How does Sound Work?
Sound is a form of energy made by vibrations. When an object vibrates, it causes the air particles around it to move. These particles bump into the particles that are close to them, which in turn causes those particles to bump into more particles. Therefore, when making the sound “aah” our vocal cords vibrate to form that sound.
Using Sound to Heal
Sound has been used as a healing tool for centuries, and is still regularly used today. Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, drumming therapy, and even chanting are all used in sound therapy. Advocates of sound healing claim that it has the power to heal mental illness, arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Music therapies of various types have been shown to positively affect stress reactions and performance. For mental health, this form of therapy is great at reducing stress’ common negative side effects such as emotional and behavioural problems.
Music Therapy & Sound Vibration with Floating
Listening to specific music tracks composed at certain frequencies during a float session will encourage the body to take in the therapeutic effects of the sound vibrations.
At Gravity we have several options to customise your experience. You may listen to music in our pods for the first 10 minutes at the beginning and 5 at the end. This allows you to settle and wind down at the beginning and gently wake you up at the end. Alternatively you can listen to music throughout the entire duration of your session.
Specific music tracks can be selected for your session composed at solfeggio frequencies of 528Hz (the frequency of love) and 417Hz (healing frequency). Both of these tracks help you drop into delta brainwaves, which are characteristic of deep sleep.
Sound that’s generated underwater stays underwater; very little sound passes from water to air. On a regular basis humans listens through air conduction. However, we can also listen to sound through water, via bone conduction (vibrating through bone). This is developed in utero and replaced with air conduction after birth; although, we never lose the ability to listen via the skull and through water. This is why you can feel music move through you for example at a concert or in front of a large speaker. When your head is out of the water and you listen to a sound made underwater, you don’t hear much. But if your head is under the water, the sound becomes much louder.
If you are curious, at your next session, speak to our staff about the different music options available.