Frequently Asked Questions

What is sound therapy?

Sound therapy is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the mind and body of a person with the focused intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health.

Sound healing has been around for thousands of years and many spiritual and ancient traditions talk about sound as being the creative force of the universe and all life. Aboriginal songs and dream time stories talk of creation of ancestral beings that brought nature and the world into being through sound. According to Christian beliefs, God spoke the words that created the heavens and earth.

Modern science now supports the ancient beliefs of the power of sound and its use to maintain health and well-being and there are now a wide range of practitioners using a variety of different types of sound therapies.

Sound therapy can be understood using the scientific principles of resonance and entrainment and even more importantly with the focus of intention.

What conditions / symptoms can Didgeridoo Sound Therapy be helpful for?

Didgeridoo Sound Therapy may be beneficial for just about any conditions or symptoms as it is working to entrain the mind and body back to its natural resonant frequency.  Didgeridoo Sound Therapy has demonstrated effectiveness for a broad range of conditions and symptoms including muscular and skeletal aches and pains, chronic pain, head injuries, broken bones/joints, depression, mental ill health, lethargy, stress, fibromyalgia and much more.

What effect does Didgeridoo Sound Therapy have on the mind?

The low frequencies of the Didgeridoo synchronises the brainwaves to states of deep relaxation through the science of entrainment.  Therefore the Didgeridoo is a very effective tool for reducing anxiety, stress and related illnesses.

Clients often report that after a Didgeridoo session they are feeling deeply relaxed and have a really good sleep.  The Didgeridoo can also bring about a deep trance where you are taken on a journey of exploration and visualisation.  Once the mind and body are relaxed, the optimum conditions are in place for self healing to occur mentally, physically and spiritually.

Didgeridoo Sound Therapy has proven beneficial for all ages, disabilities and the corporate sector where stress management is an issue.

What effect does Didgeridoo Sound Therapy have on the auditory senses?

The sounds of the Didgeridoo stimulates the auditory senses and spatial awareness. During a session, clients may experience a feeling of expansion of where their physical body exists and ends. After the session, clients will often report that they felt as though they were much bigger than what they thought themselves to be. Or that they feel a sense of heaviness in their body. They may also say that they did not know which direction the sound was coming from.

What effect does Didgeridoo Sound Therapy have on the physical body?

The vibrations of the didgeridoo travel effortlessly through the physical body as we are made up of around 70% water which is an excellent conductor of sound. Stimulation of the skin, joints, bones and muscles may improve the range of movement and ease pain and tensions. The body is made up of various organs that all need to work together in harmony much like an orchestra. The didgeridoo may help bring these organs back to a state of harmony and therefore lead to improved health and well-being.

Can people with hearing impairments benefit from Didgeridoo Sound Therapy?

Yes, people with hearing impairments and profound deafness often report they enjoy feeling the vibrations of the didgeridoo within their body.

Is Didgeridoo Sound Therapy beneficial for people with disabilities?

Yes Didgeridoo Sound Therapy has demonstrated effectiveness for people with a wide range of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties,  mental ill health, neurological disabilities, dementia, physical disabilities, head injuries and much more. 

Does Didgeridoo Sound Therapy work for Autism?

Yes, Didgeridoo Sound Therapy regularly visits Autism specialist organisations and schools.  Didgeridoo Sound Therapy works very well with Autism as it is non-talk based and works to entrain the brainwaves to bring a state of deep relaxation to those who attend.  

What is brainwave entrainment?

Brainwave entrainment or brainwave synchronisation is where the brainwave frequency synchronises with the frequency of an external more dominant stimulus.

It is difficult to sing in tune in a choir if the person next to you is out of tune and louder than you.

Entrainment can also be seen when birds fly in formation and flap their wings at the same time.

Women who work together may find that their menstrual cycles synchronise.

What is resonance?

Everything in the universe from the planets, our physical bodies, the chair you are sitting in, to the smallest particles and atoms all exist in a state of vibration and have their own natural resonant frequency. A resonant frequency is the most natural state that an object vibrates to. Nature and all matter likes to find the path of least resistance and seeks the most efficient state.

Every organ, every bone and every cell in the body has its own natural resonant frequency. Together, the resonant frequencies of these organs, bones and cells make up an overall frequency. So when an organ falls out of tune with the rest of the body, disease may set in.

It is interesting to break this word into ‘dis’ ‘ease’. In other words not at ease or harmony with the whole.

Think of it like an orchestra, when one instrument falls out of tune, it can affect the whole orchestra. We have all experienced resonance when we meet someone for the first time, we may feel immediately in tune with that person or we may feel unease.

Do I need to set an intention before receiving Didgeridoo Sound Therapy?

No you don’t need to but it does help.

Probably the most important and crucial aspect to sound therapy and the healing process is the focused intention of the practitioner and also of the client being treated.

We can say ‘I love you’ and truly mean it or we can say it with a completely different intention.

Jonathan Goldman, author of ‘Healing Sounds‘ has developed the following formula in relation to emotional healing and sound.

Frequency + Intention = Healing

This means that by focusing on thought and intention while being subjected to therapeutic sound gives extra power to the healing process and manifestation of the intention.

Everything in the world and universe exists in a state of vibration and holds energy including our thoughts and words.

Research by Dr Masaru Emoto reveals that thoughts and words can influence the crystalline structure of frozen water crystals. He found that words such as ‘Thank you’ and ‘Love’ caused water crystals to form into beautiful structures. Similarly water samples exposed to classical music such as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake made beautiful water crystals. He also found that water samples exposed to words such as ‘You Fool‘ and Heavy metal could not form into water crystals and look very unpleasant.

What is interesting is that our bodies are made up of around 70% water which is about the same as the Earth and that water is an excellent conductor for sound.

How does Didgeridoo Sound Therapy work?

The Didgeridoo emits sounds and vibrations that fall in the frequency range from close to 0Hz up to around 1000Hz, as can be seen from the image below.

Didgeridoo frequency range

Didgeridoo frequency range

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What is interesting is that our brain waves are in the range from 2 – 20 Hz, therefore the Didgeridoo can help our body and mind to relax, and reach deep meditation, providing the optimum conditions for self healing.

The frequency range of the Didgeridoo is much less intense than the ultrasound used by medical practitioners and although there seems to be little or no scientific evidence, the Didgeridoo seems to have similar therapeutic benefits to the physical body.

To summarise, Didgeridoo Sound Therapy works in the following way:

  • The vibrations travel effortlessly through the body giving an internal and external massage
  • Through the process of entrainment, the vibrations synchronise the body to a state of harmony
  • Alters the state of frequency of the brain waves which promotes relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Provides the opportunity to focus on what you want to achieve and to clear out any stagnant emotions that need to be released