Massage with Tibetan bowls is a therapy that uses sound waves to heal our body and provide it with countless benefits breathwork.
The origin of these instruments dates back to more than 2,000 years ago, but their use is becoming more popular every day. Today we tell you a little more about this ancient technique and its advantages.
A little history
Little is known for certain about the origin of Tibetan bowls. The first records about them date back to more than 2,000 years ago, when they were used as musical instruments to animate rituals or even in cooking, as it was believed that their metallic composition impregnated food with beneficial minerals. They also served as an offering to the gods, which is why their sound had to be pure and universal.
These bowls proliferated especially in the area located at the foot of the Himalayas – in India, Nepal and Tibet – but countries like Thailand and Japan have made them an element of their culture. Originally they were made of an alloy that combined gold, silver, bronze, zinc, nickel, iron and antimony. Nowadays, although there are also quartz ones, those made of silver, gold, mercury, tin, lead, copper and iron are more popular. Only the name remains of Tibet, since most are manufactured in India and Nepal.
Tibetan bowl therapy uses sound to heal our body and provide it with numerous benefits. The patient lies on a stretcher with his eyes closed and bowls are placed around him, which the therapist hits and rubs to produce a harmonious range of sounds.
This technique of the principle of resonance, according to which a more intense and harmonic vibration infects a weaker one; That is, it is based on the ability of one frequency to modify another.
Advantages and benefits for your body
The benefits of massages with Tibetan bowls on our body are innumerable. They produce a healing and relaxing effect that translates into a feeling of unity: body, mind and spirit work in harmony, increasing well-being and providing great inner peace. Therefore, they are widely used in meditation. But the advantages of this type of massage are many more:
- They release muscular and nervous tensions.
- They promote balance between the two hemispheres of the brain.
- They help work on aspects such as creativity, intuition or concentration.
- Your energy levels increase.
- They avoid insomnia and hyperactivity problems.
- They improve physical mobility and relieve pain.
- They can cause the destruction of cancer cells and the cure of different diseases.