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THE NUANCE

The Promising Science of ‘Sound Healing’

How ‘sound baths’ are effective at countering tension, pain, anger and confusion

A holistic practitioner holding bells over the face and neck of a person lying on their back with their eyes closed.
Photo: Marilyn Nieves/Moment/Getty Images

IImagine you’re sitting in a quiet room with your eyes closed. Your breathing is slow and even. Your muscles are relaxed. Sunlight filters in through a nearby window, warming the air around you. All is serene. But then…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.