Using the principles outlined in the Sound Healing section I lie the client down on a comfortable therapy couch and use my voice to sound into different areas of the body which seem out of balance during a scanning. Sound healing is probably the oldest form of healing known to man. It offers the possibility of a drug free way of treating pain and illness, is very simple and has no harmful side effects. It is a form of vibrational energy, using the voice, tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls and other healing instruments, which helps to balance the chakras (energy centres) and enables the body's energy to flow, so that the body is able to heal itself more effectively. It is deeply relaxing & soothing. By focussing my voice with healing intention on the chakras and meridians of the body I tone vowel sounds. or sanscrit 'bija mantras'into each chakra in turn. The subtle vibrations of my voice give an internal massage to the organs and nervous system of the body and to the auric fields, stimulating them by a process of entrainment to vibrate in harmony and balance, whilst directing the correct frequencies to areas which are blocked or "out of tune". Combined with the use of other healing instruments which can be played on the client's body powerful harmonics are created which can induce altered states of consciousness, bringing the client to a deep state of meditative calm and inner awareness. You will be left in a state of harmony and balance, feeling deeply relaxed and mentally focussed. In esoteric terms I am helping people to remember the perfection and beauty of who they really are on a deep soul level.
There is a lot that has been written about chakra toning by different sound healers, notably Jonathan Goldman with his excellent book "Healing Sounds" Many believe that there are specific vowel sounds and pitches that relate to each chakra and there has been some controversy on this subject. I believe that as long as the pitch rises by one tone at each chakra as you move up the body and as long as the healing intention is focussed on each chakra, then the tone that you start with is less important. The vital part is that the intention - as Gurdjieff said, is focussed as you tone to keep to the principle of 3 i.e INTENTION + SOUND =MANIFESTATION.
I add 2 extra chakras to the usual 7; at the feet, to give firm grounding and at the base of the brain, the part known by some as monkey brain, or reptilean brain, which holds all our habitual thoughts, fears and worries.
The following picture shows the vowel sounds that work best for me, along with the colours to visualise. However everyone should experiment, as different systems work well for different people. It's just a matter of preference and practise and working out what is most effective for you. Every vowel has its own psychological significance and each one will vibrate in different parts of the body. The pitch of the voice also plays an important role in this. Low deep sounds resonate and vibrate the lower part of the body, mid-range sounds the middle part, while the upper ranges vibrate the top of the head and crown.