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sound will be the medicine of the future

Hello - I am a Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist located in New Jersey, and I want to offer a unique possibility to add value to your practice - a suite of three modes of sound therapy services. 

 

As a professional who is on the cutting edge of holistic methods to help your clients achieve optimum health, sound therapy could be an effective companion service to augment your practice.

 

Clinics offering sound therapy can be found all over the world, especially in Europe, and it is a fast growing modality here in the United States. 

 

Research has shown the use of sound therapies to be extremely effective for alleviating stress and pain and promoting physical and emotional healing. 

 

Two of the therapies are can be offered virtually to your clients, making it much easier for them to take advantage of these cutting edge services. 

Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) (In-person Offering)

 

VST combines ambient sound and vibration through the use of therapeutic Himalayan singing bowls placed directly on the body. These bowls are specially designed to send vibrations deep into the tissues of the body, which have a direct effect on a cellular and energetic level. The therapeutic application of VST, as it travels through bones, muscles and fascia, can help to move areas of constriction, aiding in the circulation of energy. VST is similar to a massage, only the client remains fully clothed.

The sound vibrations also have a very significant impact on all the areas of the body reached by the vagus nerve because of its role in auditory processing. This is one of the reasons why the use of VST can be so instantly calming and relaxing, helping the body come back to the nourishing state that is the opposite of the “fight or flight” mode triggered by stress.

Bodywork practitioners and chiropractors can take advantage of the relaxation effects of VST to restore the body to a more homeostatic state, and it can augment and enhance the success of any bodywork or chiropractic treatment.

 

“My sound healing session with Ruth was a very enlightening experience. After my session was over I felt a wonderful feeling of relaxation which lasted several days. I also felt more physically aligned which I must have needed. I highly recommend this modality and believe it can help people in many ways.”

Amplify Your Voice (Virtual via Zoom Conferencing)

 

This offering is a unique holistic therapy combining my years as a performer, voice professional and sound healer to help my clients release barriers to expression through the language of the body with their own ultimate healing instrument: their voice. I use the foundation of sound healing combined with intuitive voice work to access and integrate emotional energy held in the physical and energetic bodies. Because of it’s significant relationship to the vagus nerve, the voice, through the parasympathetic nervous system, acts like a tuner to modulate this unprocessed energy. It can facilitate a harmonic state of resonance or homeostasis by sending a signal of safety and calm which impacts heart rate, breathing rate and digestion.

“My virtual sound healing session with Ruth Ratliff was truly amazing! The sounds Ruth created and shared, plus the toning sounds she guided me to make with my own voice, definitely brought to the surface of my awareness emotional memories that I repressed deep in my body since I was a young girl. As a coach and trainer, I understand how our brain and subconscious work; and I understand that our bodies hold on to memories this way. This experience with Ruth, however, brought all of my knowledge into the first-hand experience.”

Crystal Sound Bath Meditation

(Virtual or In-Person - Suitable for Groups)

 

This therapy is a deep ambient sound experience that uses vibrations to therapeutically nurture and rejuvenate the body/mind. The sounds are created by a variety of sonic instruments including crystal singing bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, chimes, monochord instrument and voice. This modality has been found to integrate the left and right sides of the brain, as well as stimulates the alpha and theta brain waves, which are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states that are highly conducive to healing.

Here is a recording of a sound bath that I did recently. Headphones/earbuds are recommended for best listening experience:

 

 

“I just wanted to thank you again for sharing this recording with me. It has helped me so much. I listen to it nightly. The magic of the sound bowls is truly amazing! I’m able to clear my mind, relax, and fall into a restful deep sleep at bedtime. Looking forward to the day I can have another vibrational therapy session!”

Heart Healing Crystal MeditationRuth Ratliff
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Practitioners of sound therapy, or sound work, utilize vibration, resonance, and entrainment to modify physiological and neurological responses. Resonance is a key part of sound healing, and of any type of vibrational therapy. Resonant links are active throughout the body, and the oscillating systems between the heart, brain, nervous system, and the spine are based on simple, harmonic standing waves. These harmonic impulses help to restore balance in the autonomic nervous system which controls breath, heart rate, digestion, the release of hormones, and most other physiological activities. When the bones of the spine lose their tone, re-tuning them can restore the spine’s role in maintaining the body’s natural harmony.” 

 

June Leslie Wieder, DC

"I believe that as healthcare providers, we are doing our best to cater to the physical and psychological needs of our patients, However, wouldn't it be wonderful if there could be some simple tools that can help patients, and we could teach to patients to help them relieve stress without any side effects? To this end, sound healing is becoming accepted as one of the valid methods to alleviate stress, reduce burnout, improve sleep and improve general well being.  

 

Sound Therapy: from Polyvagal Theory to Practice by Dr. Andrew Tin-yau Wong

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