“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York
What is a BodyTune
In order to create a personalized health and wellness plan, I offer a variety of different modalities, often times switching between them in a session. A session may start by using gentle Craniosacral Therapy to access the nervous system and create some space along the spinal column up into the head. Tuning forks and/or drums may be used to balance the biofield surrounding the body or directly on the body to release tension and free blockages. Sometimes a treatment on the Soundwave Bed can completely relax the nervous system, allowing our own inner knowing to surface and perform the needed healing.
It is understood that we all have an inner physician who knows what is needed for our unique healing. An attempt is made to stay out of the way of one's own body wisdom and just listen deeply for clues from the patient's inner knowing.
All therapies are non-force and gentle. In a state of parasympathetic, rest and digest, trusting calm, and deep relaxation, one can open up to deeper levels of healing, both physical and emotional.
See below for a description of some of the modalities which may be employed during a uniquely personal BodyTune.
Using a soft touch which is usually not greater than the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord, and enhancing the body's ability to self correct, Craniosacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain to stroke and neurological impairment. CST can also help to release blocks and restrictions in the emotional body.
Tuning Fork Therapy
Tuning forks are used in a unique and powerful way. On the body or within the biodynamic field surrounding us, the tone, weight and vibration of the tuning forks guide us into blockages and resistance in our past which present as discordant vibrations.
As more research in sound therapy develops, staying current in different powerful vibrational methods, such as Biofield Tuning and voice toning, keeps the studio evolving.
Much like the strings of a violin, working with the body and mind to tighten or loosen tension, brings us back into harmony and coherent resonance.
For a deeper explanation, see the Resources Page.
Become infused with music in your own private sound bath.
The Soundwave Bed is a beautifully hand-crafted, wooden instrument. Forty strings played in a monochord, resonate throughout the entire platform, and into the body, creating a wave of sound that transports us into new states of relaxation and exploration out of Beta states of consciousness and into Alpha, Theta and even Delta waves.
Deeply personal and profound, the Soundwave Bed is a unique and powerful experience.
Knowing the need for a complete differential diagnosis from a licensed practitioner of Chinese Medicine, we offer acupressure as a way to free up the chi meridians and release some blockages which may stagnate the free flow of energy throughout the body.
Shaman and healers throughout time have used drums when assisting people to release deep set patterns and vague fear. Drumbeats can center us in our bodies when we feel scattered or they can stimulate us to let go of the past. Drumming may also serve to facilitate a journeying experience into other dimensions or our own subconscious.