by Justina Hurley
The healing power of sound
Sound healing is used by many therapists, myself included, to promote a sense of deep calm and wellbeing. I personally use the Solfeggio frequencies both in background music and directly using tuning forks and the deep relaxation that follows is quite spectacular.
Whether sound frequencies in themselves promote healing or whether they lead to a deep relaxation that enables to body to self correct by achieving an inner homeostatic balance is uncertain. Regardless of the mechanism of action, there is an effect and I have seen it bring people to experience a profound sense of inner peace.
One experience that stands out in my own mind is when I was treating a young mildly autistic child. He began to giggle and said that he could see lines of colour coming out from the tuning forks and that they were tickling him in a nice way. He could also see colours flowing from my hands. I wish I had his gift of vision!
The other great gift of using sound in that session was that it really engaged this young boy and he began to chat and open up about how he saw the world. It was a session where I felt like the student, as this child’s view of the world and keen perception was full of insight and taught me that what we see as disability was in this case an emotional and perceptive range far beyond the grasp of most of us ‘ordinary’ humans!
An Israeli team of sound therapists have been doing a lot of work with the Solfeggio frequencies, in particularly with the 528hz frequency which resonates with the heart centre. Their experience along with a youtube of the event is posted below:
In June, 2009, Shai Danon and Amiti Media began experimenting with and documenting the implementation of a newly discovered technique they created after exploring the application of the frequency of 528hz on water, based on the scientific findings of Dr. Joseph Puleo and Dr. Leonard Horowitz.
Considering the known impact of frequency on the molecular composition of cells, they easily discerned that directing pure tonal vibrations towards a subject would have an all over physiological effect that could restore cells to their pure, unadulterated state.
Dr. Masuru Emoto’s research on the impact of sound and prayer on water made it evident that, since human cells are made of at least 70% water, applying a specialized technique to the physical body would affect people on a cellular level, potentially restoring overall body health to the recipient of treatment.
Amiti and Shai combined three aspects of science into one technique: Directing accurate sound waves to energy centers of the body, utilizing water as the best known conductor and Quartz Crystal as the best naturally transmitting amplifier.
Techniques such as Watsu, Jahara, Water Dance, Hydrotherapy for the disabled and communing with dolphins have been gaining momentum worldwide over the past several years, and throughout Israel in particular. Working with over 30 various hydrotherapists, they all acknowledge the profound impact these specific sounds have on their patient’s recovery.
An epic transformative event occurred at the World Water Festival in Eilat in February, 2010. Amiti’s instinct was to arrive early and meet the dolphins with the floating crystal bowls, to see how they would respond to these frequencies underwater.
From the underwater videos, it is clear that the dolphins enjoyed the experience and were not bothered but rather curious and open to receive the vibrations and sing back. This was an important acknowledgement from the “masters of sound.”
At the festival, which hosted a majority of expert water therapists from throughout the world, Ahava 528 held workshops and presentations which strongly influenced the overall atmosphere of the event, culminating in a final session in a therapeutic seawater pool where over 70 people circled and toned together in the water to the frequency of 528hz. Without anyone expecting it, the mood naturally escalated from a meditative state into unrestricted waves of spontaneous laughter, joy and dance which lasted into the night.