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Soundbaths & Gong Baths - 1:1 Sound Therapy
Himalayan & Crystal Singing Bowls, Gongs, Drum, Mantra, Tuning Forks
RAV Drum Meditations and Native American Flute Meditations
Music Medicine - ACUGong - Reiki Soundbath - Shiatsu & Sound
Yoga Retreats - Soundscape - Performance & Art Installations

" The most relaxed I have ever been!" - A
"This was an incredible and very special experience! It felt like I'd had a massage afterwards... I can't wait to go again. Thank you Ruth!" - FW
"Thank you again for such a mesmeric experience. You are a vibration alchemist. Aaaaaaaamazing! Already looking forward to another" - GJ
"I haven't felt this good in living memory." - RG

Listen to some of Ruth's music here
Therapeutic Sound & Gong Baths
  • Tree of Life Centre - 143 Portland Road, Hove (wheelchair access) Session dates/times
  • Brighton Natural Health Centre - 27 Regent Street, Brighton BN1 1UL
  • Personal 1-2-1 Soundbath
  • Soundbath for Two - you and a friend - both in Eley Cresecent, Brighton BN2 7FE on a day and time to suit you

Lay back and relax on a comfortable yoga mat with cushions and blankets and allow the beautiful sounds and tones of gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, rainsticks and other therapeutic percussion instruments to wash over you, enhancing overall health of mind and body. Proven to relax on a deeper level than other relaxation methods*

What to bring? We provide yoga mats and blankets (pillows at Tree of Life only) but please feel free to bring your own items for your personal comfort.

Our Therapeutic Soundbaths have all the benefits of relaxation with the addition of therapeutic reflection and enquiry as described in 1-2-1 Sound Therapy treatments below. After the session, you are invited to share your experience with the sound with the group if you wish. Sound is applied therapeutically which helps to relax the system, brainwaves can lower to that similar to meditation or to that just before you fall asleep. The sound can induce a state of relaxation and allow you to rest there, allowing cortisone, the stress hormone to reduce, blood pressure and heart rate to lower, potassium/sodium levels in the body can rebalance and cellular regeneration can take place and our autonomic nervous system to restore.The BAST British Academy of Sound Therapy's method works on all levels of being, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically/spiritually, we create a space within which an individual may see themselves and their process more clearly, through reflection and enquiry. The sound initiates a 'conversation' with the system through the '5R's'; resonance, resistance, release, responsibility and reflection.
*The original BAST method has been shown to be, on average, 64% more relaxing than conventional relaxation methods (Cook 2009)

Please note, if any of the following applies to you, please contact us before booking your soundbath: 1. You are in your first trimester of pregnancy. 2. You are being treated for or currently have severe mental health challenges such a severe/clinical depression, bipolar disorder or any other serious mental health condition, many thanks, Ruth

Sound Therapy
1:1 treatments

Bespoke Sound Therapy treatments for your specific therapeutic requirements using a combination of Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Mantra, Drum, Tuning Forks and Therapeutic Percussion..

As with our soundbath sessions, 1:1 sound therapy helps to enable deep relaxation and offers many other health benefits such as relief from physical pain, reduced stress and improvement in stress related symptoms, working on all levels of being, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically/spiritually, in a person centred way.

Sound therapy combines sound applied in a specific way with a self-reflection technique which can increase self awareness and mindfulness and provides a space where therapeutic sound can initiate a 'conversation' with the system and an individual may see themselves more clearly through reflection and enquiry through the 'Cooper Sax '5Rs' Model of Experiential Processing'

Did you know Sound Therapy can:
  • Encourages resilience
  • Encourages shifts in consciousness
  • Encourages openness to new experiences and flexibility
  • Allows for a deeper appreciation of the arts and beauty
  • Encourages cognative flexibility
  • Encourages sociability
  • Offers the potenial to reduce pain, gain insight and transformation
  • When we process sound and music either playing, listening or even thinking about music, it is more widely processed in the brain than any other activity
Gong Therapy
Gongs can be both gentle and nurturing as well as powerful and physical. The gong's 'sonic signature' has been described as 'expansive', 'rich', 'powerful', 'relaxing', 'layered', 'dynamic' and 'deep'

Drum Therapy & Massage
We also offer Drum Therapy and Massage, as with the Himalayan bowls, a fully clothed massage for deep relaxation, muscle tension and to help balance our 'Rhythm of Life'. We also offer 1:1 or group Drum Journey. The drum's 'sonic signature' has been described as 'grounding', 'natural', 'primal', 'warm', 'earthly' and 'stabilising'
Mantra Therapy
The repetition of Sanskrit mantra in order to balance mind, body, emotions and spirit. The practitioner chants one or more mantra as you relax either laying down or seated. Mantra therapy is deeply relaxing, taking one to a state of being similar to that of meditation, softening ego and enabling one to experience a more unified, peaceful state of being, opening up the space for the transmutation and transformation of energy from one state to another. Clients have described mantra therapy as 'deeply comforting and nurturing' and 'like a sonic cuddle'. You can also be taught a simple mantra for your own practice if you wish
Himalayan Singing Bowl Therapy
Himalayan singing bowls are often described as 'nurturing', 'warm', 'safe' and 'gentle' can be used in combination both on and/or off the body for a wonderfully relaxing treatment. Sonic Massage -
Experience a fully clothed massage using the gentle vibrations of our beautiful Himalayan bowls to help relax and relieve stress held in the body, neck, shoulder and back
Crystal Singing Bowl Therapy
Crystal singing bowls are very unique sonically, they encourage deep relaxation and create beautiful musical intervals which can really help transform and release. The crystal bowl's 'sonic signature' has been described as 'beautiful', 'clear', 'pure', 'expansive', 'peaceful', 'ethereal', 'mellow' and 'bright'
Tuning Fork Therapy with Kinesiology
Tuning Fork Therapy has proven to have great potenial in helping those who are finding their flow of life restricted by anxiety, fears, phobias, traumatic events and is also beneficial for releasing negative/limiting beliefs and patterns of behaviour. Kinesiology (muscle testing) - A person's energy level is weakened if they come into contact with something that does not serve them, anything that does serve them will strengthen the energy system and this is also felt within the muscles. The therapist uses muscle testing to tap into one's 'bio-computer' to identify the optimum tuning fork therapy treatment
Sound & Therapy Combinations
Reiki Soundbath

Through this Reiki Soundbath you will be supported to reflect inwards, rebalance, heal and harmonise the body so you can move forward with more purpose and clarity.
Ruth works with Sarah Taylor and Gar Lam as part of Empowered Journeys who are trained Reiki practitioners which means they have been attuned to channel greater quantities of universal healing energy. The energy is transferred to you through hands-on-Reiki. You may feel heat or tingling or sometimes cold as they place their hands lightly on different chakra energy centres in your body. Reiki works by raising your own individual energy vibrations, stimulating your natural healing response. When Reiki is combined with a soundbath it can have a powerful and profound effect as your body and mind are more deeply relaxed and offers the potential for deep transformation.

To booking or for enquiries please contact us or Sarah Taylor on 07947280098 or visit

1:1 & group

AcuGong is a deeply relaxing and unique experience combining Acupuncture and a Soundbath. Sound is applied therapeutically, helping to relax the system on all levels improving overall health for mind, body and soul. The acupuncture points applied are for general rebalancing and to help promote deep relaxation. This session is provided by Rainbow Acupuncture & Dao Natural Health. We also offer 1:1 AcuGong treatments which are bespoke for your individual health requirements. Book your AcuGong place here

Shiatsu & Sound
1:1 treatments
A simply exquisite and wonderfully relaxing experience with the combination of Shiatsu and sound therapy using Himalayan singing bowls, Crystal singing bowls ad therapeutic percussion. Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese healing art and is influenced by Chinese and Western knowledge. It is based on similar principles to acupuncture, but instead of needles the Shiatsu practitioner will use their hands. Shiatsu helps to rebalance the body's energy channels of vital energy (known as Ki in Japanese), to promote your well-being, support good physical, mental and emotional health and prevent illness. Shiatsu and Sound is a deeply relaxing and transformative experience.

With Ruth and Angelika Hell, MRSS(t) email: or tel: 07789260257

Performance, Meditations & Art Installations
The beautiful and meditative sounds of the
RAV Vast Drum
and the
Native American Flute


Ruth is available for performance, meditation, soundscapes and retreats

Ruth also performs with other groups and organsiations and was honoured to be asked by Aneesa Chaudhry, muscial director of with the wonderful Marlets Good Vibrations Choir to take part in their 'Be More Snail Concert' by holding a mini-soundbath and Tai Chi Qigong session. Photo credits

Music Medicine
take a breath, I am peace, reconnect to the flow
take a breath, I am peace, reconnect to the dao
harmony for the soul, melody for the heart
rhythm for the body, silence for the mind
music for the spirit

A mantra inspired by my time in magical Scotland at the Music Medicine retreat with Christine Stevens in May 2019 (photos below)
Dao Natural Health offer music medicine sessions, events and retreats - reconnecting to our creativitive self and nature through sound for healing, spirituality and health

Please contact us for more information on our Music Medicine offerings

Interested in finding out more about sound therapy?
Try the FREE BAST Sound Therapy Course!

©2019 - Ruth Summers - tel: 07834690075 - email:
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