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The frequency to heal through sound


It is said the most beautiful sound is found in silence.

I woke up this morning to bliss, the world was void of noise.

The mist had rolled in over Plettenberg Bay and at five o’clock it was dark, still and completely quiet.

I love silence. You can hear your heart beat and yourself think.

If you have ever experienced snow fall you will know how quiet, quiet can be.



But just as silence is a recipe for healing - the absence of noise a decent tonic for reflection, so is the true power of sound as therapy.

Sound is a type of energy made by vibrations.

Through sound it is possible to change the rhythms of our brainwaves, our heart beat and our breathing.


Think about it…

“In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as an acoustic wave, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid. In human physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain.”



How we interpret sound whether in the form of music, singing, chanting, laughing, talking, shouting or noise has an effect on us. It has an energy that if you in tune with can change your mood, emotions and state of mind. (You only need to think of your favourite band or song to relate…)



So what is healing sound and how does it transform us?

It works on frequency and vibration.

Theories suggest that stressed out or diseased cells change frequencies, and develop discordant vibrations from the rest of the body. Sound healing may help cells operate in harmony once again and therefore heal. Sound healing is effective in healing physical, generational and emotional trauma in our DNA using vibrations and frequencies.


Actual use of specific sounds dates back to ancient times.


Ancient Egyptians used vocal toning to create therapeutic vowel sounds with voice and breath.

You may have encountered the use of Tibetan singing bowls and felt a calming effect in their smoothing sound.

In Africa we know about drumming. Recent research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system, and produces feelings of well being.

Drumming promotes the production of endorphins, the body's own morphine-like pain killers, and can thereby help in the control of pain and those suffering grief.

Interestingly the Royal College of Music has found that drumming has a positive impact on mental health, within a 10-week programme of group drumming they found it to reduce depression by as much as 38% and anxiety by 20%.

Think of the marimba and the beautiful music that as a sound healing sound is native to our heritage.




Solfeggio frequencies are believed to profoundly affect the conscious and subconscious mind in order to stimulate healing and promote vitality.

Solfeggio frequencies refer to specific tones of sound that help with and promote various aspects of body and mind health. These frequencies are reputed to date back to ancient history and said to be the fundamental sounds used in both Western Christianity and Eastern Indian religions, chanted by the Gregorian Monks and in ancient Indian Sanskrit chants.


This understanding has led to music therapy becoming established as a health profession to help individuals therapeutically using various aspects of music creation and listening.


Solfeggio frequencies work with 9 different levels that have benefits to different emotions, moods and pain.

The 174 Hz - relief from tension and pain.

The 285 Hz - safety, energy, and survival

The 396 Hz - liberate from fear and guilt

The 417 Hz - facilitate change and undoing situations

The 528 Hz - create miracles and transformations like DNA repair

The 639 Hz - reconnect and enhance relationships

The 741 Hz - find solutions and self-express

The 852 Hz - return to a spiritual order

The 963 Hz - create room for oneness and unity.


We live in a perpetual state of noise.

Some are more sensitive to it. Notice how your body changes when you change your sound environment and see if you feel a difference in your stress levels. Sound can soothe you, if you just tune in - not only to the silence, but the frequency.


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