Sound is one of our five senses, but it is also a powerful form of energy with therapeutic purposes. And while you may have experienced strong reactions to a specific noise or favorite song in the past, you may not have realized what was going on internally as you processed it.
Sound therapy is not a new concept. However, its popularity is currently growing in the health and wellness field due to its remarkable applications.
If you haven’t considered ways to integrate sound into your practice, it’s time to start! The powerful effects of sound therapy can be used to treat or heal skin conditions, instill mind/body benefits, and enhance the spa client experience.
The Power Of Sound
The power of sound is undeniable. It is truly a force of energy – just like electricity, heat, or light. On a day to day basis, you continually take in and process sound waves. They result from the vibration of objects, and this vibration forms the invisible force behind sound therapy.
Sound therapy can include music therapy, sound baths, and even skincare treatments based on radio frequencies. Incorporate it into your practice to help your spa stand out from the crowd, offering your clientele a unique and beneficial experience.
How does this work? Consider the four powerful ways that sound affects us:
- Physiological: Sound affects our bodies, internally and externally.
- Psychological: Sound affects our emotions, mood, and mental state.
- Cognitive: Sound affects our thought processes, decision making, and productivity.
- Behavioral: Sound affects our behavior, both positively and negatively.
Ways to Enhance the Spa Client Experience
If you are an aesthetics practitioner looking for a unique and cutting edge service, you may be wondering: “How does sound affect skin?” Exposing skin to different vibrations can assist in healing skin conditions with remarkable results.
Low frequency ultrasound is used in many areas of medicine, and incorporating it into your skincare practice can yield supersonic results. Ultrasound skin tightening devices will enable you to penetrate into the deeper facial muscles to stimulate the growth of new collagen.
But sound therapy is more than skin deep. Different sound frequencies can also alleviate depression and anxiety. Some evidence shows they might encourage the body to heal physical ailments via genetic signaling.
Music for the Mind and Body
You can cater to diverse client needs by including different types of healing sound and music in your spa environment and on your treatment menu.
You might find yourself wondering “Where do I start? What do I play?” Try these out and gauge client reactions:
- Music – low-key, ambient, jazz, even folk
- Relaxing, recorded soundscapes
- Tibetan singing bowls or gongs
All of these popular choices have been proven to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Deepen Your Knowledge of Sound Therapy
Are you ready to dive deeper into the world of sound therapy and discover how to incorporate it into your practice? New Med Concepts’ upcoming course certification Skin Sound is for you!
You will learn how to use sound to enhance the spa client experience, mix and utilize audio modalities for optimum results, and cultivate joy in your aesthetics practice – and beyond.
Visit our New Med course certification page today to explore all of our current courses to nurture your ongoing health and wellness education.