Due to demand, I am so please to announce that Suzanne and Alex will be returning on the 27th September to treat us to another very special Gong Bath. We got so much positive feedback after their last one that we had to organise another.
So what is a Gong Bath?
A Gong Bath is a lot like a deep, relaxing massage using sound. It’s called a Gong Bath because you’ll be bathed in sound from the Gongs. There is no water involved and no clothes are removed! You are simply asked to come along, lie down, get comfortable and let the sound waves wash over you.
Why attend a Gong Bath?
Gong Baths are a great way to de-stress or experience deep relaxation leaving you feeling calm and energised. Everything you see around you is vibrating at a frequency, whether you hear it or not. Sound frequencies can affect us on a cellular level, influencing how we feel and function. Sound healing practices like Gong Baths use vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and well-being for better health.
Gongs produce harmonic and dissonant tones which help the body achieve a higher vibration, while clearing and cleansing the mind on many deep subconscious levels. They trigger a meditative state in which we have the opportunity to let go, forget ourselves for a while and enter a state of harmony and ease.
From a physical point of view, a gong bath is ideal for soothing the nervous system and re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (resting) and sympathetic (stress response) nervous system. The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.
After a Gong Bath often people have deeper sleep, feel more peaceful and less stressed and have a general feeling of well-being.
What to expect
We start with some easy breathing exercises to get you ready for the experience, helping the body to relax and the mind to soften. You then lie down on mats and simply relax, closing your eyes and letting the sound of the gongs wash over you. Within 20mins your brain changes state and your body relaxes. Your body will do what it needs, from sleeping to having visualisations. The session normally lasts 40 minutes and is followed by quiet reflection and then light refreshments to help you gather yourself for the outside world. Bring whatever you feel you need to be comfortable, such as a mat, blanket, pillow, eye mask etc If you require use of a Mat and or blanket, please let know and wear comfortable clothes. It is sensible not to eat a heavy meal in the 2 hours before the Gong Bath. Refreshments of teas and snacks will be served afterwards.
A gong bath acts as a detox and it is important that you drink plenty of water afterwards and rest if possible.
Gong baths are not recommended during the first and last trimester of pregnancy, if you have a pacemaker or metal implants or experience epilepsy. They are not suitable for young children. If you have any concerns about your health please advise us at the time of booking. Recording forbidden.
Alex & Suzanne are passionate about playing the Gong and using it to heal and relax. They both initially trained with Gong Master Mark Swan to levels 1 and 2 and have subsequently completed further training with Aidan McIntyre, Bob Horwell and World Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux. They run regular Gong Baths and events, have taken part in scientific studies into the physical effects of Gong on the body and brain, played at festivals and were recently members of the Guinness World Record breaking event at London Olympia which saw 200 Gongs playing the same healing sequences together.
Away from Gongs Alex is an advanced Tai Chi Qigong Instructor and runs regular sessions in Hertfordshire. Suzanne teaches various styles of yoga, including Kundalini, and meditation.
The cost of the amazing experience is £25, (early bird) if booked before 13 September 2019 or £30 thereafter. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07970-631301.