The Healing Power of Sound

We’re always seeking innovative ways to support our community’s holistic well-being. That’s why we're thrilled to introduce a new offering: Sound Healing. This gentle yet powerful alternative therapy has been gaining popularity for its profound effects on emotional and physiological healing. But first, you might be asking yourself…


What is Sound Healing?

Sound Healing is a therapeutic practice that utilizes vibrations and frequencies to promote healing and relaxation in the body, mind, and spirit. Dating back centuries, various cultures around the world have recognized the healing potential of sound, whether through chanting, drumming, or using specific instruments.


Benefits of Sound Healing

The benefits of Sound Healing are vast and encompass both physical and emotional well-being:

  1. Improved Sleep Quality Sound Healing induces deep relaxation by slowing down brain wave activity and calming the nervous system. The soothing vibrations and frequencies emitted by instruments like singing bowls or gongs help to reduce stress and tension, making it easier for the body and mind to enter a state conducive to restful sleep.
  2. Immune and Nervous System Support The vibrations produced during Sound Healing stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and promote the flow of lymphatic fluid, which plays a key role in the immune system. Additionally, the rhythmic vibrations help to regulate the autonomic nervous system, balancing the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) and parasympathetic (rest-and-digest) branches, thus enhancing overall health and vitality.
  3. Stress Relief Sound Healing works on a deep level to release stored tension and stress in the body's tissues and energy centers. The harmonious frequencies and vibrations help to disperse stagnant energy and promote a sense of relaxation and inner peace, reducing the physiological and psychological effects of stress.
  4. Pain Relief Sound Healing has been shown to activate the body's natural pain-relieving mechanisms, such as the release of endorphins and the modulation of pain perception. The vibrations produced by sound instruments help to stimulate circulation, relax muscles, and alleviate tension, providing relief from physical pain and discomfort.
  5. Emotional Processing and Support Sound has the ability to resonate with and affect the emotional body, helping to release suppressed emotions and promote emotional well-being. By creating a safe and nurturing space, Sound Healing sessions allow individuals to explore and process difficult emotions, facilitating healing and self-discovery.
  6. Symptom Relief from Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, Loss, and More Sound Healing works holistically to address the root causes of emotional distress and imbalance. The vibrations and frequencies emitted during Sound Healing sessions can help to regulate neurotransmitters and brain wave patterns, promoting a sense of calm and emotional stability. Additionally, the therapeutic nature of sound provides comfort and solace during times of emotional upheaval, supporting individuals on their journey toward healing and wholeness.


            Your Sound Healing Experience

            One of the beautiful aspects of Sound Healing is its versatility. At Boketto, our practitioner Kelley Farlow offers a variety of frequencies and instruments to tailor each Sound Healing session to your unique needs and preferences. Whether you resonate with the deep tones of a singing bowl, the gentle hum of a tuning fork, or the melodic sounds of a crystal harp, there’s something for everyone to explore.

            During a sound healing session, you can expect a deeply immersive and relaxing experience that engages their senses and promotes a sense of inner harmony and well-being. Kelley typically begins by creating a tranquil atmosphere and encouraging you to get comfortable, either lying down or seated in a relaxed position. Soft blankets and cushions can be provided for added comfort.

            Your Sound Healing session incorporates a variety of tools and instruments, including Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks, chimes, drums, gongs, and even voice. Each instrument produces its own unique frequencies and vibrations, which interact with the body's energy centers, or chakras, to promote balance and healing.

            As the session progresses, the practitioner skillfully weaves together a tapestry of sound, moving from gentle, soothing tones to more dynamic and resonant frequencies. The pacing of the session is often slow and deliberate, allowing clients to sink deeper into a state of relaxation and receptivity.

            You may experience a range of sensations during the session, including tingling, warmth, or gentle vibrations throughout their body. Many report feeling a sense of release and emotional catharsis as stagnant energy is cleared and transformed. It's not uncommon for clients to drift into a meditative state or even fall asleep as they surrender to the healing vibrations. All of it is “normal,” there is no “right” way to feel in a Sound Healing session.

            Throughout the session, Kelley may also incorporate elements of guided meditation, breathwork, or energy healing to enhance the overall experience and facilitate deeper states of relaxation and introspection.

            At the conclusion of the session, you’re invited to take a few moments to reorient yourself and slowly transition back to the present moment. You are given an opportunity to reflect on any insights or sensations experienced during the session and to honor the healing journey you've embarked upon.

            Overall, a sound healing experience offers a sacred space for self-discovery, renewal, and transformation, inviting clients to reconnect with their inner essence and awaken to the profound healing potential within.

            Note: It’s important to experience Sound Healing with a certified practitioner whose instruments are from a reputable, therapeutic-grade company. There are many “imposter” or disharmonious crystal bowls that do not carry the same healing frequencies as true toned, high quality bowls. If you’ve ever experienced a sound bath that did not feel or sound relaxing, this may be the reason.


            Dive in or Baby Steps

            Sound Healing offers a profound opportunity to connect with the innate healing potential within ourselves and the world around us. We’re honored to offer this transformative practice to our community, empowering each individual to embark on their own journey of healing and self-discovery. 

            1. Dive in If you’re ready to go for it, whole hog, we look forward to welcoming you to the transformative world of a Sound Healing private sessionKelley Farlow is a certified Sound Bath Practitioner whose practice is rooted in helping others achieve a greater sense of balance, creative expression and mind-body wellness. Again, we’re thrilled to have Kelley offer this singular holistic modality at Boketto.
            2. Baby Steps If you’re curious to experience the healing power of sound, and want to dip your toe in the waters, we invite you to Cosmic Sound, Vol. 1 an upcoming Sound Healing + Astrology workshop, March 3rd, 2024.  Join Kelley Farlow of Ruby & Saint and Christina Lyon of Lua Astrology for an integration of astrology, sound bathing, flower remedies, and organic cacao. You can expect to leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to embrace life (again).
              • Experience the healing power of sound as you allow yourself to be transported by the soothing vibrations of singing bowls, promoting relaxation, renewal, and inner harmony.
              • Connect with Pisces Energy allowing yourself to harness the transformative energies of the season as we explore its themes of intuition, compassion, and spiritual awakening.
              • Clear and balance your (Piscean) sacral chakra by releasing stagnant energy and awakening your creative potential 
              • Set intentions for growth and renewal during a powerful intention-setting ritual to align with your deepest desires and aspirations for the season ahead.

            Either way, we invite you to explore the endless possibilities of sound and its capacity to uplift, inspire, and transform lives.


            Experience Sound Healing at home

            FOB (Friend of Boketto), Nate Martinez, creates sonic spaces for relaxation and recovery. We feature his beats during many Boketto Services, but for sure use his NTM Sound Spotify channel at home to deliver daily doses of calm. Check his work out, and let him know we sent ya! Pro tip: Go to and watch the homepage video as you listen. #trust