole. It is also through the principle of resonance that medical practitioners and sound therapists have been able to successfully use sound to bring the body back to a state of harmony- often without the side effects often experienced from pharmaceutical medication, such as addiction and sleep dysfunction.
Indeed, the sounds and vibrational resonances of the gong creates sound waves, that when heard and felt via the body as powerful vibrations reverberating and washing deeply throughout the body, has a cleansing, releasing, healing action that serves to ultimately harmonise our systems. Both these sounds and vibrations when experienced, creates deeper states of relaxation by altering our brain waves, from a waking state (Beta) to a more meditative state (such as Theta & Delta). Both delta and theta waves occur when one’s asleep, however delta waves dominate during periods of deep sleep, which means it’s a state that is restorative and reinvigorating for us. A recent research dissertation study by K.S Khalsa found that participants “…listening to an 11-minute recording of a gong meditation as a daily practice for 2 weeks resulted in statistically significant reduction in self-reported trait anxiety compared to listening to an 11-minute recording of water sounds daily for 2 weeks”. (K.S Khalsa, 2021 p.108)
So, for some stress relief and to revitalize our immune and nervous systems, what better way than to experience gong sessions regularly. Our hour-long sessions incorporates the use of Australian sandalwood oil to heighten beneficial effects and relaxation. Sessions cost $23 per person with different session times available through the day.
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K.S Khalsa, ‘Gong Meditation as an Intervention for Individuals with Anxiety’, [dissertation for degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Sofia University], California, May 2021
S.Heather, ‘What is Sound Healing?’, Wholistic Healing Publications, Sept 2007, Vol 7 (3), p1-10
S. Joseph, “Sound Healing using Solfeggio Frequencies’, [Thesis for Graduate degree American College of Healthcare Sciences], June 2019