Showing posts with label singing bowls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label singing bowls. Show all posts

Friday, May 4, 2012

Provide More Than Relaxation for Your Clients - Help Cleanse Their Energies with Sound Therapy

In recent years, spas have been embracing and expanding their holistic approach to include more treatments that focus not only on the physical body, but on the body's energy as well. Many of today's spa goers are interested in spas who offer a whole-body approach, and allow for spiritual and energetic "cleansing," as well as a deep tissue massage or European Facial.


There are so many aspects to this whole-body approach, but one of the most popular is sound therapy. More and more resorts and spas are adding sound therapy components to their traditional services.


Studies have found that sound and music have a profound effect on the human body. Physically, slow, calm rhythm in music can slow the heart rate, slow and deepen breathing patterns, and lower blood pressure, all of which assists a person in reaching a more relaxed, meditative state.


How can you assist your clients in reaching the more relaxed or meditative state they crave when they come to your spa? Even the addition of small details, such as chiming Tingsha Cymbals at the beginning and end of a massage, or the careful selection of music that is played in your spa, will increase your client's level of relaxation. 


Sound therapy for relaxation is known to stimulate the body and mind, as well as recharge the body's batteries. By using vibrational sound therapy, energy "blockages" are released, ensuring healing takes place on the deepest level by balancing the body's energy. 


One popular instrument used in vibrational sound therapy is the Tibetan Singing Bowl. Technically classified as a type of bell, Singing Bowls are usually made of metal, with the bottom surface resting against the ground or table. Singing bowls are played by striking the rim with a padded mallet. To extend the sound and vibrations, singing bowls can also be played by slowly running the striker around the rim of the bowl. By maintaining even pressure as you run the striker around the rim of the bowl, the vibration will fill the bowl, and the sound will continue to grow until the bowl is singing at its fullest volume. Once this happens, you can vary your speed and pressure to transform the sound and intensity of the vibrations.


Tibetan Singing Bowls are often used
to achieve a deeper meditative state.
Give your clients the opportunity to deeply cleanse their energies and clear their minds by playing the singing bowl for them at the beginning of a service, or even keep a singing bowl in your relaxation room for your clients to use! Clients will remember your spa as "the one that cleansed me!" 


To View Our Singing Bowl Collection, Click HERE.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Transcend Standard Ambient Sound with Tibetian Singing Bowls Music for Your Spa

When it comes to designing your salon or spa, one of the one of the trickiest tasks is choosing the music. People's tastes are extremely subjective, so satisfying and soothing the majority of your clientele with ambient sound can be a difficult endeavor.

I think that there is a great deal of confusion in the beauty industry as to what should be used as ambient noise - My personal experiences have run the gamut from dolphin cries, chirping birds, crashing waves and running streams to Baroque-Era Classical. Instead of being relaxing, these sounds are extremely interactive and can be mental or emotional trigger points.

The spa experience should be an escape and providing the unfamiliar can actually enhance the experience. A absolute favorite of spa professionals and customers alike are the ethereal notes produced by the Singing Bowls of Tibet. Adjectives such as Otherworldly, Soothing, Calming and Refreshing have all been used to describe the music created by singing bowls.

Two essential soundtracks that you should consider adding to your spa playlist are the Seven Metals CD - Singing Bowls of Tibet and the Xumantra Singing Bowls CD. Both CD's together supply almost 2.5 hours worth calming and peaceful music that will help take your massage, facial and nail services to a transcendent level.

CLICK HERE to see our entire music collection. Lastly, what type of music or ambient sound do you currently use in your spa?

Here is an example of the sound that singing bowls produce: