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The Benefits & Precautions of Sound Healing

Discover the beneficial effects of sound healing and learn the conditions and ailments that require avoidance or caution. 

The Instruments

Healing Sounds to Uplift Your Mind, Body and Soul



Sound healing is a gentle but powerful tool and is not suitable for everyone. 

If you are being treated for a serious physical or mental disorder or are taking any medications, it is important to check with your doctor before proceeding with a sound healing session.

Below is a list of issues that may either rule out sound therapy for you or where you need to check with your doctor before proceeding. It is important to notify Heather Anayaya if you have any of the conditions listed below. 

  • Pacemaker or defibrillator (instruments can not be placed on or near the affected area).

  • Metallic implants: (instruments can not be placed on or near the affected area). Avoid singing bowls and weighted tuning forks placed on or near the body if you have metal devices in your body, such as a pacemaker, coronary shunt, artificial heart valves, or metal pins or staples. The vibration of the singing bowl sound could possibly move the metal inside you, causing injury or malfunction of the device.

  • Any deep vein thrombosis in the leg or known thrombi. (Abstain from sound healing )

  • Open wounds. (Abstain from sound healing )

  • Acute inflammations (Abstain from sound healing )

  • If you are post-surgery (before the sutures have been removed and the scar is not fully healed and closed).

  • Epilepsy: Singing bowls may trigger seizures. People with epilepsy should generally avoid singing bowls.

  • Concussions

  • Severe Mental Health: Sound healing often elicits deep memories, emotions, and thoughts. If you are diagnosed with a mental disorder like PTSD, anxiety, or depression, check with your doctor or therapist to make sure you can manage the thoughts and feelings that might arise.

  • People with carotid stenosis.

  • People with cardiac pacemakers, artificial heart valves, or cardiac arrhythmias

  • People with a stent

  • People with a shunt

  • People with a deep brain stimulation device (DBS)

  • Epileptic

  • Pregnant women: Not during the first trimester. Later pregnancy if your doctor approves, the instruments are to be away from the belly and back.

  • Bodily conditions: Avoid placing instruments directly on or near tumors, implants, screws, or artificial joints.

  • Skin conditions: If you have an inflammatory skin condition like psoriasis, eczema, or hives, practitioners recommend not placing bowls on your body since they could aggravate the skin condition.

  • Surgery: After surgery, wait to place singing bowls on your body until sutures are removed and your skin is fully healed.


Possable After Effects

Possible After-Effects

The sound frequencies that are experienced during a sound healing treatment help to restore balance and well-being to all aspects of your body and being. There is a large range of effects that a person may experience during or following a session. These can depend on the amount of toxins, no longer useful emotions or thoughts, and energies leaving your system. You are highly advised to tend to yourself with acceptance, patience, and loving care in the days and weeks following your sound healing session. Staying hydrated and sleeping or resting as needed, and processing the thoughts and emotions that rise up in you will greatly assist you.


Some possible after-effects that may be experienced during or within  hours to a week following a sound healing session are:

  • Feeling relaxed.

  • Feeling energized.

  • Feeling tired or needing more sleep than usual. 

  • Feeling more spiritually connected. 

  • Feeling joyful or emotionally exhilarated.

  • Detoxification symptoms, such as going to the toilet more often in the hours after the session, nausea, headache, or cold-like symptoms. 

  • You may experience less appetite, greater appetite, or a craving for healthier food and beverages

  • You may experience greater creativity and enjoyment

  • You may have more vivid or interesting dreams in the nights following the session.

  • Emotions may rise to the surface and you may be more emotional such as crying with or without knowing why

  • You may experience greater sensitivity to annoyances or be aware of things that no longer mesh or align with you and the way you would like to live and experience your life.


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