April 11, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Good Taste: Using Sound and Energy to Heal

By Barbara Bishop

A moving bus is not a sound that heals. A horn blowing from a car is not a sound that heals. A jackhammer in the middle of the afternoon when you’re trying to write a story for the Santa Monica Mirror is most definitely not a sound that heals. But certain sounds do heal, as I found out a few weeks ago.

I recently visited an international yoga, healing and wellness center – located on 4th between Wilshire and Arizona in Santa Monica. I had heard about a powerful treatment called Harmonyum, a transformational healing modality that in part, uses sound for lasting change. Harmonyum directly sends healing energy to the source of the nervous system, brain and heart.

I learned that it is excellent for pain, insomnia, hormone imbalance, stress and anxiety, learning disorders, fertility, heart disease and immune system challenges. It also strengthens and balances the autonomous nervous system by promoting the body’s capacity to heal itself and slow the aging process. Slow the aging process? Now you’re talkin’! When can I start?

I made an appointment for the following week. The day of the appointment, I toured the facility. It looks a lot smaller from the outside; once you’re inside, it’s another story. First, there’s a large reception area, with a communal table for people to wait for classes or just relax. Then, I was led down a long, narrow industrial-looking hallway, lined with beautiful large pictures depicting peaceful spiritual places around the world. This hallway ran alongside their 3,000 square-foot, sky-lit studio which holds over 300 people. A wide variety of classes are taught there. Just at the end of the hallway, there was another peaceful area with several tables and chairs for relaxation and socializing.

I took my shoes off, went up the stairs to the second floor, and was led to a room designed for individual treatment, with what looked like a massage table in the middle of the room. After speaking with me about Harmonyum healing for a short time, Jane, an expert healer, asked me to lie on the table, face down and put my head in the opening of the table, specially designed to be able to breathe and support the neck area, very much like you do when you get a massage. And I did not have to take any clothing off. No biggie to me, but for some folks that are shy about getting naked in front of a stranger, this is a good thing.

The treatment began with a variety and levels of sounds enveloping the room. This was clearly special music designed for the experience. I learned later that in fact this sound current was indeed special and had been created and recorded by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, an international spiritual leader and founder of Harmonyum. Some sounds were like ocean waves, and others were high and low vibrating sounds with a subtle and beautiful voice interwoven throughout. I immediately felt a wave of energy across my back and my legs.

Sound and EnergyAnd Jane was not touching me. As the music continued, I felt total peace and relaxation permeate my entire body. In fact, I fell asleep in about 10 minutes. I only know this because laying face down, it’s harder to breathe, and I woke myself up a couple of times from my snoring. Attractive.

As part of the session, Jane gently ran her hand up and down my spine several times. Before I knew it, the treatment was over. Immediately, I felt well-rested and able to breathe more deeply.

After the treatment, I did a little extra research on Harmonyum. I look forward to other benefits I found that can occur, like superior health (that’s a good thing) increased stamina (I always could use a little more stamina) and increased mental and physical performance (I could use some of that as well). All good stuff for women over 50, or really for any age. Who doesn’t need a little more stamina and healing in their lives?

Happy, healing holidays! 

Related Posts

Beverly Hill’s Latest Craze is The “Busso” Experience

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Dr. Mariano Busso, one of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic fillers and facial rejuvenation, has opened up additional appointment times...

The Pandemic of 2020: Lessons Learned

March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

The 2020 pandemic took the country by surprise. Many people lost their small businesses, income, and quality of life. However,...

The Best Ways for Women to Get and Stay Healthy

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

We all want to live our happiest and healthiest lives, but it is very easy to get overwhelmed with information....

4 Tips on How to Succeed in Life

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

We all want to be successful in our lives, in our careers, and in our passions but sometimes we do...

3 Ways to Restore Self Esteem and Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle in 2021

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Every year we start filled with resolutions, hope, and determination. We know that after the year we’ve just had, 2021...

Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Living Alone

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Everyone needs to be cheered up once in a while. This can be especially true of someone who lives alone....

A Renewed Focus on Living

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

The pandemic caused turmoil for many Americans, emotionally and financially. With 2020 now in the rear-view mirror, people are using...

Don’t Make These 3 Fitness Mistakes

February 20, 2021

February 20, 2021

The great thing about the internet is that we now have access to a plethora of fitness content then ever...

5 Promising Medical Breakthroughs On The Horizon

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Although we’re in a worldwide pandemic, many of us are still enjoying the comfort and convenience of being cared for...

Santa Monica Pier Closed for Five Days in a Row

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

City cites warm weather forecasted for Santa Monica By Sam Catanzaro With temperatures reaching the 80s expected, city officials are...

Do You Make These 3 New Year Resolution Mistakes?

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Every new year, you feel a ray of hope. Perhaps this year, you can start your life all over again,...

Activities to do with your children during COVID-19

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Typically, living in LA means eating out, art museums, and playgrounds– all things children love. With numbers of COVID-19 cases...

PIQUE Health Not Your Average Medical Practice

December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

PIQUE Health is the very first comprehensive mens health center in Beverly Hills. With highly personalized treatment plans that fit...

Helping Older Loved Ones Pick a Retirement Home

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

There comes a time when a loved one needs some help to stay safe, which is when a retirement home...

A Tale of Two Hospitals: Santa Monica’s Medical Centers

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

The hospitals in Santa Monica feature the latest in technology and equipment; from a healthcare management perspective, they also provide...