Sound Therapy
Natural Solutions in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Learn about the natural health benefits of Sound Therapy & find an Sound Therapy practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.


Fact:  Native Americans have used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals for millennia.
Founded By:  French ear specialist, Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis developed the discipline Audio-Psycho-Phonology, meaning psychology of speech and hearing in the 1950s.
Therapy Type:  Mind-Body


Sound Therapy is a form of vibrational energy work which uses sound vibration to clear, open and cleanse the energy field of the affected client.  It is based on the theory that everything in the universe vibrates, including our bodies, each at its own specific and natural frequency. When disparity occurs within the body, through imbalance in the body’s own rhythm, cycle and pulse systems, the subsequent imbalance can become evident through distress to your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, which consequently can show itself through symptoms of disease.
Sound therapy has a wide-ranging treatment base and there are many methods of treatment available within New Zealand.  The methods available are; music based auditory retraining, listening & auditory retraining and The Tomatis Method, all of which can help a diverse range of individuals.  The environment where the treatment takes place can be chosen by the individual, treatment can be at home. However, some therapies necessitate preliminary instruction from the practitioner.
Sound Therapy uses specialised recorded classical music and nature sounds to retrain the way we process sound and listen. Treatment can restore our ability to hear frequencies, which may have diminished through ear problems such as infections or loud noise exposure.


Sound Therapy may benefit the following physical and mental conditions:

  • Addictions                      
  • ADD/ADHD                      
  • Alzheimer’s Dementia                  
  • Anxiety                        
  • Autism                      
  • Blood Pressure                  
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome          
  • Chronic Pain Relief              
  • Cystic Fibrosis                  
  • Depression                      
  • Fibromyalgia      
  • Grief/Loss                      
  • Headaches/Migraines                      
  • Immune System Disorders                  
  • Infant Development Problems                  
  • Insomnia                  
  • Mental Performance Issues
  • Nausea
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • PMS Relief  
  • Post Surgery/General Pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress – Mental/Physical
  • Tinnitus
  • Vomiting


A sound therapy session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.  You should expect the initial session to be longer as your therapist will ask you about your medical history along with other relevant health and lifestyle details.  You will lie down fully dressed on a massage table while sound is applied in your energy field above the body.  Sound healing treatments may be combined with Acupuncture or performed alone.
Practitioners use various tools such as singing bowls, Tibetan bells, symphonic gonging and drumming.  Singing Bowls are gonged on the abdomen or back to create audible sound and direct vibration on the body.  A Tibetan Bell is gonged above the singing bowls to create an audible layered effect of harmonics, which are essential to affecting your mood. Individuals who choose to embark upon meditative journey pathway can alongside the Sound Therapy and Acupuncture ask for drumming to be included.  In addition Precision Calibrated Tuning Forks can also be used as well as or instead of Acupuncture needles upon certain areas of the body.  Specific frequencies are used in order to relax, stimulate and balance the body in the desired manner.  People experience energy in different forms including colours, resurfaced memories, feeling tingling sensations and energy pulses moving through their chakras.
The length of treatment will depend on your specific needs and the state of health you want to maintain.  A monthly session is recommended for optimum health and to allow your body to vibrate at its highest frequency.
It is also advisable to drink larger quantities of water for a few days after your sound therapy session to help flush out the toxins and heavy energy released during treatment. 


Most people find Sound Therapy soothing and stress relieving.  It is also extremely effective when carried out by a qualified therapist.  It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the Music Therapy New Zealand (MThNZ).  Sound therapists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment.  These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Sound Therapy Practitioners within your region.  We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.

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