The healing qualities of gongs were used in ancient cultures such as Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Mongols, and Uighers.
The gong goes back to the 6th century in the time of the Emperor Hsuan Wu,
Originating in the country of His Yu in the western area in what was the Jang Kingdom between Tibet and Burma.
Researchers believe gong making was known as early as 4,000BC and ancient alchemy sources put the gong as far out as 16,000BC.
Gong Therapy, also known as Gong Bath, is a type of sound therapy that allows the mind to relax into a calm and meditative brainwave state.
Besides being beautiful to look at many of the healing sound items you’ll find here have a history or tradition attached to them.
You may find your joy comes from self-discovery and wonder as you make colourful sounds with each instrument.
Or you may like to know a little about the history and use in different cultures and religions..
Either way this can be the first step of an adventure in sound that can last a lifetime.
There are many wonderful Sound Therapy Practitioners who work with one or many sound producing objects in their practices.
Many offer one to one sessions and ‘sound baths’.
They are referred to as ‘gong’ or ‘sound’ baths because they gently “bathe” the listener in sound waves that resonate with different chakras or parts of your body. It is believed that sound therapy can reduce stress and release emotional blockages and they can also promote feelings of deep relaxation.
You can learn how to work with these sounds in your own practice or simply for the joy of it.
As you listen to the healing sounds your brain produces “Alpha brain waves.”
This frequency range acts as a bridge between your conscious thinking and your subconscious mind. Giving you access to deeper emotions.
In other words, alpha is the frequency range between beta the faster brain waves and theta the slower and deeper states of consciousness.