El Larson is a certified sound practitioner using ancient Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks and modular synthesis. From threading up Paul Winter’s ‘Callings’ on a reel-to-reel as a child, to DJing and working at clubs in her twenties, El has always connected deeply with music and sound. Coupled with her inclination for eastern philosophy and practices, working with sound in the healing arts was inevitable.
In addition to studying bowls with Diáne Mandle, she has studied asana, meditation and pranayama in India; Yogic, Buddhist and Western philosophy [B.A.], and holds an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certificate and Reiki I attunement. These practices are woven into sound sessions to help assess, and assist with clients' individual needs. She has worked with people from eight to over 80 years old, for conditions ranging from anxiety to cancer, and major life transitions. El’s goal is to help each client navigate their situation, and arm them with tools to promote balance in daily life.
Sound healing [also called a sound bath, or sound meditation] creates space where the client can reach a state of deep relaxation and connect with their subconscious. Himalayan/ Tibetan singing bowls are placed on and around the body, ringing out harmonics and vibrations that can help reduce stress, relieve pain, and uncover and clear energetic and emotional blocks and engrained patterns. Tuning forks may be used on specific points to help unlock energy and physical tightness, and other instruments are incorporated as needed.
A session is typically relaxing at minimum, often with clients saying it feels like a massage for body and mind. The ‘retuned' feeling can last for hours or days, and is often accompanied by deeper and lasting shifts in energy and mindset.
Therapeutic benefits of sound :
- pain relief
- improved sleep
- energy/ chakra balancing
- stress + anxiety reduction
- overall awakening + healing
- removing creative + emotional blocks
- recognizing + releasing habits and patterns