After having my first group singing bowl bathing session a few years ago, I started researching all the other ways I could incorporate singing bowls in my life and came across singing bowl massage. In this article, I want to share with you what I found out about singing bowl massages.
If you don’t have a lot of time, just know that with a singing bowl massage you lay still and the massage therapist will use different size and harmonic bowls on your body to help with ailing areas. But really the whole process is pretty awesome.
First you’ll have a conversation with your therapist on what you wish to get out of the session that day. Singing bowl massages are great for dealing with:
- aches and pains throughout the body.
- It’s also great for clearing negative vibrations and emotions.
- deeply relaxing
Once your therapist has an idea of what you wish to get out of the session, you’ll lay in a comfortable position, either on your stomach or your back, depending on what is being worked on.
Then the therapist will place different sized Tibetan singing bowls on different parts of your body. These will likely correspond with the chakras that need to be worked on.
How Does it Work
I talked about this before, but the Tibetan singing bowls are made of metal alloy that produces a wonderful harmonic frequency. When they are “played” on or near your body, they can create frequencies that will combine with your body’s frequencies to get things in sync.
Have you ever seen how water reacts to vibration?
That’s very similar to what happens when the bowls are played around us. The vibration will react to our bodies, which are mostly water, to get us into a soothing frequency.
I think of it like this. If I’m not having a very good moment in time and might be resonating at a lower frequency than what makes me feel good and helps my body heal, then if I can have a singing bowl massage that helps lift my resonance and frequency to a state that I’m in a better space.
You can see just how powerful these harmonic bowls are just by watching this quick video. It shows water in a Tibetan singing bowl and how it reacts to the vibration of the bowls.
Where Can I Get a Singing Bowl Massage?
Unfortunately, I didn’t find a singing bowl massage directory. But these types of massages are becoming super popular that you can do a search for your local area and see if any of the massage therapists offer that as well. Also, check with some of the larger spas to see if they have it as well.
I was super lucky because the yoga center that I was going to had a type of partnership with a couple who would offer group singing bowl sessions and that’s how I first got started in sound healing.
How Much Does a Singing Bowl Massage Cost?
Many therapists offer as short as 30 minutes on up to an hour for the session and they will range from $60 to $85, depending on the area. The 30 minutes will range from $40-50. Many will also offer couples sessions for $115-135.
You can also try a group sound bath to see if you like the healing effects before doing one on your own. Many of these sound baths will be anywhere from free/donation based, up to $20-40 for up to an 1 and a half.
What Should I Do Afterwards?
I’d recommend that you keep your engagements light and maybe just go home afterwards to enjoy the feelings after your session. You will likely be super relaxed and would do well to just take care of yourself for the rest of the afternoon and night.
You will likely have wonderful sleep that night. Some people even discuss having great, vivid dreams that night. If you like lucid dreaming, then these are good sessions for that as well.