FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens in a sound session (also known as a sound bath)?

A session is typically 45 minutes and held in groups of up to 15 people. In the studio, you either lie down or sit and will be provided with comfortable mats and blankets. The sound specialist will then play different crystal bowls, gongs and instruments to create beautiful relaxing sounds that put your mind and body into a deep sense of well-being, during which you may fall asleep. Following the end of the session you will be gently awoken by the specialist and there will be a few moments silence before returning to the outside world.

What are the different types of sound sessions offered?

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Crystal Bowl Session: A specialist plays different sized crystal bowls made of pure quartz which promotes a sense of deep relaxation. The sound is produced by the sound specialist running the wand around the rim of the bowls producing notes with very strong vibrations. They are up to 8 white frosted bowls covering a full music octave and producing different notes and intervals.
Alchemy Crystal Bowl Session:  The Alchemy bowls are crystal bowls infused with rare and precious minerals such as ruby, gold, mother of pearl, amethyst, rose quartz, lapis lazuli and tourmaline. The addition of metals or gemstones to the Alchemy Crystal Bowls adds another dimension by dampening or filtering the pure crystal sound. Additionally, these elements on their own have beneficial effects to human psychology.
Gong Session: A specialist plays a large gong which is a large flat circular metal disk which is hit with a mallet. Gongs have been used for over 5,000 years for healing, ritual, ceremony and musical purposes and come from Eastern and Southern East Asian. The Gong produces a strong sound wave, which has a slightly more stimulating effect with deeper reverberations.

Do I need to do anything?

No preparation or prior experience is needed. You simply arrive and lie down. Unlike meditation or mindfulness there is no mental effort undertaken by you; the music and vibrations do all the work. It is recommended you drink plenty of water after a session.

What happens if I fall asleep?

Falling asleep is normal and means you have successfully achieved a deep sense of relaxation. You will be gently awoken by the specialist when the session finishes.

What should I wear?

You can wear whatever you like and you do not need to change. Comfortable clothes which you can lie down in are suggested.

Can everyone participate in a crystal sound session?

Crystal sound lounge is open to everyone over 16 years old and requires no level of fitness or prior experience. The treatment is not suitable for people with severe or clinical mental health problems, epilepsy or less than 12 weeks pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

How often should I have a session?

Once a week is recommended to see results and experience long-term relaxation.

Can I have a copy of the timetable?

The timetable is available on line. Please click here.

Do you offer a trial? 

Sessions booked online are currently being offered at a promotional price of £13 – Please click here. Walk-ins are £15 and must be pre-booked by emailing laura@crystalsoundlounge.com

Corporate Bookings and Group Bookings:

Crystal Sound Lounge offers dedicated sound sessions for corporates and groups. This can either be held in our studio at Central London or at your office. Please contact laura@crystalsoundlounge.com

Late arrivals:

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start time as we are unfortunately unable to admit people after the session started as this will disturb the session.

Refund policy:

Refunds or rescheduling are available up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled session time by contacting laura@crystalsoundlounge.com. Within 48 hours no refunds or rescheduling is permitted. No refunds or rescheduling on promotional offers.

What Associations is Sound Healing recognized by? 

Sound Healing is recognized by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and The Complementary Medical Association (CMA).