Sound Baths in Bicester Sound Therapy in Bicester
We probably all appreciate the power of music to change our emotional state. Sound Baths take this further and deeper - affecting us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I have trained with both the Sound Healing Academy and the Northern School of Gong Soundsmiths and am fully qualifed to offer sound therapy sessions.
I offer regular Group Gong Sound Baths in Bicester, Oxford and Banbury - dates and venues are on the events page of this website.
And under my Womens Wellness programme, I offer 1-1 Sound Baths - where the session is tailored for your specific needs.
WHAT IS A SOUND BATH / SOUND HEALING/THERAPY / SOUND MEDITATION
Sound can be very powerful – just think how music can affect – physically, mentally and emotionally – can make you feel happy, sad, alive, relaxed etc. Gongs and other instruments such as Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Chimes, Shakers and Drums are used as a form sound therapy, with the player taking you into a deep state of relaxation. The instruments envelop you in a cocoon of sound that feels warm, deeply cleansing and nurturing.
Or as my friend Martyn puts it: A gong sound bath is "an opportunity for you to have time to yourself, to deeply relax and rejuvenate, and to delight in the awesome sounds of the gong.”
The vibrations of the instruments have wonderful effects on the human being from top to toe. On a physical level, your cells will all vibrate (some people who feel this strongly describe it as their limbs feeling fizzy!). On an emotional level you may find yourself opening up from the heart, feeling things you've not felt since childhood. And in the mind, your brainwaves are massaged such that you go through states akin to day-dreaming, meditation and deep sleep. Many people find the experience very spiritual in nature, and most find it deeply relaxing.
Inevitably, everyone’s experience will be slightly different. Most people tell me they feel amazing – relaxed yet energised; that they sleep like a log and can’t wait for the next time! Sometimes when there is a lot of tension to release (mental, physical, and/or emotional) you can feel slightly irritable or tearful afterwards …but that’s a good thing … shows healing taking place.
The sounds enable you to re-group, re-energise, re-balance.
GROUP GONG SOUND BATH
If you’ve never been to a gong bath and would like to know a bit more about happens ….. well, in essence it’s very simple … you lay, fully clothed on a yoga mat (or similar) snuggled up in a blanket and let the sounds of the gong wash over you - hence the name gong bath. These type of events are known as Sound Baths - as in addition to gongs, I use Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls and more to provide you with a wonderfully relaxing experience.
The first time you come, inevitably, you’ll be feeling curious, perhaps even a bit nervous. A lot of people have told me it just gets better and better each time they come along.
So, treat yourself … book into the next gong bath with yogabeing, lay down, relax and let the sounds and vibrations do their thing! I run regular events in Bicester, Oxford and Banbury - the dates and venues are all listed on my Events page.
WOMENS WELLNESS : 1-1 SOUND BATH
In a 1-1 session everything is tailored to your specific needs. Whether you are looking for a relaxing, de-stressing treat or wish to release deeper set emotios, sound healing can be a wonderful experience. The amazing sound journey enables clearing and healing on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
You lay, fully clothed on a yoga mat or treatment couch, snuggled up in a blanket and let the sounds of the instruments wash over you. In addition to Gongs, Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Chimes, Shakers and Drums, I ofen use Tuning Forks to induce a deep sense of calm. This is real investment in your wellbeing that can offer wonderful benefits. As a qualified Reiki Practitioner, I can also offer Reiki during a Sound Healing session for you.
30 minute treatment £40
45 minute treatment £45 (bring a friend/partner = £60 for 2)
60 minute treatment £50 (bring a friend/partner = £70 for 2)
Ladies: you can bring a male partner
In Sound Therapy I have trained with the Sound Healing Academy and the Northern School of Soundsmiths.
Contraindications for Sound Therapy
I am unable to offer a Sound Bath session if you have a pacemaker or metal clips/coils following neuro surgery, or during the first trimester of pregnancy. If you are receiving treatment from a counsellor or clinician for a mental health condition, discuss attending a sound therapy session with them - for many conditions sound therapy can be very beneficial.
Elaine Whittaker - Gong Practitioner and Sound Therapist based in Bicester
Feedback from people who have attended some of my Gong Sound Baths:
Just wanted to thank you for the gong bath tonight at the Core Zone amazing experience and I look forward to the next onel!
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the session today. This was my first experience and I really had no idea what to expect - it was wonderful!