Hearing is one of the most important human senses and the first one we have experienced in life – before we saw the light of day, we listened to the sounds of our surroundings in our mother’s womb. Sounds follow us throughout our lives, day and night, because unlike our eyes, we cannot close our ears (even though we may want it sometimes).
The sound of Tibetan bowls is very pleasant and relaxing. But that is just one aspect of its effect. The second aspect is its gentle and subtle mechanical effect. In sonic treatment according to Peter Hess, Tibetan bowls are placed on the client’s body (the client remains clothed during the treatment) and with a strike of the hammer are made to vibrate. Just like ripples on the water caused by a stone thrown into the water, the sound spreads from the bottom of the vibrating bowls to the body. The sound waves spread unhindered through every tissue, organ and bone and cause them to vibrate, which is felt as a pleaant vibration. Sonic treatment works as a deep massage encompassing all cells. Thought going in circle settle down, muscle tension decreases, and its place is taken by a feeling of pleasure and deep relaxation. In this state creativity gains new impulse and healing forces of the organism mobilize.
This technique was developed by German physicist Peter Hess in 1980s. It is founded upon more than five millennia old tradition of sound application for therapeutic purposes and over the years Peter Hess adapted it for the needs of Western man.