Get Ready for your Private Soundbath Session

Your Soundbath Session is approaching! Please read through this page to learn how to get the most out of your session.

Address & Parking

Your session will take place in the practitioner room at the back of Alternative Thinking, 758 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 2R6. As they have a second location called Alternity (their community hub at Bloor and St. George), please be sure to come to the correct address.

There is Green P parking further south on Bathurst. You may also find two hour free parking on the south side of Lennox St., and on Markham St. near Herrick. Please account for parking when planning your arrival time as it is highly recommended to arrive 10 minute prior to your session.

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothing

  • No zippers or buttons down the front

  • Warm socks

  • Remove jewellery and belt

  • Yoga and workout clothing works best

  • Clothing will remain on during your session

What to Bring

  • Drinking water

  • A journal and pen (optional)

  • An eye mask or eye pillow (optional, but recommended. I have some available here, made with silk I brought back from my healing journey in Bali.)

  • For bookings with more than one person, please bring a yoga mats, blankets, pillows, bolsters - anything that will support your comfort

What to Expect

Arrive 10 minutes before your session to settle in. As we begin session, you'll be invited to lie on a treatment table while being immersed in Solfeggio frequencies. You can take this time to focus on your intention for the session. I will then guide you through a practice to help you strengthen your intention. If you have opted in for this, we will practice a somatic exercise to help you enter a state of relaxation, making you more receptive to the beneficial effects of sound. After that, there is nothing left to do but to simple be, while I play instruments around your body (and, with your consent, on your body), "bathing" you in sonic vibrations. I am the guide, you are your healer. This session is intended to activate your soma's ability to heal itself.

During sessions, clients have experienced a variety of things: deep relaxation or sleep, meditative states, increased sense of presence in the body, feeling heavy and/or light, vibrations, energy rush in nadis, restlessness, feeling of floating, beautiful visions, emotional release, feeling hot and cold in the spine, etc. These are all part of the cleansing process. It is recommended to not get attached to them as they are only momentary; instead, be a witness and just observe.

How to Prepare

  • It is important to arrive 10 minutes before your session begins. This is to help ensure you have time to settle in and become present. Rushing into your appointment can make it harder to relax during your session, and arriving late will cut into your session duration. Arriving 10 minutes early gives you time to turn off your phone and begin to tune out the outside world. You can practice meditation and mindfulness here, observing the state you are in and focusing on your intention for your session. Your intention should be stated in the present tense, as though it has already happened.

  • It is recommended to stay on top of your water-intake 24 hours prior to your session so that you arrive at your appointment well-hydrated. Sound waves travel more effectively through water.

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How to Reach Me

You may call or text me at 647.829.7430. Please note that during sessions I will have my cell phone turned off. If my phone is off when you call, text me (instead of leaving a voicemail) and I will respond as soon as I see it.

Post-Session Integration

Here are some tips to help you properly integrate your session to get the most out of it:

  • Please be sure to allow at least ten minutes after your session to begin to gently integrate the sound bath experience, instead of rushing back out into the busy world or into the next part of your day. You may wish to take this time to journal and to drink water. Alternative Thinking is a great place to spend some time after your session. It's an artisanal market and has many beautiful products crafted by local artists and small business owners.

  • Stay well-hydrated after your session, and consume light, nourishing food to help support the treatment.

  • It's important to be gentle with yourself following your soundbath. Often, after your session, you may find yourself feeling deeply relaxed, which means that you have shifted over to your parasympathetic nervous system (known for "rest and digest"). It's a good idea to stay in this nervous system state so that your body can catch up to what your treatment has asked it to do. This process may last for a couple of hours or a couple of days. You can think of the session as having gone to a market to buy groceries, and then using the groceries to provide a nourishing meal for yourself when you get home.

  • Avoid vigorous exercise for at least a couple of hours. Intense exercise will stimulate your sympathetic nervous system and take you out of healing mode. If you feel like you want to move your body, consider going for a walk, or restorative yoga.

  • Reduce or avoid alcohol and caffeine. Stimulants and irritants can delay or prevent your body from properly integrating your treatment as your body has to switch from healing to detoxing for survival.

  • Don't schedule anything intense or stressful after your session. Stress will activate your flight or fight response, and can make you feel worse after a treatment.

  • If possible, take a salt bath on the night of your session. Salt baths also activate the healing nervous system and assist your body in catching up to the treatment.

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Any Questions?

If you have any questions about your session, please respond to the e-mail I sent you, or text me at 647.829.7430 so we can set up a time to talk over the phone, if needed.

I'm looking forward to connecting with you!