Its sound will surely remind you of the East, where the Gong is a common instrument, which has been used for thousands of years. But, little by little, its use in wellness therapies has also become popular in the West, where we have more and more possibilities to enjoy the so-called Gong Bath, whose objective is to provoke a meditative state of deep relaxation, through sound, of Gong vibration and Tibetan bowls. As we told you, it is a sacred and ancestral instrument used for thousands of years, which emerged in the Bronze Age, and has been used by various civilizations, both Eastern, Western and the Middle East, becoming today a unique instrument. to reach a deep state of meditation and consciousness . It is a perfect resonance source that produces multiple tones in a continuous spectrum of sound, producing a mentally and physically tangible wave of vibration sound healing certification.
A unique experience
If you have not tried this experience, perhaps you are wondering if it is a complicated process to achieve total immersion in the sound of the Gong. Inma Blanquer, director of Assari Health & Wellness Clinic, tells us that she is not. “Total immersion arises naturally, the sound waves inevitably envelop you and you do not need to have a previous experience for the frequency of the sound to be tangibly noticed on a physical, mental and spiritual level,” she tells us. We told the expert that we have read that this experience is like having 8 hours of sleep in 45 minutes, do you agree? “It is a recovering and revitalizing experience, when you finish a Gong Bath you have the same feeling as when you wake up after having slept deeply . That does not mean that it replaces sleep, but that it has an ability to recover the body similar to sleep. The Gong Bath is a therapy that physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically harmonizes those who enjoy it,” she tells us.
What is a Gong Bath session like?
If you are curious, we are going to give you all the details about what this experience is like, with the help of the expert. “It starts with a short theoretical explanation, then a relaxation exercise that is done lying down and with your eyes closed for about 8-10 minutes, and then the concert begins, which intensifies in rhythm and frequency; Participants lying comfortably continue with their eyes closed. It can be interspersed with sounds from Tibetan bowls, bells, even with a wind instrument,” Inma Blanquer tells us, referring to how incredible the amount of different sounds that can be achieved with the Gong and the Bowls is. “The concert can last between 45-55 minutes and it returns to normal little by little. After the concert, attendees usually comment on their experience if they wish. The experience can last a minimum of an hour and a quarter and be extended depending on the circumstances,” she details.
In search of inner peace
One of the most frequent questions is how the sound of the Gong helps us achieve a state of inner peace. “The Gong is a perfect resonance source that produces multiple tones in a continuous spectrum of sound. It produces a deep vibration, a sound that physically fills all space. This makes you enter a meditative state, of calm, harmony and peace,” he explains, adding that the experience is like being wrapped in a bubble where you merge within the sound field that encompasses the entire “now.”
“On a mental level, it reactivates brain functions, balancing the hemispheres, improving creativity and the ability to concentrate, and providing mental clarity. On an emotional level, it releases tensions and blockages,” the director of the Assari center in Madrid tells us.
Does it have physical benefits?
It is clear that it helps us on a mental level, but also on a physical level? “The benefits of therapy are multiple. On a physical level, it releases stress, relaxes the nervous system, helps eliminate toxins , improves the immune system, balances the glandular and endocrine system and increases the body’s healing capacity,” the expert tells us, detailing that physically the vibration is perceived in everything. the body, both at the musculoskeletal level, as well as in the different systems and even the cellular system due to the wave frequency it emits. “We hear some frequencies and others we don’t, but the body does perceive them. Our body is fundamentally water and sound is transmitted through it,” she explains to us.
Is a certain consistency required to take advantage of it? “A single session is beneficial, if it is received often better, but it is not a condition to receive several, it can be an occasional and undoubtedly unforgettable experience ,” the expert tells us. And better in a group or individually? “It is a personal experience, there is no interaction with the group . There are those who prefer small groups because they relax more and there are those who say that in large groups they experience group energy more. I think every time it is different. It is neither better nor worse,” she concludes.