Karen Hayler is a reflexologist, a Vortex Healer and Gong Bath practitioner.

On Saturday 16th April, she is holding a Gong Bath Session for the people of Eastbourne at 7pm, Conqueror Hall, Harold Drive, BN23 6TH.

She regularly sells out her sessions.

But what is a Gong Bath?

A gong bath involves no water nor is it a performance piece, it is an hour of deeply relaxing sounds using predominantly gongs and this will wash over you like a bath. The stresses and strains of everyday life can knock our perfect vibrations off balance, the gong with its many under and overtones can rebalance and restore being our whole system back into balance.

You are requested to bring a blanket and even a pillow. The sound resonates with our brain waves and can induce deep relaxation or a deep meditational state where our bodies can refresh, renew and reset even down to the cellular level. The vibrational sound from the gong travels at 740 miles an hour and becomes a wall of sound that resonates with our body. We and all living things have a vibration resonance and sound can affect this.

Think of a film with a suspenseful scene, the music sends us onto the edge of the seat, whereas a romantic scene has very different music to set the mood. Sound can bring back memoirs from deep in our past and that affects our mood in different ways. Since the very beginning of humans on this planet, sound has been key to our wellbeing with the stone age people making sounds with rocks and stalactites and stalagmites. Through the years different sounds and instruments have been used in traditional ceremonies and music-making all over the world. Now modern medicine is using sound in many ways from ultrasound images and treatments to sound being used to break up kidney/gall bladder stones and even being trailed in cancer therapy.

The vibrations and resonance of the Gongs induces the slowest brain wave state, usually only obtained in our deep sleep or in the deepest meditation state. It is during this level of relaxation our body can reset and heal.

Karen Hayler from Gong Vibrations facilitates gong baths in and around Hastings and Eastbourne.

Individual and group sessions available as well as Cacao and Gong journeying.

The next event in Eastbourne is on the 16th April at 7pm, Conqueror Hall, Harold Drive, BN23 6TH

Tickets are £12 and available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/gongvibrations www.karenhayler.co.uk tel. 07986 911083