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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Kellogg

Sound Healing & the Nervous System

Sound Healing & the Nervous System

This month, I wanted to shed some light on a fascinating aspect of our body—the nervous system. Think of it as the conductor of an intricate symphony, orchestrating every move and sensation.


Within this symphony, there are two major players: the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. They are like the yin and yang, working together to maintain harmony in our physiological responses.


Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS): Often referred to as the "fight or flight" system, the SNS gears us up for action. When we face a stressful situation, whether it's a tight deadline or an unexpected encounter with danger, the SNS kicks in. Heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, and our senses become sharper—preparing us to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead.


Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS): On the flip side, the PNS is the calming force in our nervous system. It promotes relaxation and rejuvenation, often referred to as the "rest and digest" state. When activated, it slows down our heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and allows our bodies to focus on healing, digestion, and recovery.


Reiki & Sound Healing: A Symphony of Self-Regulation and Healing

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, our nervous system can sometimes get out of tune, leading to stress, anxiety, and even physical discomfort. This is where our Reiki and Sound Healing sessions come into play. They act as gentle and nurturing conductors, guiding your nervous system back to a harmonious balance.


During a Reiki session, subtle energy flows through the practitioner's hands, promoting deep relaxation and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This allows your body to tap into its innate healing capabilities, fostering a sense of peace and tranquility.


Sound Healing, on the other hand, uses vibrations and frequencies to resonate with the body's natural rhythms. This therapeutic approach has the power to shift your nervous system from the heightened state of the sympathetic system to the restful embrace of the parasympathetic system. It's like a soothing melody for your nerves, encouraging self-regulation and promoting overall well-being.


By incorporating these holistic practices into your routine, you're not just indulging in relaxation; you're investing in the health of your nervous system. So, let the symphony play, and may your nervous system dance to the rhythm of balance and serenity.


If it’s time for your seasonal tune-up, learn more about my Reiki & Sound Healing sessions, and click here to book your personalized session. Cheers to a harmonious and well-balanced month ahead!

Michelle Kellogg -


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