What is Musical Hydrotherapy?
Humans spend the first nine months of their lives immersed in liquid and perceive the outside world through sound vibrations.
Recipients of Musical Hydrotherapy practice have compared their experience to pre-natal life.
In Musical Hydrotherapy, speakers are placed inside the water in a hydrotherapy pool and the listeners are supported to float on the water surface. Buoyant, the listeners feel the sound vibrations on their body and perceive the music when any part of the head is placed in the water. The vibrations travel through the water and stimulate the inner ear directly, and so the listener perceives the sounds as if they are heard from inside their head.
This is an all-body experience of sound that is incredibly detailed and immediate.
Despite being in a public space, the listener feels as though they are inhabiting a very private space, a womb-like environment. The listener enters a deep state of relaxation.
“I just kind of drift away… it feels so good for my back. It’s just one day a week but it feels good for days afterwards.” Student at Victoria Education Centre, Poole
“All classrooms without fail reported a sense of calm, a serenity in the students, which lasted into the following days.. Some parents have reported better sleep, help with breathing, better digestion.” Sophie Pritchett, Head of Swimming, Victoria Education Centre, Poole
“Life-changing” Jackie, Head of Swimming, Ivy House School