The ultimate in relaxation, just sit or lay down and let the sounds wash over you.
The gong has therapeutic value: to detoxify, reduce blood pressure and relieve stress.
More passive than other practices, you simply immerse yourself in the sounds and vibrations.
Typical session length is 45 - 60 minutes.
Best suited for just before lunch or at the end of the day, content adjusted accordingly:
Midday: total relaxation of both mind and body, feel revitalised for the afternoon
End of day: wind down for the evening, helps you get a good night’s sleep
Explore the experience for yourself at one of our upcoming events:
What Is A Gong Bath?
A gong bath is also known as a gong meditation or sound healing meditation. The sounds and vibrations of the gong help you achieve a deep sense of relaxation – all you have to do is lay down and let the sounds wash over you. Apart from its mesmerising sound, the gong has been shown to have therapeutic value: to detoxify, reduce blood pressure, relieve stress and stimulate the immune system.
Use of the gong dates back over 5,000 years, playing an important role in ceremonies and rituals among many cultures including China, Afghanistan, Greece, India, South America and Africa. Today it is used as part of therapeutic practice for its healing qualities, for both physical conditions such as spinal injuries, as well as mental and emotional conditions.
The sound is made by striking and rubbing the gong with different types of mallet. The sounds are complex, with undertones and overtones that people hear differently, so it’s a truly unique and personal experience.
Every month we run gong baths in London. If you have never experienced a gong bath, you’re in for a treat, so try one soon! See links above.
How A Gong Bath Works?
A gong bath does not involve getting wet! We refer to taking a gong bath because sound flows in waves and you are immersed in the sound. Some describe it as a sonic massage as your body and mind absorb the sounds and vibrations of this ancient instrument.
It’s a passive experience, in that you simply lay down and let the gong work its magic. People have different experiences each time, some describe it as a journey, some describe seeing strong images and colours with their eyes closed, others feel great warmth. Gong benefits include profound relaxation, reduced blood pressure and stress. Clients tell us they sleep particularly well after a gong meditation.
To prepare you for a gong bath meditation we start with some stretching and breathing exercises to help relax the body and let go of the busyness of your day. We close each session with a short, grounding meditation.
Click on the links above for details of gong baths in London that you can enjoy face to face. But no matter where you are, you can also take part online, from the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Gong Bath Meditation Services, London
Corporate gong baths have become popular in recent times as organisations look to provide different wellbeing activities for their staff. A gong bath is a deeply relaxing experience that people enjoy sitting or laying down, they do not have to change out of their work clothes.
Gong bath events are typically held at lunchtime or at the end of the working day and comprise a set of warm up stretches and a meditation either side of the gong bath itself.
No experience is needed and no energy is expended. You simply close your eyes as you are immersed in the sounds and vibrations, taking you on a relaxing, meditative journey. Each time is different, sometimes you will emerge feeling calm as tension has been released, other times you will feel energised and vibrant.
Online gong baths are also available, with the added benefit of staying in your home.