Sound massage is based on ancient knowledge concerning the effect of sounds that was applied in Indian healing therapy as long as more than 5000 years ago. According to Eastern ideas man was created out of sound, i.e. he is sound. If a human being is "in tune" with himself and his environment, then he or she is able to arrange his/her life freely and creatively. Since the early eighties, the German engineering graduate (FH) in Physical Technology Peter Hess, born 1941, has been studying radiesthesia intensively. He did a series of investigations on places of force in Wales and in Nepal. Since 1984 he has been looking more and more into the effect that sound has on people. Based on his manifold experience with sound, particularly in Nepal and Tibet, he started to work with singing bowls in that year. Investigations and experiments on the effect of traditional music on the human mind and body form the basis for sound massage. In the course of many years of practice, Peter Hess has adapted this knowledge to people in Western cultures. The result of this work is the Peter Hess-Sound Massage.
• Fast achievement of deep relaxation, since the sounds appeal to a person’s original trust.
• Gentle massage and harmonization of each individual body cell through sound.
• Relief of tensions and blockages in the body.
• The client experiences his body to be pleasantly light and vibrating freely.
• Reinforcement of self-healing forces.
• Positive influence on self-confidence, creativity and productive energy
• Attainment of renewed joie de vivre.
• Letting go of old patterns - a new order can evolve.
Gina Armstrong is a Peter Hess Method practitioner and instructor based in Wisconsin, USA. She founded the awarding winning Balance on Buffalo in 2002, a wellness center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin; she hosts healing space through sound, massage, yoga and kirtan for all those whom enter. Gina weaves the Peter Hess Method into her practice as a massage therapist and as a teacher and mentor. She invokes the gentle power the Peter Hess method for creating balance and well being with her massage clients and sound students. Gina also teaches classes throughout the University of Wisconsin higher educational system. Gina's past studies include music therapy, massage therapy and business.
In 1984, the former physical technology engineer, Peter Hess, began to develop what today is referred to as the Peter Hess Sound Massage and Sound Methods. In his search for alternative healing methods he traveled on more than one occasion to India,Nepal, and Tibet. It was during these trips when he was first introduced to healing with sound. Today, the Peter Hess® Sound Massage is used successfully by many professionals in the fields of education, counseling, therapy and medicine. The comprehensive training courses offered by the Peter Hess Institute range from beginners to advanced to highly specialized training and reflect the many possibilities of how sound massage, sound methods, and singing bowls can be integrated into professional areas— ranging from childbirth to student counseling, relaxation to stress prevention, coaching and therapy all the way to accompaniment of death.
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