What is a sound massage and what are its key characteristics?

What is the Sound Massage?

Peter Hess Sound Massage
Peter Hess Sound Massage

To put it simply, it is the sound and vibrations of singing bowls positioned with care on the dressed body . Gentle and harmonious sounds are absorbed and that quickly leads into a deep relaxation. The rhythmic sound vibrations are transmitted to the body and produce a subtle vibration which is a kind of a “massage” element.

During a sound massage, an atmosphere of safety and security is created, making it  possible to let go – release stress, anxiety, worry, doubt and feelings that have a negative impact on our health.

In this soothing atmosphere, we can come in contact with our needs, our “inner wisdom”. We experience our bodies in a comforting sense – it may take a long time for the first truth to be realised. The often circular thoughts come to rest and our soul gains room for development. These are the key aspects of healthcare in a holistic sense. They are the basis for the design of a happy, independent and creative life.

Key characteristics

Many decades of practical experience can be summarised in the following active features of the sound massage:

  • Holistic approach – addresses body, mind and spirit
  • Extensive sound range with the multiple overtones, harmonic, and natural acoustic sounds of singing bowls
  • Basis of deep relaxation
  • Strengthens the original trust and confidence in people
  • Facilitates the release
  • Contributes to health promotion via harmonisation, regeneration and revitalisation
  • Supports and improves body awareness
  • Allows access to and use of our own resources
  • Strengthens self-confidence, creativity and motivation

The effects of the sounds are very complex. Even if the method at first glance appears simple, its use requires substantial knowledge about the effects of sound and self-experience to apply them individually, selectively and safely for the benefit of the client.


Background of the Peter Hess Method.

How can we use the sound massage?

The human image and approach of the Peter Hess Sound Massage.


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