What is Sound Healing?

Sound healing is the practice of using sound vibration to induce deep relaxation so that your body can heal itself. While our bodies are always seeking balance, there are many factors in our modern world—from psychological stressors to air pollution and digital noise—that throw us off-balance, leaving us feeling anxious, exhausted, and irritable.  Left unchecked, these emotions can fester in the body and present themselves as physical ailments or disease.

Pure sound vibrations help your body and mind become deeply relaxed, activating the body’s natural healing power as it regenerates cells, fights disease, and optimizes heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and many other functions for optimal well-being. Sound healing functions on mental and emotional levels as well:  It can lead you into a meditative state, allowing you to experience a mind free of thought, and it often activates emotions that have been stuck in the body, providing a cathartic release.

There is nothing you need to “do” in a sound healing session but just receive. Whether you are awake, asleep, or somewhere in between, the sound vibrations are entering your body and having a balancing effect.  People often describe it as a pleasant journey where their burdens are lifted and their minds becomes free.  But just like music itself, no description does it justice and everyone’s experience is unique, so the only way to know is to try it for yourself.

“Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”

—Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center

Monique Mead has been a lifelong advocate for the healing power of music. Her career as a professional violinist spans three decades performing on major international stages throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. This artistic excellence infuses her Sound Healing practice and workshops. As Director of Music Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, Monique has been actively engaged in promoting student well-being through research on the effect of sound on mental health. In 2023, she established Scottie Sound Bath, a weekly in-house sound bath facilitated by student musicians to reduce stress on campus.  A lover of nature, yoga, and organic cuisine, Monique enjoys directing an annual Chamber Music Festival at Rancho La Puerta, a premiere wellness resort in Mexico.

Monique invites you to experience the sounds of her violin paired with the vibration of singing bowls for a profoundly healing experience.

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