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Sound Balancing and Vibrational Repatterning
The World Is Sound - Restore and Revitalize Naturally with Total Sound Immersion
Keep Your Energies Humming
Sound Balancing Sessions are designed to create and share a space for deep listening, relaxation and self-healing.
"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. 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 & Integrative Medicine, Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center
SOUND AWARENESS IS SELF-AWARENESS
What Is Sound?
Sound is a sonic and tonic nutrient. The forces of sound are emitted from the movement or vibration of all matter. Everything in the Universe is in a state of vibration and emits some kind of sound. Sound waves wash over us every second of every minute and hour of every day and vibrate endlessly.
What Is Sound Balancing?
It is Vibrational Repatterning! It is the conscious use of the energy of sound to reach identified goals and promote wellness in the human system – including the expansion of consciousness. Sound Balancing is founded on the premise that all matter vibrates at specific frequencies. Science has proven that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substance.
Sound not only helps with inducing relaxation, but also has a way of moving through areas of blockage. These energetic blockage areas can be located in our physical bodies, our subtle bodies, or both. Sound impacts our living systems: it disperses, amplifies or integrates energy as required in order to affect the body’s natural biorhythms.
- Stress reduction
- Balances both hemispheres of the brain
- Cleanses energy systems
- Deep relaxation
- Helps recovery after illness, trauma and invasive medical treatments
- Improves sleep
Using Sound As A Balancing Medium Can Give Amazing Results For:
- Sleep disorders
AMPLIFY YOUR ENERGY FIELD
"Everything we see, hear, smell, taste and touch - all that we perceive - vibrates. Every atom, cell, tissue and bone vibrates. Vibrations produce sounds, vibrations produce light...Not only are we formed of vibrations, but we live and move within them."
– Dr. June Weider - Author of Song of the Spine, classical pianist
How Does It Work?
Sound Balancing alters our brainwave states. Our brainwaves are categorized as follows, depending on which stage of sleep/awareness we are in:
Beta waves occur in our normal waking state, when we are alert and have active awareness of the external world. In this state we react to situations, sometimes without thought for future eventualities. High beta states are associated with hyperactivity, stress, tension and anxiety.
In Alpha we are relaxed, yet still have passive awareness and can enter into a light meditative state. Natural creativity and daydreaming occurs. The possibility of healing can occur, as the body's own natural painkillers endorphins are released.
In Theta, we enter a deep meditative state where everything is slowed down and we can access profound states of creativity and tranquility.
Delta moves us into deep sleep; two thirds of sleep occurs within this brainwave frequency with which deeply unconscious states are associated.
The border between alpha and theta is the optimum healing frequency, which is when we are present in two different dimensions. In one, we are relaxed and in a deep meditative state, whilst in the second, we have passive awareness and the natural ability to heal.
What Is Entrainment?
Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency to which the brainwave can attune. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep where internal healing can occur).
What Is A Session Like?
During a session of Sound Balancing, you will lie on a massage table, fully clothed. Melissa will assist you to slow your breath and relax until you are in a state to become the receiver of sound. Melissa may then use a gong or a variety of powerful sound balancing instruments, such as Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, ocean drum, frame drums, chimes and harmony balls. She will create a personalized session just for you, so that you will receive sounds designed to dislodge holding patterns and move stagnant energy. Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment.
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Be aware that although Sound Balancing is an effective medium for most people, it is not recommended for some groups of people with particular medical conditions. To make sure that Sound Balancing is suitable for you, please check here.
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What Are Gongs Helpful For?
Gongs are useful in resolving emotional and physical dissonance. Magic happens when there is no separation between the gong, the player and the listener. Playing and listening to gongs is about spiritual, physical and emotional resolution – the opening of doors and windows to the Universe to move around energies and enter a spiritual dimension.
The Gong is a psycho-acoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. It is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and to break up emotional blockages. When skillfully played, gongs stimulate and resonate all cells in the human body simultaneously and recalibrate the parasympathetic nervous system (heavy arms and legs as well as a regulated heart rate during a gong meditation are a sign of the re-calibration).
"The gong, like any sound instrument, is a medium to focus our mind’s attention towards balancing a specific area of consciousness, energy body and/or physical body. It is a medium to focus one's intention into sound. The sound/vibration is the carrier wave of intention."
– Melissa Zollo
When Would You Use Tuning Forks?
With all the stress we encounter in this world, we spend far too much time in a state of “fight/flight/freeze” – where the sympathetic nervous system is activated – and not nearly enough time in “homeostasis” – where the sympathetic and parasympathetic (relaxation) systems are balanced.
Researchers have discovered that cells resonate at particular harmonic frequencies. When these cells are healthy, they vibrate at “optimum balance,” like tuning forks. When they are not (e.g. when disease is present) the vibration is dissonant or disharmonic, and has a negative effect on cells.
Tuning forks are precise instruments that have the ability to change our inner tuning by creating a resonance throughout our mind, emotions, and body. They do this by creating a vortex of sound that leads us into still point, which is a moment where everything seems to stop and we can retune ourselves. Our nervous system, like the strings of a musical instrument, vibrates to the sound of tuning forks.
How Do Tuning Forks Work?
Depending on the client’s needs, either a single tuning fork is struck or perhaps a combination of tones may be generated and used in a slow sweeping manner in the space around the person — the aura.
Tuning fork sound balancing is a powerful, non-invasive modality that uses sound vibration to re-harmonize and attune the human energy field. It has been used successfully to treat a wide variety of conditions by unblocking or releasing energy disturbances inside and outside the body.
Benefits Of Tuning Forks
You can use tuning forks to experience deep levels of healing by bringing your body back to its fundamental pulse and by connecting you to your Authentic Life Rhythm.
- Provides instantaneous, deep state of relaxation
- Improves mental clarity and brain functioning
- Increases your level of physical energy and mental concentration
- Relieves stress by drawing your body into a centered space
- Develops and refines your sonic abilities
- Enhances massage, acupressure, dreamwork and meditation
- Brings your nervous system into balance
- Integrates left and right brain thought patterns
Our thanks to Dr. John Beaulieu for sharing this information.
What Are Singing Bowls Used For?
Singing Bowls – The ancient brain entrainment methodology for healing and meditation. Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. They create a pulsating tone that feels good and helps you to relax. The more you listen the deeper you relax.
Singing bowl sound rebalancing is a modern way of describing an ancient sound healing practice. Modern because the term “singing bowl” is modern, ancient because the use of metallic objects to produce healing sounds goes back millennia.
There are some very interesting studies linking the ability to distinguish and sequence tones to improve memory and mental clarity. The underlying mechanism might well be as simple as the process of listening enhancing blood flow to the parts of the brain that support these capabilities.
What Else Can Sound Be Used For?
In 2008, the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine published a review of 20 studies of brain-wave entrainment and patient outcomes. The conclusion was that brain-wave entrainment is an effective tool for cognitive functioning deficits, stress, pain, headaches, and premenstrual syndrome.
An increasing number of mainstream medical and educational institutions around the world use Himalayan singing bowls and gongs during cancer treatment. The Deepak Chopra Center in California has found that the sound of Himalayan singing bowls is chemically metabolized in the body as an endogenous opioid, which works as internal medicine to reduce pain.
"Sound healing releases anandamide which is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that binds to the THC receptors. It's been called the “bliss molecule,” aptly named after ananda, the Sanskrit word for “joy, bliss, or happiness.” It is considered an endocannabinoid — a substance produced in the body that binds to cannabinoid receptors."
– Dr. John Beaulieu, ND, PhD - Author of Human Tuning
Why Is It Important To Work With Sound?
All matter owes its existence to vibrating frequencies. The vibrating energy of various frequencies is behind the energetic mental image/blueprint that governs all of the molecular and biochemical processes of our bodies.
Events of our past have imprinted us on a physical, emotional and mental level, and this imprint becomes the seat of habit in our subconscious, influencing and often driving our current behavior. These discordant frequencies are "running the show" and become lodged in our tissues, reverberating in our water molecules. This can lead to obstructions between our body's cellular and energetic systems.
Sound Rebalancing allows us to move beyond the boundaries of the mind. We have used our mind since birth to perceive the world and through our mind we have constructed our own unique version of reality. Over time we have become habituated with a set of perceptual responses to the incoming data from the world outside our mind. These responses layer and layer upon each other and build up their own magnetic frequency. This magnetic frequency then radiates out from us and attracts similar frequencies. Like attracts like.
This is why the change process is so difficult. We can add information. We can add knowledge. We think we know more, and we do. But underneath it all, we have not really changed. Our energetic being remains the same. Our basic magnetic frequency and our layered perceptual filters process the new information in the old habitual ways. New information does not change us. An energetic shift of our magnetic field changes us and this is where Imagination, Consciousness, Intention, Thought, Emotions and Sound come into play.
FEEL MORE RELAXED, SELF-EMPOWERED AND CREATIVE
Resonance is the language of the heart, and the basis of all Sound Balancing. The Law of Resonance says, "A strong vibration causes a weaker vibration to vibrate at the same frequency as the stronger vibration." Once we learn the basic Law of Resonance we can use this information to become a resonant transmitter, rather than a resonant receiver. In real terms, this means we will not be at the mercy of resonances (people and situations) around us anymore, but will be able to ‘hold our own’.
“I am writing to express how wonderful my experience was/is (I am still feeling your energy) with regard to the sound vibration session. Your intake was very informative and clearly accurate. I appreciate the time you took to demonstrate each sound and then explain how every instrument & tool would or would not be used. The level of expertise was such, that I would have thought you have been practicing this for many, many years, clearly YOU are a MASTER and calibrate at a superior vibration. Winding down the session was a blissful moment that lasted & is still...lasting on...Thank YOU. Melissa is an amazing multi gifted practitioner and I highly recommend you work with her.”
– DeniseMarie - Fitness and Well Being Professional, CT
"I went to Melissa for sound healing not knowing anything about this type of healing. The spoken word, the affirmations proceeded out of my mouth. Thus, the healing began... vibrations of words went forth mixing with the vibrations of the gongs, bells.. solidifying the affirmations... intertwining together, going out into the Universe...the vibrations of the gong penetrated my soul... I started to vibrate differently. I found myself in another galaxy. I left there changed. Thank you Melissa you are truly a gifted healer!"– Janice "Ashra" Guilford
Read more about how Sound Balancing with Melissa Zollo has changed people’s lives. If you have any questions or you would like to get in touch with Melissa to make an appointment, she would love to hear from you.
Melissa is a leading inspirational speaker and mentor, a celebrated grand-master imagist, energy facilitator, reiki master, certified restorative and advanced regression hypnotist, certified Akashic record reader, memory reconciliation and image re-patterning practitioner, certified sound healer, certified gong master, certified Himalayan singing bowl practitioner and certified tuning forks and drum practitioner. She created the ‘Imaginal Dynamic” series and lectured on the Universal Laws of Consciousness and the Power of Imagination for 30 years. Click here to read Melissa’s full biography.
Melissa is not a medical doctor or mental health practitioner. She does not diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or heal any physical, mental, or emotional illness. The services Melissa renders are not a form of health care, psychotherapy, or counseling, nor are they substitutes for medical treatments or medications. She recommends that you seek medical and/or professional help when appropriate. Melissa will withhold non-referred services if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional, and will provide services to such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional.
Ethics, Confidentiality and Privacy
Melissa Zollo practices in accordance with a high code of ethics and standards. She maintains the confidentiality of all knowledge and information concerning her clients. She may disclose information only when required by law or when authorized by those responsible for the client’s care.
Please note, a 48-hour cancellation policy is required for all services.
The information provided on this site is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease or illness. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Results may vary from person to person or animal to animal.