THE NUANCE

The Promising Science of ‘Sound Healing’

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

Markham Heid
Elemental
Published in
4 min readFeb 27, 2020

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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
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.