How Does Sound Therapy Work?

A person performing sound therapy with a brass singing bowl and a wooden mallet, poised to create calming vibrations.

Welcome to the world of sound therapy at Athletic Advantage! This ancient practice, now modernized, uses unique sound frequencies to promote healing and mental well-being. This article explores how different sounds can positively impact your health, offering both physical and psychological benefits. Dive in to understand the science and art behind this truly unique therapy method.

What is Sound Therapy?

Sound therapy dates back to ancient civilizations, where it was used in various forms like chanting, drumming, and the use of singing bowls. Today however, sound therapy involves the use of specific sound frequencies and vibrations to promote healing and well-being. Sound therapy can be experienced in various forms. Here are a few common examples:

  • Binaural Beats: This technique involves playing two different tones through each ear at different frequencies. The difference in tone and frequency force the brain to combine them into one new tone that we hear: the binaural beat. This technique works to help those with sleep and anxiety issues.

  • Singing Bowls: Singing bowls have been utilized for centuries to assist individuals with relaxation and meditation. A metal bowl is struck with a mallet and the brain is put to ease by the harmonic ringing. Along with relaxation, singing bowls are said to help reduce anger and help ease chronic pain.

The science behind sound therapy works by leveraging the power of sound to create a frequency following response in the brain. In essence, sound therapy essentially helps the brain shift into different states of consciousness, such as relaxation or focus, by synchronizing brainwave frequencies.

The Mechanics of Sound Therapy

Sound therapy operates on the principle that everything in the universe is in a state of vibration, including our bodies. Different sound frequencies can interact with the body’s internal frequencies to promote healing.

Different frequencies target different issues. DNA repair, sleep issues, anger issues, chronic pain, anxiety, and stress can be mitigated in a natural way simply by utilizing sound frequencies and vibrations through sound therapy. Sound waves interact with our bodies at the cellular level, affecting everything from stress hormone levels to neural pathways.

Benefits of Sound Therapy

Sound therapy has plenty of physical and psychological benefits:

  • Pain Relief
  • Improved Sleep
  • Reduced Stress
  • Improved Mental Clarity

Sound therapy is similar to other physical therapy techniques as it provides a holistic approach to healing. At Athletic Advantage, we often integrate sound therapy into our customized treatment plans for maximum efficacy. While professional sound therapy is encouraged for those interested in getting the most out of sound therapy, you can also experience sound therapy through DIY methods.

At a professional session, you’ll lie down in a comfortable position as the therapist uses various instruments or recordings to produce healing sounds.

Common Misconceptions

Many who have never tried sound therapy question its effectiveness. However, sound therapy is a medical technique that has been utilized for centuries and numerous studies have shown promising results in the effectiveness of sound therapy for various conditions. Our experienced staff can help you realize these results yourself.


Sound therapy is more than just a trend; it’s a scientifically-backed method for improving both physical and psychological well-being. We invite you to book a consultation at Athletic Advantage to experience the transformative power of sound therapy for yourself. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about the benefits of our sound therapy approach. We look forward to hearing from you!


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