“TBRT was a lovely experience which I would happily do again. The bowls’ vibrations focused my concentration, stilled my mind and provided a relaxing vacation from the daily grind. The process feels both soothing and energizing, and the practitioner was very unobtrusive while making sure I stayed comfortable. Afterwards I felt refreshed, relaxed and alert.”
~ J.W. – North Carolina
TBRT can be done anywhere you are comfortable. Your pets will be drawn to the energy, too!
Tibetan Bowl Rejuvenation Therapy (TBRT) is a healing technique using the sound vibrations from specially designed therapeutic Himalayan Singing bowls. Placing the bowls on or near the client helps the practitioner channel energy into the client via sound massage, activating the natural healing processes of the body and helping to restore physical and emotional well-being. Almost instantly your body enters a deep state of relaxation. You will feel centered and your mind will feel at peace. Experience states of deep relaxation, reduced stress, increased blood flow, enhanced immune response. Fully integrate your body & mind to transcend to higher levels of consciousness. The healing benefits can be miraculous. TBRT is a “tune up” for your system!
Certified by the Vibrational Sound Association, I am a Vibrational Sound Massage Practitioner. As a Reiki Master, Ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church, and professional musician, I intuitively combine all of these energies into my Tibetan Bowl Relaxation Therapy (TBRT) practice. I use my skills and my tools to help you to release anything that does not serve you, here and now.
To facilitate the healing journey within you by helping restore a natural state of joy and peace, opening you to the Light. Whether your issues be physical, spiritual or emotional, or a wish to unblock the flow in your life, TBRT is a powerful tool at our disposal.
“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 Happens During a TBRT Session?
Sound therapy has profound effects on the body and mind, and this “sound massage” is above all a method of relaxation. Most people will reach this state of relaxation quickly, even during their first session. During a sound massage session the body will go through noticeable changes as it responds to deeper and deeper states of rest. Relaxation is not only a physical state but also a state of consciousness, and sound massage has very strong effects on alertness and perception. Relaxation during a vibrational sound massage brings on the same kind of brain states as yoga, tai chi, and meditation.
The TBRT session is ideally done on a massage table, but can also be done on a sofa, yoga mat or bed, or can be modified to accommodate clients specific needs. By placing the “therapeutic” singing bowls directly on the body, and using correct techniques, a practitioner engages with their client both physically, and aurally.
Most clients will start to relax as soon as the session begins. Their muscles will lose tension and they may even start to slip into an alpha brain wave pattern within minutes. The alpha wave pattern is associated with daydreaming, and pre-sleep. At this point breathing and heart rate will start to slow down, and the body will begin to absorb the waves of vibration into its tissues. The slowing of breathing and lack of muscle tension are both signs that the metabolism is slowing. Insulin levels will rise, and cholesterol levels will fall. As the heart rate slows, blood pressure falls and arteries expand, giving rise to a feeling of warmth. This relaxed state allows the body to repair itself instead of responding to outside concerns. The immune system is at its best when we are relaxed.
Vibrational sound massage is so gentle and relaxing that almost all people will fall asleep at some point during the session. The theta brain wave state is associated with meditation, sleep, and deep relaxation. The delta brain state is a deeper form of sleep and is also associated with hypnosis and ritual. During normal sleep people will oscillate between both of these states. The brain wave state of clients undergoing a sound massage will change naturally, and in reaction to the modality, as positions are changed and different bowls are introduced. Small tremors, and shakes are common as people enter and exit the theta and delta brain rhythms. Some of these movements may be sudden and strong, but the practitioner is always alert to these possibilities and will keep clients comfortable and safe.
Those who undergo a state of deep relaxation often report a feeling of mental freshness that they carry with them after the session is over. Relaxation and meditative states of mind have also been shown to increase the threshold for emotional response, meaning they can help us control our emotional responses to outside influences. Like other kinds of meditation, TBRT can help us be more internally aware, while being more present in the moment, and more connected with our surroundings.
How does TBRT work?
TBRT combines powerful vibration and tones to induce an immediate relaxed state. The induction of the sound waves directly into the body, along with soothing ambient tones, is such a strong treatment that clients report effects ranging from a meditative state to deep relaxation.
The techniques associated with vibrational sound massage have many advantages over traditional massage. One major comfort barrier that prevents many people from receiving a traditional massage is fear of being touched by a stranger. In the TBRT method, the client remains fully clothed and is never touched directly by the practitioner. In fact, because the bowl is doing most of the physical work, contact is kept to minimum. This does not diminish the connection between client, and practitioner because spiritual intimacy is maintained through the sound and the vibration transmitted through the bowl. Also, TBRT is much less physically intrusive than traditional hands-on massage, and won’t leave the client feeling sore.