Since the early eighties, the German engineering graduate in Physical Technology, Peter Hess, has been looking more and more into the effect that sound has on people. In the search for alternative healing methods, he made numerous trips to India, Nepal and Tibet. Experiences with traditional healers and observations in the Newar, the oldest ethnic group in the Kathmandu valley, demonstrated to him the importance of sound in the traditional healing. During his travels Peter Hess experienced on his own body. Based on his manifold experience with sound, he started to work with singing bowls. His investigations and experiments on the effect of traditional music on the human mind and body form the basis for the sound massage. Returning to Germany, he passed on his newly acquired knowledge and experience. The positive results led to a rapid development of his method. He developed a flexible system of feedback from the practice and development of the method - for as the sound itself, so is the Peter Hess sound massage method - in motion. The result of this work is the Peter Hess®-Sound Massage.
The gentle and harmonious sounds of gong and Tibetan singing bowls are absorbed through the ear and quickly lead to deep, long lasting relaxation. The rhythmic sound vibrations are transmitted to the body. Sound massage creates an atmosphere of safety and security, in which it is possible to let go - letting go of stress, anxiety, worry and feelings that impact negatively on our health. In this soothing atmosphere, we can again come in contact with our needs, our "inner wisdom". We experience our bodies in a comforting feeling - it may take some time for the first time since rediscovering true.
According to ancient Eastern teachings the universe and mankind were created from sound, therefore man is sound. When a sick man is “nourished” by the right kind of sounds, the cells in his body start to vibrate and re-organize themselves according to their divine blueprint.
Areas of Application for Sound Massage
Sound massage is very well suited for private use as well as professional application.
Private use: Here the emphasis is on relaxation and well-being. This can be attained by self-application or by sound massage in a circle of family or friends.
Wellness and cosmetics: Inner calm, self-confidence, and health are the main factors determining a person's appearance. Sound massage achieves well-being and beauty that comes from within.
Massage and physiotherapy: Application of sound massage is also possible with acute physical problems. Blockages can be perceived consciously. Moreover, interrelated events that caused these symptoms can be identified. The patient experiences sound massage as very agreeable and gentle.
Medicine (Practiced by physicians):
By way of its relaxing and pain-relieving effect sound massage can support medical treatment, for instance in cases such as damaged discs, abdominal, digestive, and heart problems, painful joints and bad circulation, as well as many other health problems. It can create a relaxed, open and co-operative atmosphere for doctor-patient talks.
Therapy and psychotherapy (Practiced by qualified therapists):
In this wide area of application sound massage has proven to be an excellent method to relax clients deeply in a very short time. Subsequently or alternatively from within this deep relaxation, the respective therapeutic process can begin.
Other areas of employment (Practiced by qualified experts):
- Obstetrics, - nurseries and schools, - retirement and nursing homes, working with handicapped people, - speech therapy, - care of the dying.
Dariusz offers one-to-one Sound Massage which is a unique method of placing bowls on your body. There are only a few practitioners in the UK who use this method developed by Peter Hess.
Benefits of the sound massage:
Strengthens self-confidence, creativity and motivation
Stress reduction through deep relaxation and endorphin release
Liberates emotional traumas locked within the subconscious
Activates self-healing mechanisms within the body
Promotes deeper sleep
Relief from headache, fatigue, insomnia, digestive disorders, joint or muscle aches, menstrual disorders, emotional imbalances
Sound massage is £50 for one hour.
***Unfortunately Dariusz is away for a few months!! But in the meantime the lovely Katie Rose is holding group Sound Sanctuary sessions twice a month - 8 places available so do book in advance to avoid disappointment! :) ***
Small group Sound Bath sessions are also available on the last Saturday of the month at 6pm- £10. pure bliss- let yourself be transported...!
Maximum 8 people. Please contact us to book a place! :)