Sound Healing 101

July 28, 2019
Dating back to ancient Greek times, music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders. Fast forward the centuries, and you’ll see that sound has been used in a variety of healing manners such as boosting morale in military troops, lowering stress levels in children taking examinations, or helping mothers during childbirth etc.
It really works.
There are different methods of sound therapy, with Vibrational Sound Therapy and Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation being the most talked about, and practiced at the moment.  Singing bowl therapy uses metal bowls produce a deep, penetrating sound that’s used to relax and repair the mind.  Vibration is believed to affect your body’s functions, such as blood pressure and breathing. Vibroacoustic therapy uses audible sound vibrations to improve health and reduce stress.  This type of sound therapy involves using speakers imbedded in recliners, mattresses, and special mats to transmit music and sound vibrations directly to the body. There’s some evidence to support its benefits, specifically its ability to promote relaxation and reduce pain and symptoms in people with cancer and those recovering from surgery.
Bodytree initiated sound healing treatments, workshops and teacher trainings at the beginning of 2019, and continue to promote the importance of it. Whether you want to learn your own self-healing, practice as part of a group or have a private session with our of leading instructors, we always have an array of workshops and events to take advantage of. Take a look at our schedule and get yourself booked in!

Why Do I Do Yoga?

October 30, 2018

with Michelle Alistoun

This photo was taken many years ago at I time that I enjoyed practicing yoga because it felt good.  

Fast forward a couple of decades and I’m still doing it but not because it feels good.  Quite honestly, some days I don’t like it at all.


with Bec McLean, Pilates & Spin Tribe Instructor at Bodytree

In October last year I was faced with the terrifying prospect of needing a total hysterectomy and some repair work done. This was not something I had ever considered needing and so it took some time to come to terms with the information and the procedure itself. I underwent surgery in November. The surgery was a success and now that I am well on the way to recovering fully, I want to share my story with you in case you are about to undergo a similar procedure, have already done so and are now recovering from surgery, or are thinking about the best approach to resuming exercise following childbirth.