My autoimmune journey has been filled with a lot of lifestyle changes. My autoimmune wellness is not a result of only conventional healthcare treatments or simply taking a pill. When I continued to battle symptoms, I had to start doing my own research and figure out what changes worked for my body. I had to take a proactive approach to my health and make necessary lifestyle changes to change the progression of the disease and feel human again. I strongly felt that masking the symptoms by taking another pill would allow the disease to easily continue its progression.
When we are frustrated by situations in our life, like I was, we often forget that we have the power to create the change we want. Our routines, job, and relationships are things we can control. Decisions to change these aspects of our lives may not be easy and the unknown path feels unsettling. You can continue to feel stuck or you can do something about it. I had this choice and so do you!
Consciously making sure I have movement in my day due to a sedentary work environment takes constant effort. A gluten-free diet honestly is a pain in the butt!!! Scheduling downtime can feel so counterproductive. However, I have found that healthy routines can provide the progress for having more good days than down days in a month. I have developed a strong appreciation for not sleeping my weekend away because my body demands it. Alternative holistic therapies offer non-pharmaceutical ways to cope with the stress, anxiety, and depression you may face when you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
Vibrational sound therapy helps reduce stress hormones and calm your nervous system. VST allows your body to focus its energy on repairing itself instead of focusing its energy on responding to the outside environment. This is why I founded Serenity Sounds, to provide a way for others to feel the rejuvenation and relaxation that sound therapy has given me.
Serenity Sounds uses Vibrational Sound Therapy or VST. The VST method combines a powerful vibration and tones using Himalayan Singing bowls to induce an immediate relaxed state. The induction of sound waves directly into the body, along with soothing ambient tones, is such a strong treatment that clients often report effects ranging from a meditative state to deep relaxaton and some even report a sleeping state. By placing the bowls directly on the body and using correct techniques, I engage the body both physically and aurally.
One major comfort barrier that prevents many people from receiving a traditional massage is the fear of being touched by a stranger. Rest assured that during your VST session, you are always fully clothed and never directly touched by the practitioner. This does not diminish the connection between you and the practitioner as the spiritual intimacy and intention are both maintained through the sound and vibration transmitted through the bowls.