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What Is Sound Massage?


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Sound massage is a type of therapy that uses sound waves to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. It typically involves the use of various instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, chimes, and tuning forks, which are played in a specific way to create soothing sounds and vibrations.

Your body is 75% water, and water is a great conductor for sound vibration. When vibrations travel through your body, they promote circulation, energy flow, and rejuvenation.  This helps to relax and quiet your mind.


Gentle Relaxation

Sound Massages have profound effects on the body and mind, yet it is so gentle and relaxing that most people will fall asleep during the session. Relaxation during a session brings on the same kind of deep relaxation brain states as yoga, tai chi, and meditation.


Release Tension

Sound massage is believed to have a number of benefits, including reducing anxiety and depression, improving sleep quality, and enhancing overall emotional and physical well-being. It is often used in conjunction with other types of therapy, such as massage or acupuncture, to provide a comprehensive approach to your healing and wellness.

The vibrations from the instruments can help to release tension and blockages in the body, allowing the client to enter a deep state of relaxation.

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Benefits of Sound Massage


The use of sound for healing and relaxation is an ancient practice that has been used in many cultures throughout history. However, the specific technique known as sound massage was developed more recently.

One of the pioneers of sound massage was a German musician and sound therapist named Peter Hess. In the 1980s, Hess began experimenting with the use of singing bowls and other instruments to create therapeutic sound vibrations. He developed a specific technique for using the instruments in a massage-like manner, placing them on or near the body to create a soothing and healing experience.

Our WIN Sound Massage Provider, Melissa, trained with the Peter Hess Academy in Germany, and has had several other sound massage training experiences and certifications.

Sound massage has become increasingly popular in many parts of the world, and many practitioners have developed their own variations on Hess’s original technique. Today, sound massage is recognized as a valuable tool for promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and improving overall well-being.

There are several potential benefits you may experience with sound massage therapy. Here are some of them:

Deep Relaxation

The vibrations and sounds from the instruments used in sound massage can help the body and mind to relax deeply. This can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and tension, and promote feelings of calm and peace.

Improved Sleep

Sound massage may help to improve the quality of sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. This can lead to better sleep patterns and improved overall health.

Pain Relief

The vibrations from the instruments used in sound massage can help to relieve tension in the body, reduce pain, and promote healing.

Enhanced Mood

Sound massage may help to improve mood by promoting the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals.

Improved Energy & Vitality

Sound massage can help to balance and harmonize the body’s energy, which can lead to increased vitality, greater physical and mental resilience, and improved overall well-being.

What To Expect – Sound Massage

During your Sound Massage session at WIN Health, you are invited to rest on a treatment table or sit comfortably, fully clothed, for your session.

Melissa, your WIN Sound Massage provider, places singing bowls on or near your body and plays them.

Singing bowls are a type of musical instrument that originated in Tibet, but are now used all over the world. They are made of metal (usually brass) and produce a distinctive, soothing sound when played.

To play a singing bowl, you typically strike the rim of the bowl with a mallet or rub the rim with a special tool, called a striker or wand. This produces a vibration that creates a harmonic sound. Singing bowls are often used for meditation, sound therapy, and spiritual practices, as their sound is believed to promote relaxation, balance, and healing.

Singing bowls are also sometimes called Himalayan bowls or Tibetan singing bowls, but the term “singing bowl” can refer to any similar instrument from any culture. In recent years, they have become more popular in Western countries as people have become interested in alternative healing practices and mindfulness.

As the bowls are are played on and around your body, you hear the soothing, vibrant tones and feel gentle vibrations, and you can immerse yourself in the sounds and allow a deeply relaxed state to emerge.

Sound Massages have profound effects on the body and mind, yet it is so gentle and relaxing that most people will fall asleep during the session. Relaxation during a session brings on the same kind of deep relaxation brain states as yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

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Our Procedures


Your WIN Health sound massage provider will ask you what your goals are for your sound massage session.  She will review your health history and conduct a brief assessment to determine the best treatment options for your individual needs.


Sound massage can be new to many people as a healing art.  At WIN Health, your sound massage provider will share with you information about reiki, how it works and how it can help.  This can help you understand how reiki will benefit you and support you in setting realistic expectations about your treatment.

After Care

After your sound massage treatment, it is best to rest and take some time for the energy to continue to work in the body.  Your WIN sound massage provider will share extra steps you can take after your session to support your health.  She will also discuss with you recommendations for follow up sessions.  This can also help to support your ongoing healing process and support overall well-being.

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About WIN Health Performance Centre

This is how WIN Health Performance Centre – one of Niagara Falls largest multidisciplinary health clinics – can help you.

At WIN Health you will find a number of health professionals – Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Naturopathic Doctors and Registered Massage Therapists – to help you in your health.

With 20 years of service to the Niagara Region, we know how important it is for you to stay healthy to feel great in your life and contribute to a healthier community!

Why WIN Health Performance Centre

At WIN Health Performance Centre, in Niagara Falls, we believe in helping you discover how you can keep your body moving well and feeling great.  The WIN Health providers will take the time to talk with you, assess your specific concern and explain the connections within their body.  You will receive a plan that is all your own and ongoing comprehensive care.

Through innovative treatments you will receive the professional care you need to address an ongoing health concern or prevent one from happening.

If you are struggling with a local health concern, or what to be proactive in your health to prevent health concerns, we will guide you to transform your health.

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