Bliss out to a singing bowl

by posted in WELLNESS

The sounds emitted by singing bowls work as a type of energy medicine, restoring harmony to your vibration frequencies. That’s why you’ve been able to enjoy our signature singing bowl ritual before and after each of our spa treatments.

Singing bowls are thought to have originated in the pre-Buddhist Tibetan Bon culture, hence they are often referred to as Tibetan Singing Bowls. Using singing bowls for healing is based on the idea that a human body possesses a different resonant frequency. The body is in a healthy state when each cell and organ resonate in harmony with the whole being. When energy flow in the body is hindered, the affected area vibrates out of tune, causing illness. The sound frequencies created by the signing bowls restore the flow of this energy and bring about a state of well-being.

The ritual begins when a skilled Six Senses Spa therapist gently strikes the singing bowl with a wooden wand at your crown chakra, gliding the wand around the rim of the bowl to create a soothing humming vibration within and around your body to enhance balancing and relaxation.

The therapist then moves the singing bowl in a prescribed path around your shoulders and crown chakra, over the third eye, throat and heart chakras, coming to rest on the solar plexus chakra. Softly striking the bowl three times symbolizes unity of body, mind and spirit of past present and future.

As the vibrations travel through your body, you will no longer be listening to the sounds but actually feeling them. The spa therapist moves her hands in a prayer position over the third eye, throat and heart chakras, setting an intention of bringing you into a state of harmony and health. This triggers a transformation of energy, making it more positive and healing.

The short ritual culminates with the respectful wai – the gesture of palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion – a subtle nod to Six Senses’ rich Asian heritage. The unique singing bowl resonance also concludes the treatment, together with the wai.

The Singing Bowl Ritual is available at no extra charge when you book any treatment at Six Senses spas around the world.

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