“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the
mystery of the whole universe”. – Hazrat Inayat Khan.
The use of sound and music for healing is an ancient art that can be found in
many spiritual and sacred traditions. Sound encompasses virtually all aspects
of the auditory phenomenon--from music, to sounds from nature, to electronic
sounds, to vocal sounds. In the Western World, ‘sound healing’ is a relatively
new modality in the field of complementary healing therapies.
What is Sound Healing?
The basic principle of ‘sound healing’ is that of resonance; every object in the universe is in a state of vibration and therefore creates sound. This includes the various parts of our body, such as our organs, muscles, bones, etc. If these parts of our body are vibrating at their normal frequency, we are in good general health. If a portion of our body begins to vibrate at a frequency that is not harmonious to us, we begin to feel unwell. It is possible to use sound to project the correct resonant frequency into the part of the body that is vibrating out of harmony, so that the body may return to a state of general wellness.
There are many scientific research studies showing how the sounds of a drum can help with illness and emotional trauma. Group drumming has been linked with improving the immune system and pain relief. Helping patients with Dementia. Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease. The Drum is known to build self-esteem, to support recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.
Reiki Drum practitioners use the drum to introduce Reiki into the client's body, shifting blockages and rebalancing the energy field. The bringing together of these two systems means that the energy of the drum becomes gentle, protective and works for the highest good of the client.
What will ‘Sound Healing do for me?
Since sound can potentially rearrange molecular structure, the possible healing applications of sound are limitless. Stories exist of terminal or incurable diseases that have been instantaneously healed through sound. However, while such miraculous experiences may occur, it is also quite possible for a client to receive no noticeable benefit from the treatment, as with all complementary therapies ‘it is what works for you’. The best way to evaluate if ‘sound healing’ is right for you is simply to experience a few treatments and see if this therapy resonates with you!
Healing with Sound …Reiki Drum Treatment.
The practitioner gently drums over the body of the client and stops when intuitively guided to do so. Just as Reiki is limitless Love, the intentions for drumming with Reiki and the healings that can take place from them are limitless.
The drumming is followed by normal hands-on Reiki to help further integrate the healing that has begun through the powerful rhythms of the drum.
The Technique is broken down into three main types of session:
Reiki Drum healing, where the drum is used intuitively over the client’s body to deliver a deep healing treatment, followed by a hands-on Reiki session to fully integrate the work and ground the client. This is an exciting and powerful technique for pain relief. (‘Read my article ‘Drummer Boys’).
The Reprogramming Technique, where the intuitive drum treatment is combined with the use of powerful positive affirmations to overcome bad habits, achieve important goals and/ or to facilitate change and support growth.
The Reiki Drum… Journey Technique, where the practitioner uses the drum to take the client into a deep meditative state to receive insight, spiritual guidance, to facilitate change and healing in any area of their life. This technique can be exceptionally empowering and healing on all levels.
Reiki and the Drum.
Reiki acts holistically, affecting all the energies that comprise the human body; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Reiki is non invasive and has been shown to effectively bring about a response of relaxation. On a spiritual level, the vibrations of the drumbeat encourages mental, emotional and spiritual energy to realign and chakas to become balanced, resulting in emotional and mental harmony.
The Reiki Drum Technique is the fusion of Reiki and medicine drumming
popular in the United States; (where it was formed by Michael Arthur Baird of the ‘Infinite Light Healing Studies Centre’ and is known as Reiki Drumming TM) it is still very new to Europe.
Change your Rhythm. Change your Life.
If you would like to experience this powerful healing technique please contact me.