The Normandy Care Center on the Normandy Senior Living Campus in Rocky River knows how to keep residents tuned up!
Activities Director Tammy Danilovic, ADC, CDP, APP, C.HT, and associate Joy Parrish are experts in Sound Therapy. They have incorporated sound and vibration therapy components into the daily activities at the Care Center.
By using tuning forks, vibrations and the sounds of soothing harmonics, residents benefit from non-intrusive vibrations that interact with their senses to release the natural healing elements that exist within each person.
“The techniques interact with the nervous system to benefit residents in many areas of their health, from cardiovascular, to pain management, blood pressure and inflammation,” says Danilovic.
With residents gathered in a circle, Tammy and Joy share the soothing effects of natural tones and harmonics. You can see the residents relax, spark to attention or interact with body language as the chords synchronize mind, heart and body rhythms individually.
“The body can be tuned for optimal physical balance, just as the piano is adjusted to perfect pitch,” says Tammy.
“These are non-intrusive techniques that are recognized now by the American Medical Association,” adds Joy. Both Joy and Tammy have received extensive training in these techniques.
Ideally, everyone wants their body to be in perfect health. Sound therapy can help each person within the needs of their individual make-up to become more like an orchestra playing beautiful music.
As sound flows through the body from a tuning fork, Tuning Bar or Singing Bowl, cells quietly pulsate in accord with natural rhythm to achieve a higher state of harmony.
Tammy and Joy have an array of differently tuned forks that address the needs of each resident.
“We have been using sound therapy for a good 15 years,” says Tammy. “I became personally interested in it because of the benefits in health and well being it can bring to our residents. It is non-invasive, and it can lead to a happier, healthier life.”