“Minna is a genuine healer. She has a contagious joy about her that is just so much fun to be around. I’ve had the privilege of receiving there sound healing treatments from Minna and they were so relaxing, releasing, and calming to my body and spirit. Specifically, I had two big surgeries last year, and I now have significant nerve damage/pain that I experience. After Minna’s treatment, I was able to start feeling less numbness and tingling in my leg, where as I normally feel quite numb and tingling. I recommend Minna for sound healing!
-Shelly Jackson, Peaceful Body Coaching, Berkeley, CA
“I have received three sound healing sessions from Minna so far and look forward to many more! If you’ve never experienced this type of treatment before, you are in for a really beautiful surprise!
Here is the run down of a normal sound healing treatment with Minna: After a consultation, we do a little bit of humming and simple vocals– no singing ability required, thankfully! Its just about using tones to vibrate different parts of your body, like an internal massage. Then, while I’m sitting on the massage table, Minna strikes tuning forks and touches them to various points down my spine (which feels incredible) before having me lie down on my back and beginning to play. She uses many different instruments- sometimes (always with my permission beforehand) placing bowls on my stomach and chest and playing them there. That part is always my favorite because you can really feel the vibrations from the sound throughout your body. With my eyes closed, I lose track of time and place and am carried away by sounds. I am transported to the beach, or to a little house in a rainstorm, or to a sunny backyard. I feel lusciously dreamy and completely relaxed. It is unlike anything that I’ve experienced before- mainly indescribable, but I did my best! At the end of that time, Minna draws me out of my deeply meditative space and I eventually sit up and she hands me a glass of water. The cherry on top? That night when I go to bed, I not only sleep incredibly soundly, but I have the most lovely dreams! Truly magical.”
-Elena Herschberger, Acupuncturist, Berkeley Community Acupuncture, Berkeley, CA
“If I could give six stars, I would! This was a fantastic experience for me. I have a serious problem meditating because of my frequent and erratic thoughts. I cannot even sleep at night with silence. The sound therapy was so relaxing and really helped empty my mind so I could focus on…. well focus on nothing! I felt so relaxed and comfortable. I will definitely be a regular with Minna!“
-Mike Medium, Hayward, CA
“My sound session with Minna was very relaxing, yet later that night I felt energized and quite happy. Her space is a welcoming oasis with a wonderful array of uncommon instruments. The direct resonance of bowls and tuning forks on my body felt especially excellent. Minna brings great awareness, sensitivity, and experience to her sound work. Highly recommended!”
-Shawn F., El Cerrito, CA
“I was in a deep state of turmoil when I went to see Minna for a sound healing. I had a major decision to make and was totally immobilized without any clarity. I shared my issues with her. She listened compassionately and asked a few questions before beginning the session. Her sound therapy included her skillful use of beautiful Tibetan bowls, gongs, tuning forks and some moments of hands on which really helped to ground and balance me. When I left there I was totally relaxed, centered, out of my confusion and had the wisdom and courage to make the decision I’d been seriously freaking out over for months. She took me on a journey out of my mind and into my higher consciousness that has all the answers. I’m very grateful for the major shift she helped me achieve. Minna is a very humble and gifted healer!”
-Allison Vogel , Crockett, CA
“My sound healing session with Minna helped me to gain much clarity and perspective regarding some key issues in my life. We began with her suggestion that I tell a story, which I was then able to release during the journey Minna expertly guided me through, with shruti box, toning, Tibetan singing bowls, ocean drum, and more. Feeling safely held in sound and silence, with elements of ritual, as my mind settled I attained greater somatic awareness, and I could sense myself falling blissfully into a state of deep relaxation. After the session, while Minna and I shared thoughts about my experience, I was very grateful to realize that in telling my story, I had already begun to rewrite it, opening pathways to shed the parts that no longer serve me or my higher purpose. Thank you, Minna!!”
-Elise, SF Bay Area musician, Oakland, CA
“A couple of weeks ago Minna did a sound healing session on my little one and it was SO powerful! Although only 20 months old, he covered his face and sobbed like a much older person (something I had never seen him do before). It was heart wrenching to watch him work through all that grief. As a parent we always hope to spare our children hurt. But alas we can not control their path, only support them in their soul’s growth. That is what happened that day! The sounds were beautiful and supported the releasing of his grief. It was amazing to watch him work through that to a place of peace. Since the session he seems much lighter. He laughs more and has even started to joke around which he never did before. The world had always been a very serious place, now he feels freer to express joy! Thank you so much, Minna!”
-Melissa, Albuquerque, NM
“Minna is super talented! Really enjoyed my 5-session series with sound healing. I was new to sound healing at first, but was excited to learn about the ancient applications for healing and how much technical information is behind this great treatment method. I was mainly using it to help me deal with anxiety and gain some relaxation in my busy life- the sessions definitely enabled me to reach a new place of relaxation which left me revitalized each time. Such a great experience, definitely recommend trying sound healing!”
-Cassandra, Oakland, CA
“I have benefited quite a lot from our weekly meditation sessions. I’ve done other forms of meditation for years, but I find that meditating with sound helps me to focus better and minimizes the distraction of random, wandering thoughts. I’ve made an effort to carry the wonderful tranquility I feel after each session to other activities, which has made me more mindful and able to focus more productively in my work and personal life.”
-Patricia Thomas, Product Manager, Nokia, Sunnyvale, CA
“En olisi uskonut, että kertakokemus voi vaikuttaa näin voimakkaasti. Huomaan ja aistin voimakkaammin vaahteranlehtien värin ja leppeän syystuulen, nukun yöni sikeästi kuin lapsi ja ennen kaikkea mieleni on luottavaisempi ja rauhallisempi kuin aiemmin.
Vaativan työni aiheuttama stressi on saanut minut heräilemään keskellä yötä. Illalla unensaanti ja etenkin keskellä yötä uudelleen nukahtaminen on ollut vaikeaa. Nyt olen kolmen yön aikana nukkunut pois univelkojani.”
– Leena, Imatra, Finland
“This was an unbelievable workshop (“Create your own Sound Healing offering”). I really feel like it filled in so many missing gaps for me, taught so many absolute gems and really helped to build confidence. It was done in such a tight organized way, where we learned essential information and then immediately had a chance to practice. I loved the hands-on time we had to connect with our instruments and then the opportunity to give sessions. This was tremendous for my journey.”
– Sarah, Portland, OR
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