Music Therapy

Doctors, medications, advanced health science and technology- all necessities in the western world to attain optimal health and regain normal functioning. I fully support and condone these as a registered nurse working in the hospital setting, seeing patients heal and return to their normal lives every day with thanks to modern medicine. But there is something beyond this, a greater level of overall wellness, that which comes from lowering stress levels in the body and attaining inner peace:

This is both the magic and the science of spiritual healing…through music.

Although I would strongly discourage using this form of therapy to treat an ailment without also seeking the advice of a medical doctor, music is an excellent form of complementary therapy which can provide great benefits to your healing process. Having studied both psychology and music prior to becoming a nurse, I have witnessed and fully believe in the healing power of sound. Sometimes, it’s the lyrics that understand us when no one else seems to; other times, it may be a song from the past that reminds us of a dream or distant memory, that connects us to our deepest emotions. But today, I am going to share the secret behind these healing sounds- Solfeggio frequencies.musictherapy4Originally derived from numerology, holistic healing through the use of specific tones to target areas of distress has been practiced for centuries and helped countless people of all backgrounds. Many believe that by creating positive energy shifts and lowering stress levels in the body, music can be used to promote actual changes at the cellular level and return one’s mind, body and spirit to its highest potential, restoring overall health and well-being.

There are so many frequencies out there which have various uses and are better studied by professional music therapists, but below are just a few of my favorites which I have personally experienced the benefits of and would like to share with you today.

  • 417 Hz: In honor of the start of Spring, sounds and songs at this frequency help create change and transformation, allowing for a fresh start. Not only does it remove negative energy to clear out space for positivity within the mind and body, but it also provides cleansing and closure from past events that may have led to trauma or destruction. This frequency is ideal for those seeking to let go of negativity from the past and create a new beginning.
  • 639 Hz: These sound waves aid in promoting harmony during cellular communication with the environment. Commonly used to resolve problems in love and relationships, it often happens to be one of the most popular frequencies. Since the actions and feelings of others are out of our control, sounds at 639 Hz can assist in personal development of skills such as compassion, empathy and communication- perfect for those who wish to improve interpersonal relationships with romantic partners, family members and friends.musicsoundwaves1
  • 852 Hz: This frequency is used to enhance spiritual awareness and balance and- you guessed it- is my personal favorite! Believed to create transformation starting deep down from a cellular level, tuning into to sounds at 852 Hz helps clear internal imbalance and restore an inner sense of peace directly at the core. There is only so much words can express regarding the immense power and potential healing abilities of these tones, but let’s just say that this one has been no less than a blessing during some of my hardest times.

As I have mentioned earlier, these frequencies are NOT a replacement for or alternative therapy to traditional medical practices and should not be isolated as a singular cure-all therapy. Like most things in life worth having, a positive mindset, healthy relationships and spiritual happiness require deep reflection, hard work, and patience over time.

However, music can serve as a beautiful addition to any health regime without any of the side effects! Music for any of these frequencies can be easily searched online and I hope will be of some benefit to whoever may need a little lift during down times.

 

 

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