Andrea uses a wide array of Sound Healing tools in her practice, these include:
Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls: (Photo soon to come)!
Andrea plays Crystal Tones Alchemy singing bowls. These bowls are made with only the purest quartz crystal, 99.999% pure that is sourced from a location within the United States. The Alchemy bowls are created with a proprietary process that allows for the infusion of minerals, metals and gemstones with pure quartz This very unique combination creates an exceptional sound healing tool. (See FAQ page for description of Alchemy bowls Andrea currently uses).
Frosted Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls:
Crystal bowls are made from 99.999% pure crushed quartz. They are created by a high-temperature fusion procedure which forms solid bowls from pure, powdered crystal quartz. Silica sand, combined with water becomes quartz crystal heated to about 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mold. This process creates the bowls.
Quartz Crystal bowls emit a powerful, pure resonance! Just like quartz crystals, the bowls store, focus, amplify and transfer energy. They are powerful transformative tools for effecting change in one’s life!
It is important to approach the bowls with a reverence for the potential contained in combining intention with the properties of crystal.
Paiste and Meinl Gongs:
The Gong is one of man’s most powerful and oldest transformational and therapeutic instruments. It has been used for ritual, ceremony, prayer, and meditation since the Bronze Age.
The Gongs are made from a brass known as nickel silver to a formula of 63% copper, 25% zinc and 12% nickel.
They belong to the oldest and most important musical instruments of South East Asia. Their origins may be traced back to the second millennium B.C., but it is assumed that the gong is much older. In Chinese history, gongs are mentioned around 500 A.D., attributed to a nation called HSI YU between Tibet and Burma during the reign of Emperor Hsuan Wu.
“The gong is known as an instrument of transformational power. It is a tool by which we are engulfed in total sound, and through our intuition, we are brought back to optimum health and balance... It is the unique quality of a gong’s resonance that integrates diverse elements into a power of synergy, or functional harmony. We also call the tone produced by the gong a “feeling tone,” because we feel it in our body, as well as hear it.”
--Don Conreaux, Gong Master
A Shruti box is an instrument that traditionally works on a system of bellows. It is similar to a harmonium and is used to provide a drone in a practice session or concert of Indian classical music.
Tibetan singing bowls:
Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. The sounds produced by the Tibetan Bowls have a relaxing hypnotic effect on the brain, slowing brain waves and inducing a deep meditative state.
There are conflicting answers about the metals that make up Tibetan bowls.
This is an informative article that explains the different qualities in the various singing bowls, linked HERE.
About Tuning Forks:
Like adjusting a piano, your body can be tuned to achieve optimal physical balance. Tapping two tuning forks will instantaneously alter your body's biochemistry and bring your nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. In seconds … your body enters a deep state of relaxation.
Tuning forks were originally used to tune musical instruments because they emanate perfect sine wave sound patterns that allow you to fine-tune instruments to the proper pitch. When you strike a tuning fork however, you’ll notice how it causes the air around the fork to vibrate, sending out very strong vibrating impulses through the air. Because of this, they have been adopted by healers who use them to increase the amount of energy on parts of the body they are trying to heal.
BioSonic Tuning Forks:
Andrea works with a wide variety of Dr. John Beaulieu's BioSonic Tuning Forks. The C and G being the foundation.
The C256 and G384 are what is referred to as "The Perfect Fifth" This is the interval of ideal nervous system tuning. The Perfect Fifth brings all parts of our self into a unified harmony.
When the autonomic nervous system is tuned to a Perfect Fifth, a 2/3 wave flows through our whole body. The nervous system entrains to the signal and further signals the tendons, muscles and ligaments connecting each joint to come into a balanced tone.
"When we return to the primordial wave of a Perfect Fifth, we are "in tune".
~Dr. John Beaulieu, ND, PhD.