The ancient Chinese symbol for medicine combines the symbol for music with herbs. So we invite you to partake in a dose of Deep Gong, enhanced by the herbal alchemy of Three Spirit (www.threespiritdrinks.com).
The experience will start with a herbal elixir from Three Spirit, which combines botanicals and extracts of ritualistic plants to help you enhance your experience and go a bit deeper. You will then lie down and enjoy an hour of deep gong with Alex and Suzanne. Using a number of powerful gongs, including the bone-rattling depths of the Thor Gong, and a beautiful but unyielding 40 inch Water Gong, this is not for the faint-hearted. Expect to be rattled and transported by the Deep Gong experience, relaxed and then re-animated.
Some blankets, eye masks and bolsters will be provided although we strongly suggest bringing your own if you can. Please feel free to bring pillows or anything else that will help you to feel comfortable. Yoga mats provided. Wear comfortable clothing. An open mind is also recommended.
Gong Baths are a great way to energise, develop awareness, and experience deep relaxation. Everything you see around you is vibrating at a frequency, whether you sense it or not, sound frequencies can affect us on a cellular level, influencing how we feel and function.
Gong Baths use vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of well-being for better health. They trigger a meditative state in which we can to let go if we choose and enter a state of harmony and ease. Gongs produce harmonic and dissonant tones which help the body achieve a higher vibration, while clearing and cleansing the mind on subconscious levels.
Physically the vibrations are often felt strongly in the body and it’s not uncommon to feel the vibrations for a short period of time after the gong bath. 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 vibrations have also been shown to have a detoxing effect on the blood, and often have a positive effect on aches and pains in the body.
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. As a result of alerted brain waves some people experience a sense of timelessness, images or visions and may feel like they’ve been transported out of their body into the surrounding space. The altered brainwaves bring about a deep sense of healing – whilst mostly relaxing, occasionally an unpleasant memory or feeling can be released but this is momentary and is part of the whole healing experience.
Most people report that they sleep better after a gong bath, and it’s not uncommon to feel more relaxed and energised for a few days afterwards.
Gong baths are not recommended during the first and last trimester of pregnancy, if you have a pacemaker or metal implants (not including dental fillings), if you have a serious mental health condition or sensitivity to sound. They may not be suitable for some forms of epilepsy. They are not suitable for young children (14 and under) – 15 and 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any concerns about your health and how it might be affected by a gong bath please contact us to discuss prior to booking. Recording of the event is forbidden.
Alex and Suzanne are a husband and wife team who have been running gong baths in Hertfordshire and beyond for a number of years.Alex loves nothing more than channelling his Viking roots through the Thor gong. An experienced gong master, he has travelled twice to Oetken Gongs in Germany to make his own gongs. Away from playing gong, he is an advanced Tai Chi Qigong instructor.Suzanne is a fan of transporting people to different states of consciousness via hypnotic gong sounds. Away from the gongs she is a yoga & meditation teacher, and a Reiki master.
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