I experienced a Soundscapes Tuning Fork Treatment with “Facial” the other day from Julie Shillabeer, R. Ac. I normally have Julie treat me with acupuncture (I love her gentle and professional manner and the way she explains what she is doing and has plenty of further information in her blogs) but today I was curious to try one of her other modalities as I knew it worked with energy healing in some way (and I did not feel like having needles in me today!)
It was very relaxing. I could feel myself sinking deeper, feeling very calm, peaceful as the sound waves from the tuning forks vibrated different sound vibrations. These vibrations are very healing to the body apparently. I was also addressing some pain in right wrist and shoulder and also had the tuning fork “facial
” done. I noticed afterwards that my face seemed more open, more relaxed so something must have balanced. I don’t have much in the way of wrinkles or deep facial or neck jowls or saggy eyelids so did not need to work on any of that. My shoulder and wrist pain seemed to have alleviated somewhat too. The next morning I woke up feeling energized and refreshed.
I checked out Julie’s blog describing this treatment and she describes this tuning fork “facial” as an alternative to acupuncture (especially if you are afraid of needles or don’t like them). She says it is a specific sound-healing protocol using tuning forks on acupuncture points to correct imbalances throughout the body and improve facial tone. It is a method of toning and firming the skin using tuning forks in tandem. The face, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, reflects both the body’s overall health and the equanimity of spirit. When a face is clear, it allows the spirit to shine through.
It improves circulation of the blood and lymphatic system which accounts for its firming effect. Tuning forks relax the body, mind, and soul. They have an amazing effect on the nervous system and also balances the left and right brain.
Tuning forks are applied to specific acupuncture and acupressure points to access the body’s meridian and chakric energy systems, as well as to points and regions on the face. The tuning fork is struck, then placed on the body or held near the ears. The sound waves of the forks vibrate and travel deeply into the body along energy pathways, effecting human physiology and reaching places not easily accessed by traditional medicine. Like adjusting a piano, your body can be tuned to achieve optimal physical balance.
Here is a blog Julie wrote on this subject called What is Sound Healing. It also has a video in that link showing a Tuning Fork “Facial”