- One-on-one vibrational sound massage sessions
- Guided meditation
- Self-care consultations
- Self-Care Saturdays (yoga, sound therapy and meditation)
More about Sound Therapy
The Wellness Center offers group sound therapy classes and private, one-on-one sessions. College students spend a vast majority of their lives “plugged into” their cell phones and other electronic devices. Social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are image-driven, causing individuals to spend a large percentage of time using their visual senses. For many college students, stress and anxiety is the norm and they spend little to no time in silent or peaceful sound environments. Most time spent dedicated to sound is listening to up-tempo music.
Vibrational sound therapy allows students to immerse themselves in peaceful, restorative sound environments that will help decrease stress hormones.
Vibrational sound healing can be traced back to civilizations in Africa, India, Europe and Asia. Historically, each culture has unique approaches using bells, drums, bowls, chimes, chants and repetitive sound vibrations as tools for healing, meditation and relaxation. In our fast-paced western society, thousands of individuals are now turning to smart phone apps to listen to these sounds to combat stress. Research indicates that sound and vibration affect brainwave patterns and can alleviate anxiety and a myriad of other problems.
Psychoacoustics is the study of the perception of sound and includes our psychological responses and the physiological impact of music and sound on the human nervous system. Certain tones can cause brain waves to speed up or slow down, also known as entrainment. Entrainment, in turn, impacts an individual’s breathing and heart rate, thereby inducing stress or a deeply relaxed state