When my Mum first told me she’d been to a sound bath, I literally had no idea what she was talking about.
She explained that it had nothing to do with water as I first suspected and was all to do with sound and relaxation but it was still a long time before I actually experienced a sound bath for myself.
Well, earlier this year, before the apocalypse, courtesy of one of my BFF, Lynsey’s Shoreditch House membership I finally did.
We met up bright and early in Shoreditch on a cold but Sunny Winters morning outside Sound Of Mind and were quickly welcomed in to the studios.
I was pleasantly surprised that it was more luxurious than bohemian inside, dark and cosy, lit with fairy lights.
The gongs are situated in the middle of the room with comfortable mats lined up around the edge, pillows to rest your head on and blankets to keep you warm.
Gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, pipes and bird noises were all used along with aromatherapy oils and incense to create a holistic sensory experience.
I have to say, the hour went by very quickly, I was actually worried I’d fall asleep in a dark room, all cozy with my eyes closed (ask my boyfriend, I can never make it through a full movie whilst curled up on the sofa on an evening) but although feeling relaxed, I was enchanted by the sounds and managed to stay awake and definitely left feeling calm and balanced.
I’d 100% recommend a trip if you’re London based, I’m certain I’ll be going back once the apocalypse is over and the world gets back to normal.
Sound Of Mind don’t just do gong baths but also yoga, meditation and massage.
To find out more, check out the Website.
Sound Of Mind
28 Redchurch Street
If you’re not London based, google search for a sound bath near you.