A gong bath is a unique and highly personal experience. The gong speaks to each one of us individually, meeting us wherever we are on our life journey. The variety of sounds and tones produced during a gong bath session are the optimal set of frequencies for that specific listening audience. In fact, even when striking the gong with the same mallet, tempo and firmness, the gong often produces varied and unpredictable sounds.
Just as a body massage works out tight and knotted muscles, the "sonic massage" of a gong bath works out emotional issues that we need to release in order to move on.
Because the gong works as an emotional cleanse, the sound of the gong often brings about various emotional releases, especially when heard for the first time. Crying, laughing, or transient feelings of anxiety, fear, love or bliss are not uncommon as emotional reorganization takes place.
Occasionally, the sound of the gong produces what some listeners describe as tingling sensations or movement of energy in the body. These sensations occur as sound clears energy blockages that may have existed since birth or have resulted from life traumas.
For most people, a gong bath is a deeply relaxing and peaceful experience. Many come away feeling energized and more alert, being able to apply themselves to challenging mental tasks for longer periods of time with less fatigue. The world becomes a more vital and sensuous place.
Others go more deeply and may have profound healing experiences. Still others simply sleep through the entire gong bath - there is no right or wrong.
During a gong bath, all levels of your Being - physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual - will benefit deeply from the resonance of the healing gong.