Healing with the Didgeridoo began many thousands of years ago when native Australians, the Aboriginies discovered that if you played the Didgeridoo in close vicinity of someone who was ill that person would recover faster than someone who did not have a Didgeridoo played close to them. Research shows the Didgeridoo has been used as a healing tool for 40,000 years. More and more research is going into the healing effects of sound. The Didgeridoo in particular has been used to heal broken bones and torn muscles. The Didgeridoo would also make that person feel more relaxed which in turn promotes relief from pain.
The deep vibrations created by the Didgeridoo have a healing effect on all living tissue, after all we are made up of vibrations. It increases both blood supply and cellular activity to areas of the body that need healing, especially when the Didgeridoo is held close to the surface of the body.
The Didgeridoo also slows brainwaves to 'alpha' and 'theta' which creates a feeling of relaxation, trance and dreamlike states which not only aids relief from pain but helps with the release of pent up emotion's.
Studies carried out in the 1970s with people with chronic back problems found that they could actually move their limbs after previously being totally paralysed following a series of healing sessions with the Didgeridoo.
The Didgeridoo creates a sound similar to that of the mothers womb and people find that they relive experience's of prenatal origin, and describe their experience as being warm, safe and secure.
Chris, who is affiliated to the College of Sound Healing, is now a 'mobile therapist' and offers healing at his home in Oswestry. He renamed his centre to the 'Chris Thorn Didgeridoo Healing Centre' in 2011. After moving from the Penycoed Healing Centre he ran the 'Penybryn Healing Centre in Whittington.