Sound baths help to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency to which the brainwave can attune. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves, and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness) and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
This same concept is utilized in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound, the frequency is the agent that influences the shift. Cited: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17515/what-you-need-to-know-about-sound-healing.html
What can sound heal?
Using sound as therapy can provide results for a variety of issues, including:
- Sleep disorders
- Stress management
- Pain management