Massage and Bath Parlors
During these troubled times the people in most developed and even some not so developed countries have made bath and massage parlors their HQ. Almost “45% of 25-34-year-olds consider this place as a refuge where it is good to isolate themselves, according to the estimation of great sociologists and surveyors.
This shelter gives them the effect of living a cave-life, that protects them, makes them momentarily invisible by offering them the illusion of being able to contemplate the world through the screen of their smartphone.
Do you think only the massage and bath parlors are their favorite to spend their time in and have some time of their own? “This could be even your toilet. People have spent a lot more time there since the pandemic, and there is no reason for that to change”. I am sure I am not the only one doing that.
For me, this entrenchment in our toilets is part of this new quest for “small regressive pleasures”, more unbridled than ever since coronavirus the pandemic. We fall back on it, as we immerse ourselves in the virtual worlds of video games, which have been breaking sales records since the start of the pandemic.
Or as we succumb to the neo-retro fashion, another way to escape everyday life by turning to a more radiant past. McDonald’s does not hesitate to titillate our nostalgia in its pubs, to sell more hamburgers. Maybe that’s what I feel and I am the only one that thinks in this way.
“As a sound bather, you only have three things to do to make the most of it. Keep an open mind, make yourself comfortable and listen.” I remember reading a famous meditation teacher and specialist in this practice.
"As a sound bather, you only have three things to do to make the most of it: keep an open mind, make yourself comfortable and listen".
“Your bathtub is a ghetto for a hypochondriac, bunker for survivalist apprentice"
According to meditation experts, noise pollution has negative impacts on health, immediately after air pollution. To protect yourself from it, you can always create periods of silence or, on the contrary, arrange brackets of highly sensory sound immersion, alone or in a group, at home, or in the workshop. This is the principle of sound therapy, which is the subject of a book recently published by meditation teacher Sara Auster.
And I have heard a podcast from a sound therapist and a specialist in this practice in America. “A sound bath is a listening experience in deep immersion, through the whole body, where the acoustics are used to elicit therapeutic and restorative effects for the body and mind.”
Every meditation guru and specialist in this practice from Delhi to Canberra feels
In this troubled time, all means are good to find appeasement. Sound therapy is a gentle way to isolate yourself to better connect to yourself.
These new sports in music reconcile the body and the spirit
The participant, lying on his back, lets himself be carried by the vibrations of Asian bowls, gongs, and other harmonic instruments for a time in a range of twenty minutes to two hours depending on his financial capacity.
This simply stimulates alpha and theta brain waves, associated with a deeply peaceful and meditative state of mind, according to the art of meditation. So while slowing the rate of your heart and that of your breathing, sound can have a therapeutic effect and be restorative on the mind and body.
A Journey to inner peace
However, to achieve this state, it is not a question of simply listening to music, while in a bathing or massage parlor which would imply active attention to the different melodies, rhythms, and structured arrangements, but of letting you live your own experience.
“As a sound bather, there are only three things you can do to get the most out of it: keep an open mind, make yourself comfortable, and listen.”
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