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Ever Tried Sound Therapy with Tibetan Singing Bowls?

Everything you need to know about this latest (albeit ancient) wellness trend.
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It’s a widely known fact that classic will always stay in fashion—and we’re not just talking about clothes. In the realm of health and wellness, traditional therapies have become increasingly popular. Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to try acupressure treatments—treatments that Tibetans have been using for hundreds of years.

According to many philosophies of Eastern Medicine, happiness is when the cells and the organs of the body work on the same rhythm. As such, diseases are often caused by the imbalance of ‘chakra’ energy in the body. That’s where Tibetan Singing Bowls come in. These bowls are used to help fine-tune the rhythm of the organs back to their original state.

How do Tibetan Singing Bowls work? The sound waves that they produce will modify your brainwaves on a theta level—the wave that enhances instinctive awareness, and keeps your mind clear and focused. By restoring the waves’ normal rhythm, your body’s energy system will be reinvigorated too. Unsurprisingly, this method is used by Tibetan monks during meditation. Moreover, many therapists and clinicians also use Tibetan Singing Bowls because it helps control one’s heart rate, stimulate the immune system and relieve pain. Acting as a diagnostic tool of sorts, the bowls can detect if and when there is a problematic area in your body: the signal? A distorted sound. This is just one of many alternative therapies for cancer patients and patients dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Of course, we are also aware that the term “alternative therapy” can and should be controversial. Those who are interested in such methods should depend on their own judgment and experiences. We at L’Officiel had the opportunity to try Tibetan Singing Bowls at the Asaya in Rosewood Phuket and we highly recommend it. As well as emerging energized and refreshed, it also proved an interesting experience. Here, you’ll have a choice of many alternative treatments addressing almost every component of holistic wellbeing. That being said, the key to achieving holistic wellbeing will always start with self-understanding: taking a good look at oneself and figuring out what the problem is that you’d like to resolve. Only then would we suggest choosing the appropriate treatment. 

“We as a society are trained to get rid of symptoms without ever asking why they’re there in the first place. This isn’t the right approach,” Harvey explains. “We want guests to learn how to listen to themselves and to their bodies again, focus on understanding yourselves instead of relying on the judgment of other people. That is the key to healing and we, at Asaya, are but companions to help you on your way.”

This is the concept behind Asaya, the Sanskrit word for ‘understanding our past.’

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