according to Peter Hess®
Since the early eighties, the German engineering graduate
(FH) in Physical Technology Peter Hess, born 1941, has been
studying radiesthesia intensively. He did a series of investigations
on places of force in Wales and in Nepal. Since 1984 he has
been looking more and more into the effect that sound has
on people. Based on his manifold experience with sound, particularly
in Nepal and Tibet, he started to work with singing bowls.
Investigations and experiments on the effect of traditional
music on the human mind and body form the basis for sound
massage. In the course of many years of practice, Peter Hess
has adapted this knowledge to people in Western cultures.
The result of this work is the sound massage according to
Peter Hess®. In Uenzen/Northern Germany Peter Hess is
manager of the Institute for Sound Massage Therapy, which
is continuing to further develop the method of sound massage
and passes on the experiences gained in seminars in Germany
and abroad since 1986.
THE HISTORY OF SOUND MASSAGES
Sound massage is based on ancient knowledge concerning the
effect of sounds that was applied in Indian healing therapy
as long as more than 5000 years ago. According to Eastern
ideas man was created out of sound, i.e. he is sound. If a
human being is "in tune" with himself and his environment,
then he or she is able to arrange his/her life freely and
ABOUT SINGING BOWLS
Today, because of increased demand, there are only few antique
singing bowls of good quality. Often new bowls can be found
that neither correspond to the old metal alloy nor are fabricated
in the traditional way. Since the start of 1990 Peter Hess
has been trying to track down the knowledge covering the traditional
composition and fabrication of singing bowls. He succeeded
in early 1997 to revive the traditional fabrication of singing
bowls in the old composition of 12 metals. These new singing
bowls with the ACAMA® seal of quality, that are produced
according to ancient tradition, guarantee constant quality
SOUND MASSAGE MAY PROMOTE:
achievement of deep relaxation, since the sounds appeal
to a persons original trust.
massage and harmonization of each individual body cell through
of tensions and blockages in the body.
client experiences his body to be pleasantly light and vibrating
of self-healing forces.
influence on self-confidence, creativity and productive
energy, attainment of renewed joie de vivre.
go of old patterns a new order can evolve.
Singing bowls are placed on and around the dressed body and
tapped gently with a felt mallet. The calming harmonizing
sounds as well as the gentle vibrations of the bowls induce
a feeling of wellbeing and a very effective deep relaxation.
There will be a talk before the massage about the clients
unique problems that need to be addressed. During the first
stage the singing bowls will be played near the body, to make
the client familiar with the sound. During the second stage,
the bowls will be used directly at various Chakras and other
body parts, like joints. A mix of sounds and vibrations helps
the person to relax and unwind. During the last stage the
bowls will surround the client. The client will rest for a
while. This stage is important to end the massage and unfold
its complete effect. A final talk will end the session.